Events and publications Edit
Year overall Edit
begins. Emerald Knights
Identity Crisis concludes. Superman Red/Superman Blue concludes. Specific date unknown Edit
The Dutch comics magazine changes its name again into Sjosji Sjosji Striparazzi.It will continue until 1999, after which it changes its name into Striparazzi. 
February 8: John Miles, British cartoonist and comics artist ( Perkins), passes away at age 63. 
February 16: Gervy, French comics artist ( Pat'Apouf), passes away at age 89.  February 28: Antonio Prohías, Cuban-American comics artist ( ), dies at age 77. Spy vs. Spy 
March 1: Archie Goodwin, American comics writer ( , Luke Cage , worked for Manhunter , Blazing Combat and Creepy ), dies at age 60. Eerie 
March 3: Olaf Stoop, Dutch activist and underground comics artist ( Roza's Lotgevallen), dies at the age of 52 from a heart attack.  March 23: John Sikela, Slovakian-American comics artist (worked on , Superman ), dies at age 90 or 91. Superboy 
April 7: Alex Schomburg, Puerto Rican-American comics artist ( ), dies at age 92. Timely Comics  
April 8: Lee Elias, British-American comics artist ( , Beyond Mars ), dies at age 77. Black Cat 
April 17: E.E. Hibbard, American painter and comics artist (worked on , The Flash and was the first artist to illustrate a The Green Lantern story), dies at age 89. Justice Society  April 26: Bill Crooks, American comics artist (assisted on ), dies at age 80. Captain Easy 
July 16: Tony Sgroi, American animator and comics artist ( Disney comics), dies at age 73.  August 1: René Bonnet, French comics artist ( Fripounet et Marisette), dies at age 92. 
November 2: Enric Sió, Spanish comics artist ( La Guerra de los Poetas, Mara, Mis Miedos), dies from a stroke at age 56. 
November 3: Bob Kane, American comics artist ( ), dies at age 83. Batman  
November 17: Bill Ward, American comics artist ( ), dies at age 79. Torchy  November 24: Jacques Eggermont, Belgian comics artist and animator ( Bicky, Kaatje en Klopje), passes away at age 80. 
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 ( ), dies at age 74. Musti 
December 23: Joe Orlando, American comics artist (co-creator of the series), dies at age 71. Weird Science, Weird Fantasy 
December 29: Jean-Claude Forest, French comics artist ( ), dies at age 68. Barbarella  December 31: Sándor Gugi, Hungarian comics artist ( Talál Tamás, Der Arme Leopold, adaptations of literary novels), dies at age 81.  Conventions Edit
January 22–25: Angoulême International Comics Festival (Angoulême, France) 
February 21–22: Alternative Press Expo (San Jose, California)
March 13–15: MegaCon (Orlando Expo Center, Orlando, Florida, USA) — guests include Stephen Furst and Robin Downs of Babylon 5
March 21–22: United Kingdom Comic Art Convention (Manchester, England) — guests include Joe Sacco, Alex Ross, Eddie Campbell, Colleen Doran, Woodrow Phoenix, William Messner-Loebs, Alan Grant, and Dave Taylor ; presentation of the National Comics Awards; final iteration of the UKCAC
April 17–19: WonderCon (Oakland, California)
April 25–26: Pittsburgh Comicon (Pittsburgh ExpoMart, Monroeville, Pennsylvania) — guests include Kevin Smith and Jim Mahfood 
May 15–17: Motor City Comic Con I (Novi Expo Center, Novi, Michigan) 
May 16: Ramapo Comic Con XII (Ramapo High School, Spring Valley, New York) — guests include Barry Blair, Howard Cruse, Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer, Dave Cockrum, Joe Quesada, Jimmy Palmiotti, Fred Hembeck, and Amanda Conner 
Summer: "The Death of CAPTION" (Oxford Union Society, Oxford, England)
June 3–5: Heroes Convention (Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina) — guests include "Trilogy Tour" II members Jeff Smith, Charles Vess, Linda Medley, Mark Crilley, Jill Thompson, and Stan Sakai
June 26–28: Fan Expo Canada (Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) — 6,778 attendees; guests include Joe Quesada, Greg Capullo, Joseph Michael Linsner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Humberto Ramos, Christina Z, Amanda Conner, Chester Brown, Joe Matt, and Seth
