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



Contents

EventsEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

JuneEdit

AugustEdit

  • August 22: The first episode of Bunny is posted.

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. [7]

AprilEdit

MayEdit

  • May 1: Jørgen Mogensen, Danish comics artist (Alfredo, Poeten og Lillemor, Roselil og hendes mor), passes away at age 82. [13]
  • May 10: Henry Kiefer, American comics artist and illustrator (various realistically drawn comics, among them for Classics Illustrated), passes away at age 67. [14]
  • May 12: Syd Hoff, American cartoonist and comics artist (Tuffy, Laugh It Off), dies at age 91. [15]
  • 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. [22]
  • 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 [23]), passes away at age 70.

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

  • December 3: Hans Nordenström, aka Brul, Swedish cartoonist, illustrator and comics artist, dies at age 77. [25]
  • December 22: Loek van Delden, Dutch comics artist (Smidje Verholen, Brigadier Piet), passes away at age 86. [26]
  • December 22: Ben van Voorn, Dutch comics artist and animator (worked for Marten Toonder), dies at age 67. [27]
  • 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. [28]

Specific date unknownEdit

  • Joe Buresch, American comics artist (Dinah Mite), dies at age 87 or 88. [29]
  • 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. [30]

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)[31]

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. ^ "Eddy Ryssack". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  3. ^ "George Woodbridge". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  4. ^ "Giorgio Cambiotti". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  5. ^ "Fiep Westendorp". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  6. ^ "Norman Thelwell". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  7. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/tainsh_doug.htm
  8. ^ "Gébé". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  9. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/commodore_chester.htm
  10. ^ "Irv Novick". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  11. ^ "Mitsuteru Yokoyama dies". Anime News Network. 2004-04-15. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  12. ^ "Mitsuteru Yokoyama". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  13. ^ "Jørgen Mogensen". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  14. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kiefer_hc.htm
  15. ^ "Sydney Hoff". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  16. ^ "Jack Bradbury". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  17. ^ "Gill Fox". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  18. ^ "Karel Biddeloo". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  19. ^ "Todor Dinov". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  20. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rammelt_heinz.htm
  21. ^ "John Cullen Murphy". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  22. ^ "François Craenhals". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  23. ^ "Eveline van Dijk". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  24. ^ "Harry Lampert". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  25. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/brul.htm
  26. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/delden_van.htm
  27. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/vanvoorn.htm
  28. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/dupuis_p.htm
  29. ^ "Joe Buresch". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  30. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/meys_lucien.htm
  31. ^ McCreery, Cindy. "A Genius on the Edge: James Gillray and Caricature in Late Georgian Britain" (Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library, 2004).
  32. ^ a b c Press release. "Wizard Announces Successful Debut for Wizard World Los Angeles," Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. website (2004). Accessed Jan. 30, 2016.
  33. ^ O'Driscoll, Bill. "Angel With A Dirty Face," Pittsburgh City Paper (28 April 2004), p. 32.
  34. ^ "Comicon Coming," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (8 April 2004), p. D-3.
  35. ^ Breithaupt, Christy L. "Pow! Comic Con drops into Novi," Detroit News (May 14, 2004), p. E1.