1969 in comics

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Notable events of 1969 in comics. See also List of years in comics. This is a list of comics-related events in 1969.

Events[edit]

Year overall[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Specific date unknown[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • March 20: Henri van de Velde, Dutch painter, illustrator, graphic artist and comics artist (Het avontuur van Haverstok met den koffer van Verweegen en Kok), dies at the age of 73.[26]

April[edit]

  • April 16: Nils Larsson, Swedish illustrator and comics artist (Den Illa gör), dies at age 91.[27]

May[edit]

  • May 10:[28] George Klein, American comics artist (Superman), dies from cirrhosis of the liver at age 53 or 54, six months after getting married.[29]
  • May 18: Alfredo Adduard, Chilean comics artist and illustrator (Don Bilz), passes away at age 69 or 70. [30]
  • May 25: Boy ten Hove / Barend ten Hove, Dutch caricaturist, advertising artist and comics artist (Kees Kogel, Piet en Puk), dies at age 60.[31]

June[edit]

July[edit]

  • July 5: Guillermo Divito, Argentine comics artist, illustrator, caricaturist and editor (Bombolo, Pochita Morfoni, El Doctor Merengue, Fulmine, Fallutelli, Divito Girls, founder of the magazine Rico Tipo), dies at age 54 in a car crash.[33]
  • July 24: Ira Schnapp, Austrian-American graphic designer and comics letterer (designed logos for DC Comics), dies at age 74. [34]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • September 1: Alex Blum, Hungarian-American comics artist (contributed to Classics Illustrated), dies at age 80.[38]
  • September 25: Frans van Lamsweerde, aka Faun, Dutch comics artist, illustrator and animator (Pekky, Marco's Avonturen), dies at age 49.[39]

October[edit]

  • October 19: Mario Morelli di Popolo, Italian-Egyptian comics artist (Zouzou), dies at age 67 or 68. [40]

Specific date unknown[edit]

  • Barye Phillips, American illustrator and comics artist (comic strip of Huckleberry Finn), passes away at age 44 or 45. [41]

Specific date unknown[edit]

Exhibitions and shows[edit]

Conventions[edit]

Awards[edit]

Alley Awards[edit]

Presented July 1969 at the Comic Art Convention

Best Comic Magazine Section

Professional Work

Special Awards

  • Carmine Infantino, "who exemplifies the spirit of innovation and inventiveness in the field of comic art".
  • Joe Kubert, "for the cinematic storytelling techniques and the exciting and dramatic style he has brought to the field of comic art".
  • Neal Adams, "for the new perspective and dynamic vibrance he has brought to the field of comic art".

Popularity Poll

Newspaper Strip Section

Fan Activity Section

National Cartoonist Society[edit]

First issues by title[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Date with Debbi

Release: January /February Editor: Dick Giordano.

From Beyond the Unknown

Release: October Editor: Julius Schwartz.

The Phantom Stranger

Release: May–June. Editor: Joe Orlando.

The Witching Hour

Release: February /March : Editor: Joe Orlando.

Marvel Comics[edit]

Chamber of Darkness

Release: October. Editor: Stan Lee.

Tower of Shadows

Release: September Editor: Stan Lee.

Other publishers[edit]

Alan Ford

Release: by Max Bunker Press. Writer: Max Bunker. Artist: Magnus.

Archie's TV Laugh-Out

Release: December by Archie Comics.

Everything's Archie

Release: May by Archie Comics.

Golden Comics Digest

Release: May by Gold Key Comics.

