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Publications and eventsEdit

JanuaryEdit

  • January 6: In Spirou the Tif et Tondu story Tif et Tondu contre la Main Blanche (written by Maurice Rosy and drawn by Will) starts running, which marks the debut of recurring and iconic villain Mr. Choc.[1]
  • January 8: With the death of cartoonist Ed Payne, the long-running newspaper comic Billy the Boy Artist comes to a close after having been in production for 56 years straight. [2]
  • The final issue of Giggle Comics is published.

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

  • The first issue of the American comics magazine M.D. by EC Comics is published. It will only last until December.

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

  • November 15: The final episode of Phiny Dick, Coen van Hunnik and Richard Klokkers' Olle Kapoen is published.[9]
  • November 20: Malang's Chain Gang Charlie makes its debut.[10]
  • November 24: Dupuis releases the Belgian comics magazine Risque-Tout, which will appear until 1 November 1956.
  • The first issue of Marvel Comics' Snafu is published, but it will only last three issues and disappear in March 1956.[11][12]

DecemberEdit

Specific date unknownEdit

DeathsEdit

JanuaryEdit

  • January 7: Ed Payne, American comics artist (Billy the Boy Artist, Professor O. Howe Wise and Professor I.B. Schmart), dies at age 84.[15]
  • January 18: George Morrow, British cartoonist, illustrator and comics artist (published in Punch), dies at age 85.[16]

MarchEdit

  • March 22: Kristoffer Aamot, Norwegian journalist, film director, politician and comics writer (Skomakker Bekk of Tvillingene Hans), dies at age 65. [17][18]
  • Specific date unknown: Ellison Hoover, American cartoonist and comics artist (Mr. and Mrs.), passes away at age 66 or 67.[19]

AprilEdit

  • April 21: Knut Stangenberg, Swedish comics artist (Fridolf Celinder), dies at age 83.[20]

AugustEdit

  • August 5: André Vlaanderen, Dutch comics artist (advertising comic books for the Gazelle bicycle factory), passes away at age 73.[21]
  • August 25: Kitazawa Rakuten, Japanese manga artist (Tagosaku and Mokube's Sightseeing in Tokyo, The Failures of Kidoro Haikara, Chame and Dekobo, Nukesaku Teino, Tonda Haneko Jo, founder of the magazines Tokyo Puck and Rakuten Puck), passes away at age 82.[22]

OctoberEdit

  • October 6: Jean Doisy, Belgian journalist and publisher (chief editor of Spirou, 1938-1955), passes away at age 55 from throat cancer.[23]

NovemberEdit

  • November 12: Otto Nückel, German painter, graphic designer, illustrator and comics artist (Schicksal (Destiny)), dies at age 67.
  • November 30: Foxo Reardon, American cartoonist and comics artist (Bozo), dies at age 50 from cancer.[24]

DecemberEdit

Specific date unknownEdit

  • Erich F.T. Schenk, German-American painter, children's book illustrator, animator and comics artist (Sleeping' Lena, Silas Skinflint, Blowaway), dies at age 53 or 54.[28]
  • William de la Torre, Mexican comics artist (Pedrito), dies at age 39.[29]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rosy_m.htm
  2. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/payne_ed.htm
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-03. Retrieved 2015-03-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Dondi at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Retrieved on May 13, 2007. Archived from the original on April 10, 2016.
  5. ^ http://bdoubliees.com/tintinbelge/annees/1955.htm
  6. ^ BDoubliées. "Tintin année 1955" (in French).
  7. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/n/nijs.htm
  8. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/moores_d.htm
  9. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/dick_p.htm
  10. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/santos_malang.htm
  11. ^ Bell, Blake; Vassallo, Michael J. (2013). The Secret History of Marvel Comics: Jack Kirby and the Moonlighting Artists at Martin Goodman's Empire. Fantagraphics Books. p. 257. ISBN 9781606995525. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  12. ^ Garcia, Kevin (June 1, 2009). "Marvel Mystery Monday: Irving Forbush, man and myth". Monomythic.com. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  13. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/warden_arnold.htm
  14. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/goossens_ray.htm
  15. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/payne_ed.htm
  16. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/morrow_george.htm
  17. ^ Iversen, Gunnar. "Kristoffer Aamot". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 4 March 2011.
  18. ^ Svendsen, Trond Olav. "Kristoffer Aamot". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 4 March 2011.
  19. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hoover_ellison.htm
  20. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/stangenberg_knut.htm
  21. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/vlaanderen_andre.htm
  22. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kitazawa_rakuten.htm
  23. ^ https://www.dupuis.com/auteurbd/doisy/2385
  24. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/reardon_foxo.htm
  25. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/cortinas_emilio.htm
  26. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/gurney_alex.htm
  27. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/fisher_h.htm
  28. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/schenk_erich.htm
  29. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/de-la-torre_william.htm
  30. ^ Irvine, Alex (2010). "1950s". In Dolan, Hannah (ed.). DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 77. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. Once Superman had a dog, Batman got one too, in "Ace, the Bat-Hound!" In the story by writer Bill Finger and artist Sheldon Moldoff, Batman and Robin found a German Shepherd called Ace.