2015 in comics

Notable events of 2015 in comics. See also List of years in comics.



This is a list of comics-related events in 2015. It includes any relevant comics-related events, deaths of notable comics-related people, conventions and first issues by title. For an overview of the year in Japanese comics, see 2015 in manga.

Events

January

March

April

May

November

Deaths

January

February

  • February 3: Géri, Belgian comics artist (Skblllz, Mr. Magellan), passes away at age 80. [20]
  • February 4: Roland Garel, French comics artist (Galax, Les 4 As, Jack et Minuit, Chère Pauline, Les Pionniers de l'Impossible), dies at age 84 or 85. [21]
  • February 16: Brett Ewins, British comic book artist (worked for the magazines2000 AD and Deadline magazine), dies at age 59[22] [23]
  • February 19: Talus Taylor, French novelist (co-creator of Barbapapa), dies at the age of 82. [24]
  • February 20: Gérard Calvi, French composer (composed music for the Astérix animated feature films), dies at age 92. [25]

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

  • September 26: Liliane Funcken, Belgian comics artist and writer (Le Chevalier Blanc, Harald le Viking, Jack Diamond, Lieutenant Burton, Capitan and Doc Silver), passes away at 88. [53]

October

November

  • November 16: Ingvar Persson, Swedish comics artist (Frid och Fröjd, continued Agust och Lotta), passes away at age 85. [59]
  • November 17: Henri Arnold, American comics artist (Bibs 'n' Tucker, This Man's Army, Meet Mr. Luckey), dies at age 91. [60]
  • November 30: Shigeru Mizuki, Japanese manga artist (GeGeGe no Kitarō), dies at age 93.[61] [62]

December

  • December 11: Zyx, Canadian cartoonist and comics artist (Sombre Vilain), dies at age 65. [63]
  • December 12: Luis Bermejo, Spanish comics artist and illustrator (Apache, continued Heros the Spartan and Johnny Future), dies at age 84. [64]

Specific date unknown

  • The Pizz (Stephen Pizzurro), American painter and comics artist (Rat Fink Comix), dies at age 56 or 57. [65]

Exhibitions

Conventions

First issues by title

Accelerators: Momentum
Release: May 20 by Blue Juice Comics. Writer: R. F. I. Porto Artist: Gavin Smith
Arcadia
Release: May 6 by Boom! Studios. Writer: Alex Paknadel Artist: Eric Scott Pfeiffer
Archie vs. Predator
Release: March 25 by Archie Comics with Dark Horse Comics. Writer: Alex de Campi Artist: Fernando Ruiz
Convergence
Release: April 1 by DC Comics. Writer: Jeff F. King Artists: Ethan Van Sciver, Jason Paz, & Carlo Pagulayan
The Grievous Journey of Ichabod Azrael (and the Dead Left in His Wake)
Release: February 25 by Rebellion Developments/ 2000AD. Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Dom Reardon
Harrow County
Release: May by Dark Horse. Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Tyler Crook
Hellbreak
Release: by Oni Press. Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Brian Churilla
Invader Zim
Release: July 8 by Oni Press. Writers: Jhonen Vasquez & Eric Trueheart Artist: Aaron Alexovich, Dave Crosland & Warren Wucunich
Invisible Republic
Release: March 18 by Image Comics. Writers: Corrina Bechko & Gabriel Hardman Artist: Gabriel Hardman
James Bond 007
Release: November by Dynamite Entertainment. Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Jason Masters
King Tiger
Release: August 12 by Dark Horse Comics. Writer: Randy Stradley Artist: Doug Wheatley
Metal Locus
Release: April 22 by Cosmic Times. Writer: Stephan Nilson Artist: Larry Watts
Pastaways
Release: March 25 by Dark Horse Comics. Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Scott Kolins
Pisces
Release: April 29 by Image Comics. Writer: Kurtis J. Wiebe Artist: Johnnie Christmas
Postal
Release: February 4 by Top Cow. Writer: Matt Hawkins Artist: Bryan Hill
Resident Alien: The Sam Hain Mystery
Release: April by Dark Horse. Writer: Peter Hogan Artist: Steve Parkhouse
Reyn
Release: January 21 by Image Comics. Writer: Kel Symons Artist: Nathan Stockman
Secret Wars
Release: May 6 by Marvel Comics. Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Esad Ribic
Sons of the devil
Release: May by Image Comics. Writer: Brian Buccellato Artist: Toni Infante
Star Wars
Release: January 14 by Marvel Comics. Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: John Cassaday
Surface Tension
Release: May 27 by Titan Comics. Writer and Artist: Jay Gunn
Tokyo Ghost
Release: September 16 by Image Comics. Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Sean Murphy
The Violent
Release: December by Image Comics. Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Adam Gorham

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