1999 in comics

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Notable events of 1999 in comics. See also List of years in comics.




Events and publications[edit]

January[edit]

March[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

November[edit]

  • November 1: The Dutch comics store Lambiek launches its online comics encyclopedia, nicknamed The Comiclopedia, listing illustrated biographies of all possible comics artists and writers in existence. [3]
  • Strange Adventures vol. 2, #1 - Vertigo

Specific date unknown[edit]

  • The Dutch comics magazine Sjosji Striparazzi changes into Striparazzi, but still publishes its final issue that same year. [4]

Deaths[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

  • June 15: John Glashan, Scottish painter, illustrator, playwright and comics artist (Genius), dies at age 71. [12]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • September 14: Joel Beck, American underground cartoonist (Lenny of Laredo, Marching Marvin, The Profit), dies from complications from alcoholism at age 56. [15]

October[edit]

December[edit]

Exhibitions and shows[edit]

Conventions[edit]

Awards[edit]

First issues by title[edit]

100 Bullets
Release: August by Vertigo. Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist:Eduardo Risso
E.V.E. Protomecha
Release: by Top Cow. Writers: Chris Lichtner and Aron Lusen Artist: Ale Garza
Exit
Release: by Albin Michel. Writer & Artist: Bernard Werber
The Mythology Class
Release: by Tala Comics Publishing. Writer & Artist: Arnold Arre
Strange Adventures
Release: November by Vertigo.
Vampire Girl
Release: by Shodensha. Writer & Artist: Fujiwara Kaoru

References[edit]

  1. ^ Markstein, Donald D. "Don Markstein's Toonopedia: Rip Kirby". www.toonopedia.com. 
  2. ^ Dean, Michael. "Words & Pictures Museum Comes to a Virtual End," The Comics Journal #212 (May 1999), pp. 16-17.
  3. ^ "Comiclopedia - Illustrated artist compendium - Lambiek Comiclopedia". lambiek.net. 
  4. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/aanvang/1980eppo.htm
  5. ^ "Vince Sullivan, Original DC Editor, Passes Away": DC Comics Press Release #177 (Feb. 10, 1999), postsed at Sequential Tart
  6. ^ "Paid Notices: Deaths Goldwater, John L". The New York Times. February 28, 1999. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  7. ^ Denis Gifford (March 27, 1999). "Obituary: John L. Goldwater". The Independent. Retrieved 2015-10-17. 
  8. ^ "Giovan Battista Carpi". lambiek.net. 
  9. ^ "Lee Falk". lambiek.net. 
  10. ^ "Saul Steinberg". lambiek.net. 
  11. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/prentice_j.htm
  12. ^ "John Glashan". lambiek.net. 
  13. ^ "John K. Geering". lambiek.net. 
  14. ^ "Raymond Poïvet". lambiek.net. 
  15. ^ "Joel Beck". lambiek.net. 
  16. ^ "Michel Greg". lambiek.net. 
  17. ^ "Rune Andréasson". lambiek.net. 
  18. ^ Brownstein, Charles. "San Jose Goes APE Feb. 27 and 28," Comics Buyer's Guide (July 9, 1999), pp. 24, 26.
  19. ^ Allass, Marcia. "Comics 99: Bristol 1999," Sequential Tart (May 1999).
  20. ^ Contino, Jennifer. "Conventioneers," Sequential Tart (June 2000).
  21. ^ Collier, Gene. "Comic Books Have Come a Long Way Since Archie," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (25 Apr 1999), p. A-1.
  22. ^ Weisberg, Deborah. "Pittsburgh in Comics," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (24 Apr 1999), p. C-16.
  23. ^ Andre, Mila. "Show & Sell," Daily News (May 2, 1999).
  24. ^ Press release. "SPX 99: THE EXPO -- CELEBRATING COMICS CULTURE," Collector Times Online (Sept. 1999).
  25. ^ Patton, Marc. "Big Apple Deems Nov. 12–14 Con a Success," Comics Buyer's Guide (Dec. 31, 1999), pp. 8–9.