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Notable events of 2011 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



This is a list of comics-related events in 2011. It includes any relevant comics-related events, deaths of notable comics-related people, conventions and first issues by title.

Events

January

February

  • February 24: Scripps Company strikes a distribution deal with Universal Uclick (now known as Andrews McMeel Syndication) for syndication of United Media's 150 comic strip and news features, which becomes effective on June 1.[1]
  • In Melbourne, Australia, Mitch Davies and Troy Varker found the comics store All Star Comics Melbourne. [2]

March

  • March 12-13: During the Stripdagen in Gorinchem Minck Oosterveer receives the Stripschapprijs. He will tragically die in a motor accident in September. The magazine Stripschrift wins the P. Hans Frankfurtherprijs. [3] Eiso Toonder, son of Marten Toonder, receives the Bulletje en Boonestaak Schaal. [4]
  • Catawiki, an online compendium of collector's catalogues, becomes available in English.

April

July

  • July 19: Stage show Batman Live premiers in Manchester Evening News Arena

August

September

  • During the month, DC Comics releases 52 brand-new titles as part of their The New 52 publishing scheme.

Deaths

January

  • January 6: Jacques van der Smissen, Dutch painter, graphic artist and comics artist (made gag comics for Aloha magazine), dies at age 68. [10]
  • January 18: Marcel Marlier, Belgian illustrator (Martine), dies at age 80.
  • January 28: Gaspare de Fiore, Italian comics artist (assistant of Sergio Rosi), dies at age 84. [11]
  • January 29: Orhan Halil Tolon, Turkish comics artist, illustrator and caricaturist (Zipzip Ali'nin Oyunlari, Eciş & Bücüş, Lük-Lük, Çetin Kaptan, Tektel Amca), dies at age 88 or 89. [12]

February

  • February 6: Ahmed Bouanani, Moroccan film director and comics artist (made a newspaper comic for the paper Al Maghrib), dies at age 72. [13]
  • February 21: Dwayne McDuffie, American comics and TV writer (wrote Monster in My Pocket, Beyond!, Static, Milestone Forever) and co-founder of Milestone Media, dies at age 49 of complications from emergency heart surgery. [14]
  • February 24: Anant Pai, Indian comics writer and artist (Indrajal Comics, Amar Chitra Katha, Tinkle), dies at age 73. [15]

March

  • March 4: Eduardo Ferro, Argentine comics artist (Don Pitazo, Asserín y Pan Rallado, Langostino, Bólido, Tara Service, Pandora, Pampa Barbara, Chapaleo, continued El Fantasma Benito), dies at age 93. [16]

April

  • April 6: Gerard van Straaten, Dutch illustrator and comics artist (Marten Toonder Studio's, several realistic comics for various Dutch newspapers and magazines), passes away at age 86. [17]

May

  • May 8: Carlos Trillo, Argentine comics writer (Cybersix, El Negro Blanco, El Loco Chavez), dies at age 68. [18]
  • May 13: Alain Voss, Brazilian-French comics artist (Parodies de Al Voss, Anarcity), passes away from a stroke at age 65. [19]
  • May 19: Jeffrey Catherine Jones, American comics artist and painter (Idyl, I'm Age), dies at age 67. [20]
  • May 21:
    • Paul Gillon, French comics artist (Les Naufragés du Temps, La Survivante) [21]
  • Bill Rechin, American comics artist (Out of Bounds , Crock), dies at age 80. [22]

June

July

  • July 9: Gideon Brugman, Dutch comics artist (Zonk en Stronk, Professor Ambrosius), dies at age 68. [28]
  • July 12: Leo Leonhard, German comics artist (Rüssel in Komikland), dies at age 72. [29]
  • July 19: Henri Taymans, aka Timme, Belgian comis artist (De Avonturen van Wim Rits en Jan Blok: De Bende van de Hertog), dies at age 76. [30]

August

  • August 12: Francisco Solano Lopéz, Argentine comics artist (El Eternauta, Janus Stark), dies at age 82. [31]
  • August 15: Pap Dean, American cartoonist and comics artist, dies at age 95. [32]
  • August 18: Jean Tabary, French comics artist (Iznogoud, Totoche, Corinne et Jeannot), died at age 81. [33]
  • August 22: Vicco von Bülow, aka Loriot or Pirol, German comedian, comics artist, cartoonist, film director, writer and actor (Wahre Geschichten erlogen von Loriot, Reinhold das Nashorn), dies at age 87. [34]

