May 24, 2014
CR Week In Review
The top comics-related news stories from May 17 to May 23, 2014:
1. Iconic DC Comics sales department figure and friend of DM comics shops Bob Wayne apparently won't be making the trip to Burbank when DC moves there
, which will bring to an end as influential a career as any non-creative has enjoyed going back 25 years.
2. Derf Backderf starts the phase of his cartooning career
that doesn't involve his nearly quarter-century running alt-weekly strip, The City
. He actually announced the shut-down of the feature last week.
3. ICv2.com picks up
on a piece citing the initial print run of Raina Telgemeier's August 2014 book, Sisters
: 200K. That's as thriving a category as exists for comics right now, and Telgemeier a convention-headlining star.
Winner Of The Week
Losers Of The Week
Quote Of The Week
"Cleveland has produced some comix greats, but very few of us stick around, so to have a strip about Cleveland was an unusual thing for the locals. The Plain Dealer
had a geezer political cartoonist who'd been somnambulant since 1968 or so. Harvey Pekar was around, but that was a comic book, and we all know the crazy hang-ups Americans have about a genre they view as lowbrow. The City
was a newspaper strip. It could be read without shame. In public even! That's my theory anyways." -- Derf Backderf
image from a Marvel comic book, 1964
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