Shel Dorf

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Shel Dorf
Dorf in April 1988
BornSheldon Dorf
(1933-07-05)July 5, 1933
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
DiedNovember 3, 2009(2009-11-03) (aged 76)
San Diego, California, U.S.
NationalityAmerican

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Sheldon "Shel" Dorf (July 5, 1933 – November 3, 2009) was an American comic-strip letterer and freelance artist. He is known for being the founder of the San Diego Comic-Con International.[1][2][3] Dorf lettered the Steve Canyon comic strip for the last 12 to 14[4] years of the strip's run.[3][5]

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  1. "Founder of San Diego Comic-Con dies at 76", Associated Press, 4 November 2009. Accessed 4 November 2009. Archived 4 November 2009.
  2. Spurgeon, Tom. "Shel Dorf, 1933-2009", The Comics Reporter (self-published), 4 November 2009. Accessed 4 November 2009. Archived 4 November 2009.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Evanier, Mark, "[1]", POV Online (self published), November 3, 2009. Accessed 4 November 2009. Archived 4 November 2009.
  4. Although R.C. Harvey gives it as 12 years in the 2002 Milton Caniff: Conversations, Mark Evanier states 14 in his 2009 tribute to Dorf.
  5. Caniff, Milton and Harvey, R.C., Milton Caniff: Conversations, University Press of Mississippi, 2002, p88. ISBN 1-57806-438-4