I have been scanning some of San Diego Comic-Con Founder Shel Dorf’s old film negatives. (I received the negatives from Shel’s friend and cartooning partner Charlie Roberts.) Below you will find a batch of his color pictures from the 1973 Comic-Con. I’ve identified people in photos where I was reasonably certain of their identities. Also Bill Lund (San Diego Comic-Con Chairman in 1973 and 1974), with an assist from Jean Graham, was able to identify a number of others.
Some of the professional guests pictured are Neal Adams, Bob Clampett, June Foray, Mike Friedrich, Carmine Infantino, Jack Kirby, Bernie Lansky, Mike Royer, and Larry “Seymour” Vincent. Comic-Con committee members pictured include Barry Alfonso, William Caron, Shel Dorf, Vicky Kelso, Ken Krueger, Bill Lund, Bill Schanes, and Steve Schanes.
Where I was uncertain of a name, I just put down a question mark. If you would like to help identify these people in the pictures, so that the question marks can be replaced with names, please leave a comment or send me a message by clicking on the “CONTACT” tab at the top. I’ve numbered the pictures C01-C41 so you can easily specify which picture(s) you can identify people in.
UPDATE 10/11/2013: – Thanks to Allen Kracalik for identifying Tom McGeehan in pictures c28 & C29.
UPDATE 09/13/2012: – Thanks to Dan Whitworth for identifying himself in pictures C20 and C21 and Tom Sanderson in C18.
UPDATE 07/24/2010: – Ed Nizyborski’s son Stephen Nizyborski has identified himself in pictures C18, C19, and C26.
UPDATE 02/24/2010: Dawn Greil says the long-haired young guy in C18 &C19 is definitely NOT Steve Stockbarger. Bill Lund says it’s Ed Nizyborski’s son but he can’t recall his name. Does anyone know his name?
UPDATE 02/02/2010: Additional identifications on C18 and C19 from Richard Butner (via Jackie Estrada), and on C02 and C03 from Bill Lund, Jean Peacock Graham, and Karen Schnaubelt Turner Dick.
UPDATE 02/01/2010: Additional identifications on C10 and C27 from Jackie Estrada, and on C08, C10, and C27 from Bill Lund.
UPDATE 01/30/2010: Some more people have been identified in the photos thanks to the help of Mark Evanier, David Scroggy, Wendy All, Charlie Roberts, Robert Beerbohm, Greg Koudoulian, and Sean Kleefeld.
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