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December 1, 2006

CR Week In Review


The top comics-related news stories from November 25 to December 1, 2006:

1. Slipping right past both officials and some of us watching the case, beleaguered Iranian cartoonist Mana Neyestani left Iran for Dubai before his appeal on charges of upsetting the Azeri minority with a cartoon and is now in Europe, seeking asylum from a UN body.

2. DC announces line of North American-style comics for teen-aged girls, and with it a modest but partnered-up-like-a-real-book-publisher marketing effort in support of same that represents the culmination of their overhaul of sales and marketing department since, if I remember correctly, early 2005.

3. Yemeni editor sentenced to a year for publishing Danish Muhammed cartoons.

Winner Of The Week
Christophe Chaboute and Pascal Rabate, early BD awards season winners.

Loser Of The Week
Wizard Entertainment, who fired Editor-In-Chief Pat McCallum, a long, long longtime employee, capping a year of firings and hirings, in a way that provided a negative publicity bounce.

Quote Of The Week
"X-Men Illustrator Dies In Superman Pajamas" -- whether you found it charming or depressing, definitely the most memorable headline in a while, on the passing of Dave Cockrum.

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