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Notable events of 2014 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



This is a list of comics-related events in 2014. It includes any relevant comics-related events, deaths of notable comics-related people, conventions and first issues by title.

Events

March

  • March 7: Mafalda becomes the first fictional character (and comics character) to be awarded with the Légion d'Honneur. On 22 March her creator Quino is also honoured with the same award. [1] [2]
  • March 8-9: During the Stripdagen in Gorinchem, Fred de Heij is awarded the Stripschapprijs , while the Hans P. Frankfurtherprijs is awarded to Rob van Bavel, chief editor of Eppo and publisher. [3] [4] Comics writer and translator Frits van der Heide wins the Bulletje en Boonestaakschaal. [5]
  • Bill Jemas founds Double Take Comics, a comic imprint for video game publisher and distributor Take-Two Interactive.

June

August

  • August 30: Idaho Comics Group is founded.

September

  • September 26: A financial settlement is reached between Marvel and the estate of Jack Kirby. [7]

December

  • December 17: A fire in Montréal, Canada, also ravages comics store Komico. They are forced to move to a new address afterwards. [8] [9]

Deaths

January

  • January 16: Gary Arlington, American comics artist, editor, comics store owner and publisher (founder of the San Francisco Comic Book Company and one of the instigators of the underground comix movement), dies at age 75 from complications of diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and [a previously] crushed leg..
  • January 25: Morrie Turner, American comics artist (Wee Pals), dies at age 90.[10]
  • January 28: Philippe Delaby, Belgian comics artist (Murena), dies at age 53 from heart failure. [11]

February

  • February 8: Gill Van Dessel, aka Mister Kit, Belgian comics artist (Mister Kit Présente, worked on L'oncle Paul), dies at an unknown age. [12]
  • February 12: Sid Caesar, American comedian and comics writer (Mad [13]), dies at age 91. [14]
  • February 13: Gordon Bell, British comics artist (Pup Parade, Spoofer McGraw), dies at age 79 or 80.
  • February 18: Ralston Jones, American comics artist (Mr. Abernathy), dies at age 87. [15]
  • February 19: Franco Origone, Italian comics artist (Nilus), dies at age 63. [16]
  • February 22: Leo Vroman, Dutch poet, scientist and comics artist (Stiemer en Stalma, Totie de Sphinx), dies at age 98. [17]

March

  • March 16: Steve Moore, British comics writer (Axel Pressbutton, Future Shocks, Tom Strong's Terrific Tales), dies at age 64.
  • March 24: David A. Trampier, American illustrator and comics artist (Wormy), dies at age 59.

April

May

June

  • June 15: Daniel Keyes, American novelist and comics writer (Atlas, EC Comics), passes away at age 86 from pneumonia. [26][27][28]
  • June 16: Charles Barsotti, American comics artist and cartoonist (The New Yorker, C. Barsotti's People, My Kind of People, P.J. McFey, Sally Bananas, Funny Form, Punchline USA, Broadsides, Emma June) dies at age 80 from brain cancer. [29]
  • June 24: Amadee Wohlschlaeger, American comics artist (continued Weatherbird), dies at age 102. [30]
  • June 25: Etta Hulme, American cartoonist, dies at age 90.

July

  • July 1: Frank Cummings, Venezuelan-American comics artist (Brain Squirts, assisted on Blondie, published in Cracked), dies at age 54. [31]

August

  • August 5: Pran Kumar Sharma, Indian comics artist (Daabu, Chacha Chaudhary, Shrimatiji, Raman and Bhagat Ji and Billoo, Pinki and Uncle Sulemani.), dies at age 75. [32]
  • August 13: Hal Campagna, American comics artist (continued Bringing Up Father), dies at age 101. [33]
  • August 25: Lars Mortimer, Swedish comics artist (Bobo, Hälge), dies at age 68. [34]
  • August 31: Stan Goldberg, American comics artist and colorist (Archie Comics, Marvel Comics ), dies at age 82.[35]

September

  • September 5: Paolo Del Vaglio, Italian comics artist (Pigy), dies at age 86. [36]
  • September 7: Frederic Mullally, British journalist, novelist and comics writer (Oh, Wicked Wanda!), dies at the age of 96.
  • September 11: Antônio Cedraz, Brazilian comics artist (Xaxado, Lúbio, Turma do Joinha, Turma do Pipoca, Guris & Cia), dies at age 69. [37]
  • September 14: Tony Auth, American cartoonist and comics artist (Norb), dies at age 72 from brain cancer. [38]