July 17–19: Wizard World Chicago (Rosemont Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois) — 25,000 attendees; guest of honor: Todd McFarlane; special guests: David Prowse and Kenny Baker; other guests include "Trilogy Tour" II members Jeff Smith, Charles Vess, Linda Medley, Mark Crilley, Jill Thompson, and Stan Sakai
July 17–18: Zinefest (Los Angeles and Orange, California)
Aug. 11–12: Pro/Con (San Diego, California) — 6th Pro/Con moves from Oakland to San Diego; held right before Comic-Con International
August 13–17: Comic-Con International (San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California) — 42,000 attendees. Special guests include John Broome, Eddie Campbell, Nick Cardy, Mark Crilley, Colleen Doran, Lorenzo Mattotti, Terry Moore, Paul S. Newman, James Robinson, Joe Simon, Paul Smith, Vin Sullivan, Naoko Takeuchi, Chris Ware, and Robert Williams
September 3–6: Dragon Con (Hyatt Regency Atlanta/ AmericasMart, Atlanta, Georgia) — 18,000 attendees
September 11–12: Big Apple Comic Con I (Church of St. Paul the Apostle, New York City)
September 26–27: Small Press Expo (Holiday Inn Select, Bethesda, Maryland) 
October 9–10: Festival of Cartoon Art (Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio) — 6th edition 
October 10: Big Apple Comic Con II (Church of St. Paul the Apostle, New York City)
October 10–11: Motor City Comic Con II (Dearborn Civic Center, Dearborn, Michigan)
October 17–18: SuperCon III (Oakland Convention Center, Oakland, California)
November 13–15: The Graphic Novel: a 20th Anniversary Conference on an Emerging Literary and Artistic Medium (the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts) — program book features a brief essay by Will Eisner, "Twentieth Anniversary Reflections on " A Contract with God
November 13–14: Big Apple Comic Con III (Church of St. Paul the Apostle, New York City) November 28–29: Mid-Ohio Con (Adam's Mark Hotel, Columbus, Ohio) — guests include "Trilogy Tour" II members Jeff Smith, Charles Vess, Linda Medley, Mark Crilley, Jill Thompson, and Stan Sakai First issues by title Edit References Edit
"Eppo". www.lambiek.net . Retrieved . 7 April 2018
"Win Mortimer". lambiek.net.
"Shôtarô Ishimori". lambiek.net.
"John Miles". lambiek.net . Retrieved . 7 April 2018
"Gervy". lambiek.net . Retrieved . 7 April 2018
"Antonio Prohias". lambiek.net.
"Archie Goodwin". lambiek.net.
^ Saunders, David.
"Alex Schomburg (1905–1998)," PulpArtists.com: Field Guide to Wild American Pulp Artists (2009). Accessed June 25, 2012.
"Alex Schomburg". lambiek.net.
"Lee Elias". lambiek.net.
"Reg Smythe". lambiek.net.
"René Bonnet". lambiek.net . Retrieved . 7 April 2018
"Francisco V. Coching". lambiek.net.
Vincent Alascia at the Lambiek Comiclopedia. Retrieved October 18, 2011. Archived from the original October 18, 2011
"Les Carroll". lambiek.net . Retrieved . 7 April 2018
"Enric Sio". lambiek.net.
^ Boxer, Sarah.
"Bob Kane, 83, the Cartoonist Who Created 'Batman,' Is Dead", November 7, 1998 The New York Times
"Bob Kane". lambiek.net.
"Bill Ward". lambiek.net.
"Jacques Eggermont". lambiek.net.
"Ray Goossens". lambiek.net.
"Joe Orlando". lambiek.net.
"Jean-Claude Forest". lambiek.net.
^ Kannenberg, Jr., Gene. "Veni, Vidi, BD: A First-Time View of Angoulême, 1998,"
The Comics Journal #202 (Mar. 1998), pp. 24-26..
^ "Chasing Kevin: Besides Movie Fans, Director Smith Has to Cope With Comic Book Lovers,"
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (29 Apr 1998), p. F-5.
^ "Detroit Gears Up for Motor City Con,"
Comic Book Marketplace, vol. 2, #58 (Apr. 1998), pp. 74-75.
^ Rimmels, Beth Hannan.
"Stripped: Cruising in Queens, Etc.," Long Island Voice (May 14–20, 1998).
"News for the week ending September 27, 1998," Sequential Tart (Sept. 1998).
^ 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.