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February 8, 2014

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from February 1 to February 7, 2014:

1. Bill Watterson wins the Grand Prix at the Angouleme Festival. It is unknown if he will attend next year's festival as its president.

2. The Patreon floodwalls begin to crumble, as cartoonists of all shapes and sizes and career expectations follow -- or consider following -- the lead of key webcomics makers into a patronage model employing crowd-funding culture.

3. Rumors begin to swirl of a potential mid-June NYC show run by Reed.

Winner Of The Week

Loser Of The Week
My wallet, your wallet, all wallets.

Quote Of The Week
"I attended my first Angouleme Festival seven or eight years ago. That year, an alternative comics store popped-up on a side street. Adjacent to the store, the purveyors had painted a reproduction of one of Richard McGuire's 'Popeye' designs on a metal gate. Over the years the mural has been vandalized and finally, inevitably, this year it received a fresh coat of gray paint.

"When I first saw this sign years ago, my jaw dropped. Richard's Popeye designs are brilliant yet relatively unknown in the U.S. and here they were memorialized. Only in Angouleme! Unfortunately, I did not bring my camera that day.

"So I returned the next day in the snow, camera in hand. As I neared the door, I could see that someone else had the same idea and was taking a snapshot. It turned out to be Charles Burns.

"Only in Angouleme!" -- Paul Karasik


today's cover is from Marvel Comics during the year 1964

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