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March 21, 2015


CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from March 14 to March 20, 2015:

1. An interesting coda to the Charlie Hebdo story develops as some contributors seek to change the magazine's ownership to reflect an interest from all participants, perhaps as a response to the equal danger in which all participants potentially find themselves from those that wish harm on those related to the publication. A response focused on timing issues, particularly where relatives of a deceased editor are involved.

2. Dave Sim checks himself into hospital, has surgery and spends the remainder of the week in recovery. The health issue provided a window into the artist's support group and core fandom, as projects continue to swirl around the creator, many of which are focused on earlier work. Apparently, there's also been an issue with his hand. We wish him continued speed in his recovery and general good health.

3. Gary Tyrrell notes and then receives confirmation that Topatoco is moving into the convention business, a potential major player with a unique skillset and perspective on the medium entire.

Winners Of The Week
Carol Tilley and Rickey Purdin

Losers Of The Week
Any and all mainstream companies that don't adequately protect their retail channels when they're making massive editorial changes.

Quote Of The Week
"[Shary] Flenniken's professional practice placed her in competitive, male-dominated counter-culture institutions where she developed a uniquely impactful voice and visual style, while paving the way for others to follow. She successfully made the transition from underground comix to the mainstream distribution of Lampoon and through her work pushed back at much of the institutional sexism that pervaded both milieus."
-- Charles Brownstein

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the comic image selected is from the brief but notable 1970s run of Seaboard/Atlas

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