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Notable events of 1998 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

Contents

Events and publicationsEdit

Year overallEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

MayEdit

SpringEdit

JuneEdit

  • Emerald Knights begins.
  • Identity Crisis concludes.
  • Superman Red/Superman Blue concludes.

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

Specific date unknownEdit

  • The Dutch comics magazine Sjosji changes its name again into Sjosji Striparazzi.It will continue until 1999, after which it changes its name into Striparazzi.[1]

DeathsEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

  • February 8: John Miles, British cartoonist and comics artist (Perkins), passes away at age 63. [5]
  • February 16: Gervy, French comics artist (Pat'Apouf), passes away at age 89. [6]
  • February 28: Antonio Prohías, Cuban-American comics artist (Spy vs. Spy), dies at age 77.[7]

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

  • July 16: Tony Sgroi, American animator and comics artist (Disney comics), dies at age 73. [17]

AugustEdit

  • August 1: René Bonnet, French comics artist (Fripounet et Marisette), dies at age 92. [18]

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

  • November 2: Enric Sió, Spanish comics artist (La Guerra de los Poetas, Mara, Mis Miedos), dies from a stroke at age 56.[22]
  • November 3: Bob Kane, American comics artist (Batman), dies at age 83.[23][24]
  • November 17: Bill Ward, American comics artist (Torchy), dies at age 79.[25]
  • November 24: Jacques Eggermont, Belgian comics artist and animator (Bicky, Kaatje en Klopje), passes away at age 80.[26]

DecemberEdit

  • December 10: Ray Goossens, Belgian comics artist (Reynaert de Vos, Ouwe Taaie, Mr. Snor, Tijl Uilenspiegel (sometimes titled Tijl en Lamme), Pimmeke, Snops, Tsjoem) and animator (Musti), dies at age 74.[27]
  • December 23: Joe Orlando, American comics artist (co-creator of the Weird Science, Weird Fantasy series), dies at age 71.[28]
  • December 29: Jean-Claude Forest, French comics artist (Barbarella), dies at age 68.[29]
  • December 31: Sándor Gugi, Hungarian comics artist (Talál Tamás, Der Arme Leopold, adaptations of literary novels), dies at age 81. [30]

ConventionsEdit

First issues by titleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eppo". www.lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bauer_eli.htm
  3. ^ "Win Mortimer". lambiek.net.
  4. ^ "Shôtarô Ishimori". lambiek.net.
  5. ^ "John Miles". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Gervy". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Antonio Prohias". lambiek.net.
  8. ^ "Archie Goodwin". lambiek.net.
  9. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/stoop_ro.htm
  10. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/sikela_john.htm
  11. ^ Saunders, David. "Alex Schomburg (1905–1998)," PulpArtists.com: Field Guide to Wild American Pulp Artists (2009). Accessed June 25, 2012.
  12. ^ "Alex Schomburg". lambiek.net.
  13. ^ "Lee Elias". lambiek.net.
  14. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hibbard_ee.htm
  15. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/crooks_bill.htm
  16. ^ "Reg Smythe". lambiek.net.
  17. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/sgroi_tony.htm
  18. ^ "René Bonnet". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Francisco V. Coching". lambiek.net.
  20. ^ Vincent Alascia at the Lambiek Comiclopedia. Retrieved October 18, 2011. Archived from the original October 18, 2011
  21. ^ "Les Carroll". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  22. ^ "Enric Sio". lambiek.net.
  23. ^ Boxer, Sarah. "Bob Kane, 83, the Cartoonist Who Created 'Batman,' Is Dead", The New York Times November 7, 1998
  24. ^ "Bob Kane". lambiek.net.
  25. ^ "Bill Ward". lambiek.net.
  26. ^ "Jacques Eggermont". lambiek.net.
  27. ^ "Ray Goossens". lambiek.net.
  28. ^ "Joe Orlando". lambiek.net.
  29. ^ "Jean-Claude Forest". lambiek.net.
  30. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/gugi-sandor.htm
  31. ^ Kannenberg, Jr., Gene. "Veni, Vidi, BD: A First-Time View of Angoulême, 1998," The Comics Journal #202 (Mar. 1998), pp. 24-26..
  32. ^ "Chasing Kevin: Besides Movie Fans, Director Smith Has to Cope With Comic Book Lovers," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (29 Apr 1998), p. F-5.
  33. ^ "Detroit Gears Up for Motor City Con," Comic Book Marketplace, vol. 2, #58 (Apr. 1998), pp. 74-75.
  34. ^ Rimmels, Beth Hannan. "Stripped: Cruising in Queens, Etc.," Long Island Voice (May 14–20, 1998).
  35. ^ "News for the week ending September 27, 1998," Sequential Tart (Sept. 1998).
  36. ^ Kannenberg, Gene. "One-of-a-kind: The Ohio State University Festival of Cartoon Art, October 9–10, 1998, A Personal View," Comics Journal (Dec. 1998), pp. 9–14.