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May 10, 2014

CR Week In Review

The top comics-related news stories from May 3 to May 9, 2014:

image1. Dick Ayers, an extremely productive mid-20th Century comic book artist one of the few remaining living creators working for Marvel Comics during their remarkable early-1960s period, dies.

2. TCAF, an already-huge and increasingly important show for a range of creators and publishers, gets underway with a variety of off-site events.

3. Toon Books announced an imprint for readers older than their early development to eight-year-old range, including a collaboration by Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti that will come out as one of that imprint's first three works.

Winner Of The Week
Raina Telgemeier, who celebrated 100 weeks on the NYT list and moderated the well-received keystone-type event at TCAF, a talk with Lynn Johnston and Kate Beaton.

Losers Of The Week
Comics fans that read the New York Post.

Quote Of The Week
"We are really living in a great time for micro-publishers and indie cartoonists." -- Francois Vigneault


image from a Marvel comic book, 1964

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