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March 19, 2011

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from March 12 to March 18, 2011:

1. Not one but two newspapers apologize for glib, tsunami-related editorial cartoons. The majority of responses were more encouraging, some literally, as major fund-raising efforts gear up across comics' various creative communities.

2. C2E2 opens with a lot riding on the sophomore effort. Convention has stayed mostly quiet with national press and focused on local/regional, which seems like an excellent way to approach such a show.

3. Washington City Paper basks in the feel-good glow of returning a page of alt-strips to its publication. This one's important because the several-year trend has been in the exact opposite direction.

Winner Of The Week
Gary Varvel; there were a lot of comics award nominee slates announced, too.

Losers Of The Week
Those of us not likely to visit the D.C. area anytime soon.

Quote Of The Week
"All the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame makes me think of is how much everyone sucks." -- Peter Bagge


today's cover is from the great comic book series Four-Color

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