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January 6, 2007

CR Week In Review


The top comics-related news stories from December 30, 2006 to January 5, 2007:

1. Umran Javed found guilty in a London court for soliciting murder and stirring up racial hatred during a February protest of caricatures of Muhammed published in a Denmark newspaper. He will be sentenced in April.

2. The strips Lio and Pearls Before Swine are the big gainers in a massively diverse scramble for FoxTrot daily slots left open by Bill Amend's decision to go Sundays-only.

3. ACBD report on the year in sales in the French comics market sparks debate about the potential fragility of that market under the strain caused by massive publishing.

Winners Of The Week
Lio and Pearls Before Swine: it's great to gain papers, and even better when you're not bumping someone's favorite.

Losers Of The Week
All those young cartoonists that continue to be exploited, or allow themselves to be exploited, by half-assed publishing outfits.

Quote Of The Week
"Bomb, bomb Denmark, bomb, bomb USA." -- caught on tape.

this week's imagery comes from pioneering comic book house Centaur Publications
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