2019 in comics

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Notable events of 2019 in comics. See also List of years in comics. This is a list of comics-related events in 2019. It includes any relevant comics-related events, deaths of notable comics-related people, conventions and first issues by title.

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Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 25: Canadian-Dutch artist Maia Matches is inaugurated as the annual Stadstekenaar van Amsterdam (City Illustrator of Amsterdam).[1]

February[edit]

  • February 20: Dutch comics writer Patty Klein is knighted in the Order of the Dutch Lion. She passes away less than a month later. [2]

April[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 10: Ron Smith, British comics artist (Judge Dredd), dies at age 94.[4]
  • January 12: Batton Lash, American comics writer and artist (Wolff & Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre, aka Supernatural Law, Archie Meets The Punisher, Obama Nation), dies at age 65 from brain cancer.[5]
  • January 16: Denis Sire, French comics artist and illustrator (Menace Diabolique, Bois Willys), dies at age 65.[6]
  • January 18: Angel Del Arbol, Spanish comics artist (Sevla Rebelde, Aventuras Deportivas, Laura, Cuentos Gigante Tres Hadas, Macabro, comics based on Tom & Jerry), dies at age 82.[7]
  • January 28: Frans Buissink, Dutch painter, journalist and comics writer (Sjors en Sjimmie, Brammetje Bram), dies at age 75.[8]

February[edit]

  • February 1: Ted Stearn, American animator and comics artist (Fuzz & Pluck, The Forgotten Dream of a Melancholy Chef), dies at age 57 from AIDS.[9]
  • February 9: Tomi Ungerer, French novelist, illustrator, cartoonist and poster designer (The Three Robbers, Flat Stanley, Underground Sketchbook, The Party, Fornicon), passes away at age 87.[10]
  • February 17: Claude Renard, Belgian comics artist (Ivan Casablanca, 1914-1918, Les Anges de Mons) and teacher (founder of Atelier R), dies at age 72.[11]
  • February 18: Jacques Sandron, French comics artist (Godaille et Godasse, Raphaël et les Timbres), dies at age 76.[12]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]


First issues by title[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/machen_maia.htm
  2. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/klein.htm
  3. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/gal2.htm
  4. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/smith_ron.htm
  5. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lash_batton.htm
  6. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/sire_denis.htm
  7. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/del-arbol_angel.htm
  8. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/buissink_frans.htm
  9. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/stearn_t.htm
  10. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/u/ungerer_t.htm
  11. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/renard.htm
  12. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/s/sandron.htm
  13. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/tuis_sergio.htm
  14. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/ryan_t.htm
  15. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/klein.htm
  16. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bald-kenneth.htm
  17. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/vranken_benno.htm
  18. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/cinna_olivier.htm
  19. ^ Johnston, Rich (March 30, 2019). "Mark Alessi, Founder of CrossGen, Has Died". Bleeding Cool. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  20. ^ Pyton-skaperen Rolf Håndstad, bedre kjent som Rhesus Minus, er død, 60 år gammel (in Norwegian)
  21. ^ Comic Book Veteran and Creator of Harsh Realm and The Psycho James Hudnall Has Passed Away, by John F. Trent, at Bounding Into Comics; published April 9, 2019; retrieved April 10, 2019
  22. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/monkey-punch.htm
  23. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/mccormick_malky.htm
  24. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (April 19, 2019). "Lone Wolf & Cub Manga Creator Kazuo Koike Passes Away". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  25. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/longaron_jorge.htm?lan=dutch