San Diego Business Journal

Airport Mural Salutes Aviation, Cartooning

Thursday, July 14, 2011

San Diego International Airport has installed a new mural paying tribute to San Diego’s aviation and cartooning history, ahead of the July 21 start of Comic-Con International.

Titled “The Sky’s the Limit,” the mural was created through a collaboration of 19 Southern California cartoonists. It includes images of the late Comic-Con founder and San Diego resident Shel Dorf, a noted cartoonist who lettered comic strips including “Steve Canyon.”

It also has images from Charles Schulz’s “Peanuts,” depicting the character Snoopy as a vintage fighter pilot.

The mural, located on the Terminal 1 pedestrian bridge, was installed May 26.

— Lou Hirsh