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March 30, 2013

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from March 16 to March 22, 2013:

1. The very skilled cartoonist Kuang Biao is denied access to an Internet platform for an unnerving 29th time.

2. NCS announces the divisional slate of its yearly awards, with a ton of familiar-to-comics-culture-followers names joining the usual array of worthy, hard-working people most folks like that haven't heard of, in categories like greeting cards. Two on-line categories this year.

3. WonderCon opens, and thus the convention season entire has undeniably begun. This is that show's second year in Anaheim, which will lead to speculation about the future of that show in that Los Angeles-adjacent city, as opposed to its original home in the Bay Area. There will also be a lot of publishing announcements.

Winner Of The Week
Dave Whamond

Loser Of The Week
Anyone thinking of running an event near SPX to handle exhibitor overflow, as the independent-oriented show adds space for about 80 more.

Quote Of The Week
"I want to apologize for the inflammatory comments I made on Twitter a few nights ago. I was stung by an accusation made about a character -- i.e., that the point of view expressed by a fictional character in a book I write revealing me to be a racist. It was late at night, my feelings were hurt, and I lashed out in anger without thinking things through. I'm deeply sorry for my unfortunate choice of words and any offense taken to them." -- writer Rick Remender


today's cover is from the all-time series Classics Illustrated

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