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June 18, 2005

CR Week In Review


Top Stories

The week's most important comics-related news stories, June 11 to June 17, 2005:

1. Reports surface of a cartoonist to be sent to jail for making cartoon satirizing government officials.

2. Bill Rosemann assumes key marketing department position as word comes that longtime employee Patty Jeres' status is being evaluated.

3. Sentence adjusted in Honey Room obscenity conviction, eliminating jail sentence.

Winner of the Week
(Mostly) Indy Comicsdom Assembled, who seemed to have a good time at the MoCCA Festival.

Loser of the Week
The idea of micropayments, which despite many smart and able defenders received a public kick in the teeth this week.

Quote of the Week
"So I say God bless them all, and all their neurosis, given I've got my idiosyncrasies too. I'm far from perfect. It's not for me to judge them." -- Todd McFarlane on his geekier fans.

Picture of Batman from Darwyn Cooke's stylish The New Frontier, a multiple winner at last weekend's Harvey awards.
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