August 4, 2012
CR Week In Review
The top comics-related news stories from July 28 to August 3, 2012:
1. Zunar wins partial victory
in Malaysian civil court case whose long-awaited and thrice-delayed decision was made early this week. The judge declares the seizure of his property illegal, but says that the government officials named were within their rights to arrest and detain him during the September 2012 incident in question. Zunar blasted the detention/arrest part of the decision.
2. MoCCA transfers its assets
to the Society Of Illustrators.
3. Confirmation comes
that RJ Matson was one of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
employees let go last week.
Winner Of The Week
. That's two dream projects completed; I'm not sure I've started on my first.
Loser Of The Week
MoCCA, as an entity. The Society Of Illustrators seems like it would have been a good partner in many ways if the the museum had entered into that partnership from a position of strength, but it didn't; it came in wounded. I don't see how this group has the same institutional power now that it had as a unique entity.
Quote Of The Week
"Even though in the other part of the judgment the court had instructed the police to return all my books and drawing and pay the damages, this 'play-safe ruling' does not impress me. This ruling will not stop me, but will give me more strength to 'Fight Through Cartoon.' I will appeal to the higher court soon. And I will keep drawing until the last drop of my ink." -- Zunar
today's cover is from the small-press and independent comics scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s
posted 6:00 pm PST
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