January: Ande Parks makes his professional debut as inker of Scimidar: Book III #1. The book is penciled by Rob Davis of Columbia, Missouri. Parks continued to work as an inker on comics including Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, and El Diablo. In the 2000s, he shifted his career to writing with the graphic novels Union Station and Capote in Kansas and comics including Daredevil, Uncle Slam, Kato, and The Death of Zorro, featuring Zorro and The Lone Ranger.
May 2-3: The Kansas City Comic Book Convention is held at the Overland Park International Trade Center. Guests of Honor are Burne Hogarth, Kevin Eastman, Martin Nodell, Jon Bogdanove, Bob Greenberger, John Romita Jr., and Karl Story. Area creators in attendance included Anna-Maria Cool, Rob Davis, Fredd Gorham, Clarke Hawbaker, Phil Hester, Steven Jones, Steve Lightle, Bruce McCorkindale, Steve Miller, Rick Stasi, John Warren, Jim Woodyard, Tim Tyler, Darryl Cobbs, Jon Carr, Paul Tobin, David Curl, Scott Friedmeyer, Andrew Walls, Jason Boggs, Jason Caskey, Kurt Wilcken, Marc Erickson, Kirk Chritton, and Colin Wales.
October 24-25: The Kansas City Comic Book Convention is held at the Overland Park International Trade Center. Guests of Honor include Peter David, Gray Morrow, Lew Sayre Schwartz, and Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. Area creators in attendance included Karl Story, Steve Lightle, Phil Hester, Rick Stasi, Anna-Maria Cool, S. Clarke Hawbaker, Steve Miller, Rob Davis, Fredd Gorham, Kirk Chritton, Mark Runyan, Mark Erickson, Bruce McCorkindale, John Warren, Jim Woodyard, Darryl Cobbs, Terry Cobbs, Andrew Walls, Jason Boggs, Kurt Wilcken, Paul Tobin, Tim Tyler, Scott Friedmeyer, Tony Jappa, and Alonzo Washington, Jr. The convention was organized by the Kansas City Comic Book Club with Jerry Schattenburg chairing the dealer committee and Mike Worley chairing the guests committee.
April 30, May 1-2: The Kansas City Comic Book Convention is held at the Overland park International Trade Center. Guests of Honor are Dick Giordano, Mike Gold, Victor Gorelick, Al Jaffee, Todd Johnson, Jim Mooney, George Perez, Brandon Peterson, Paul Power, Larry Stroman, and Kevin VanHook. Marvel Comics editors Marie Javins and Suzanne Gaffney manned a Marvel booth. Area guests included Andrew Walls, Phil Hester, Anna-Maria Cool, Rob Davis, John Warren, Jim Woodyard, Darryl Cobbs, Mark Runyan, Steve Miller, Paul Tobin, S. Clarke Hawbaker, Fredd Gorham, Tim Tyler, David Curl, Scott Friedmeyer, Jon Carr, Kurt Wilcken, and Marc Erickson. The convention was promoted by the Kansas City Comic Book Club with Mike Worley serving as convention chairman.
November 6-7: The Kansas City Comic Book Convention is held at the Jack Reardon Civic Center in Kansas City, KS.
November: The Kansas City Comicon is held in the Jack Reardon Civic Center in Kansas City, KS.
Universal Press Syndicate becomes Andrews McMeel Universal.
Rick Stasi becomes a faculty member of the Kansas City Art Institute teaching cartooning, basic drawing, and comics illustration.
Harold Sipe graduates from the Kansas City Art Institute with a degree in Photography and New Media.