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June 20, 2009

CR Week In Review


The top comics-related news stories from June 13 to June 19, 2009:

1. Unrest in Iran expressed through cartooning component: massive interest worldwide from cartoonists, special focus on Iranian cartoonists, street cartooning, Marjane Satrapi in Brussels.

2. Comic sales in the Direct Market for May 2009 suck a bone, particularly when compared to a relatively robust May 2008.

3. Heroes Con in Charlotte and WizardWorld in Philadelphia kick off summer mainstream comics convention season. Art comics festival TCAF announces 2010 show in surprise move for what had been an every-other-year affair.

Winners Of The Week
Those that were taught by enthusiastic comics educator Jeremy Mullins, who died this week at age 32.

Losers Of The Week
Those who had come to enjoy the comics effort on MySpace.

Quote Of The Week
"Now this is how you write a post-artcomix-festival thank-you letter: TCAF's Chris Butcher shows us how it's done." -- Sean T. Collins, referencing the warm moments and minor glitches letter in a way that hadn't occurred to me.


today's cover is from one of the great publications of the underground comix era

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