2003 in comics

Notable events of 2003 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

EventsEdit

Year overallEdit

  • The AOL name was finally dropped from Time Warner, reverted to the Time Warner name.

AprilEdit

JuneEdit

  • Wolverine vol. 2 is canceled by Marvel with issue #189.
  • June 10 - Manhwa Dragon Hunter begins publication[1]

JulyEdit

  • July 18: The first issue of the Croatian comics magazine Q strip is published. It will last until 2013.

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

DecemberEdit

DeathsEdit

JanuaryEdit

  • January 1: Warren Whipple, American comics artist (continued There Oughta Be a Law!), dies at age 92. [8]
  • January 2: Jack Keller, American comics artist (Kid Colt) dies at age 80.[9]
  • January 8: Franz Drappier, aka Franz, Belgian comics artist (Hypérion, Lester Cockney, Thomas Noland, continued Jugurtha and Jerry Spring), dies at age 54.[10]
  • January 10: Ramón Sabatés, Spanish comics artist (Casimiro Noteví, Agente tel TBI, worked on Los Grandes Inventos de TBO), dies at age 87.[11]
  • January 14: Rémy Bordelet, French comics artist (continued Big Bill le Casseur), dies at age 71. [12]
  • January 20: Mose, French comics artist (Zano, Roméo), dies at age 85. [13]
  • January 28: Leoncio Rojas Cruzat, aka Leo, Chilean comics artist (Macabeo, Castañita, Hurgando el Deporte, Pasionario, Contrafuegos, Solterina), dies at age 83.[14]
  • January 30: Guido Zamperoni, aka Guy Zam, Italian comics artist, dies at age 90. [15]

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

  • August 9: Bert Wunderink, Dutch comics artist (Bram en Sijm en de Bende van Zwarte Dolf), dies at age 80.[34]
  • August 31: Dave Gerard, American comics artist (Citizen Smith, Will-Yum), dies at age 94. [35]

SeptemberEdit

  • September 25: Herb Gardner, American playwright, screenwriter and comics artist (The Nebbishes), passes away at age 68 from lung disease.

OctoberEdit

  • October 12: Pete Morisi, American comics artist (Thunderbolts), dies at age 75.[36]
  • October 14: Ned Riddle, American cartoonist and comics artist (Mr. Tweedy), dies at age 90 and 91.[37]

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

  • December 5: Bob Gregory, American comics writer/artist (Donald Duck comics, Hanna-Barbera comics) dies at age 82.[41]
  • December 20:
    • Edgar Ley, Chinese-born, Belgian comics artist (Frank, various historical comics), dies at age 85 or 86. [42]
    • Hector Saavedra, Argentine comics artist (Disney comics, Looney Tunes comics), passes away at age 49 or 50.[43]
  • December 25: Art Wetherell, British illustrator and comics artist, dies at age 42. [44]
  • December 27: Pete Alvarado, American animator and comics artist (Disney comics, Warner Bros. comics, Hanna-Barbera comics), dies at age 83.[45]
  • December 29: Don Lawrence, British comics artist, (Storm), dies at age 75.[46]
  • Specific date in December unknown: Oliver Passingham, British comics artist and animator (Leslie Shane, Jane Fortune, Rick Martin, Sally Marsh, Zoe Fair, Rick Random), dies at age 78. [47]

Specific date unknownEdit

  • Antonio Correa Expósito, Spanish comics artist, dies at age 62 or 63. [48]

ExhibitionsEdit

ConventionsEdit

First issues by titleEdit

Confidential Assassination Troop
Release: by Tong Li Comics. Writer & Artist: Fung Chin Pang
Fluffy
Release: by Jonathan Cape. Writer & Artist: Simone Lia
Opus
Release: November 23 by The Washington Post Company. Writer: Berkeley Breathed Artist: Berkeley Breathed.
xxxHolic
Release: February 24 by Kodansha. Authors: Clamp.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Anime-and-Manga | Dragon Hunter Vol. 1[permanent dead link], Storenvy
  2. ^ "Albert Uderzo commandeurdes Arts et Lettres". L'Obs. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  3. ^ "Stripdagen 2003 – De Harmonie". www.deharmonie.nl. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  4. ^ "Stripschapprijs voor Fokke & Sukke". De Standaard. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  5. ^ https://www.stripschap.nl/pages/stripschapprijzen/p.-hans-frankfurtherprijs/complete-lijst.php
  6. ^ https://www.stripschap.nl/pages/stripschapprijzen/b-en-b-schaal.php
  7. ^ "Suske en Wiske weekblad". suskeenwiske.ophetwww.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Warren Whipple". lambiek.net. Retrieved October 18, 2020.
  9. ^ "Jack Keller". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Franz". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  11. ^ "Ramón Sabatés". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  12. ^ "Rémy Bordelet". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  13. ^ "Mose". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  14. ^ "Leo". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  15. ^ "Guido Zamperoni". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  16. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/freixas_carlos.htm
  17. ^ "Pete Millar". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  18. ^ "Bill Woggon". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  19. ^ "David Pascal". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Branco Karabajic". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  21. ^ "Fernando Carcupino". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  22. ^ "Karel Boumans". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  23. ^ "Jerry Bittle". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  24. ^ "Ric Hugo". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  25. ^ "John Kent". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  26. ^ "Peter Jackson". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  27. ^ "Pierce Rice". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  28. ^ "Al Hartley". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  29. ^ "Georges Pichard". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  30. ^ "Cosper". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  31. ^ Oliver, Myrna (10 August 2003). "William Woolfolk, 86; Novelist Wrote for Television, Comics". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 5 October 2013.
  32. ^ "Warren Kremer". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  33. ^ "Guido Crepax". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  34. ^ "Bert Wunderink". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  35. ^ "Dave Gerard". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  36. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2015-10-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  37. ^ "Ned Riddle". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  38. ^ "John Tartaglione". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  39. ^ "Len Lawson". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  40. ^ "Kin Platt". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  41. ^ "Bob Gregory". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  42. ^ "Edgar Ley". lambiek.net. Retrieved 18 October 2020.
  43. ^ "Horacio Saavedra". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  44. ^ "Art Wetherell". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  45. ^ "Pete Alvarado". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  46. ^ "Don Lawrence". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  47. ^ "Oliver Passingham". lambiek.net. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  48. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/correa_exposito_antonio.htm
  49. ^ "Ohio State University Libraries: Ohio Cartoonists: A Bicentennial Celebration: Frederick Burr Opper, 2003". Archived from the original on December 6, 2007. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  50. ^ "Heroes, Heartthrobs and Horrors: Celebrating Connecticut’s Invention of the Comic Book," Connecticut Historical Society official website. Retrieved July 22, 2020.
  51. ^ "Homegrown artists at Comicon," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (25 April 2003), p. 30.
  52. ^ Press release. "2003 Harvey Awards Banquet Cancelled, Awards Unaffected, Comic Book Resources (Jan. 24, 2003).
  53. ^ Broussard, Meredith. "In Full Color: The 2nd Annual East Coast Black Age Of Comics Convention," Sun Reporter (26 June 2003), p. 4.
  54. ^ a b Allass, Marcia. "Lovely Bristols," Sequential Tart vol. 6, issue #6 (June 2003).
  55. ^ Kempeneers, Michel. "Selected Highlights of the XIVth Festival Internacional de Banda Desenhada da Amadora," International Journal of Comic Art, vol. 6, #1 (Spring 2004) pp. 365-367.