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November 10, 2013

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from November 2 to November 9, 2013:

1. Fantagraphics launches a crowd-funding campaign to help with costs for the next publishing season.

2. Comic Arts Brooklyn comes and goes in New York City as part of a weekend book-ended by Art Spiegelman's Jewish Museum opening and a high-end CBLDF fundraiser. It also ends the convention seasons for the bulk of North American small press makers, even with events like this month's Short Run festival yet to come.

3. The illustrator Nick Cardy passes away, one of the few remaining major talents to contribute to comics-making in the first decade of the industry's existence in North America and a key artist for mainstream comics in the 1960s.

Winner(s) Of The Week
The person or people at Fantagraphics that put together the nuts and bolts of their Kickstarter campaign. That has been very well-executed in terms of incentives.

Losers Of The Week
Those that won't find themselves in New York before next Spring, missing the Spiegelman exhibit at the Jewish Museum.

Quote Of The Week
"It's nice to work with someone who knows how to design a book, because I don't." -- one young cartoonist of note on an advantage of working with an established comics publisher.


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

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