Here’s the latest installment of Maggie Thompson’s ongoing look at important beginnings, middles, and ends, this time for August 5-11, 2022...

180 years ago August 11, 1842 French artist-editor-publisher Edouard Pépin is born.

145 years ago August 11, 1877 German artist Carl Reinhardt dies at age 59.

120 years ago August 7, 1902 French artist Eugène Cottin dies at age 60.

120 years ago August 10, 1902 Maurieta Wellman is born. An artist for Children’s Activities and Highlights for Children, she was the first to draw “Goofus and Gallant.”

120 years ago August 11, 1902 Jack Binder is born. The Golden Age artist (brother of writer Otto Binder) creates the Lev Gleason Daredevil, draws Mary Marvel, and founds the Jack Binder Studio. He co-creates The Destroyer with Stan Lee.

115 years ago August 9, 1907 Writer-artist Mel Graff is born. His newspaper strips include Adventures of Patsy, Secret Agent X-9, and Captain Easy.

115 years ago August 9, 1907 Richard Bickenbach is born. The award-winning animator, voice artist, and artist works for Warner Brothers and Hanna-Barbera.

105 years ago August 11, 1917 The Reuben Award-winning cartoonist of Hi and Lois and Hagar the Horrible, Dik Browne, is born.

105 years ago August 11, 1917 Alfredo Cardona Peña is born. The Costa Rican-Mexican writer works for the publisher Novaro and is known for his science fiction stories.

100 years ago August 11, 1922 Lyle Stuart is born. The writer and EC business manager is founder of the Lyle Stuart, Inc. publishing company.

95 years ago August 9, 1927 The award-winning writer of “Flowers for Algernon,” Daniel Keyes, is born. His career includes writing and editing for Marvel and writing for EC.

85 years ago August 9, 1937 “The Monarch of Medioka” begins in Floyd Gottfredson’s Mickey Mouse strip.

80 years ago August 6, 1942 French teacher and artist Jean-Claude Gal is born. He works for Métal Hurlant and Les Humanoïdes Associés.

70 years ago August 8, 1952 Colorist Janice Cohen is born.

65 years ago August 5, 1957 Reg Smythe’s Andy Capp begins.

65 years ago August 7, 1957 Artist Mark Bagley is born. He’s known for his work on Spider-Man, Thunderbolts, and Justice League of America, among other projects.

65 years ago August 7, 1957 Paul Dini is born. The award-winning producer and writer for many Warner Bros. series is best known for his work on Batman: The Animated Series, including co-creation (with Bruce Timm) of Harley Quinn. He also creates Jingle Belle and writes the autobiographical Dark Night.

65 years ago August 9, 1957 Writer-artist Steve Moncuse is born. He creates Fish Police.

65 years ago August 10, 1957 Colorist Christie “Max” Scheele is born.

60 years ago August 5, 1962 British artist John Willie dies at age 59.

60 years ago August 7, 1962 Award-winning Russian artist Mikhail Cheremnykh dies at age 71. He was co-founder of the satirical magazine Krokodil.

50 years ago August 9, 1972 Belgian artist Noël Bissot dies at age 55.

50 years ago August 10, 1972 Artist Mike Leonard is born.

30 years ago August 8, 1992 Animator and artist Lynn Karp dies at age 82. The brother of comics writers Bob and Hubert Karp drew Dell funny animal comics and also worked for ACG/Creston, Fawcett, and Nedor/Standard.

25 years ago August 5, 1997. Actress Olivia Holt is born. She plays Dagger in the TV series Cloak & Dagger.

20 years ago August 5, 2002 Richard “Grass” Green dies of lung cancer at age 63. The cartoonist created Xal-Kor and founded a company that made REGCo art boards.

5 years ago August 3, 2017 Czech artist and professor Pavel Kantorek dies at age 75.

5 years ago August 6, 2017 Artist Dick Locher dies at age 88 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. The Dick Tracy artist was a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist.

5 years ago August 8, 2017 Mexican cartoonist Eduardo Del Río (who worked as “Rius”) dies at age 83. The co-founder of the magazine El Chamuco was especially known for Los Supermachos and Los Agachados.

5 years ago August 11, 2017 Malaysian cartoonist Zainuddin bin Saleh (who worked as “Lengkuas”) dies at age 52.