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May 11, 2013

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from May 4 to May 10, 2013:

1. Thai prime minister sues a cartoonist in another world incident of sitting politicians utilizing the courts against artists and writers, including cartoonists.

2. FCBD throws attention on surge of activity through Direct Market comics retail.

3. TCAF launches in Toronto, a heavy-hitter in the North American convention scene; publishing announcement early in weekend include ' by Tomine, a new gay erotic manga survey book, a giant offering from Farel Dalrymple.

Winner Of The Week
Cory Mathis

Loser Of The Week
All of us, that media companies like Marvel have no interest and no compelling reason that matters to them to pay intellectual property creators at least some sort of money despite staggering windfalls from their efforts.

Quote Of The Week
"I am very proud of what I've been able to accomplish with ComicsPRO over the years, and prouder still of my colleagues, all of them. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity I've been given to work with all of you, and I look forward to seeing how you continue to improve our market. Thank you for everything you've done, and everything you've given me." -- Amanda Emmert


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

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