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March 19, 2005


CR Week In Review

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Top Stories
The week's most important comics-related news stories, March 12 to March 18, 2005:

1. News seeps to American audiences about recent developments in manga: ADV cut staff in the fourth quarter of '04; BBS operator sued successfully for people copying manga through his service.

2. Eisner Awards consider adding webcomics category.

3. Marvel's new list of comics comes out; prices raised away from $2.25 level, prompting many to muse on the issue of comic book pricing.

Winners of the Week
North American audiences who get to see the work of Lat for the first time.

Loser of the Week
Tribune Media Services, for losing Ann Telnaes in a public way rather than the private manner in which most cartoonist-syndicate dealings take place.

Quote of the Week
"You have a better chance of being a pro basketball player than you have at being a full-time editorial cartoonist." -- aspiring full-time editorial cartoonist Rob Harriman.
 
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