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Notable events of 2004 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



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EventsEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

  • May 19: At the instigation of Kees Kousemaker, owner of the Amsterdam comics store Lambiek, the first buildings of the Stripheldenbuurt in the Dutch city Almere are inaugurated. This is a district where all street names are named after famous comics characters and cartoonists. [3]

JuneEdit

  • With issue #1595, Comics Buyer's Guide changes its format from a weekly tabloid to a monthly squarebound magazine. In addition, in hopes of enhancing newsstand sales, CBG adds a price guide for contemporary comics as well as other new features intended to make the magazine more appealing to those with an avid interest in comic books as an investment.
  • June 3: Marvel Comics announces the creation of its first prose imprint Marvel Press. Three novels were scheduled for 2004: the young adult novel Mary Jane II would land on bookstore shelves in June, followed by an adult fantasy Wolverine title in October and a middle grade Spider-Man title in November.
  • June 18: CrossGen Entertainment files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy at the US Bankruptcy Court in Tampa, Florida. ("Copy of filing" (PDF). (220 KiB)
  • Daniel Clowes' The Death-Ray is prepublished in Eightball.

AugustEdit

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

DeathsEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

  • March 30: Doug Tainsh, Australian cartoonist, gag writer, screenwriter and comics artist (Speewah Jack, Cedric), dies at age 82. [11]

AprilEdit

  • April 5: Gébé, French comics artist (L'An 01), passes away from a tumor at age 74. [12]
  • April 10: Chester Commodore, American comics artist (The Sparks, continued Bungleton Green, The Ravings of Professor Doodle, So What?), passes away at age 89. [13]
  • April 11: Irv Novick, American comics artist (DC Comics) artist, passes away at age 93. [14]
  • April 14: Pepe Huinca, Chilean comics artist (Artemio), dies at age 61 in a car accident. [15]
  • April 15: Mitsuteru Yokoyama, Japanese manga artist (Tetsujin 28-go, Giant Robo, Sangokushi), passes away at age 69 in a home fire.[16] [17]

MayEdit

  • May 1: Jørgen Mogensen, Danish comics artist (Alfredo, Poeten og Lillemor, Roselil og hendes mor), passes away at age 82. [18]
  • May 10: Henry Kiefer, American comics artist and illustrator (various realistically drawn comics, among them for Classics Illustrated), passes away at age 67. [19]
  • May 12: Syd Hoff, American cartoonist and comics artist (Tuffy, Laugh It Off), dies at age 91. [20]
  • May 15:

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

  • August 2: François Craenhals, Belgian comics artist (Pom et Teddy, Primus et Musette, Les 4 As, Le Chevalier Ardent), passes away at age 77. [27]
  • August 26: Enzo Baldoni, Italian journalist and translator of Doonesbury in the Italian magazine Linus, is kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in Iraq at age 55. [4]
  • August 30: Bart Huges, Dutch activist and comics writer (Arnold Slak & de Slow Sisters op weg, Licht uit de put, Een wetenschappelijke sekte...? en Gnōthi seauton/Ken uzelf: erken uw oude engrammen [28]), passes away at age 70.

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

  • December 3: Hans Nordenström, aka Brul, Swedish cartoonist, illustrator and comics artist, dies at age 77. [30]
  • December 22: Loek van Delden, Dutch comics artist (Smidje Verholen, Brigadier Piet), passes away at age 86. [31]
  • December 22: Ben van Voorn, Dutch comics artist and animator (worked for Marten Toonder), dies at age 67. [32]
  • December 26: Pierre Dupuis, French comics artist (Les Grands Capitaines, La Seconde Guerre Mondiale, worked on L'oncle Paul series, continued Mam'zelle Minouche), dies at age 75. [33]

Specific date unknownEdit

  • Joe Buresch, American comics artist (Dinah Mite), dies at age 87 or 88. [34]
  • Lucien Meys, Belgian comics artist (Le Beau Pays d'Onironie, Chroniques de l'Heureux Zélu) and comics writer (Signor Spaghetti, Modeste et Pompon, Mongwy), dies at age 67 or 68. [35]

ExhibitionsEdit

  • September 15–December 10: "Gillray's Legacy," curated by Lucy Shelton Caswell (8th Festival of Cartoon Art, Philip Sills Gallery, William Oxley Thompson Library, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio)[36]

ConventionsEdit

First issues by titleEdit

DC ComicsEdit

JSA Strange Adventures
Release: October.

