August 24, 2013
CR Week In Review
The top comics-related news stories from August 17 to August 23, 2013:
1. TFAW and DCBS join the CBLDF as corporate members
-- perhaps the greatest story in the history of comics organizations better known for their shortened names in addition to being a pretty big one just generally. The Fund has a long and intermittently positive relationship with retailers.
2. Autoptic Festival in Minneapolis launches
with strong exhibitor satisfaction and good crowds. Growth is available in venue particulars -- no ATM, inconsistent lighting -- and in general sales for many exhibitors. The next one is tentatively scheduled for 2015.
3. The New York Post reported
that Archie co-ceo Nancy Silberkleit filed sexual harassment charges in April against a friend used as a company go-between as she eased back into her executive role.
Winners Of The Week
Your 9th Art Award short-listers
Loser Of The Week
Anyone who skipped Autoptic certain that there was going to be one to attend next year.
Quote Of The Week
"This oddly gratuitous comment, coming at the end of a chapter, is worth a parenthesis. Picasso might disagree with it more vehemently than I will. I'll grant at some level that any image so heavily iconic might need to be symbolically fucked in the ass. But as an actual work of art, I believe it remains unfucked, probably unfuckable, and continues to fuck its would-be fuckers. Nelson Rockefeller wanted to buy it, and Picasso quite rightly refused him. Nelson then commissioned a tapestry imitation, which hung in the UN General Assembly until Colin Powell got up there to announce the start of the Iraq war in 2003. It made a poor backdrop to Colin's message, so the US insisted on covering it up. Looking back, who was fucked?" -- Carter Scholz
an earlier version of this post had "no wi-fi" as an Autoptic venue growth point, but the venue did indeed have free wi-fi and a bunch of people pointed this out to me. My bad.
today's cover is from the all-time series
posted 10:00 am PST
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