More 1973 San Diego Comic-Con Photos: Can You Identify People in the Pictures?

February 28, 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.

Some of the professional guests pictured are Neal Adams, June Foray, and Carmine Infantino. Comic-Con committee members pictured include William Caron, Shel Dorf, Ken Krueger, 1973 Chairman Bill Lund, John Pound, and Scott Shaw!.

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 B01-B38 so you can easily specify which picture(s) you can identify people in.

Update 08/02/12: Thanks to longtime comics dealer/collector Jay Knowles of Austin Texas for identifying himself, his wife Helen, Austin artist Robby Campbell, and Jim Brocius in picture B-16; himself and Helen again in B-15; Robby Campbell in B-32; and both Robby Campbell and fellow young Austin artist Roger Kunshick in B-35 and B-36.

Update 06/03/12: Thanks to Mitchell Mehdy for identifying himself sitting next to Neal Adams in photos B35 and B36.

Update 03/02/10: Thanks to John Cawley for a tentative identification on photo B13.

Update 03/01/10: Thanks to Jackie Estrada for help with identifications on photos B12, B18, B33, B35, and B36.

Update 02/28/10: Thanks to Robert Beerbohm, Greg Koudoulian, and Charlie Roberts who helped out with identifications on photos B01, B02, B06, B09, B10, B15, B17, and B20.

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J. Jay Knowles July 30, 2012 at 10:34 am

(B-16) Girl in white is dealer Helen Knowles, Dealer/Collector Jay Knowles of Austin Texas is to her right in print shirt, in the white cowboy hat is artist Robby Campbell of Austin, in the confederate hat is Jim Brocius of south LA Cal. The Knowles’ (Jay, Helen & son Harry) were dealers at SD Con throughout the 70’s as well as Detroit Triple Fan Fair, Dallas Con, Houston Con, Berkley Underground Con, San Antonio Cons, Oklahoma City Con, Tulsa Con, LA Con, etc… from 1969 to mid 90’s. Helen died in 1992. (B-15 ) they are visible backs to camera to the Left & Right rear of French in this photo also. They setup with goldenage, original art, & vintage movie posters with 3 to 5 wall tables.( B-32 ) that is young Austin artist Robby Campbell in Cowboy hat watch’n Neal Adams draw from over his shoulder, he hung with Adams for hours at this Con soak’n up how he sketched. (B-35) Robby in hat looking over Neal’s right shoulder, Roger Kunshick of Austin in light grey shirt & glasses standing directly behind Adams. (B-36)Austin artist Robby Campbell in white hat looking over Neal’s shoulder watch’n him draw, Standing behind Adam’s left Shoulder is another Austin artist Roger Kunshick with long straight hair & Glasses…

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J. Jay Knowles July 30, 2012 at 10:07 am

(B-16) Girl in white is dealer Helen Knowles, Dealer/Collector Jay Knowles of Austin Texas is to her right in print shirt, in the white cowboy hat is artist Robby Campbell of Austin, in the confederate hat is Jim Brocius of south LA Cal. The Knowles’ (Jay, Helen & son Harry) were dealers at SD Con throughout the 70’s as well as Detroit Triple Fan Fair, Dallas Con, Houston Con, Berkley Underground Con, San Antonio Cons, Oklahoma City Con, Tulsa Con, LA Con, etc… from 1969 to mid 90’s. Helen died in 1992. (B-15 ) they are visible backs to camera to the Left & Right rear of French in this photo also. They setup with goldenage, original art, & vintage movie posters with 3 to 5 wall tables.( B-32 ) that is young Austin artist Robby Campbell in Cowboy hat watch’n Neal Adams draw from over his shoulder, he hung with Adams for hours at this Con soak’n up how he sketched.

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mitchell mehdy June 3, 2012 at 3:57 pm

35 and 36 that was me all right, Neal was really a great guy at the conventions, I can remember this like it was yesterday. It seemed much more a collector community back then, now it is bigger than life. Scored some major comics at that convention (early Actions). Larry and Irving Bigman were true collectors back then, I remember they brought me up to their room and showed me their BINDER full of number one comics, including Action 1. They let you take it out and hold it and thumb thru it. CLASS act those guys, in fact everybody was really cool in the great old early days…….

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GREG KOUDOULIAN March 2, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Regarding B04, the kid at bottom left. Standing with his hands on chair.
Is Clayton Moore, I am 98.0% sure.

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GREG KOUDOULIAN March 2, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Regarding B03, the kid at bottom left is Clayton Moore?

Is that correct?

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GREG KOUDOULIAN March 2, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Regarding B35, all you cyberfans, the kid sitting next to Adams, it’s MITCH MEHDY right? Need confirmation? I am pretty sure Jackie or Bob might know.

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John Cawley March 1, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Believe B13 could be Steve Adamovich – collector and occassional dealer. Owned a comic shop in Hawaiian Gardens in the late 70s.

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Jackie Estrada March 1, 2010 at 10:53 am

The woman in the long dress in B12 and B18 is Mary Henderson. In B12 that looks like Scott Shaw! blowing the bubbles.

The older guy in B33 is Ed Nizyborski.

In the photo with Neal Adams in B35 and B36, Craig Anderson is the guy behind the couch with the beard and patterned shirt.

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GREG KOUDOULIAN February 28, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Thanks Mike, well done. There is a couple of shots that could be Clayton Moore. I will inform him for confirmation. Also Possibly Gary Kendricks,
need Rich to confirm that as well.

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GREG KOUDOULIAN February 28, 2010 at 4:30 pm

B 15 top right, with glasses is Tom French

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GREG KOUDOULIAN February 28, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Bo2 is David T. Alexander

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