Here’s the latest installment of Maggie Thompson’s ongoing look at important beginnings, middles and ends, this time for November 10-16, 2017...
320 years ago November 10, 1697 Satirical editorial cartoonist William Hogarth is born.
220 years ago November 15, 1797 Japanese artist and caricaturist Kuniyoshi Utagawa is born.
110 years ago November 14, 1907 Cartoonist and children’s book writer-artist William Steig is born. He creates Shrek.
105 years ago November 12, 1912 Yugoslavian writer Zvonimir Furtinger is born. He co-creates Herlock Sholmes with artist Julio Radiolovic.
75 years ago November 11, 1942 Cartoonist Billy DeBeck dies of cancer at age 52. He created Barney Google.
70 years ago November 13, 1947 The ’Nam writer Doug Murray is born.
65 years ago November 12, 1952 Writer-artist-editor Carl Potts is born. He co-creates Alien Legion.
60 years ago November 15, 1957 Writer-artist George Broderick Jr. is born. His work includes stories for Innovation, Caliber, and Moordam.
55 years ago November 16, 1962 Award-winning writer-artist Darwyn Cooke is born. He’s especially known for his work on Catwoman, DC: The New Frontier, and adaptations of the Richard Stark “Parker” novels.
40 years ago November 13, 1977 The Sunday strips of Al Capp’s Li’l Abner come to an end.
35 years ago November 15, 1982 Dick Giordano is named vice president/executive editor of DC Comics, Inc.
35 years ago November 15, 1982 Fan, collector, and Marvel staffer Duffy Vohland dies at age 30.
25 years ago November 13, 1992 Walt Disney’s Aladdin opens in a limited release.
20 years ago November 13, 1997 Tower Publications editor and Archie writer-artist Samm Schwartz dies of cancer at age 75. He was especially known for his work on Jughead.
5 years ago November 13, 2012 Film historian and artist Ray Zone dies of a heart attack at age 65. He was the award-winning “King of 3-D Comics.”