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  • 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]

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

MayEdit

  • 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]

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  • 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]

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SeptemberEdit

  • 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]

OctoberEdit

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

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Alley AwardsEdit

Presented July 1969 at the Comic Art Convention

Best Comic Magazine Section

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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".

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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.

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Chamber of Darkness

Release: October. Editor: Stan Lee.

Tower of Shadows

Release: September Editor: Stan Lee.

Other publishersEdit

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

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ReferencesEdit

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