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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