Days of Comics Past

A calendar of notable events across the comic book world.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Events for May 1

May 1, 1937: Torchy Brown in Dixie to Harlem debuts in the Pittsburgh Courier. Created by Zelda Jackson "Jackie" Ormes, it is the first syndicated cartoon by a black woman.

May 1, 1940: Alex Nino, artist for DC's Black Orchid and the Sunday Tarzan comic strips, is born in the Phillippines.

May 1, 1956: Phil Foglio, writer/artist for What's New with Phil and Dixie, Buck Godot, and Girl Genius, is born.

May 1, 1956
: Artist Tim Sale is born in Ithica, NY.


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