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December 1, 2012

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from November 24 to November 30, 2012:

1. Spain Rodriguez passes away at age 72, due to complications from cancer. The iconic underground cartoonist's passing came in the midst of a long week and an even longer year for industry deaths.

2. Based on early returns, it looks like Chris Ware's Building Stories will net a place on most end-of-year lists for comics and a few end-of-year lists for books in general. In fact, it would be no surprise at all if the book were up for some major literary awards next year.

3. 2013 looms as the traditional first huge comics event, the festival in Angouleme, announces its official selection list. It seems to this eye full of a lot of North American and more genre-focused comics talent than ever before.

Winner Of The Week
Chris Ware

Loser Of The Week
Comics in general, for the loss of a great cartoonist like Spain Rodriguez and all the losses of recent days, weeks and months more generally.

Quote Of The Week
"All those pages of chores and worries and marital recriminations, and the despair and terror that preceded them, drawn with such unsparing care, were, at the same time, showing exactly that: an idea of a happy life, and how it came to be." -- Gabriel Winslow-Yost


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

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