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Notable events of 1999 in comics. See also List of years in comics.


Contents

Events and publicationsEdit

JanuaryEdit

MarchEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

NovemberEdit

  • November 1: The Dutch comics store Lambiek launches its online comics encyclopedia, nicknamed The Comiclopedia, listing illustrated biographies of all possible comics artists and writers in existence. [3]
  • Strange Adventures vol. 2, #1 - Vertigo

Specific date unknownEdit

  • The Dutch comics magazine Sjosji Striparazzi changes into Striparazzi, but still publishes its final issue that same year. [4]

DeathsEdit

JanuaryEdit

  • January 15: Bozidar Veselinović, Serbian comics artist (Dabisa), passes away at age 77. [5]
  • January 23: Jaroslav Foglar, Czech novelist and comics writer (Rychlé šípy), dies at age 91.

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

  • May 2: Jean-Paul Dethorey, French comics artist (L' Inspecteur X, Batistin et Big Boogie, Louis La Guigne, Coeur Brûlé), dies at age 64. [16]
  • May 12: Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American cartoonist, dies at age 84. [17]
  • May 23: John Prentice, American comics artist (continued Rip Kirby), dies at age 78. [18]
  • May 30: Paul S. Newman, American comics writer (Turok), dies at age 75.

JuneEdit

  • June 11: Jan Wesseling, Dutch illustrator and comics artist (Marion, comics for Marten Toonder studio, Cis en Soesie, Joker), dies at age 64. [19]
  • June 15: John Glashan, Scottish painter, illustrator, playwright and comics artist (Genius), dies at age 71. [20]

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

  • September 14: Joel Beck, American underground cartoonist (Lenny of Laredo, Marching Marvin, The Profit), dies from complications from alcoholism at age 56. [25]
  • September 29: Alfred J. Buescher, American comics artist (Illustrated Sunday School Lesson, Joe and Judy, Eski), dies at age 96. [26]

OctoberEdit

DecemberEdit

  • December 1: Thornton Robyn Utz, American illustrator and comics artist (made pantomime comics for The Saturday Evening Post), passes away at age 85. [28]
  • December 10: Al Stahl, American animator and comics artist (Flatfoot Burns, Star Detective), dies at age 83. [29]
  • December 15: Rune Andréasson, Swedish comics artist (Bamse), dies at age 74. [30]
  • December 16: Marcel Remacle, Belgian comics artist (Bobosse, Le Vieux Nick, Hultrasson), passes away at age 73. [31]
  • December 23: Captain Roscoe Fawcett, American comics writer (Screen Oddities, with Bud Thompson [32]), passes away at age 86. [33]
  • December 27: Wilfred Limonious, Jamaican comics artist and illustrator (Chicken, Amos), passes away at age 50. [34]
  • December 31: Roger Lécureux, French comics writer (Les Pionniers de l' Espérance, Rahan) and chief editor of Vaillant), dies at age 74. [35]

Specific date unknownEdit

  • Erwin Hess, American comics artist (worked for Dell Comics, celebrity comics based on Gene Autry), dies at age 86. [36]
  • Bang Yeong-jin, South-Korean comics artist (Yakdongi, Yakdongiwa Yeongpali), passes away at age 59 or 60. [37]

Exhibitions and showsEdit

ConventionsEdit

AwardsEdit

First issues by titleEdit

100 Bullets
Release: August by Vertigo. Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist:Eduardo Risso
E.V.E. Protomecha
Release: by Top Cow. Writers: Chris Lichtner and Aron Lusen Artist: Ale Garza
Exit
Release: by Albin Michel. Writer & Artist: Bernard Werber
The Mythology Class
Release: by Tala Comics Publishing. Writer & Artist: Arnold Arre
Strange Adventures
Release: November by Vertigo.
Vampire Girl
Release: by Shodensha. Writer & Artist: Fujiwara Kaoru

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Markstein, Donald D. "Don Markstein's Toonopedia: Rip Kirby". www.toonopedia.com.
  2. ^ Dean, Michael. "Words & Pictures Museum Comes to a Virtual End," The Comics Journal #212 (May 1999), pp. 16-17.
  3. ^ "The History of Lambiek - Lambiek at Lambiek.net (1999-2004)".
  4. ^ "Eppo". www.lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  5. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/veselinovic_bozidar.htm
  6. ^ "Vince Sullivan, Original DC Editor, Passes Away": DC Comics Press Release #177 (Feb. 10, 1999), postsed at Sequential Tart
  7. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/sullivan_vincent.htm
  8. ^ "Paid Notices: Deaths Goldwater, John L." The New York Times. February 28, 1999. Retrieved 2008-09-05.
  9. ^ Denis Gifford (March 27, 1999). "Obituary: John L. Goldwater". The Independent. Retrieved 2015-10-17.
  10. ^ "Giovan Battista Carpi". lambiek.net.
  11. ^ "Lee Falk". lambiek.net.
  12. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/wright_kay.htm
  13. ^ "Flip van der Schalie". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  14. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/herman_vic.htm
  15. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/reding_raymond.htm
  16. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/dethorey.htm
  17. ^ "Saul Steinberg". lambiek.net.
  18. ^ "John Prentice". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  19. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/wesselink.htm
  20. ^ "John Glashan". lambiek.net.
  21. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/wieringen_w.htm
  22. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/trapani_sal.htm
  23. ^ "John K. Geering". lambiek.net.
  24. ^ "Raymond Poïvet". lambiek.net.
  25. ^ "Joel Beck". lambiek.net.
  26. ^ "Alfred J. Buescher". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  27. ^ "Michel Greg". lambiek.net.
  28. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/u/utz_thornton_robyn.htm
  29. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/stahl_al.htm
  30. ^ "Rune Andréasson". lambiek.net.
  31. ^ "Marcel Remacle". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  32. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/thompson_bruno.htm
  33. ^ https://www.brainerddispatch.com/content/roscoe-fawcett-0
  34. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/limonious_wilfred.htm
  35. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lecureux.htm
  36. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hess_erwin.htm
  37. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bang-yeong-jin.htm
  38. ^ Brownstein, Charles. "San Jose Goes APE Feb. 27 and 28," Comics Buyer's Guide (July 9, 1999), pp. 24, 26.
  39. ^ Allass, Marcia. "Comics 99: Bristol 1999," Sequential Tart (May 1999).
  40. ^ Contino, Jennifer. "Conventioneers," Sequential Tart (June 2000).
  41. ^ Collier, Gene. "Comic Books Have Come a Long Way Since Archie," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (25 Apr 1999), p. A-1.
  42. ^ Weisberg, Deborah. "Pittsburgh in Comics," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (24 Apr 1999), p. C-16.
  43. ^ Andre, Mila. "Show & Sell," Daily News (May 2, 1999).
  44. ^ Press release. "SPX 99: THE EXPO -- CELEBRATING COMICS CULTURE," Collector Times Online (Sept. 1999).
  45. ^ Patton, Marc. "Big Apple Deems Nov. 12–14 Con a Success," Comics Buyer's Guide (Dec. 31, 1999), pp. 8–9.