1999 in comics
Notable events of 1999 in comics. See also List of years in comics.
- 1 Events and publications
- 2 Specific date unknown
- 3 Deaths
- 4 Exhibitions and shows
- 5 Conventions
- 6 Awards
- 7 First issues by title
- 8 References
Events and publicationsEdit
- Rough Cut Comics founded
- WildStorm founded the America's Best Comics imprint
- Kitchen Sink Press collapses
- July 1: James Sanchez begins publishing the webcomic Bigtime Consulting.
- July 3: Graeme MacKay's newspaper comic Gridlock makes its debut. It will run until 2003. 
- July 16: Words & Pictures Museum of Fine Sequential Art closes its doors to the public, becoming the Virtual Words & Pictures Museum.
Specific date unknownEdit
- January 15: Bozidar Veselinović, Serbian comics artist (Dabisa), passes away at age 77. 
- January 23: Jaroslav Foglar, Czech novelist and comics writer (Rychlé šípy), dies at age 91.
- February 3: Vin Sullivan, American comics artist (Spike Spaulding, Jibby Jones, Bucks McKale) and editor, dies at age 87. 
- February 26: John L. Goldwater, American comics publisher, co-founder and long-time editor-of-chief of Archie Comics, dies at age 83.
- March 8: Giovan Battista Carpi, Italian comics artist (Disney comics, Rolf Kauka comics), dies at age 71. 
- March 12: Lee Falk, American comics writer and artist (The Phantom, Mandrake the Magician), dies at age 88. 
- March 14: John Broome, American comic book writer (DC Comics), dies at age 85.
- April 3: Kay Wright, American animator, TV producer and comics artist (Disney comics, Hanna-Barbera comics), passes away at age 79. 
- April 10: Cliff Roberts, American photographer, cartoonist, animator and comics artist (Sesame Street comics), dies at age 69. 
- April 12: Ricardo Barreiro, Argentine comic book writer (Bárbara, El Eternauta), dies at age 49.
- April 13: Filip van der Schalie, Dutch comics artist, radio producer and presenter (Bollie Bof), dies at age 75. 
- April 14: Vic Herman, American illustrator, designer, cartoonist, puppeteer, TV producer and comics artist (Little Dot, Winnie the WAC, worked for Harvey Comics, Parents' Magazine Press and Toby Press), dies at age 79. 
- April 16: Charles McKimson, aka Chuck McKimson, American comics artist and animator (Roy Rogers comic, comics for Dell Publishing), dies at age 84.
- April 20:
- April 26: Raymond Reding, Belgian comics artist (Jari, Vincent Larcher), passes away at age 79. 
- May 2: Jean-Paul Dethorey, French comics artist (L' Inspecteur X, Batistin et Big Boogie, Louis La Guigne, Coeur Brûlé), dies at age 64. 
- May 12: Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American cartoonist, dies at age 84. 
- May 23: John Prentice, American comics artist (continued Rip Kirby), dies at age 78. 
- May 30: Paul S. Newman, American comics writer (Turok), dies at age 75.
- June 11: Jan Wesseling, Dutch illustrator and comics artist (Marion, comics for Marten Toonder studio, Cis en Soesie, Joker), dies at age 64. 
- June 15: John Glashan, Scottish painter, illustrator, playwright and comics artist (Genius), dies at age 71. 
- July 3: Wim van Wieringen, Dutch comics artist, caricaturist and photographer (Simpelman), dies at age 83. 
- July 14: Sal Trapani, American comics artist (co-creator of Nukla, worked for Marvel Comics, Gillmor Comics, Charlton Comics, Dell Comics, Gold Key Comics, American Comics Group), dies at age 72. 
- August 8: Yolanda Vargas Dulché, Mexican comics writer (Memín Pinguín), died at age 73.
- August 10: Henri Gillain, Belgian comics writer (Spirou et Fantasio, Tif et Tondu), passes away at the age of 85-86.
- August 13: John Geering, British comics artist (Puss 'n' Boots, Smudge and Bananaman), dies at age 58. 
