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July 13, 2013

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from July 6 to July 12, 2013:

1. Dragon*Con announces a split with accused pedophile and co-founder Ed Kramer.

2. announces a comics line, focusing on adaptation of prose works from genre authors and a digital serial followed by multiple-platform collection.

3. Columbia announces acquisition of Al Jaffee archives, signaling their continuing presence in the research library acquisitions and holdings game -- with a focus on New York City area comics-makers, it looks like.

Winners Of The Week
Your 2013 Swann Fellowship winners.

Loser Of The Week
Exhibition security in Germany.

Quote Of The Week
"Abdel-Ghani says that the ex-president's character was inspiring to even a semi-professional caricaturist. 'Terms like the monkey and his master, or fingers manipulating Egypt, invented by Morsi, were themselves inspiring caricatures that did not require any effort from the average cartoonist,' he says. 'Indeed, Morsi and his clan were a strategic treasure for cartoonists and Facebook commenters alike. This funny and yet depressing performance of the presidency and its futile government was one good reason behind the cheerful spirit of millions of Egyptians during the last catastrophic year.' Thanks to the seemingly endless economic crisis and political conflict in the country even after the second wave of revolution, he noted, cartoonists might have more material than at any previous time in Egyptian history. 'And despite all this depression, people have been laughing more than they ever did in their lives.'" -- Al-Ahram Weekly


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

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