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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

  • April 3: Kay Wright, American animator, TV producer and comics artist (Disney comics, Hanna-Barbera comics), passes away at age 79. [12]
  • 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. [13]
  • 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. [14]
  • April 26: Raymond Reding, Belgian comics artist (Jari, Vincent Larcher), passes away at age 79. [15]

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.