1974 San Diego Comic-Con Photos (Batch 4): Can You Identify People in the Pictures?

June 28, 2010

Here’s the fourth batch of scans from Shel Dorf’s negatives from the 1974 San Diego Comic-Con, which was held at the El Cortez Hotel with Bill Lund as Chairman. (I received the negatives from Shel’s friend and cartooning partner Charlie Roberts. There are over two hundred pictures so I’m going to post them periodically in batches. (You can see the first three batches here, here, and here.

Guests, fans, and committee members pictured include Charles Schulz, Bill Melendez, Ray Bradbury, Dave Stevens, Frank Brunner, Mike Friedrich, Don Glut, Tom Orzechowski, Barry Alfonso, Shel Dorf, Igor Goldkind, John McGeehan, and Bill 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 M076-M0115 so you can easily specify which picture(s) you can identify people in.

Update 09/16/12: Thanks to Dan Whitworth for identifying himself in picture M110.

Update 07/24/12: Thanks to Brent Anderson for tentatively identifying Mark Evanier in picture M106.

Update 07/15/10: Thanks to former Comic-Con videographer Scott B. Smith for identifying Mitchell Augustus Walker in picture M083. (And check out Scott’s very cool scans of Comic-Con memorabilia here.)

Update 07/01/10: Thanks to Bill Lund (Chairman of the 1974 Comic-Con) for spotting John McGeehan in picture M101.

Update 07/01/10: Thanks to Mark Evanier and “booksteve” for identifying character animator, film director, producer, and “voice” of Snoopy Bill Melendez in pictures M113 and M114.

(Click on a “thumbnail” image below to view the full-size image. At the bottom of the full-size image will be a caption with some arrows on either side that you can click to view the next or previous image. You might have to scroll the display down a little for the caption and arrows to show. Click on the full-size image to close it. Alternatively, for the maximum view, right-click the thumbnail image, select to view it in a new window, then click on the newly-displayed image to “zoom” to maximum size.)

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Dan Whitworth September 14, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Found myself in M110… last guy on the right in the audience, in the plaid shirt. Was that from the Star*Reach panel?


Brent Anderson July 23, 2012 at 11:39 pm

(M106) Fourth from the right in the back I think is Mark Evanier.


William R. Lund July 1, 2010 at 7:12 pm

John McGeehan is also at the top of the stairs in photo M101.


Mark Evanier July 1, 2010 at 8:04 am

M113 and M114: Bill Melendez!


booksteve July 1, 2010 at 7:38 am

M113 and M114 appear to be animator Bill Melendez who also did the “voice” of Snoopy for the PEANUTS specials for ages. Thus the Snoopy drawing with mustache behind him in these pics.


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