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November 10, 2012

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from November 3 to November 9, 2012:

1. Legal arguments are heard in the Siegels vs. DC Comics case.

2. Brooklyn Comics And Graphics Festival gets underway with a battery of satellite events, bringing into alignment two major ongoing stories: the rise an enormous number of well-run conventions and festivals, a flurry of emerging small publishers to serve them and that audience more generally.

3. New York and New Jersey cartoonists and industry figures recover from a week of Sandy-related heartbreak and hassles, including artist JK Woodward losing his home.

Winner Of The Week
Clay Bennett, for the closest thing I've seen this year to a "go and look" editorial cartoon about the presidential election.

Loser Of The Week
Mike Luckovich -- I really liked his Mitt Romney. I thought obscuring the eyes was a really inspired move: it doesn't really fit the visual profile when you look at Romney but has this huge psychological effect on how you process the cartoons.

Quote Of The Week
"The current hodgepodge of cartoons from other sources only emphasizes the loss of a local perspective. So many issues, from the History Museum saga, the St. Louis University kerfuffle and even the rise and fall of the Cardinals needed to be illustrated." -- a St. Louis Post-Dispatch letter to the editor, asking for the return of a local cartoonist.


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

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