1931 in comics

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Notable events of 1931 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

Events and publications[edit]

Year overall[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 7: Kho Wang Gie's comic strip Put On makes its debut and will continue for 30 years. [1]
  • January 19: The first episode of the Mickey Mouse story Mickey Mouse Vs. Kat Nipp by Floyd Gottfredson is published. Kat Nipp, already Mickey’s antagonist in some animated shorts, makes his comics debut in this story.
  • January 21: After the death of C. W. Kahles the comic strip Hairbreadth Harry is continued by F.O. Alexander. [2] [3]

February[edit]

  • February 26: The first episode of the Mickey Mouse story Boxing champion by Floyd Gottfredson is published, which marks the debut of Gideon Goat.
  • February 28: The final gag of Harold C. Earnshaw's newspaper comic strip The Pater is published.[4]

March[edit]

  • March 23: The first episode of Roland J. Scott's long-running newspaper comic Scott's Scrapbook is published, which will continue up until 1967. [5]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

  • November 27: The final issue of the Spanish comics magazine Pinocho is published. [9]

December[edit]

  • December 26: The first episode of the biblical text comic Illustrated Sunday School Lesson is published. It will run until 26 February 1973. [10]

Specific date unknown[edit]

  • Edwina Dumm's Alec the Great makes its debut and will run until 1969. [11]
  • Suihō Tagawa's Norakuro makes its debut.
  • The final episode of Doings of the Duffs is published. The last artist to draw it is Buford Tune. [12]
  • Jean Bruller publishes his comic strip Le Mariage de Monsieur Lakonik. [13]
  • Henri Bruneau publishes Zbib et Barnabé. [14]
  • William Ferguson publishes This Curious World (1931-1952). [15]
  • Louis Diamond publishes Mick. [16]
  • Hergé publishes Fred & Mille in Mon Avenir, which will be continued by François Gianolla a year later. [17]
  • Guglielmo Guastaveglia creates early Italian versions of Mickey Mouse and Felix the Cat. [18]
  • Captain Roscoe Fawcett and Bruno Thompson's Screen Oddities, a daily comic about the lives of Hollywood stars, is first published. [19]

Births[edit]

April[edit]

  • April 10: Gérald Forton, Belgian-American comic artist (Kim Devil, continued Bob Morane, He-Man, Masters of the Universe newspaper comic), (d. 2021).[20]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

  • October 2: Enzo Facciolo, Italian animator and comics artist (Clint Due Colpi, worked on Diabolik), (d. 2021).[25]

Specific date unknown[edit]

  • Zoe Skiadaresi, Greek comics artist (Bampoudas), (d. 2014).[26]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 21: C. W. Kahles, German-American comics artist (Hairbreadth Harry), dies at age 63 from a heart attack. [2]

May[edit]

  • May 19: Ralph Barton, American caricaturist, cartoonist and comics artist (worked for The New Yorker), commits suicide at age 39. [27]
  • May 28: Guydo, French comics artist, illustrator and novelist, dies at age 62. [28]

June[edit]

July[edit]

  • July 11: Jean-Louis Forain, aka Louis-Henri Forain, French illustrator, painter and comics artist, dies at age 78. [30]

August[edit]

  • August 25: Marcel Arnac, French novelist, illustrator, comics writer and artist (Les Désopilantes Aventures de Trouillet Détective and other one-shot comics), passes away at age 44 in an accident. [31]

September[edit]

  • September 15: Jacques Marie Gaston Onfroy de Bréville, aka Job, French illustrator, caricaturist and painter, dies at age 72. [32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kho Wang Gie". lambiek.net.
  2. ^ a b "C. W. Kahles". lambiek.net.
  3. ^ "F. O. Alexander". lambiek.net.
  4. ^ "Harold C. Earnshaw". lambiek.net.
  5. ^ "Roland J. Scott". lambiek.net. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  6. ^ Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R.; Shapiro, Fred R. (12 August 2018). The Yale Book of Quotations. Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0300107982 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "Elzie Crisler Segar". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  8. ^ a b c "Chester Gould". lambiek.net.
  9. ^ "Salvador Bartolozzi". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  10. ^ "Alfred J. Buescher". lambiek.net.
  11. ^ "Edwina Dumm's biography,", Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (Ohio State University). Accessed Dec. 4, 2017.
  12. ^ "Buford Tune". lambiek.net.
  13. ^ "Jean Bruller". lambiek.net.
  14. ^ "Henri Bruneau". lambiek.net.
  15. ^ "William Ferguson". lambiek.net.
  16. ^ "Louis Diamond". lambiek.net.
  17. ^ "François Gianolla". lambiek.net.
  18. ^ "Guglielmo Guastaveglia". lambiek.net.
  19. ^ "Bud Thompson". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  20. ^ "Don Asmussen". Lambiek.net. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  21. ^ "Luis Bermejo". lambiek.net. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  22. ^ MAGNERON, Philippe. "Carrière, Jean-Claude - Bibliographie, BD, photo, biographie". bedetheque.com.
  23. ^ Saperstein, Pat (February 8, 2021). "Jean-Claude Carriere, 'Unbearable Lightness of Being' Screenwriter, Dies at 89". Variety. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  24. ^ "Jean-Claude Carrière, scénariste et écrivain, est mort à l'âge de 89 ans", Le Monde, February 9, 2021.
  25. ^ "Enzo Facciolo". Lambiek.net. Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  26. ^ "Zoe Skiadaresi". lambiek.net. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  27. ^ "Ralph Barton". lambiek.net.
  28. ^ "Guydo". lambiek.net.
  29. ^ "Herbert Bird Tourtel".
  30. ^ "Jean-Louis Forain". lambiek.net. Retrieved February 7, 2021.
  31. ^ "Marcel Arnac". lambiek.net.
  32. ^ "Job". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 21, 2020.