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August 15, 2015

CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from August 8 to August 14, 2015:

1. The Nib's crowd-funder was successful: that's the second stage in the campaign by key editorial cartooning figure Matt Bors to set up his own enterprise.

2. The fall graphic novel season begins with Chicago and while I wonder if SPX would disagree and characterize it as a summer show I think it's hard not to see August's Autoptic as the first show of the second half of the season.

3. AAEC calls for independent review of claims made by LA Times in terminating its relationship with cartoonist Ted Rall. Whether that is strong advocacy for its sole focus on the Times' responsibilities or a weaker response than hoped for due to lack of endorsement, I'm certain that is something being debated somewhere out there.

Winner Of The Week
The forthcoming AAEC weekend in September, which just became more interesting.

Loser Of The Week
Comics, generally, for the number of informal fundraising campaigns launched this week.

Quote Of The Week
"Should an independent investigation determine that Mr. Rall’s version of the events is accurate, we call upon the Los Angeles Times to publicly apologize, and make restitution. If it is also determined that the Los Angeles Police Department or a member of the police union manipulated the tape, as Mr. Rall alleges, they also owe Mr. Rall an apology and restitution." -- AAEC


the comic image selected is from the brief but notable 1970s run of Seaboard/Atlas

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