Notable events of 2000 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

EventsEdit

Year overallEdit

JanuaryEdit

  • January 4: The British comics magazine Buster ends its run after 40 years.

FebruaryEdit

  • February 13: After nearly half a century of publication the final episode of Charles M. Schulz's long-running and best-selling newspaper comic Peanuts is published. Schulz had announced his retirement a month earlier. The episode happens to coincide with Schulz' death, a day before the final episode is published. Both events make headlines all over the world.[1]
  • The final episode of Daniel Clowes' David Boring is prepublished in Eightball.

MarchEdit

MayEdit

AugustEdit

  • August 25: The death of Donald Duck comics artist Carl Barks makes headlines on a global scale, but predominantly in Europe and Latin-America where his comics are far more beloved than in his home country.[4]

SeptemberEdit

Publications by release dateEdit

Year overallEdit

February

OctoberEdit


DeathsEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

  • March 3: Nicole Van Goethem, Belgian cartoonist, animator and film director (A Greek Tragedy), dies at the age of 58.
  • March 10: John Henry Rouson, American painter, cartoonist and comics artist (Little Sport, Boy and Girl, Ladies Day), dies at age 91.[15]
  • March 20: Johan Anthierens, Belgian journalist, columnist, critic, writer, publisher and comics writer (De Geheime Avonturen van Kapitein Matthias with Eddy Ryssack), passes away from cancer at age 62.

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

  • July 14:
    • Bowen, Swedish comics artist (Hörnlands Hylla, continued Tusen Och en Natt), passes away at age 71.[25]
    • Pepo, Chilean comics artist (Condorito), passes away at age 88.[26]
    • Ies Spreekmeester, Dutch comics artist (Pepspotter, Bokwert), dies at age 86.[27]
  • July 17: Philippe Vandooren, Belgian novelist, journalist and publisher (chief editor of Spirou 1982-1987), passes away at age 65.[28]
  • July 28: Chic Stone, American comics artist and inker (inker for Jack Kirby, Archie Comics,...) dies at age 77.[29]
  • July 31: Lars Jansson, Finnish comics writer and artist (The Moomins, Sophia), dies at age 73.[30]

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

  • September 5: Palle Nielsen, Danish illustrator, graphic and comics artist (Orfeus og Eurydike), dies at age 80.
  • September 9: Takashi Fukutani, Japanese manga artist (Dokudami Tenement, aka The Tokyo Drifter), dies at the age of 48, from a pulmonary edema.[32]
  • September 13: Rolf Kauka, German comics artist and animated film director (Fix and Foxi), passes away at the age of 83.[33]
  • September 29: Wim Bijmoer, Dutch comics artist and illustrator (Oessoef Bontebuis), dies at age 86.[34]

OctoberEdit

  • October 16: Ed Nofziger, American animator and comics artist (Mildred th' Zoo-Keeper's Daughter, Buenos Dias, Animalogic, Chloe, Sir Lim'rick) and writer (Hanna-Barbera comics, Disney comics), dies at age 87.[35]
  • October 28: Irving Phillips, American comics artist, playwright, TV scriptwriter, novelist, illustrator and educator (The Strange World of Mr. Mum), passes away at age 95.[36]

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

  • December 21: Jan Sanders, Dutch cartoonist and illustrator, passes away at age 81.[40]
  • December 27: Radovan Devlić, Croatian comics artist (Macchu Picchu, Strossmayer), dies at age 49 or 50.[41]


ConventionsEdit

First issues by titleEdit

DC ComicsEdit

Adventures in the Rifle Brigade
Release: October by Vertigo. Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Carlos Ezquerra.

Marvel ComicsEdit

Midnight Nation
Release: October by Marvel Comics. Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Gary Frank.

Independent titlesEdit

Requiem Chevalier Vampire
Release: November by Nickel Editions. Writer: Pat Mills Artist: Olivier Ledroit.


Initial appearances by character nameEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Boxer, Sarah (14 February 2000). "Charles M. Schulz, 'Peanuts' Creator, Dies at 77". Retrieved 7 April 2018 – via NYTimes.com.
  2. ^ "Mort Walker". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Bringing Up Father and the Rest of the Comic Page - The Comics Journal". www.tcj.com. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Carl Barks". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  5. ^ Duke, Sara (31 January 2014). "Biographical Sketches of Cartoonists & Illustrators in the Swann Collection of the Library of Congress". Lulu.com. Retrieved 7 April 2018 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/day_chon.htm
  7. ^ "Goseki Kojima". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Don Martin". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Pat Boyette". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Gil Kane". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  11. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/holroyd_bill.htm
  12. ^ "Charles M. Schulz". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Will". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  14. ^ "George Roussos". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  15. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rouson_john-henry.htm
  16. ^ "Alfredo P. Alcala". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Edward Gorey". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  18. ^ "Shigeru Sugiura". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Dick Sprang". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Fred Schwab". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  21. ^ "Denis Gifford". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  22. ^ "Jeff MacNelly". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  23. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/verschoor_frans.htm
  24. ^ "Tove Jansson". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  25. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bowen.htm
  26. ^ "Pepo". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  27. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/spreekmeester_ies.htm
  28. ^ https://hermannhuppen.be/philippe-vandooren/
  29. ^ "Chic Stone". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  30. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/j/jansson_lars.htm
  31. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/schmitz_glenn.htm
  32. ^ "Takashi Fukutani". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  33. ^ "Rolf Kauka". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  34. ^ "Wim Bijmoer". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  35. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/n/nofziger_ed.htm
  36. ^ "Irving Phillips". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  37. ^ "Dupa". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  38. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kotenochkin.htm
  39. ^ "Ray Burns". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  40. ^ "Jan Sanders". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  41. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/devlic_radovan.htm
  42. ^ Zabel, Joe. "SPACE Show — Columbus does Indies," Amazing Montage Magazine (May 2000).
  43. ^ Jellinek, Anna. "Comics 2000: Lovely Bristols," Sequential Tart (May 2000).
  44. ^ Contino, Jennifer. "Conventioneers," Sequential Tart (June 2000).
  45. ^ Bell, Bill. "Holy Comic Convention! It's Batgirl!" New York Daily News (23 June 2000), p. 50.
  46. ^ Kerins, Annabelle. "This Weekend," Newsday (23 June 2000), p. B02.
  47. ^ Nelson, Beth. "Sports and comic books in Wildwood; doo-wop in Smithville," Courier Post (25 Aug 2000): T.15.
  48. ^ Pessoa, Carlos. "Os super-heróis sobrevoam Festival de BD da Amadora," Ipsilon (October 20, 2000).
  49. ^ "Convention Listings - November 2000". Locus.
  50. ^ Grisaffi, Joe (2000-12-02). "UncommonCon Convention in Irving TX". Archived from the original on 2008-03-28. Retrieved 2014-02-22.
  51. ^ Talbot, Bryan (2007). The Naked Artist: Comic Book Legends. Calumet, Illinois: Moonstone. p. 69. ISBN 1-933076-25-9.