1944 in comics

Notable events of 1944 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

Events and publicationsEdit

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Year overallEdit

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DeathsEdit

JanuaryEdit

  • January 9: Döes, Swiss illustrator and comics artist, passes away at age 84 or 85. [27]
  • January 20: Arthur LeMay, Canadian caricaturist, illustrator and comics artist (continued Les Aventures de Timothée), passes away at age 43 or 44. [28]
  • Specific date unknown: Bernie Klein, American comics artist (worked for DC Comics, Quality Comics, Lev Gleason), dies in battle at age 23. [29]

FebruaryEdit

  • February 4: Will B. Johnstone, American lyricist, screenwriter and comics artist (You Know Me Al), dies at age 62. [30]
  • February 27: Henri Cassiers, Belgian illustrator, poster artist and comics artist, passes away at age 85. [31]

AprilEdit

SeptemberEdit

  • September 2: Jan Feith, Dutch illustrator and comics artist (De Geschiedenis des Vaderlands), dies at age 80. [33]
  • September 13: William Heath Robinson, British cartoonist, passes away at age 72 [34]

OctoberEdit

  • October 10: Antoni Utrillo, Spanish illustrator, writer, lithographer, painter, comics artist and poster designer (La Rondalla del Dijous), passes away at age 76 or 77. [35]
  • October 15: Melitón González, Spanish illustrator and comics artist, dies at age 89. [36]
  • October 21: Nell Brinkley, American illustrator and comics artist (Brinkley Girls), passes away at age 68. [37]
  • October 23: Gerrit Rotman, Dutch teacher and comics artist (Snuffelgraag en Knagelijntje, Meneer Pimpelmans), dies at age 51. [38]
  • Specific date unknown: Robert L. Dickey, American painter and comics artist (Mr. and Mrs. Beans, Buster Beans, Buckey and his Pals), passes away at age 82 or 83. [39]

NovemberEdit

  • November 16: Ivan Šenšin, Russian-Serbian comics artist (illegal Mickey Mouse comics, furthermore made comic strip adaptations of novels), is executed at age 47. [22]
  • November 18: Rayko Aleksiev, Bulgarian caricaturist, cartoonist, illustrator and comics artist, dies at age 51, after beaten up during interrogations. [23]

DecemberEdit

  • December 22: Louis Briault, British comics artist (The Comical Capers of Billie Reeves, the Scream of the Screen, The Psychic Trip), dies at age 59.[40]

Specific date unknownEdit

  • Vlastimir Belkic, Yugoslavian comics artist (Hari Vilsa, illegal Mickey Mouse comics), dies at age 47 or 48. [41]
  • Paul Fung, American comics artist (Innocent Hing, A Guy from Grand Rapid, Big House Fables, Gus and Gussie, continued Dumb Dora), passes away at age 56 or 57. [42]
  • Lucien Laurent-Gsell, French painter, comics artist and illustrator, dies at age 83 or 84. [43]
  • Henry Thol, American comics artist (Adamson's Adventures), dies at age 57 or 58. [44]

First issues by titleEdit

Initial appearances by character nameEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  28. ^ "Arthur LeMay". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  29. ^ "Bernie Klein". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  30. ^ "Will B. Johnstone". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  31. ^ "Henri Cassiers". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  32. ^ "Rose O'Neill". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  33. ^ "Jan Feith". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  34. ^ "William Heath Robinson". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  35. ^ "Antoni Utrillo". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  36. ^ "Melitón González". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  37. ^ "Nell Brinkley". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  38. ^ "Gerrit Rotman". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  39. ^ "Robert L. Dickey". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  40. ^ "Louis Briault". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  41. ^ "Vlastimir Belkic". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  42. ^ "Paul Fung". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  43. ^ "Lucien Laurent-Gsell". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  44. ^ "Henry Thol". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 18, 2020.