September

  • September 4: Dave Hoover, American comics artist and animator (Wanderers, Starman, Captain America), dies at age 56.
  • September 6: George Kuchar, American underground film director and comics artist made a comics biography about H.P. Lovecraft), dies at age 69. [35]
  • September 9: Daniel Hulet, Belgian comics artist (Charabia, Léo Gwenn, Pharaon), dies at age 66. [36]
  • September 14: Gilles Chaillet, French comics artist (Vasco), passes away at age 65. [37]
  • September 16: Tom Wilson, American comics artist (Ziggy), dies at age 80. [38]
  • September 17: Minck Oosterveer, Dutch comics artist (Nicky Saxx, Zodiak, Jack Pott, Claudia Brücken, worked on Storm), dies in a motor accident at age 50. [39]
  • September 18: Jack Adler, American cover artist and colourist (DC Comics), dies at age 94.
  • September 21: Júlio Resende, Portuguese painter and comics artist (O Fagundes Arrepiado, O Senhor Freitas and O Feli-Feli), dies at age 93. [40]
  • September 25: Dick Briel, Dutch comics artist (Professor Palmboom), passes away at age 60. [41]
  • September 26: Sergio Bonelli, Italian comics writer (Zagor, Mister No), passes away at age 78.
  • September 29: Albert Weinberg, Belgian comics artist (Dan Cooper), passes away at age 91. [42]

October

November

December

  • December 2: Bruno Bianchi, French animator and comics artist (Inspector Gadget), dies at age 45 or 46 from cancer. [47]
  • December 7: Jerry Robinson, American comics artist (Batman, creator of the Joker and Robin), dies at age 89.[48][49]
  • December 13:
    • Maria Pascual Alberich, Spanish illustrator and comics artist (Rosas Blancas, Sissi), dies at age 78. [50]
    • Carlo Peroni, Italian comics artist (Gianconiglio), dies at age 82. [51]
  • December 14: Joe Simon, American comics artist (co-creator with Jack Kirby of Captain America), dies at age 98 after a brief illness.[52] [53]
  • December 15: Eduardo Barreto, Uruguayan comics artist (Batman, Judge Parker, The New Teen Titans, Superman), dies at age 57, apparently from meningitis[54]
  • December 21: Eric Resetar, New Zealand comics artist (Crash Carson of the Future, Crash O'Kane), dies at age 83. [55]
  • December 26: Ola Ericson, Swedish comics artist (Tvillingdetektiverna, Broknäsflickorna), dies at age 91. [56]
  • December 30: Ronald Searle, British illustrator, cartoonist and comics artist (St Trinian's School), dies at age 91. [57]

Specific date unknown

  • Antonio Ghura, British comics artist (Truly Amazing Love Stories, Bogey), dies at age 60 or 61. [58]

Exhibitions and shows

Conventions

First issues by title

'68
Release: April by Image Comics. Writer: Mark Kidwell, Artists: Nat Jones and Jay Fotos
All Fall Down
Release: by Arcana Studios. Writer: Casey Jones. Artists: Jason Reeves, Gian Fernando, Brian Brinlee, Anvit Randeria, Cirque Studios, and Pericles Junior.
Annihilators
Release: March by Marvel Comics. Writers: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning Artist: Tan Eng Huat
Avenging Spider-Man
Release: November by Marvel Comics. Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Joe Madureira[68][69]
Bad Island
Release: August by Grafix. Writer: Doug TenNapel Artist: Doug TenNapel
Batman: Arkham City
Release: July by DC Comics. Writer: Paul Dini Artist: Carlos D'Anda
Drums
Release: May by Image. Writer: El Torres Artist: Abe Hernando
Fear Itself
Release: March by Marvel Comics. Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Stuart Immonen[70][71][72][73]
Graveyard of Empires
Release: June by Image Comics. Writer: Mark Sable Artist: Paul Azaceta[74]
The Last of the Greats
Release: October by Image Comics. Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov Artist: Brent Peeples
Near Death
Release: September by Image Comics. Writer: Jay Faerber Artist: Simone Guglielmini
Spaceman
Release: October by Vertigo. Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Eduardo Risso[75]
Super Dinosaur
Release: April by Image Comics (Skybound imprint). Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Jason Howard[76]
Wolverine and the X-Men
Release: October by Marvel Comics. Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Chris Bachalo

See also

  • List of The New York Times Manga Best Sellers of 2011

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