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September 8, 2007

CR Week In Review


The top comics-related news stories from September 1 to September 7, 2007:

1. Swedish authorities continue to negotiate a still-prickly political situation caused by the publication of a Muhammed cartoon satirizing the religious figure as a dog in one of their newspapers.

2. DC Comics signs a deal to have its bookstore distribution performed by Random House.

3. Spanish prosecutors announced that the creative team behind a satirical cartoon cover for the magazine El Jueves will face a fine if convicted. It was believed at first that the groundbreaking case might put jail time on the table.

Winner Of The Week
Phil Frank

Loser Of The Week
Editorial cartooning, with another position lost

Quote Of The Week
"I always say when I discovered Zen it was like finding an old pair of shoes in your closet, that you'd forgotten you had, and you put them on -- and it's instantly just a perfect fit." -- John Porcellino

this week's imagery comes from pioneering comic book house Centaur Publications
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