Notable events of 2017 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



This is a list of comics-related events in 2017. It includes any relevant comics-related events, deaths of notable comics-related people, conventions and first issues by title.

Events and publications

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February

March

April

  • April 9: In Antwerp, Belgium, next to the Central Station the theme park Comics Station is officially opened, which puts a spotlight on various Belgian comics characters.[8]
  • April 15: The final issue of the Belgian satirical comics and cartoons magazine Pan is published.
  • April 21: Canadian comics artist Gisèle Lagacé makes headlines when she is denied entry near the U.S.-Canadian border for a couple of hours for no particular reason.[9]

May

  • May 8:
  • May 11: Hollywood actress Goldie Hawn reveals that , at age 19, she was sexually intimidated by comics artist Al Capp (who died in 1978). According to her he tried inviting her to his casting couch, which she refused, much to his anger. She'd had told this anecdote before in a 1985 interview with Playboy,[12] but only now it receives more media attention.[13][14]
  • May 13: In Kansas City comics store owner James Dale, "Jim", Cavanaugh (Clint's Comics) tries to stop a shoplifter, but is thrown to the ground, hitting his head. He is brought to the hospital, where he dies.[15][16] He was 66 or 67 years old.[17]

July

September

  • September 23: The first Ringo Awards are handed out, voted by comics professionals and fans.[18]

October

  • October 12: Margreet de Heer is elected as first Dutch Stripmaker des Vaderlands (Comics Laureate of the Netherlands) for a period of three years. [19]

November

December

  • December 18: Geneviève Gautier publishes her comic book Les Aventures du Pingouin Alfred. The event receives a lot of media attention since, at age 95, she is the oldest person to ever publish a comic book.[20]

Deaths

January

February

March

April

May

June

  • June 1: Vic Lockman, American comics artist (Disney comics, Looney Tunes comics, Hanna-Barbera comics, Christian comics), dies at age 89.[60]
  • June 4: Rob Gorter, Dutch comics artist, caricaturist and illustrator (Japie, Chris Crack, co-creator of Toon en Toos Brodeloos, Buro Moeilijke Zaken), dies at 71.[61]
  • June 5: James Vance, American comics writer (Kings in Disguise), dies of cancer at age 64.[62]
  • June 10: Malang Santos, Philippine painter, cartoonist and comics artist (Kosme the Cop, Chain Gang Charlie, Beelzebub), dies at age 89.[63]
  • June 18: Carlos Prunés, Spanish comics artist (Fleetway Comics), dies at age 79.[64]
  • June 19: Gordon Livingstone, British comics artist (worked for Commando), dies at age 82.[65]
  • June 30: Barry Norman, British film critic and comics writer (wrote some scripts for Flook[66]), dies at age 83.[67]

July

August

  • August 3: Pavel Kantorek (Pavel Kantorek (cartoonist)), Czech cartoonist, illustrator and natural scientist, professor of physics, dies at age 75.[79]
  • August 6: Dick Locher, American comics artist and cartoonist (continued Dick Tracy), dies at the age of 88.[80]
  • August 8: Rius, Mexican comics artist (Los Supermachos, Los Agachados, Marx for Beginners, Cuba for Beginners), dies at the age of 83.[81]
  • August 11: Lengkuas, Malaysian cartoonist, dies at age 53.[82]
  • August 14: Alvaro De Moya, Brazilian comics artist, journalist, TV producer, professor and comics scholar, dies at age 86 or 87.[83]
  • August 18: Alfonso Azpiri, Spanish comics artist (Lorna, Mot), dies at age 70.[84]
  • August 18: Sergio Zaniboni, Italian comics artist (Diabolik, Speedy Car), dies at age 80.[85]
  • August 21: Michel Plessix, French comics artist (Julien Boisvert, Le Vent dans les Saules, Le Vent dans les Sables), dies from a heart attack at age 57.[86]
  • August 28: Bert Bus, Dutch comics artist (Olaf Noord, Theban de Eerste Wereldreiziger, Cliff Rendall, Stef Ardoba, Malorix, Russ Bender), dies at age 86.[87]
  • August 30: Roger Subirachs y Burgaya, aka Roger, Spanish comics artist (Vaselín Piula, Emili Piula, Destino Gris, Roberto Ruina), dies at age 60. [88]
  • August 31: Jan Romare, Swedish diplomat and comics artist (Ur Igelkotten Huberts Dagbok, Gorilla Gusten, Mullvalden Malte, Ugglan Urban, Pyton, Himlens änglar), dies at age 81.[89]

September

October

  • October 12: Erwin Moser, Austrian illustrator, novelist and comics artist (Manuel & Didi), dies at age 63.[94]
  • October 25: Patrick Jusseaume, French comics artist (Chronique de la Maison le Quéant, Tramp), dies at age 65.[95]

November

December

  • December 6: Yves Ker Ambrun, French comics artist (Gaspard le Lézard, Schecksnyder), dies at age 63.[100]
  • December 19: Lona Rietschel, German comics artist (Abrafaxe), dies at age 84.[101]
  • December 20: Annie Goetzinger, French comics artist and illustrator (Félina, Aurore, La Demoiselle de la Légion d'honneur, Agence Hardy), dies at age 66.[102]
  • December 29: Jim Baikie, British comics artist (Judge Dredd, Skizz, Jinty), dies at age 77.[103][104]

Conventions

First issues by title

Batman: The Dark Prince Charming
Released November by DC Comics. Writer & Artist: Enrico Marini
Lazarus X+66
Released July by Image Comics. Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Steve Lieber
Sleepless
Released November by Image Comics. Writer: Sarah Vaughn Artist: Leila del Duca
Spencer & Locke
Released April by Action Lab Comics. Writer: David Pepose Artist: Jorge Santiago, Jr.
Tomb Raider: Survivor's Crusade
Released November by Dark Horse Comics. Writers: Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing Artist: Ashley A. Woods
X-Men Blue
Released April by Marvel Comics. Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Jorge Molina
X-Men Gold
Released April by Marvel Comics. Writer: Marc Guggenheim Artist: Ardian Syaf

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  47. "Leone Cimpellin". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/cimpellin_l.htm. 
  48. "Carolyn Kelly". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/k/kelly_carolyn.htm. 
  49. "Chris Roodbeen". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/roodbeen_chris.htm. 
  50. "Marty Greim". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/greim_marty.htm. 
  51. "Leo Baxendale". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/baxendale_leo.htm. 
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  54. "Norberto Firpo". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/firpo_norberto.htm. Retrieved May 11, 2020. 
  55. "Jay Disbrow". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/d/disbrow_jay.htm. 
  56. "Rich Buckler". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/buckler_rich.htm. 
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  60. "Vic Lockman". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/lockman_vic.htm. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  61. "Rob Gorter". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/gorter_rob.htm. 
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  64. "Malang Santos". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/prunes_carlos.htm. 
  65. "Gordon Livingstone". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/l/livingstone_gordon.htm. 
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  69. "Galip Tekin". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/t/tekin_galip.htm. 
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  81. "Rius". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/r/rius.htm. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  82. "Cartoonist Lengkuas dies at age 53". http://www.sinarharian.com.my/eng/cartoonist-lengkuas-dies-at-age-53-1.717233. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
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  84. "Alfonso Azpiri". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/azpiri_a.htm. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
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  86. "Michel Plessix". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/plessix.htm. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  87. "Bert Bus". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bus.htm. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
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  94. "Erwin Moser". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/moser_erwin.htm. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
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  96. "Renzo Calegari". https://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/calegari_renzo.htm. Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
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