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January 19, 2007

CR Week In Review


The top comics-related news stories from January 13 to January 19, 2007:

1. Political cartoonist Said Shiraga Rahimi dies after being struck by a freight train in a delivery van; cartoonist another refugee of a not-happy-with-dissent Central Asian nation trying to re-establish himself and his family in Canada.

2. declares 2006 a very good year for sales in the comic book Direct Market of comics shops and hobby stores.

3. The Danish Cartoons story won't go away.

Winner Of The Week
Young cartoonists in Seattle who now have the regular venue of Fantagraphics' store in which to attend events.

Loser Of The Week
Apparently, One Year Later.

Quote Of The Week
"I broke Rule Number One of Responding to Clients: Never criticize. And also the (aptly named) Number Two: Take a deep breath and remember Rule One before opening your yap." -- Amy Lago

this week's imagery comes from pioneering comic book house Centaur Publications; while the casual racism is cringe-worthy, the odd body language from the guy in the middle is pretty great, as are the garish colors on the clothing

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