Days of Comics Past

A calendar of notable events across the comic book world.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Events for September 29

Sep 29, 1926: Russ Heath, western, war, and sci-fi comic book artist, is born.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Events for September 27

Sep 27, 1946: Matthias Schultheiss, creator of Night Taxi and Propellerman, is born in Neurenberg, Germany.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Events for September 26

Sep 26, 1935: Juan Zanotto, Italian illustrator and creator of Henga (a.k.a. Yor), is born in Turin.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Events for September 25

Sep 25, 1928: Richard Felton Outcault passes away in Flushing, NY. Creator of the "Yellow Kid," Outcault is recognized as the father of the comic strip.

Sep 25, 1970: Paul Pope, creator of THB, Escapo, and Heavy Liquid, is born.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Events for September 23

Sep 23: Peter David, writer of Hulk, Marvel's Captain Marvel, and Fallen Angel, is born.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Events for September 22

Sep 22, 1921: Will Elder, comic book artist and collaborator with Harvey Kurtzmann, is born.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Events for September 21

Sep 21, 1975: Craig Thompson, creator of Goodbye Chunky Rice and Blankets, is born.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Events for September 20

Sep 20, 1968: Ben Edlund, creator of The Tick, is born in Pembroke, MA.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Events for September 19

Sep 19, 1954: Garry Leach, co-creator of Marvelman/Miracleman, artist for 2000 AD, and co-founder of Atomeka Press, is born in the United Kingdom.

Sep 19, 1961: Cynthia Martin, penciller for Marvel's Star Wars comics, is born.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Events for September 18

Sep 18, 1926: Joe Kubert, comic book artist and founder of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, is born in Poland.

Sep 18, 1937: Archie Goodwin, comic writer and editor, is born.

Sep 18, 1949: William Stout, comic book writer and artist for Dark Horse and underground comix, is born in Salt Lake City, UT.

Sep 18, 2005: The New York Times begins running a weekly comics section in its Sunday magazine, inaugurating the series with a comic by Chris Ware. This is the first time the Times publishes non-editorial comics.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Events for September 16

Sep 16, 1960: Kurt Busiek, writer of Marvels and Astro City, is born.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Events for September 15

Sep 15, 2005: Vladimir Volkoff, European comics writer/artist, passes away at the age of 72.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Events for September 14

Sep 14, 2005: Jud Hurd, editorial cartoonist and editor of Cartoonist Profiles magazine, passes away from pneumonia at the age of 92.