February 2010

I’ve scanned another batch of 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 and I’ve got another 200 to 300 still left to scan from the 1973 and 1974 Comic-Cons.) Below you will find a batch of his black-and-white pictures from the 1973 Comic-Con. I’ve identified people in photos where I was reasonably certain of their identities.


The Jim Lee iWolverine

February 25, 2010

Artist Jim Lee creates an iWolverine and a Gwen Stacy sketch for Australian fan Darcy Quinn at the November 2008 Armageddon Expo in Melbourne.


Pictures of the birthplace of Comic-Con International in the San Diego community of Clairemont.


The cover of YUBBA #4 featured Scott Shaw!’s comic version of the goings on at “the comic convention held in San Diego of Earth-Two,” which were a more extreme version of actual events from the Earth-One San Diego West Coast Comic-Con held August 18-20, 1972 at the El Cortez Hotel. Here is that cover for your viewing pleasure.