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November 3, 2012

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from October 27 to November 2, 2012:

1. Josue Rivera sentenced on child pornography charge.

2. Jack Ohman is taking over the Sacramento Bee position left vacant in March by the passing of Rex Babin.

3. Two giant media deals with obvious comics connections make headlines, although there's nothing to the comics connection that drives or is exclusively driven by the media deals in question. Still: giants roll over, villagers scramble not to be crushed.

Winner Of The Week
Monkeybrain Comics.

Losers Of The Week
Any and all comics-makers caught on the bad end of Sandy, not because they're losers but because who suffered seems really capricious to the point of whimsy. It was one of those weeks when talking to comics people where you could encounter someone completely baffled that anyone would think they're not doing fantastic, or just as confused that you didn't know that things were terrible. All thoughts to those that continue to be hassled and inconvenienced, or worse.

Quote Of The Week
"It's a disaster area, literally (and not in the way people who fry every other syllable say literally, but in the literal definition of the word), for several of the Acres gang after that motherfucker Sandy flew through here, and we don't mean Duncan, for once." -- a new, always-welcome entry on the Secret Acres blog.


today's cover is from the small-press and independent comics scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s

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