2006 in comics


2006 in comics

Events

January

*January 1 2006: "Newsweek" offer a look back at 2005 through editorial cartoons. [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10498632/ Newsweek]
*January 2 2006: "Enquirer" cartoonist Jim Borgman starts a blog to detail his creative process. [http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/borgman/ Borgman's blog]
*January 3 2006:
** Todd Hignite interviews Brian Walker, co-curator of the "Masters of American Comics" exhibition currently on at the Hammer Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. [http://journal.aiga.org/content.cfm?ContentAlias=%5Fgetfullarticle&aid=1398198 AIGA]
** The London Metropolitan Police refuse to distribute "Cops and Robbers (comic)", a comic book detailing first hand stories of criminals embracing the faith. The police cite the book's failure to cover a multitude of faiths as reason. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4578360.stm BBC]
*January 4 2006: Stan Hunt, a cartoonist, most recently at the North Carolina publication "The Pilot", where he also served as a golf columnist, dies. [http://www.thepilot.com/news/010606Hunt.html The Pilot]
*January 5 2006: 2005 Pulitzer Prize winner Nick Anderson is to move from the "Louisville Courier-Journal", where he thrived, to the "Houston Chronicle". [http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001806462 Editor & Publisher]
*January 6 2006:
** Richard Branson is launching Virgin Comics alongside mystical self-help guru Deepak Chopra, a company to be based in and cater for India. Film director John Woo is reported to be developing a series for the company. [http://film.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,12589,1680739,00.html The Guardian]
** "Christianity Today" use Bill Watterson's position on licensing to contrast with the marketing of Aslan in the wake of the current movie based upon The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. [http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2006/002/5.68.html Christianity Today]
** Neil Gaiman is interviewed by 92nd Street Y. [http://blog.92y.org/index.php/weblog/item/neil_gaiman/ 92nd Street Y]
** "Mappira-kun" creator Yoshiro Kato dies. [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/yoshiro_kato_1925_2006/ The Comics Reporter]
*January 8 2006:
** Jeet Heer appraises "Daydreams and Nightmares", a new collection of work by Winsor McCay, for "The Boston Globe". [http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/articles/2006/01/08/the_dream_artist/ The Boston Globe]
** Tom Spurgeon interviews Matt Madden in the wake of the publication of his new work "99 Ways to Tell a Story". [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/resources/interviews/3917/ The Comics Reporter]
*January 9 2006:
** The jury selects Etienne Davodeau's "Les Mauvaises Gens" to receive the Prix du Public at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. [http://www.actuabd.com/breve.php3?id_breve=1361 Actua BD]
** Bob Greenberger is let go from his position as Collected Editions Editor by DC Comics. [http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?s=82713fcfd012bdf81248269a72fc345a&threadid=54998 newsarama]
** United Kingdom television channel Five are to broadcast a series based on the comic strip "Rupert the Bear". The series is being produced by Cosgrove Hall. [http://www.c21media.net/resources/detail.asp?area=79&article=28256 C21 Media]
** Jean-Francois Kieffer's "Loupio" series has been awarded "Le prix de la BD chretienne Francophone", the prize awarded by a jury composed from representatives of Christian denominations. [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/christian_prize_to_keiffers_loupio/ The Comics Reporter]
** Hasbro and Marvel Comics announce a deal which allows the former to produce toys based upon the latter's comic book characters. [http://www.pbn.com/contentmgr/showdetails.php/id/118890 Province Business News]
*January 10 2006:
** Cartoonist Jamie Hewlett, co-creator of the band Gorillaz, is nominated for the Designer of the Year award. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4597786.stm BBC]
** A fund to support journalists, writers, cartoonists and artists is launched. The fund is intended to help those who become persecuted for their work in the Middle East or North Africa. The fund was developed at the International Conference on Freedom of Expression in the Arab World, held in Amman, Jordan in December 2005. [http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/71483/ International Freedom of Expression Exchange] [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/support_fund_to_benefit_cartoonists/ The Comics Reporter]
** Comic book writer J. Torres is to write a series of graphic novels based on the popular television drama series . [http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?s=60c002ba16b85715c399c804764868c6&threadid=55090 newsarama]
*January 11 2006:
** Hal Foster fan Sid Weiskirch is to curate an exhibition of his work at the Noyes Cultural Center in Evanston, Illinois, where Foster was resident for 17 years. [http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/southsouthwest/chi-0601110239jan11,1,2237456.story?coll=chi-newslocalssouthwest-hed&ctrack=1&cset=true Chicago Tribune]
** Seth is interviewed by Daniel Robert Epstein for "UnderGround Online". [http://www.ugo.com/channels/comics/features/seth/default.asp UnderGround Online]
** AdHouse Books founder Chris Pitzer is interviewed at newsarama. Pitzer discusses his opinion of the state of the industry at present and also the future. [http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?s=68dfa84551ec6d5646cfc966a0578ddf&threadid=55257 newsarama]
*January 12 2006:
