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Friday, July 12, 2019

July 12, 2019

Cartoonist and Crawford grad Scott Shaw! ‘68 will once again be a Special Guest at San Diego's Comic-Con International, doing presentations and meeting his fans.  Comic-Con begins Wednesday and ends Sunday.

And since it's the event's 50th anniversary, there will be a number of other Crawford alumni attending as Special Guests, many of whom were instrumental in founding the San Diego Comic-Con in 1970: Science fiction author Greg Bear ‘68; wine and spirits authority and poet David Clark ‘69; scientist, educator and author Roger Freedman ‘69; and illustrator and fine artist John Pound ‘70.   

Three of those -- David, Roger, and Scott -- were also turned into comic book characters by the most respected creator in that industry, cartoonist Jack Kirby. In the pages of SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN No. 144, the world was introduced to "The San Diego Five String Mob", a rock band from the planet Apokolips sent to Earth to assassinate Superman -- and Roger, John, and Scott were members! 

To celebrate the fictitious band's reunion -- all six former San Diegan members are Special Guests at this year's CCI since they were all founding members of the convention -- Scott's even created a new "tour" T-shirt to celebrate the occasion.  That's the artwork above.

 At any rate, if you're going to be in attendance Scott would love to have you seek him out and say hi.

Turns out I'm not the only one having a hissy-fit over the desecration of the cheeseburger.  When they have to put a giant toothpick in it to keep it from falling over, something is very wrong.  Anyway, comedian Jim Gaffigan did a great opinion piece on CBS Sunday Morning last week.  If you CLICK here you may be able to enjoy it.

It's Summer Time, so I guess that means reruns from the Memory Page.  This color shot of '62 grads Helga Ritter, Bruce Parker, Barbara Holewinski, Beverly Swaim, Renee Ames, Buddy Power and Sue Knoll is from one of my first attempts at building a web page.  Click HERE to check it out.

Maria Elena Wantoch posted this shot of Mission Valley on the Growing Up In San Diego Facebook Page, although I see the Vintage San Diego imprint also.  Anyway, I assume the photographer was documenting the progress of the 805 bridge construction.  As often happens in these cases, he or she captured a lot of other interesting sites.  Montgomery Ward and May Company take center stage, and Valley Ho and the old ice rink can be spotted at the far left.  My favorite though, and right down front on the left, is the Jolly Ox Restaurant.

Linda Lee Hester '71, according to the Crawford Foundation website, passed away April 4, 2019.