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November 29, 2010

A Quick Pair Of News Updates

* Chris Pitzer of AdHouse wrote in to say that their impromptu book drive on behalf of Josh Cotter raised almost $500 in funds, which was dispersed to the cartoonist over the weekend. Cotter recently suffered an economic setback due to a fire in a neighboring apartment, both damage and dislocation related. The very talented cartoonist is attending the Brooklyn Comics And Graphics Festival this weekend, and if you're in attendance I urge you to consider buying anything on a table between him and you.

* CR relayed news last week that the artist Jasper Friend is facing serious charges after an arrest in White River Junction, Vermont. The linked-to story mentioned that Friend had a four-year relationship since terminated with that town's Center For Cartoon Studies, which didn't sound right considering that CCS is a two-year institution. Apparently, Friend matriculated in 2008 as part of the school's third class -- one that I'm supposing would have graduated last Spring -- but left after one year. It's believed the Boston-based artist and a girlfriend maintained their White River Junction residence.
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