The Comiclopedia is the online compendium of over 12,000 comic artists from around the world by Amsterdam-based comics shop Lambiek. It is the largest site that features biographies of a wide range of international comic artists in the English language. It also features a Dutch section about the history of comics in The Netherlands, and an English section on other historical subjects regarding comics. The project was initiated in the year 2000 by Kees Kousemaker, who had previously supervised two books on Dutch comics in 1970 and 1980. The Comiclopedia is now maintained by Bas Schuddeboom, who has been working on the site since 2001.