San Diego Comic-Con Archive

July 17th, 2012 by Nathan Collins

Now that we’ve all arrived safely back home in the Midwest and the triple-digit weather we’d left behind, I thought I’d give Max a break from the update this week and post some photos I found on the net from the San Diego Comic Convention…1982.

All photos were taken and shared by Alan Light. The full set of his 1982 San Diego Comic Con photos is up on Alan’s Flickr.


M.A.C. receives an Inkpot Award while Sergio Aragon├ęs does a sketch of him.


Hank Ketcham and M.A.C. talk over dinner at the Inkpot Awards ceremony. Rox Kirby (Mrs. Jack Kirby), in pink, sits at left.


Here’s Barbara looking radiant as always. You wouldn’t believe it from the photo, but I was born the coming November, in a way making this my first Comic-Con.


Terry Beatty, M.A.C., and Catherine Yronwode speak on a panel discussion.


Bart Bush and M.A.C. talk on the dealers room floor.


Surrounded by original comic strip art, M.A.C. signs a book for Frank Miller (looks to be one of the Nolans — just published that year and now available on Kindle!)


M.A.C. hunts for bargains in the dealers room (looks like manga — I wonder if he still has those…). In the background is an attendee in a Rollerball costume.


M.A.C., Terry Beatty, and Rick Best take a break from the convention at the Sunset Lounge.


Terry and Max at the Hollywood Bowl.


M.A.C. meets Leslie Nielsen on the plane home.


See you next year, San Diego!

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2 Responses to “San Diego Comic-Con Archive”

  1. Gerard Saylor says:

    I really like the color on these older photos. Nice catch off the web.

  2. Alan Light is an old pal of mine. We used to go to various events together, including the old Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago. He always took great pics and these are a real time machine for me. Look at that lovely wife of mine!