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April 27, 2013

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from April 20 to April 26, 2013:

1. Egyptian cartoonist Magdy L Shafee released on bail after being charged with various crimes related to his being at a protest.

2. Cartoonist Leslie Chew arrested in Singapore on sedition charges, for cartoon posted on-line through Facebook.

3. The ridiculously over-stuffed convention schedule gets the rest of the way underway this week with yet another candidate for Big Mainstream Comics Show Of The Spring with C2E2 and first West Coast Small Press Show with Portland's Stumptown.

Winner Of The Week
Rob Rogers

Loser Of The Week
The Comics Reporter, for not clicking the release button on an article congratulating Steve Sack for his Pulitzer Prize win until several days later.

Quote Of The Week
"Though [Crockett] Johnson usually claimed that there was no one particular inspiration for Barnaby's fairy godfather, he did admit that "O'Malley is at least a hundred different people. A lot of people think he’s W.C. Fields, but he isn't. Still you couldn't live in America and not put some of Fields into O'Malley. O'Malley is partly [New York] Mayor La Guardia and his cigar and eyes are occasionally borrowed from Jimmy Savo, the diminutive vaudeville comic and singer." -- Philip Nel


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

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