2006 in comics

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Notable events of 2006 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 4: Stan Hunt, American cartoonist and columnist, dies at age 76.[44]
  • January 6: Yoshirou Kato, Japanese manga artist (Mappira-kun, Onboro Jinsei, Ore wa Obake dazo, Ojisoma Daimiyô, Geijigeji Tarô Gyôkôki, Motemote Ojisan, Sebiki no Ninja, Benben Monogatari), dies at age 79.[45][46]
  • January 14: Jacques Faizant, French illustrator, political cartoonist and comics artist (Adam et Eve, Le Chimiste BP), passes away at age 87.[47]
  • January 17: Norman McCabe, American animator and illustrator (Looney Tunes), dies at age 94.
  • January 18: Rose Ellison King, American comics writer (Flo & Friends), dies from cancer.[48]
  • January 22: Albert Morse, American publisher (Morse's Funnies) and lawyer for Robert Crumb and other underground comics artists dies at age 67 from kidney disease.[49]
  • January 30: Seth Fisher, American comics artist (Green Lantern: Willworld), dies at age 33 from a fall from a roof.[50][51][52]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • March 20: Maurice Raymond, Canadian painter and comics artist (made a comic strip adaptation of Adélard Dugré's La Campagne Canadienne), dies at age 93.[60]
  • Specific date unknown: March: Björn Karlström, Swedish comics artist (Jan Winther, Johnny Wiking, En Resa i Människokroppen), passes away at age 84 or 85.[61]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

  • July 14: Tom Frame, British comics letterer (Judge Dredd), dies of cancer at age 74 or 75.
  • July 17: Mickey Spillane, American crime novelist and comics writer, dies at the age of 88. Spillane contributed text pieces to comic books early in his career.[82]
  • July 23: Vernon Grant, American comics artist (The Love Rangers), passes away at age 71.[83]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • September 5: John McLusky, British comics artist (the James Bond comic series for the Daily Express), dies at the age of 83.[85]
  • September 12: Nato, Chilean comics artist (Cachupín, Ponchito, continued Toribio, el Náufrago), dies at age 85. [86]
  • September 14: Myron Fass, American comics publisher, writer and artist (Tales of Terror) dies at age 80.[87]
  • September 18: Johnn Bakker, Dutch comics artist (Blook, Dan Teal, the Suske en Wiske parody De Keizerkraker), passes away at age 59.[88]
  • September 20: Ernie Schroeder, American comics artist (Heap) dies at age 90.[89]

October[edit]

  • October 13: Hilda Terry, American comics artist (Teena), dies at age 92.[90]
  • October 18: Don R. Christensen, American animator, comics artist and writer (Disney comics, Looney Tunes comics, Walter Lantz comics Hanna-Barbera comics), dies at age 90.[91]
  • October 20: Ab'Aigre, aka Pascal Habegger, Swiss illustrator and comics artist (Le Chaman, Nombre, Blues), dies at age 47.[92]
  • October 20: R.K. Sloane, American underground comics artist (Ric Sloane Comics, Rat Fink Comics), passes away at age 56.[93]
  • October 21: Paul Biegel, Dutch novelist, journalist and comics writer (wrote for Kappie), dies at age 81.
  • October 24: Dino Leonetti, Italian comics artist (Maghella), passes away at age 69.[94]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Specific date unknown[edit]

  • Patrick Van Lierde, Belgian comics artist (continued Bessy), dies at age 59 or 60.[105]

Exhibitions and shows[edit]

Conventions[edit]

First issues by title[edit]

Blue Space
Release: by Glénat. Writer: Richard Marazano Artist: Chris Lamquet
Captain Cutaneum
Writer: Ruskin R Lines, III
Captain Nemo
Release: March 1 by Seven Seas Entertainment. Writer: Jason DeAngelis Artist: Aldin Viray
Cobb: Off the Leash
Release: May by IDW Publishing. Writer: Beau Smith Artist: Eduardo Barreto
Damnation Crusade (6-issue mini-series)
Release: December by Boom! Studios. Writers: Dan Abnett and Ian Edginton. Art by: Lui Antonio and JM Ringuet.
Jimbo's Inferno
Release: April 2006. Writer/Artist: Gary Panter
A Kiss for my Prince
Release: by Infinity Studios. Writer/Artist: Kim Hee-eun
Meltdown
Release: December 2006. Writer:David Schwartz Artist: Sean Wang
Star Wars: Legacy
Release: Issue 0 June. Writers: John Ostrander and Jan Duursema. Art by: Jan Duursema.
Zombies! Eclipse of the Undead
Release: September by IDW Publishing.

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