** Marvel Comics unveil a new costume for Spider-Man. [http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?s=423beff0768b47102326552980990b93&threadid=55288 newsarama]
** The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists place a report from "The Business Journal of Phoenix", which comments on the future of editorial cartooning in the United States, upon their website. [http://editorialcartoonists.com/news/article.cfm/548 AAEC] [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/editorial_cartooning_the_slow_bleed/ The Comics Reporter]
** "The Springfield News-Sun" offer up their top ten Stan Lee moments. [http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/featr/content/features/stories/2006/01/12/sns0112previewstanleesidebar.html Springfield News-Sun] [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/stan_lees_top_10_greatest_moments/ The Comics Reporter]
** Tim Marchman reviews Chris Ware's "Acme Novelty Library" for the "New York Press". [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/go_read_tim_marchman_on_chris_ware/ The Comics Reporter] [http://www.nypress.com/19/2/news&columns/TImMarchman.cfm New York Press]
** Spike TV is to show a two hour drama based on the comic book and movie franchise character "Blade". [http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?s=2978a63269882f5c45825d2893b047eb&threadid=55347 newsarama]
** Simon & Schuster, Inc. announce that as of January 2006 they are to handle distribution within the United States for VIZ Media’s book division. [http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?s=2978a63269882f5c45825d2893b047eb&threadid=55346 newsarama]
*January 15 2006: "The Guardian" review "Hergé's Adventures of Tintin" the musical at the Young Vic based on "Tintin in Tibet". [http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/critic/review/0,,1667823,00.html The Guardian]
*January 16 2006: ICv2 reports on 2005 sales figures for works distributed to comics stores, noting that sales of graphic novels were up by a third. [http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/8070.html ICv2]
**Paul Gravett reviews the Young Vic's production of "Hergé's Adventures of Tintin". [http://www.paulgravett.com/articles/033_tintin_3/033_tintin_3.htm paulgravett.com]
*January 17 2006:
** Drawn & Quarterly announce plans to collect Tove Jansson's Moomin comic strips. It is planned to collect the works in five volumes. [http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6299682.html Publisher's Weekly]
** DC Comics announce that Dan Jurgens has signed an exclusive contract with them. [http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?s=d877711e4e562de0ab49cda67338e0f8&threadid=55953 newsarama]
** The Harvey Awards announce they have added a "Best Online Comics Work" category to this year's awards. [http://www.comixpedia.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3244 Comixpedia]
*January 18 2006:
**ICv2 report that "Strangers in Paradise" by Terry Moore is to end with issue 90, scheduled for publication in March, 2007. [http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/8076.html ICv2]
**Rose Ellison King, writer of the comic strip "Flo & Friends", dies. [http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/cuyahoga/113852756192640.xml&coll=2 Cleveland Plain Dealer]
*January 22 2006: Albert Morse, lawyer for Robert Crumb and other underground comics artists, publisher of "Morse's Funnies", dies. [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/01/29/BAGJDGVDAF1.DTL San Francisco Chronicle]
*January 26 2006: Lewis Trondheim is awarded the Grand Prix de la ville d'Angoulême at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. [http://www.bdangouleme.com BDAngouleme]
*January 26 2006: Seth Fisher dies after a fall. [http://www.floweringnose.com/ Fisher's official website] , [http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=6562 Comic Book Resources]
**Dylan Horrocks is named University of Auckland/Creative New Zealand Literary Fellow 2006. [http://www.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/about/news/articles/2006/01/fellow.cfm?redirected& University of Auckland]
*January 30 2006: The Children's Publishing division of Reader's Digest announce a licensing deal with Marvel Comics which will see them launch a line of interactive books based on popular Marvel characters. [http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?s=add81962f909940085718f687a0d8350&threadid=57585 Newsarama]
*January 31 2006:
** Spike TV have greenlit a thirteen episode series based on the "Blade" comics and films. [http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?s=6f9ca398ce4db3c2271f183f0847dd85&threadid=57666 newsarama]
** Todd McFarlane Toys announce a deal with Warner Bros. allowing it to produce a line of action figures based on characters from the Hanna-Barbera library. [http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?s=6f9ca398ce4db3c2271f183f0847dd85&threadid=57673 Newsarama]