- August 19: Arthur Pinajian, Armenian-American painter, comics writer and artist (Madame Fatal, Invisible Hood), dies at age 85. 
- August 30: Raymond Poïvet, French comics artist (Les Pionniers de l'Espérance), dies at age 89. 
- September 14: Joel Beck, American underground cartoonist (Lenny of Laredo, Marching Marvin, The Profit), dies from complications from alcoholism at age 56. 
- September 29: Alfred J. Buescher, American comics artist (Illustrated Sunday School Lesson, Joe and Judy, Eski), dies at age 96. 
- October 29: Greg, Belgian comics artist and writer (Achille Talon, Bernard Prince, Comanche, Bruno Brazil), dies at age 68. 
- November 14: Jacky Pals, Belgian comics artist (Studio Vandersteen, worked on Bessy), dies at age 52 from legionnaires' disease. 
- December 1: Thornton Robyn Utz, American illustrator and comics artist (made pantomime comics for The Saturday Evening Post), passes away at age 85. 
- December 10: Al Stahl, American animator and comics artist (Flatfoot Burns, Star Detective), dies at age 83. 
- December 15: Rune Andréasson, Swedish comics artist (Bamse), dies at age 74. 
- December 16: Marcel Remacle, Belgian comics artist (Bobosse, Le Vieux Nick, Hultrasson), passes away at age 73. 
- December 23: Captain Roscoe Fawcett, American comics writer (Screen Oddities, with Bud Thompson ), passes away at age 86. 
- December 27: Wilfred Limonious, Jamaican comics artist and illustrator (Chicken, Amos), passes away at age 50. 
- December 31: Roger Lécureux, French comics writer (Les Pionniers de l' Espérance, Rahan) and chief editor of Vaillant), dies at age 74. 
Specific date unknownEdit
- Erwin Hess, American comics artist (worked for Dell Comics, celebrity comics based on Gene Autry), dies at age 86. 
- Jon St. Ables, British-Canadian comics artist (Brok Windsor), dies at age 94. 
- Bang Yeong-jin, South-Korean comics artist (Yakdongi, Yakdongiwa Yeongpali), passes away at age 59 or 60. 
Exhibitions and showsEdit
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- February 27–28: Alternative Press Expo (San Jose, California)
- March 5–7: MegaCon (Orlando, Florida)
- April 2–4: Comics 99 (Watershed Media Center and Swallow Royal, Bristol, England, U.K.) — first iteration of Comic Festival; 2,500 attendees; presentation of the National Comics Awards; guests include Phil Winslade, Steve Pugh, Steve Dillon, Scott Dunbier, Peter Hogan, Grant Morrison, Charlie Adlard, Kev Sutherland, Glenn Fabry, Metaphrog, Al Davison, Dave Gibbons, Bryan Talbot, Shelly Roeberg, Kyle Baker, John McCrea, Rich Johnston, Gary Spencer Millidge, and Jamie Delano
- April 16–18: WonderCon (Oakland Convention Center, Oakland, California)
- April 23–25: Pittsburgh Comicon (Pittsburgh Expomart, Monroeville, Pennsylvania) — 7,500 attendees; guests include Martin Nodell, Alley Baggett, Lou Ferrigno, George Steele, and Steve Lieber
- May 7–9: New York Comic and Fantasy Creators Convention (Madison Square Garden Expo Center, New York City)—300 exhibitors, including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Harris Comics, Crucial Comics, Visage Studios, and Wizard Entertainment; guests include Joe Simon and John Romita, Jr.
