1933 in comics

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Notable events of 1933 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

Events and publications




  • Printer Eastern Color Printing makes its first foray into comic book publishing with Gulf Comic Weekly #1. The comic is 10 ½" x 15", and is advertised on national radio. All four pages contained one-page, full color comic strips. The tabloids are grabbed up as fast as Gulf Oil service stations can offer them. Gulf Comic Weekly is soon changed to Gulf Funny Weekly, and distribution shoots up to 3 million copies a week. The series runs as a tabloid until 1939 and runs for 422 issues until May 23, 1941. Around the same time, Eastern also prints another four-page tabloid for Standard Oil, titled Standard Oil Comics.


  • May 11: First issue of the Italian comics magazine Il Monello. It will run until 12 October 1990.








  • February 15: Pat Sullivan, Australian-American animator, film producer and comics artist (Felix the Cat), dies at age 47 from pneumonia.[5]


  • October 29: George Luks, American painter, illustrator and comics artist (continued Hogan's Alley), dies in a bar brawl at age 66.[6]

Specific date unknown

  • Albert-Samuel Brodeur, Canadian illustrator and comics artist (Francine et Graindesel), dies at age 70 or 71.[7]
  • Alfred Leete, British illustrator, poster designer and comics artist (Schmidt the Spy, Bosch), dies at age 50 or 51. [8]


  1. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bushmiller_e.htm
  2. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/fleischer_max.htm
  3. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/link-stanley.htm
  4. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/caniff.htm
  5. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/sullivan_p.htm
  6. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/luks_george.htm
  7. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/brodeur_albert-samuel.htm
  8. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/leete_alfred.htm

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