Comic-Con Founder Dies

Sheldon Dorf was also an artist and comic strip letterer.

Last Updated: November 4, 2009 @ 5:27 PM

Sheldon Dorf, who founded the world-famous Comic-Con International comic book convention, has died. He was 76.

A longtime friend, Greg Koudoulian, says the Ocean Beach, Calif., resident died at a San Diego hospital on Tuesday from kidney failure.

Dorf, a freelance artist and comic strip letterer, founded Comic-Con in San Diego in 1970 after moving from Detroit.

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter.