January 23, 2016
CR Week In Review
The top comics-related news stories from January 16 to January 22, 2016:
1. A Saudi cartoonist disappears from print leading peers to worry and some to speculate on what happened
. It's bad enough in many countries that a story where a cartoonist is simply banned from having work in print because of a really mild cartoon seems like a win.
2. Brendan Burford promoted at King Features Syndicate
3. There are now three finalists -- Alan Moore, Hermann, Claire Wendling -- for this year's Angouleme Grand Prix, with two showing previous apathy about being in the running and one who openly asked not to receive votes. People are all over the place as to what they want to do
Winner Of The Week
Loser Of The Week
FIBD -- Pivoting to an historical argument for their decision not to have women on the initial long nominees list for the festival's storied grand prix may have poisoned the well. None of the three finalists seem to want the award, an award that actually coaxed noted public ghost Bill Watterson into participating just two years ago.
Quote Of The Week
"Kirby, who died in 1994 at age 76, virtually invented the visual language of American superhero comics: the dramatic poses, the exaggerated anatomy, the visceral sense of action that pulls the reader into the story, no matter how outlandish the plot and premise."-- Rob Salkowitz
this year's comics images are from Fawcett
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