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April 28, 2012

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from April 21 to April 27, 2012:

1. Ghanian-born Kenyan cartoonist Frank Odoi dies a victim of something he did an entire feature making fun of: reckless public buses.

2. Call goes out for help on behalf of two important creators now in trouble: S. Clay Wilson and Tony DeZuniga; with both of them doing the bulk of their work after 1970s, the call for aid should prove particularly compelling in terms of how many creators out there are now at risk for this kind thing.

3. Josep Maria Berenguer died. Berenguer was a crucial publishing figure for North American alt-comics in Spain.

Winner Of The Week
Joe Sacco.

Loser Of The Week

Quote Of The Week
"The music is competent but unnervingly, relentlessly, idiotically straight-ahead; they're like a fictional rock band invented by Daniel Clowes, deliberately designed to represent the polar opposite of alt-cool." -- Chuck Klosterman, in his article at Grantland about Creed and Nickleback


today's cover is from the small-press and independent comics scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s

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