October 6, 2012
CR Week In Review
The top comics-related news stories from September 29 to October 5, 2012:
1. Frank Cammuso's announced layoff
from his editorial cartoonist gig at the Syracuse Post-Standard
throws yet another spotlight on the continuing tenuousness of the cartoonist/newspaper relations more generally.
2. Comics' institutional growth continues with a new conference in Ohio
and a new MFA program in California
3. Todd McFarlane sues
Winners Of The Week
CCS and Slate Book Review for inaugurating a classy-sounding book prize
, with a cash reward of the kind all comics-related awards should have.
Loser Of The Week
, once again putting strain on a potentially close-to-exhausted system of retail sales for short-term goals regarding market share and launch publicity.
Quote Of The Week
"In an effort to be more like my fellow Avenger, Tony Stark, I have had an electronic pace-maker placed near my heart to insure that I’ll be able to lead thee for another 90 years." -- Stan Lee
today's cover is from the small-press and independent comics scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s
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