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Howard Eugene Day (born 1951; died 23 September 1982) was a Canadian comic book artist best known for Marvel Comics' Master of Kung Fu and its Star Wars licensed series. He was considered a mentor by alternative comics star Dave Sim. 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years). ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Artist is a descriptive term applied to a person who engages in an activity deemed to be an art. ... Marvel Comics, NYSE: MVL (AKA Marvel Entertainment Group, Marvel Characters, Inc. ... Cover of Master of Kung Fu #1 Shang-Chi (Chinese: 上氣; pinyin: ; literally rising of the spirit) is a Marvel Comics character, often called the Master of Kung Fu. He was created by writer Steve Englehart and artist Jim Starlin. ... Star Wars began with a 13-page treatment for a space adventure movie which George Lucas drafted in 1973, inspired from multiple myths and classic stories. ... The term alternative comics is one of several labels applied to a range of comics that have appeared since about 1980, in the wake of the underground comix movement of the late 1960s and early 70s. ... Dave Sim (born May 17, 1956 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian comic book writer and artist, best known as the creator of the 6,000 page graphic novel Cerebus the Aardvark. ...


Gene Day began his career with Canadian underground and indepedent comics, for which he published the short-lived title Out of the Depths in 1974, and collaborated with Dave Sim on Oktoberfest Comics #1 (Now and Then Publications, 1976). Day also penciled for Skywald Publications's horror-comics magazines Psycho and Nightmare, starting in late 1974. The term underground comics or comix describes the self-published or small press comic books that sprang up in the US in the late 1960s. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Skywald Publications was a 1970s publisher of black-and-white comics magazines, primarily the horror anthologies Nightmare, Psycho and Scream, as well as a small line of comic books. ... Horror can mean several things: Horror (emotion) Horror fiction Horror film This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ...


For Mike Friedrich's early independent-comics company Star Reach, in 1977 and 1978, Day variously wrote/drew stories for the namesake anthology title Star Reach and its sister magazines Imagine and Quack, the latter a funny animal comic. Other work includes "Cheating Time!", written by Mark Burbey, in Dr. Wirtham’s Comix & Stories #4 (1979). Mike Friedrich is an American comic book writer and publisher best known for his work at Marvel and DC Comics, and for publishing the anthology series Star*Reach one of the first independent comics. ... Star Reach (also spelled Star*Reach) was a science fiction and fantasy comics anthology published by Mike Friedrich between 1978-1980. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Funny animal is a cartooning term for the genre of comics and animated cartoons in which the main characters are humanoid or talking animals. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ...


In 1979, he wrote and drew Future Day (Flying Buttress Press), a hardcover collection of seven stories that he called a "graphic album", using the term adopted by Don McGregor in 1978 for his seminal graphic novel Sabre. Dave Sim was letterer. Day also did illustrations for the fantasy role-playing games Arena of Khazan: A Tunnels & Trolls Solitaire Dungeon (1979) and Call of Cthulhu (1981). Don McGregor (born June 15, 1945, Rhode Island, United States) is an American comic book writer, and the author of one of the first graphic novels. ... Graphic novel is a term for a long-form comic book, usually with lengthy and complex storylines, and often aimed at more mature audiences. ... French Navy officer sabre on the 19th Century From right to left: a carbine, a straight infantry officer sabre, a short curved infantry sabre (briquet), two bayonets. ... Fantasy is a genre of art, literature, film, television, and music that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of either plot, theme, setting, or all three. ... This article is about traditional role-playing games. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Day began his seven-year association with Master of Kung Fu by inking penciler Mike Zeck starting with issue #76 (May 1976). He began doing finished art over Zeck's breakdowns starting with issue ##94 (Nov. 1980), and became series penciler from #102-#120 (July 1981 - Jan. 1983), after having split the work with Zeck on the double-sized #100. Day inked Carmine Infantino on Marvel's 1977-1986 Star Wars sequel series, occasionally doing finished art over breakdowns, and pencilling the well-received issue #69 (March 1983), which took place at Boba Fett's ancestral homeworld of Mandalore. Day also had significant stints inking The Mighty Thor, and Marvel Two-in-One featuring the Thing. The inker is one of the two line artists in a traditional comic book, or graphic novel. ... In producing a comic book, the penciller (or penciler) draws the comic based on the script created by the writer. ... Mike Zeck in an American comic book illustrator. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Carmine Infantino (May 24, 1925-) is a comic book artist and editor who was a major force in the Silver Age of Comic Books. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Splinter of the Minds Eye, 1978 The Expanded Universe (also known as the EU) encompasses all of the officially licensed, fictional background, of the Star Wars universe, outside of the six feature films produced by George Lucas. ... Boba Fett (born 32 BBY) is a popular fictional character in the Star Wars universe, despite having relatively little screen time in the films. ... Thor battles his evil step-brother, Loki. ... Marvel Two-In-One Annual #2, 1977. ... The Thing (Benjamin Jacob Ben Grimm) is a fictional character from the Marvel Universe, a founding member of the superhero team the Fantastic Four under the guise of the superstrong Thing. ...


