The new online, Fall 2009 edition of the Comic-Con Magazine is available from http://www.comic-con.org/common/cc_magazine.shtml. It features very nice articles on San Diego Comic-Con International Founder Shel Dorf (pages 4-5) and Chairman of Comic-Con #1 Ken Krueger (page 6). There is also a great picture of Ken with some of the original Comic-Con crew at the 2009 Comic-Con on page 36.
Also, page 10 features a tribute to Kevin Hatch, a Comic-Con volunteer and office employee who passed away on April 24, 2009 at the far, far too-young age of 35. It’s due to the hard work and dedication of Comic-Con staff and volunteers like Kevin throughout the years, building upon the foundation laid by the early convention creators, that Comic-Con has become the cultural phenomenon that it is today. As comics creator and Comic-Con pioneer Scott Shaw! has observed, so many people are interested in those who got Comic-Con going in its early years because those who came after have done such a great job in carrying their work forward.
So, check out the Comic-Con Magazine and join with us in offering a hearty “Well Done!” to editor/designer Gary Sassaman, contributing editor and writer Jackie Estrada, contributing editor Fae Desmond, contributing writer Doug Lathrop, and the Comic-Con team of photographers.