Days of Comics Past

A calendar of notable events across the comic book world.

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Events for July 31

Guido Crepax, erotic comic artist, passes away at the age of 70 on Jul 31, 2003.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Events for July 29

Dave Stevens, creator of the Rocketeer, is born on July 29, 1955.

Gail Simone, writer of Birds of Prey and Killer Princesses, is born on July 29.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Events for July 28

Jim Davis, creator of Garfield, is born on July 28, 1945.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Events for July 26

Winsor McKay, creator of Little Nemo in Slumberland and animator for Gertie the Dinosaur, passes away at the age of 67 on July 26, 1934.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Events for July 24

Louis Fine, prolific Golden Age comic artist, passes away on July 24, 1971.

Colleen Doran, creator of A Distant Soil and artist on a variety of comics, is born on July 24.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Events for July 21

Garry Trudeau, writer and artist for the Doonesbury comic strip, is born on July 21, 1948.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Events for July 19

Max Fleischer, pioneering animator and cartoonist, is born in Vienna on July 19, 1883.

Jim Aparo, DC artist for Batman & the Outsiders and the Brave and the Bold, passes away on July 19, 2005.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Events for July 17

Brian K. Vaughan, writer of Y the Last Man and Runaways, is born on Jul 17, 1976.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Events for July 15

Guido Crepax, erotic comic artist, is born in Milan on July 15, 1933.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Events for July 10

Joe Shuster, co-creator of Superman, is born in Toronto, Canada on July 10, 1914.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Events for July 9

Murphy Anderson, DC Comics Silver Age artist, is born in Asheville, North Carolina on July 9, 1925.

Byron Preiss, comic book writer, publisher, and editor, is killed in a fatal auto accident in Long Island, NY on July 9, 2005.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Events for July 8

Irwin Hasen, DC Comics artist from the 1940's and creator of the comic strip Dondi, is born on July 8, 1918.

Frank Hampson
, creator of Dan Dare, passes away at the age of 66 on Jul 8, 1985.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Events for July 7

Paul Deli├Ęge, writer/artist for Spirou magazine and creator of Bobo, passes away in Belgium on July 7, 2005.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Events for July 5

Bill Watterson, writer and artist for the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip, is born on July 5, 1958, in Washington, DC.

Ken Akamatsu, creator of Love Hina and Negima, is born in Kanagawa, Japan on July 5, 1968.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Events for July 3

Dan Slott, writer of Arkham Asylum Living Hell and the 2004 She-Hulk comics, is born on July 3.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Events for July 2

OV Vijayan, Indian cartoonist and modernist writer, is born in Palakkad, India on July 2, 1930.

Mike Parobeck, comic artist of the 80's and 90's, passes away at the age of 30 on July 2, 1996.

Friday, July 01, 2005

Events for July

1962: Dr. Doom debuts in Fantastic Four #5.

1963: Dr. Strange debuts in Strange Tales #110.

1966: The Black Panther makes his first appearance in Fantastic Four #52, making him the first costumed black superhero.

1977: Marvel Comics publishes an official comics adaptation of George Lucas' Star Wars. It would ultimately lead to more than 100 issues of original stories and greater links between comics and TV shows, movies, and and toys.

1982: Jaime, Gilbert, and Mario Hernandez debut Love and Rockets #1 for Fantagraphics.

1986: The nigh-invulnerable Tick debuts in New England Comics' store newsletter, although the first Tick comic will not debut until March, 1988.