1995 in comics

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Notable events of 1995 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



Events and publication[edit]

Year overall[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

  • Doom Patrol vol. 2 is canceled by DC Comics with issue #87.

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 1: Nans van Leeuwen, Dutch illustrator, novelist and comics artist (Piggelmee), passes away at age 94.[2]
  • January 12: George Price, American cartoonist (The New Yorker), dies at the age of 93.[3][4]
  • January 16: Nin, Spanish comics artist (Trompy, El Habitante del Viejo Castillo de Mockery, Don Espino el Buen Vecino, El Monin y sus Gangsters), dies at age 62. [5]
  • January 24: Frank Emery, American mural artist, jazz musician, photographer, animator, illustrator, and comics artist (4), dies at age 37. [6]

February[edit]

  • February 4: Odette Fumet, Canadian illustrator, novelist and comics artist (newspaper comic strip adaptations of swashbuckler novels), dies at age 94. [7]
  • February 13: Bill Perry, American comics artist (Ned Handy, assisted on Harold Teen, continued Gasoline Alley), passes away at age 89. [8]
  • February 19: Paul Jamin, aka Jam, Alfred Gérard and/or Alidor, Belgian comics artist and cartoonist (Le Vol du Bourdon), dies at age 83.[9]
  • February 23: Don Heck, American comics artist (co-creator of Iron Man, continued Avengers), dies at age 66.[10]

March[edit]

  • March 22: Hein Auke Kray, Dutch comics artist (Baas Blaas, de Tielse Kruidenier), dies at age 93. [11]
  • March 29: Mort Meskin, American comics artist (DC Comics) dies at age 78.[12]
  • March 29: Willy Schermelé, Dutch illustrator and comics artist (Winkie, Bartje en Zwartje, Kater Kwik, Jaap en zijn Aap, Kees en Kikkie, Met z'n Drieën), dies at age 90. [13]

April[edit]

  • April 19: Reg Wootton, British comics artist (Sporting Sam), passed away at age 86.[14]
  • April 29: Ingrid Wallerström, Swedish novelist, illustrator and comics artist (Taggstraden, Nisse har fått en Trumma), dies at age 102.[15]

May[edit]

June[edit]

  • June 5: Raye Horne, American underground comix artist (Gay Hearthrobs, White Whore Funnies), dies at the age of 50.[18]

July[edit]

  • July 16: Harry Buckinx, Dutch comics artist (Titul, Titula, De Familie Aepebroeck), passes away from cancer at the age of 51.[19]
  • July 20: George Caragonne, American comics writer and editor (Marvel Comics, Penthouse Comix), commits suicide at c. age 30.
  • July 22: Rick Yager, American comics artist (continued Buck Rogers), dies at age 85.[20]
  • July 25: Balthasar Lippisch, German comics artist (Pip & Zip), dies at age 74 or 75.[21]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • September 7: Russell Johnson, American comics artist (Mister Oswald), passes away at age 97.[25]
  • September 9: Toon Rammelt, Dutch comics artist, illustrator and radio executive (De Vliegvarobiel van Professor Knap, Sikkie en Dikkie en de Reis naar Luilekkerland, Hummel, Lummel en hun avonturen met de houten doos, De Stakelijers, Eduard), dies at age 84. [26]
  • September 9: Pim van Boxsel, Dutch illustrator and comics artist (Cartouche, De Wonderlijke Avonturen van Philomene), dies at age 71 from heart failure.[27]
  • September 30: Nestor Redondo, Filipino comics artist (DC Comics, Marvel Comics), dies at age 67.[28]

October[edit]

November[edit]

  • November 2: Ollie Harrington, American comics artist (Dark Laughter), dies at age 83 in Berlin, Germany.

December[edit]

Specific date unknown[edit]

  • Benigani, Spanish comics artist, dies at age 92 or 93.[33]
  • Alex Cubie, Scottish comics artist and animator (continued Rupert Bear), dies at age 83 or 84.[34]
  • José De Lemos, Portuguese comics artist, dies at age 85.[35]
  • Óskar, aka Oskar Pinto Lobo, Portuguese comics artist (Tom Migas e o seu cavalo Cara Linda, comics about Laurel & Hardy), dies at age 81 or 82.[36]

Exhibitions[edit]

