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September 22, 2007

CR Week In Review


The top comics-related news stories from September 15 to September 21, 2007:

1. Bounty placed on the head of artist Lars Vilks and the editor of the newspaper Nerikes Allehanda for the publication of a drawing depicting Muhammed's head on the body of a dog. Vilks is now in hiding, although keeping some of his public schedule.

2. Authorities in Bangladesh jail a 20-year-old cartoonist for making a cartoon that uses wordplay on the name Muhammed as part of its joke.

3. Protests erupt at Central Connecticut State University about a cartoon mining humor from the idea of a young Hispanic girl locked in a closet forced to drink urine.

Winner Of The Week
York, PA

Loser Of The Week
Nate Fisher

Quote Of The Week
"Listen: all I want out of life is for my bank account to have 58,008 dollars in it, so that when I read my statement upside down, it says 'BOOBS'." -- T. Rex of Dinosaur Comics.

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