From 1985 to 1986, Renegade Press published four issues of Gene Day's Black Zeppelin, an anthology series primarily featuring stories and painted covers Day completed before his death, as well new contributions by Sim, Bruce Conklin, Augustine Funnell, and Charles Vess. It was edited by Gayle Day and Joe Erslavas. More of his work appeared posthumously in Caliber Comics' anthology series Day Brothers Presents, which also featured the work of Day's comics-artist brothers, David Day and Dan Day. This article is about the year. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Caliber Comics or Caliber Press was an American comic book publisher founded in 1989. ...


In 2002, Sim and his Cerebus collaborator Gerhard created The Day Prize, an an annual award given to a comic creator chosen by them from the exhibitors at SPACE (Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo) held in Columbus, Ohio. 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cerebus the Aardvark (or simply Cerebus) was an ambitious monthly independent comic book begun by Canadian artist Dave Sim in 1977, and running for 300 issues and 6,000 pages, through March 2004. ... Gerhard is the professional name of a Canadian comics artist known for the elaborately detailed background drawings in Dave Sims series Cerebus the Aardvark, on which he has worked since that comics 65th issue. ... An award is something given to a person or group of people to recognize excellence in a certain field. ... Columbus is the capital of the U.S. state of Ohio. ...


Day died of a coronary in his sleep.


Quotes

Dave Sim [1]: "Gene really showed me that success in a creative field is a matter of hard work and productivity and persistence. I had done a handful of strips and illustrations at that point mostly for various fanzines but I wasn't very productive. I would do a strip or an illustration and send it off to a potential market and then wait to find out if they were going to use it before doing anything else. Or I'd wait for someone to write to me and ask me to draw something. Gene was producing artwork every day and putting it out in the mail and when it came back he'd send it out to someone else. He would draw work for money and then do work on spec if the paying markets dried up. He kept trying at places where he had been rejected. He did strips, cartoons, caricatures, covers, spot illos, anything that he might get paid for. He gave drawing lessons and produced his own fanzines. It was easy to see the difference, to see why he was a success and I was a failure. It was in the fall of 1975 that I bought a calendar and started filling the squares with whatever it was that I had produced that day and worked to put together months-long streaks where I produced work every day. The net result was that I started to get more paying work and a year later I was able to move out of my parents' house into my own one-room apartment/studio downtown. I doubt that would ever have happened without Gene's influence." Dave Sim (born May 17, 1956 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian comic book writer and artist, best known as the creator of the 6,000 page graphic novel Cerebus the Aardvark. ...


List of stories in Future Day

  • "Gifts Of Silver Splendor" (6 p.)
  • "Hive" (6 p.)
  • "Days Of Future Past" (6 p.)
  • "Gauntlet" (6 p.)
  • "Paper Dragon" (5 p.)
  • "War Games" (10 p.)
  • "Black Legion" (text story, 7 p.)

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The Herald Democrat (877 words)
BONHAM - The late Gene Grinnel Day, a pioneer of women's athletics at Austin College, was honored Saturday when the floor of the Sid Richardson Recreation Center was dedicated in her honor.
Day had significant impact not only upon the lives of many athletes, students and colleagues, but also upon the history of women's athletics at Austin College.
Day's daughter, said Austin College gave her mother the opportunity to teach and mentor young people over 30 years.
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