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1944 in comics
Notable events of
1944 in comics. See also List of years in comics.
Events and publications
January 9: Döes, Swiss illustrator and comics artist, passes away at age 84 or 85. 
January 20: Arthur Lemay, Canadian caricaturist, illustrator and comics artist (continued Les Aventures de Timothée), passes away at age 43 or 44.  Specific date unknown: Bernie Klein, American comics artist (worked for DC Comics, Quality Comics, Lev Gleason), dies in battle at age 23. 
February 4: Will B. Johnstone, American lyricist, screenwriter and comics artist ( You Know Me Al), dies at age 62.  February 27: Henri Cassiers, Belgian illustrator, poster artist and comics artist, passes away at age 85. 
September 2: Jan Feith, Dutch illustrator and comics artist ( De Geschiedenis des Vaderlands), dies at age 80.  September 13: William Heath Robinson, British cartoonist, passes away at age 72 
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. 
October 21: Nell Brinkley, American illustrator and comics artist ( Brinkley Girls), passes away at age 68.  October 23: Gerrit Rotman, Dutch teacher and comics artist ( Snuffelgraag en Knagelijntje, Meneer Pimpelmans), dies at age 51. 
November 18: Rayko Aleksiev, Bulgarian caricaturist, cartoonist, illustrator and comics artist, dies at age 51, after beaten up during interrogations. 
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. 
Specific date unknown
Paul Fung, American comics artist (
Innocent Hing, A Guy from Grand Rapid, Big House Fables, Gus and Gussie, continued ), passes away at age 56 or 57. Dumb Dora  Lucien Laurent-Gsell, French painter, comics artist and illustrator, dies at age 83 or 84.
 Henry Thol, American comics artist ( Adamson's Adventures), dies at age 57 or 58. 
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Initial appearances by character name