- May 14–16: Motor City Comic Con I (Novi Expo Center, Novi, Michigan)
- Summer: "Space CAPTION 99" (Oxford Union Society, Oxford, England) — guests include Bryan Talbot
- June 18–20: Heroes Convention (Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina)
- July 1–4: Dragon Con (Hyatt Regency Atlanta/Atlanta Merchandise Mart/Atlanta Apparel Mart, Atlanta, Georgia)—19,000 attendees
- July 9–11: Wizard World Chicago (Rosemont, Illinois)
- August 13–16, Comic-Con International (San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California)—42,000 attendees; special guests include Tom Batiuk, Chuck Cuidera, Samuel R. Delany, Paul Dini, Arnold Drake, Neil Gaiman, Sam Glanzman, Larry Gonick, Irwin Hasen, Patrick McDonnell, Mike Mignola, Mark Mothersbaugh, Jerry Robinson, Art Spiegelman, Jim Steranko, Jill Thompson, Bruce Timm, and Barry Windsor-Smith
- August 27–29: Fan Expo Canada (Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)—9,620 attendees; guests include Jeri Ryan, Kevin Smith, Kenny Baker, Warwick Davis, Lou Ferrigno, Joe Quesada, Michael Turner, Mark Waid, Leinil Francis Yu, Keu Cha, and C.B. Cebulski
- September 17–19: Small Press Expo (Holiday Inn Select, Bethesda, Maryland) — guests include Charles Burns, Eddie Campbell, Jeff Smith, Jason Lutes, and James Kochalka. Held in conjunction with SPX are the fifth annual International Comic Arts Festival (ICAF) and PACER, the Professional Association of Comics Entertainment Retailers
- October 23–24: Motor City Comic Con II (Detroit, Michigan) — guests include David W. Mack, Tim Vigil, David Quinn, Vincent Locke, Jill Thompson, Guy Davis, Mark Waid, Devin Grayson, and William Messner-Loebs
- November 12–14: National Comic Book, Comic Art, and Toy Show (New York City)
- November 27–28: Mid-Ohio Con (Adam's Mark Hotel, Columbus, Ohio)
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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
- 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
- Markstein, Donald D. "Don Markstein's Toonopedia: Rip Kirby". www.toonopedia.com.
- Dean, Michael. "Words & Pictures Museum Comes to a Virtual End," The Comics Journal #212 (May 1999), pp. 16-17.
- "The History of Lambiek - Lambiek at Lambiek.net (1999-2004)".
- "Eppo". www.lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
- "Vince Sullivan, Original DC Editor, Passes Away": DC Comics Press Release #177 (Feb. 10, 1999), postsed at Sequential Tart
- "Paid Notices: Deaths Goldwater, John L." The New York Times. February 28, 1999. Retrieved 2008-09-05.
- Denis Gifford (March 27, 1999). "Obituary: John L. Goldwater". The Independent. Retrieved 2015-10-17.
- "Giovan Battista Carpi". lambiek.net.
- "Lee Falk". lambiek.net.
- "Flip van der Schalie". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
- "Saul Steinberg". lambiek.net.
- "John Prentice". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
- "John Glashan". lambiek.net.
- "John K. Geering". lambiek.net.
- "Raymond Poïvet". lambiek.net.
- "Joel Beck". lambiek.net.
- "Alfred J. Buescher". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
- "Michel Greg". lambiek.net.
- "Rune Andréasson". lambiek.net.
- "Marcel Remacle". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
- Brownstein, Charles. "San Jose Goes APE Feb. 27 and 28," Comics Buyer's Guide (July 9, 1999), pp. 24, 26.
- Allass, Marcia. "Comics 99: Bristol 1999," Sequential Tart (May 1999).
- Contino, Jennifer. "Conventioneers," Sequential Tart (June 2000).
- Collier, Gene. "Comic Books Have Come a Long Way Since Archie," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (25 Apr 1999), p. A-1.
- Weisberg, Deborah. "Pittsburgh in Comics," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (24 Apr 1999), p. C-16.
- Andre, Mila. "Show & Sell," Daily News (May 2, 1999).
- Press release. "SPX 99: THE EXPO -- CELEBRATING COMICS CULTURE," Collector Times Online (Sept. 1999).
- Patton, Marc. "Big Apple Deems Nov. 12–14 Con a Success," Comics Buyer's Guide (Dec. 31, 1999), pp. 8–9.