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1944 in comics

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



Events and publications

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Year overall

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December

Winter

Deaths

January

  • January 9: Döes, Swiss illustrator and comics artist, passes away at age 84 or 85. [8]
  • January 20: Arthur Lemay, Canadian caricaturist, illustrator and comics artist (continued Les Aventures de Timothée), passes away at age 43 or 44. [9]

Februari

  • February 27: Henri Cassiers, Belgian illustrator, poster artist and comics artist, passes away at age 85. [10]

April

September

  • September 2: Jan Feith, Dutch illustrator and comics artist (De Geschiedenis des Vaderlands), dies at age 80. [12]
  • September 13: William Heath Robinson, British cartoonist, passes away at age 72 [13]

October

  • 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. [14]
  • October 21: Nell Brinkley, American illustrator and comics artist (Brinkley Girls), passes away at age 68. [15]
  • October 23: Gerrit Rotman, Dutch teacher and comics artist (Snuffelgraag en Knagelijntje, Meneer Pimpelmans), dies at age 51. [16]

November

  • November 18: Rayko Aleksiev, Bulgarian caricaturist, cartoonist, illustrator and comics artist, dies at age 51, after beaten up during interrogations. [17]

December

  • 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.[18]

Specific date unknown

  • 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. [19]
  • Henry Thol, American comics artist (Adamson's Adventures), dies at age 57 or 58. [20]

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Initial appearances by character name

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