  • August 1–October 27: "See You in the Funny Papers: American Life as Reflected in the Newspaper Comic Strip," curated by Lucy Shelton Caswell in conjunction with the Festival of Cartoon Art (Ohio State University Cartoon, Graphic, and Photographic Arts Research Library, Columbus, Ohio)
  • December 7, 1995 – February 11, 1996: "Classic Comics — A Selection of Stories from EC Comics," featuring the work of, among others, John Severin (Words & Pictures Museum, Northampton, Massachusetts)

Conventions[edit]

First issues by title[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

  • Power of Shazam
  • Sovereign Seven

Delcourt[edit]

Malibu Ultraverse[edit]

  • Godwheel

Marvel Comics[edit]

  • Amazing X-Men
  • Astonishing X-Men
  • Avengers: The Crossing
  • Gambit and the X-Ternals
  • Generation Next
  • Prime
  • Skrull Kill Crew
  • Weapon X
  • X-Calibre
  • X-Men: Omega

Vertigo Comics[edit]

  • Preacher

Independent[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.buzzfile.com/business/Acme-Comics-and-Collectibles-Inc-712-258-6171
  2. ^ "Nans van Leeuwen". lambiek.net.
  3. ^ Collins, Glenn (21 December 1995). "George Price, 93, Cartoonist of Oddities, Dies" – via NYTimes.com.
  4. ^ "George Price". lambiek.net.
  5. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/n/nin.htm
  6. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/e/emery_frank.htm
  7. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/vincent_ro.htm
  8. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/perry_bill.htm
  9. ^ "Paul Jamin". lambiek.net.
  10. ^ "Don Heck". lambiek.net.
  11. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kray_hein.htm
  12. ^ "Morton Meskin". lambiek.net.
  13. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/schermele_willy.htm
  14. ^ "Reg Wootton". lambiek.net.
  15. ^ "Ingrid Wallerström". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Ye Qianyu". lambiek.net.
  17. ^ "Friz Freleng". lambiek.net.
  18. ^ "Raye Horne". lambiek.net.
  19. ^ "Harry Buckinx". lambiek.net.
  20. ^ "Rick Yager". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  21. ^ "Balthasar Lippisch". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  22. ^ "Daniel Chauvin". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  23. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/gloesner_noel.htm
  24. ^ "Hugo Pratt". lambiek.net.
  25. ^ "Russ Johnson". lambiek.net.
  26. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rammelt_toon.htm
  27. ^ "Pim van Boxsel". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  28. ^ "Nestor Redondo". lambiek.net.
  29. ^ "Jesús Blasco". lambiek.net.
  30. ^ "Manuel Vázquez". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  31. ^ "L.B. Cole". lambiek.net.
  32. ^ "Willy Smit". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  33. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/benigani.htm
  34. ^ "Alex Cubie". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  35. ^ "José De Lemos". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  36. ^ "Oskar". lambiek.net. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  37. ^ Schoellkopf, Andrea. "Convention Indulges Comic Book Addicts," Albuquerque Journal (16 Jan 1995), p. A1.
  38. ^ Doten, Patti. "Comics convention a real draw," Boston Globe (21 Jan 1995), p. 23.
  39. ^ Thompson, Mark and Jacques Dutrey. "Newswatch: International News: Angouleme and All That: French Comics Overview," The Comics Journal #176 (Apr. 1995), pp. 36-37.
  40. ^ Szadkowski, Joseph. "A `Wow!' and a ho-hum from Fleer," Washington Times (18 Feb 1995), p. E.2.
  41. ^ Maurstad, Tom. "Dreamland - Think it's all in your mind? - Maybe not at the Fantasy Fair," Dallas Morning News (Apr. 17, 1995).
  42. ^ Evry, Ron. "Small Press Brings In Small Donation for CBLDF : Small Press Expo Highlights Independent Creators," The Comics Journal #179 (Aug. 1995), pp. 20-21.
  43. ^ Reuter, Lisa. "Three Events Perfect for Holiday Getaway," Columbus Dispatch (June 25, 1995), p. 03.G.
  44. ^ Fowler, Jimmy. "Events for the week," Dallas Observer (Aug. 10, 1995).
  45. ^ Dean, Michael. "Newswatch: 2002 Harvey Awards: Motivations and Mathematics," The Comics Journal #244 (June 2002), pp. 16–21.
  46. ^ "Festival Draws Cartoon Creators," Columbus Dispatch (Aug. 20, 1995).
  47. ^ "Inside Plano," The Dallas Morning News (Nov. 25, 1995).
  48. ^ "Comics VIPs due in Columbus," Cleveland Plain Dealer (Nov. 19, 1995).