2021 in comics

Notable events of 2021 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

This is a list of comics-related events in 2021. It includes any relevant comics-related events, deaths of notable comics-related people, conventions and first issues by title.

EventsEdit

JanuaryEdit

  • January 15: A rejected Tintin cover for the album The Blue Lotus is auctioned and sold for the record prize of 3.2 million euros (2.8. million British pounds).[1]

FebruaryEdit

  • February 18: The Tintin shop in Lissabon, Portugal, is forced to close its doors forever, because of the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown measures.[2]

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

  • April 6: A rare copy of Action Comics 1 (the first Superman comic) is auctioned for a record sale of $3.25 million at ComicConnect.com.[12]
  • April 29: After 40 years, Steve Bell's long-running political comic strip If... comes to an end.[13]

JuneEdit

AugustEdit

  • August 12: DC Comics announces that Robin will be outed as bisexual in an upcoming comic book story of Batman: Urban Legends, which features alternative storylines about Batman.[22][23][24]

SeptemberEdit

  • September 9:
    • A copy of the first issue of Spider-Man is sold for the record-breaking prize of 3.6 million dollars.[25]
    • A scandal breaks out in Ontario, Canada, when it is revealed that in 2019 30 schools have burned or removed 5,000 children's books, novels, encyclopedias and comics, for depicting "prejudice against indigenous peoples." [26]
  • September 17:

OctoberEdit

DeathsEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

  • March 2: Claude Lacroix, aka Tartemption, Alias, French comics artist and illustrator (Farfelune, Yann Le Migrateur, Fariboles Sidérales, Cyann), dies at age 76.[49]
  • March 7: Frank Thorne, American comics artist (Red Sonja, Dr. Guy Bennett/ Dr. Duncan, Moonshine McJugs), dies at age 90.[50]
  • March 18: Picanyol, Spanish comics artist (Ot el bruixot, L'Illa Perduda), dies at age 73.[51][52][53]
  • March 19: Gary Leib, American cartoonist, musician and animator (Idiotland) dies at age 65–66.[54]
  • March 30: Gonzalo Mayo, Peruvian comics artist (worked for Eerie and Vampirella), dies at age 81.[55]

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

  • June 5: André Beckers, Belgian comic artist (La Patrouille des Aigles, Lieutenant Tompson, assisted on Buck Danny), dies at age 93.[71]
  • June 13: Nikita Mandryka, French comics artist (Le Concombre Masqué, Les Clopinettes) and publisher (co-founder of L'Écho des Savanes), dies at age 80.[72][73]
  • June 14: Tuono Pettinato, Italian comics writer and illustrator (Garibaldi. Resoconto veritiero delle sue valorose imprese, a uso delle giovini menti), dies at age 44.[74][75]
  • June 18: Asher Dikstein, Israeli comic artist (The Spaceship of Time, Mysteries of the Lost Continent), dies at age 77 or 78.[76]
  • June 23: Walli, Belgian children's book illustrator and comic artist (Kommerkat, Cosmic Connection, Gil Sinclair, continued Modeste et Pompon and Chlorophylle), dies at age 69.[77]

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

  • September 3: Henriette Valium, Canadian painter and comics artist, dies at age 62.[89]
  • September 21: Nico Visscher, Dutch cartoonist and comics artist (De Wolken, Korrel), dies at age 88.[90]
  • September 24:
  • September 27: hugOKÉ, Belgian cartoonist and comics artist (Belgman, Eddy Sterk Wint... De Spelen, Reynaert de Vos), dies at age 82.[94]

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

  • November 2: André Osi, Belgian comic artist (Horizon Blanc, Napoléon), dies at age 62.[97]

DecemberEdit

Exhibitions and showsEdit

ConventionsEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

ReferencesEdit

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