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EventsEdit

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

  • May 4: The first Free Comic Book Day is established. .[2][3]
  • The British satirical cartoon magazine Punch, which had ended in 1992 but briefly revived since 1996, is once again disestablished. [4]

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

DeathsEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

  • March 15: Rand Holmes, Canadian underground cartoonist (The Adventures of Harold Hedd), dies at age 60.[11] [12]
  • March 18: Marcel Denis, Belgian comics writer (Hultrasson) and artist (continued Tif et Tondu), passes away at age 79. [13]
  • March 28: Nicola Del Principe, Italian comics artist (comics for Renato Bianconi, Angelica, Il Camionista, Tom & Jerry comics), dies at age 74. [14]

AprilEdit

  • April 22: Denis McLoughlin, British comics artist (adventure comics for DC Thomson), dies at age 84. [15]
  • April 23: Alfredo Pons, Spanish comics writer (Los Amores de Juan Eclipse) and artist, dies at age 44. [16]

MayEdit

JuneEdit

  • June 7: Waldyr Igayara de Souza, Brazilian comics artist (Disney comics), dies at age 68. [20]
  • June 13: Vincent Fago, American animator and comics artist (Terrytoons comics, continued Peter Rabbit), dies at age 83. [21]

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

  • August 5: Grass Green, American comics artist (Xal-Kor the Human Cat, Wildman and Rubberroy), dies at age 63 from lung cancer. [25]
  • August 13: Flavio Colin, Brazilian comics artist (Sepé, Vizunga, Mulher-Diaba no rastro de Lampião, O Boi das Aspas de Ouro and Estórias Gerais), dies at age 72. [26]

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

  • December 18: Mic Delinx, Belgian comics artist (La Jungle en Folie), passes away. [31]
  • December 27: Renzo Restani, Italian comics artist (Dave Devil, Baby Bang, Moses, Yal Brunn), dies at age 74. [32]

Specific date unknownEdit

  • Fieke Asscher, Dutch illustrator, graphic artist and comics artist (De Rare Belevenissen van Professor Stap-door-den-Tijd), dies at age 76. [33]

Exhibitions and showsEdit

ConventionsEdit

First issues by titleEdit

Cavalcade of Boys
Release: by Poison Press. Writer and Artist: Tim Fish
Festering Season
Release: September by Stickman Graphics. Writer: Kevin Tinsley Artist: Tim Smith 3
Global Frequency
Release: October by Wildstorm. Writer: Warren Ellis Artists: various. Cover by: Brian Wood.
Hawaiian Dick
Release: December by Image Comics. Writer: B. Clay Moore Artist: Steven Griffin.
Point Blank
Release: August by Wildstorm. Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Colin Wilson.
The Pro
Release: July by Image Comics. Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti.
Strange Killings
Release: February by Avatar Press. Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Mike Wolfer.
Ultimate War
Release: December 8 by Marvel Comics. Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Chris Bachalo.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Kelley, Peter (April 29, 2010), "Jose Alaniz pens history of Russian comics — ‘from the icon to the internet’," University of Washington. Retrieved March 1, 2017
  2. ^ Brassington, Mark (May 2, 2013). "Interview with the Founder of Free Comic Book Day - Joe Field". Geeks Unleashed.me.
  3. ^ "Tidbits about Free Comic Book Day". Inquirer Lifestyle. May 4, 2013.
  4. ^ "Punch - British periodical". Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Stripheld Nero verlaat Vlaanderen". Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  6. ^ "John Buscema". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  7. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/j/joubert_pierre.htm
  8. ^ "Kurt Schaffenberger". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Susumu Nemoto". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Chuck Jones". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  11. ^ Mietkiewicz, Henry. "Rand Holmes (1942-2002)". The Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards. Retrieved 2007-07-13.
  12. ^ "Rand Holmes". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Marcel Denis". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Nicola Del Principe". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Denis McLoughlin". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  16. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/pons_alfredo.htm
  17. ^ "Tom Sutton". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  18. ^ "Ionaldo Cavalcanti". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Dave Berg". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Waldyr Igayara de Souza". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  21. ^ "Vincent Fago". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  22. ^ "Jorgé Zaffino". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  23. ^ "Djordje Lobacev". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  24. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/pamela_lucia.htm
  25. ^ "Grass Green". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  26. ^ "Flavio Colin". lambiek.net. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  27. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/dworkins_len.htm
  28. ^ "Fred Guardineer". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  29. ^ "Robert Nixon". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  30. ^ M.Archive. "Charles Dupuis, l'épopée d'un précurseur de la bande dessinée - ActuaBD". www.actuabd.com. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  31. ^ "Mic Delinx". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  32. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/restani_renzo.htm
  33. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/asscher_fieke.htm
  34. ^ Szadkowski, Joseph. "The keen and obscene at Florida's MegaCon," Washington Times (9 March 2002), p. B02.
  35. ^ Reynolds, Eric. "Spanish Comics Convention Scandalized by Live Sex Performance," The Comics Journal #243 (May 2002), pp. 15-17.
  36. ^ Lolley, Sarah. "Comicon Characters Old Legends and Edgy Newcomers Combine Forces at Comic Book Convention," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (26 April 2002), p. 22.
  37. ^ "Does anyone have Earth Day off on Monday? Probably not. But think about it...," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (21 April 2002), p. F-2.
  38. ^ Atchison, Lee. "Wizard World East," Sequential Tart (June 2002).
  39. ^ Litch, Paul. "Motor City Con 2002," CGC Vol. 1, issue #2. (June 2002).
  40. ^ "This Weekend's Top 10," Detroit News (May 18, 2002).
  41. ^ Jellinek, Anna. "Comics 2002 - Bristol," Sequential Tart vol. V, issue #8 (August 2002).
  42. ^ Kerins, Annabelle. "This Weekend," Newsday (28 June 2002), p. B02.
  43. ^ Carol Gnojewski and Michael Dean. "2002: A Comic Odyssey," The Comics Journal #249 (Dec. 2002), p. 24.
  44. ^ Blumenfeld, Bruno. "Sunday In New York," Daily News (Nov. 10, 2002).