1982 Minneapolis Comic Con Photos

Today I found some interesting photos from the 1982 Minneapolis Comic-Con.  These photos are on Alan Light’s Flickr page and were taken from the original negatives by Mr. Light. This is a couple of years before I started to seriously collect and research comics, but I would have loved to meet some of those people back then. Remember, all of these photos are by Alan Light.  I thank him for these snapshots back in time.  Enjoy!

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Captain Marvel creator
C. C. Beck (1910-1989)

DC Comics’ Carol Kalish
talking to Cat Yronwode.

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Greg Howard, creator of the
Sally Forth newspaper comic strip.
C. C. Beck
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Chris Claremont Catherine Yronwode (far left)
and Chris Claremont
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Reed Waller, creator of Omaha the Cat Dancer. Chris Claremont
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Joe Staton Catherine Yronwode
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The man in the light blue shirt at left is
Denis Kitchen of Kitchen Sink.
Joe Staton, foreground, signing or drawing. In the far corner is Kevin Lenagh, creator of the comic Domino Chance. And the artist with his back to us, in the center of the photo, is Dan Jurgens.


– The Comic Book Critic

1 thought on “1982 Minneapolis Comic Con Photos”

  1. Alan Light was a good friend of his neighboring state, and this was a fun event, Carol Kalish bringing in Chris Claremont. Dan Jurgens new and young. We always had a good contingent of local artists. A few years earlier C.C. Beck just walked into one of our conventions, because he was visiting his brother in South Minneapolis. He ended up making yearly jaunts to town, we would lunch the Friday before at the Jolly Troll restaurant, and C.C. would often entertain at night in the hotel bar. Dave Mruz started comic fandom in the Twin Cities and I joined forces with him and we ran two conventions a year thru 1983 when it just became too much of a hassle to deal with hotels.


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