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

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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.

DecemberEdit

DeathsEdit

JanuaryEdit

  • January 2: Jack Keller, American comics artist (Kid Colt) dies at age 80. [3]
  • January 8: Franz Drappier, aka Franz, Belgian comics artist (Hypérion, Lester Cockney, Thomas Noland, continued Jugurtha and Jerry Spring), dies at age 54. [4]
  • January 10: Ramón Sabatés, Spanish comics artist (Casimiro Noteví, Agente tel TBI, worked on Los Grandes Inventos de TBO), dies at age 87. [5]
  • January 28: Leoncio Rojas Cruzat, aka Leo, Chilean comics artist (Macabeo, Castañita, Hurgando el Deporte, Pasionario, Contrafuegos, Solterina), dies at age 83. [6]

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

SeptemberEdit

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

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

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, Storenvy
  2. ^ "Suske en Wiske weekblad". suskeenwiske.ophetwww.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Jack Keller". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  4. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/franz.htm
  5. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/sabates_ramon.htm
  6. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/leo-rojas-cruzat.htm
  7. ^ "Bill Woggon". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  8. ^ "David Pascal". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  9. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/karabajic_branco.htm
  10. ^ "Fernando Carcupino". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Karel Boumans". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Jerry Bittle". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  13. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/hugo_ric.htm
  14. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kent_john.htm
  15. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rice_pierce.htm
  16. ^ "Al Hartley". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Georges Pichard". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  18. ^ Oliver, Myrna (10 August 2003). "William Woolfolk, 86; Novelist Wrote for Television, Comics". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 5 October 2013.
  19. ^ "Warren Kremer". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Guido Crepax". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  21. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2015-10-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  22. ^ "John Tartaglione". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  23. ^ "Len Lawson". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  24. ^ "Kin Platt". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  25. ^ "Bob Gregory". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  26. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/saavedra_hector.htm
  27. ^ "Pete Alvarado". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  28. ^ "Don Lawrence". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  29. ^ Ohio State University Libraries: Ohio Cartoonists: A Bicentennial Celebration: Frederick Burr Opper, 2003. Archived 2007-12-06 at the Wayback Machine
  30. ^ "Homegrown artists at Comicon," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (25 April 2003), p. 30.
  31. ^ Press release. "2003 Harvey Awards Banquet Cancelled, Awards Unaffected, Comic Book Resources (Jan. 24, 2003).
  32. ^ Broussard, Meredith. "In Full Color: The 2nd Annual East Coast Black Age Of Comics Convention," Sun Reporter (26 June 2003), p. 4.
  33. ^ a b Allass, Marcia. "Lovely Bristols," Sequential Tart vol. 6, issue #6 (June 2003).
  34. ^ 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.