Gothic Blimp Works

Release: February 1 by the East Village Other. Editor: Vaughn Bodē

Čtyřlístek

Release: May 15. Creator: Jaroslav Němeček

Poem Strip

Creator: Dino Buzzati

Canceled titles[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

Other publishers[edit]

Initial appearance by character name[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.milehighcomics.com/information/hist.html
  2. ^ Hignite, Todd. In the Studio: Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists. Yale University Press, 2007.
  3. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/magazines/vaillant.htm
  4. ^ http://www.comicvine.com/janus-stark/4005-6148/
  5. ^ http://www.internationalhero.co.uk/j/janus.htm
  6. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lecureux.htm
  7. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/cheret_andre.htm
  8. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/sredanovic_lazo.htm
  9. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bunn_reg.htm
  10. ^ McAvennie, Michael (2010). "1960s". In Dolan, Hannah (ed.). DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 132. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. "The Man Who Murdered Himself" in House of Mystery was...the first DC story illustrated by Berni Wrightson (who left the "e" off his first name to distinguish himself from a famous diver.
  11. ^ "Google Translate". google.com. Retrieved 19 April 2015. the unofficial website dedicated to the legendary Czech magazine and comic Čtyřlístek.
  12. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/aanvang/aloha.htm
  13. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/carpi-gb.htm
  14. ^ https://lambiek.net/artists/k/kuhn_charles.htm
  15. ^ http://bdoubliees.com/tintinbelge/series6/zigpuce.htm
  16. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/crumb.htm
  17. ^ McAvennie, Michael (2010). "1960s". In Dolan, Hannah (ed.). DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 134. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. Artist Neal Adams targeted the Emerald Archer for a radical redesign that ultimately evolved past the surface level...the most significant aspect of this issue was Adams' depiction of Oliver Queen's alter ego. He had rendered a modern-day Robin Hood, complete with goatee and mustache, plus threads that were more befitting an ace archer.
  18. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kent_john.htm
  19. ^ https://lambiek.net/artists/l/lacey_mike.htm
  20. ^ https://lambiek.net/artists/l/lacey_mike.htm
  21. ^ http://www.bdoubliees.com/journalspirou/annees/1969.htm
  22. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/roca_luis.htm
  23. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/duvall_earl.htm
  24. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/mellies_r.htm
  25. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/taliaferro.htm
  26. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/velde_henri_van_de.htm
  27. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/larsson_nils.htm
  28. ^ Jay, Alex. "Comics: George Klein, Artist," Tenth Letter of the Alphabet (April 11, 2016).
  29. ^ Interview with Pat Sekowsky, Alter Ego #33 (Feb 2004), pp. 5-20.
  30. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/adduard_alfredo.htm
  31. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hove_ten_boy.htm
  32. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/king.htm
  33. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/divito_guillermo.htm
  34. ^ Klein, Todd. "Ira Schnapp and the early DC logos, new information," Kleinletters.com (May 4, 2012)
  35. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/stamm_russell.htm
  36. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/watkins_dudley.htm
  37. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/restan_bjarne.htm
  38. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/blum_alex.htm
  39. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lamsweerde_frans-van.htm
  40. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/morelli_di_popolo_mario.htm
  41. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/phillips_barye.htm
  42. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/gordon_dan.htm
  43. ^ "Archives: Results for the year 1969". Corcoran Gallery of Art. Archived from the original on 2004-01-03.
  44. ^ Richard, Paul (March 22, 2005). "Walter Hopps, Museum Man with a Talent for Talent". Washington Post.
  45. ^ Fox, M. Steven. "Snatch Comics," ComixJoint. Accessed Dec. 9, 2016.
  46. ^ Skinn, Dez. "Early days of UK comics conventions and marts," Archived 2012-02-01 at the Wayback Machine DezSkinn.com. Accessed Mar. 3, 2013.
  47. ^ Hanerfeld, Mark. "On the Drawing Board," The Comic Reader #72 (Mar. 1969).
  48. ^ Groth, Gary (Oct 1982). "Editorial: Con Games". The Comics Journal. Vol. #76. pp. 4–6.
  49. ^ John Benson (1969). "The 1969 Comic Art Convention Progress Report". Archived from the original on 2007-10-04.
  50. ^ Ellis, John (February 1970). "Miamicon, Dec. 1969: A Look At Southern Florida's First Comicon". Rocket's Blast Comicollector (RBCC). Vol. #68. p. 11.