Marvel ComicsEdit

Guardians
Release: July 14. Writer: Marc Sumerak. Artist: Casey Jones.
Loki
Release: July 7. Writer: Robert Rodi. Artist: Esad Ribić.
Man-Thing
Release: July 21. Writer: Hans Rodionoff. Artist: Kyle Hotz.
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Avengers 2004
Release: July 7. Cover by: Salvador Larroca.
Starjammers
Release: July 7.Writer: Kevin J. Anderson. Artist: Francisco Ruiz Velasco.
Witches
Release: June. Writer: Brian Walsh. Artist: Will Conrad.

Other publishersEdit

Capitão Brasil
Osiedle Swoboda
Release: June by Niezależna Prasa. Writer & Artist: Michał Śledziński

Initial appearances by character nameEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Hoffman, Eric; Grace, Dominick (18 March 2013). "Dave Sim: Conversations". Univ. Press of Mississippi. Retrieved 7 April 2018 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Mertes, Micah (October 14, 2008). "Rest up now to take part in 24 Hour Comics Day Saturday". Lincoln Journal Star. Lincoln, Nebraska. Archived from the original on July 10, 2015. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  3. ^ "The History of Lambiek (2003-2005)".
  4. ^ a b "Profile: Enzo Baldoni". BBC News. 2004-08-27. Retrieved 2012-09-06.
  5. ^ "Eddy Ryssack". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  6. ^ "George Woodbridge". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Giorgio Cambiotti". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Fiep Westendorp". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Norman Thelwell". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  10. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lelong_j-m.htm
  11. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/tainsh_doug.htm
  12. ^ "Gébé". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  13. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/commodore_chester.htm
  14. ^ "Irv Novick". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  15. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/h/huinca_pepe.htm
  16. ^ "Mitsuteru Yokoyama dies". Anime News Network. 2004-04-15. Retrieved 2012-12-10.
  17. ^ "Mitsuteru Yokoyama". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  18. ^ "Jørgen Mogensen". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  19. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kiefer_hc.htm
  20. ^ "Sydney Hoff". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  21. ^ "Jack Bradbury". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  22. ^ "Gill Fox". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  23. ^ "Karel Biddeloo". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  24. ^ "Todor Dinov". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  25. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rammelt_heinz.htm
  26. ^ "John Cullen Murphy". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  27. ^ "François Craenhals". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  28. ^ "Eveline van Dijk". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  29. ^ "Harry Lampert". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  30. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/brul.htm
  31. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/delden_van.htm
  32. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/vanvoorn.htm
  33. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/dupuis_p.htm
  34. ^ "Joe Buresch". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  35. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/meys_lucien.htm
  36. ^ McCreery, Cindy. "A Genius on the Edge: James Gillray and Caricature in Late Georgian Britain" (Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library, 2004).
  37. ^ a b c Press release. "Wizard Announces Successful Debut for Wizard World Los Angeles," Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. website (2004). Accessed Jan. 30, 2016.
  38. ^ O'Driscoll, Bill. "Angel With A Dirty Face," Pittsburgh City Paper (28 April 2004), p. 32.
  39. ^ "Comicon Coming," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (8 April 2004), p. D-3.
  40. ^ Breithaupt, Christy L. "Pow! Comic Con drops into Novi," Detroit News (May 14, 2004), p. E1.