October

  • October 1: Michel Demarets, Belgian comics artist (Studio Hergé, drew backgrounds, particularly cars, in The Adventures of Tintin), dies at age 79. [39]
  • October 15: Giorgio Rebuffi, Italian comics artist (Sceriffo Fox, Cucciolo, Pugacioff, Tiramolla, Trottolino), dies at age 95. [40]
  • October 18: Enrique Villagrán (Gómez Sierra), Argentine comics artist, dies at age 73 or 74. [41]
  • October 23: Marnix Rueb, Dutch comics artist (Haagse Harry), dies at age 59. [42]
  • October 26: Antonio Terenghi, Italian comics artist (Pedrito el Drito, Tarzanetto), dies at age 92. [43]

November

December

  • December 4: Peter Woolcock, British comics artist and political cartoonist (Freddie Frog, Mr. Toad, continued Tiger Tim), dies at age 88 after being hit by a car.[47]
  • December 7: Marie Marcks, German caricaturist, cartoonist and comics artist, passes away at age 92. [48]
  • December 18: Arno van Dijk, Dutch comics artist and illustrator, passes away from cardiac arrest at the age of 69. [49]

Specific date unknown

  • José Geraldo Barreto, Brazilian comics artist (Rafles, Zé Candango), dies at age 89 or 90. [50]
  • Zoe Skiadaresi, Greek comics artist (Bampoudas), dies at age 82 or 83.[51]

Exhibitions

Conventions

First issues by title

American Legends
Release: November by Top Cow. Artists: Studio Hive
Anne Bonnie
Release: March by Blue Juice Comics. Writer & Artist: Tim Yates
Bitch Planet
Release: December by Image Comics. Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten
Release: March by Dark Horse Comics. Writers: Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon, Victor Gischler, and Kel McDonald, Artists: Rebekah Isaacs, Karl Moline, Cliff Richards, Richard Corben, Megan Levens, Will Conrad, Derlis Santacruz
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Release October by Archie Comics. Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Artist: Robert Hack
Copperhead
Release: September by Image Comics. Writer: Jay Faerber, Artist: Scott Godlewski
Dark Horse Presents volume 4
Release: August by Dark Horse Comics. Editor Mike Richardson
The Fade Out
Release: August by Image Comics. Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Sean Phillips
Nailbiter
Release: May by Image Comics. Writer: Joshua Williamson, Mike Henderson Artist: Mike Henderson
Outcast by Kirkman and Azaceta
Release: June by Image Comics. Writer: Robert Kirkman Artist: Paul Azaceta
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind
Release: January by Dark Horse Comics. Writer: Zack Whedon Artist: Georges Jeanty
Wytches
Release: October by Image Comics. Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Jock

Graphic novels by title

Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey
Release: March by First Second Books. Writer & Artist: Nick Bertozzi

References

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  8. https://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/12/18/fire-at-komico-of-montreal/#.VJO0HDBQaos.facebook
  9. "Komico - Comic book store in Montreal". https://www.komico.ca/. Retrieved May 11, 2020. 
  10. "Morrie Turner". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/turner_morrie.htm. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
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  17. "Leo Vroman". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/vroman.htm. Retrieved May 11, 2020. 
  18. "Fred Kida". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kida_fred.htm. Retrieved May 11, 2020. 
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  29. "Charles Barsotti". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/barsotti_charles.htm. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  30. "Amadee Wohlschlaeger". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/wohlschlaeger_amadee.htm. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  31. https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/cummings_frank.htm
  32. "Pran". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/pran.htm. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  33. "Hal Campagna". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/campagna_hal.htm. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  34. "Lars Mortimer". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/mortimer_lars.htm. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  35. Slotkin, Daniel E. (September 4, 2014). "Stan Goldberg, Artist, 82; Drew Archie for Decades". The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/05/books/stan-goldberg-artist-for-archie-comics-dies-at-82.html. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  36. "Paolo Del Vaglio". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/del-vaglio_paolo.htm. Retrieved May 11, 2020. 
  37. "Antônio Cedraz". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/cedraz_antonio.htm. Retrieved May 11, 2020. 
  38. "Tony Auth". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/auth_tony.htm. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  39. "Michel Demarets". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/demarets_michel.htm. Retrieved May 11, 2020. 
  40. "Giorgio Rebuffi". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rebuffi_g.htm. 
  41. "Enrique Villagrán". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/v/villagran_enrique.htm. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  42. "Marnix Rueb". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rueb.htm. 
  43. "Antonio Terenghi". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/terenghi_antonio.htm. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  44. Pitts, Lan (November 5, 2014). "Skyward Creator Jeremy Dale Dead at 34". Newsarama.
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  46. "Brumsic Brandon Jr.". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/brandon_brumsic.htm. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  47. "Peter Woolcock". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/woolcock_peter.htm. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  48. "Marie Marcks". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/marcks_marie.htm. Retrieved May 11, 2020. 
  49. "Arno van Dijk". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/dijk_arno-van.htm. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  50. "José Geraldo Barreto". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/geraldo_barreto_jose.htm. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
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