August 8, 2015
CR Week In Review
The top comics-related news stories from August 1 to August 7, 2015:
1. An unassailably good-news story: Tom Tommorow scores multiple times what was originally requested
in a crowd-funder for a forthcoming book.
2. Something that happens behind the scenes at small press shows -- media company recruitment -- steps into the foreground
as SPX announces Nickelodeon will be taking animation-short pitches at this year's show.
3. Autoptic fires up
after week of the PFC program; the Minneapolis-based show could change the shape of the alt-/art comics show calendar if they can make this early August date work.
Winner Of The Week
Loser Of The Week
. We'll see if the publisher being increasingly painted as less responsive to fan demand for inclusive character breakdowns and representative creator line-ups has an effect on sales, but these companies do take PR seriously and that's a PR hit no matter how you spin it.
Quote Of The Week
"There's an all-too-cozy relationship between the corporate press and the authorities and it's been this way since Reagan took office." -- Derf
the comic image selected is from the brief but notable 1970s run of Seaboard/Atlas
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