February

*February 1 2006:
**A French newspaper, "France Soir", reprints the cartoons at the centre of the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4669360.stm BBC]
*February 2 2006:
**Guglielmo Letteri, Italian comic book artist, dies [http://www.afnews.info/public/afnews/viewnews.pl?newsid1139300112,39147,.htm afNews]
**Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy:
*** The editor of French newspaper "France Soir", which reprinted the cartoons at the centre of the controversy, is sacked. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4672642.stm BBC]
**Many newspapers in continental Europe re-publish the cartoons. [http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=165512006 The Scotsman]
** The United States Joint Chiefs of Staff issue a letter of protest against a "Washington Post" cartoon by Tom Toles. [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/01/AR2006020102465.html Washington Post] .
**Wizard announce the cancellation of WizardWorld Boston. [http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?s=c8957389245c52dfce628c7967d72e34&threadid=57965 newsarama]
** "CNet News" examine the digitization of comics. [http://news.com.com/Digital+rebirth+for+comic+strips/2100-1026_3-6034493.html CNet News.com]
** Lewis Trondheim gives an interview in which he offers his frank opinions on journalists covering the medium. [http://www.actuabd.com/article.php3?id_article=3273 ActuaBD.com]
*February 3 2006:
**Muslims take to the streets in many countries to protest the publication of the cartoons lampooning Mohammed. [http://www.nytimes.com/glogin?URI=http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/03/international/middleeast/03cnd-mide.html&OQ=_rQ3D2Q26orefQ3Dslogin&OP=4b34f006Q2FkoKQ5EkqQ7DOyQ5BQ7DQ7D3Q24kQ24GG5kGQ24kGwkZU3KQ5BUn3ZQ7DUnuk,ZqquKKny3kGwOUq1,ZqKEQ603,u New York Times] , [http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/articles/PA_NEWA3004371138983473A000?source=PA%20Feed&ct=5 Evening Standard] , [http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L03740010.htm Reuters]
**"The Indian Express" reports nostalgically on the comic strips "The Phantom" and "Jiggs". [http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=87118 The Indian Express]
**Michael Fry announces his weekly panel "Committed" is to end on February 19. [http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/departments/syndicates/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001957252 Editor and Publisher]
*February 4 2006:
**Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy:
***Syrian protestors set fire to Denmark's embassy in Damascus. They were demonstrating against the publication of cartoons defaming Mohammed in a Danish newspaper, "Jyllands-Posten". [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/04/international/middleeast/04wire-syria.html New York Times]
*February 6 2006:
**Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy:
***It is reported that at least four people around the world are dead as a result of violent protests against the cartoons published in late 2005 by Danish newspaper "Jyllands-Posten" [http://www.canada.com/topics/news/world/story.html?id=83cda0ee-6b71-45cc-8c6d-9a91126d739a&k=56051 Canada.com]
***The Daily Telegraph seeks to uncover the source of the "extra" three cartoons which were distributed in The Middle East as being actual cartoons published by "Jyllands-Posten", when they were in actuality not. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?view=BLOGDETAIL&grid=P30&blog=newsdesk&xml=/news/2006/02/06/bleurope06.xml&sSheet=/portal/2006/02/06/ixportaltop.html Daily Telegraph]
**Lagardère, a French publishing giant, is to purchase Time Warner Book Group from Time Warner. The division handles the distribution of graphic novels published by DC Comics to bookstores. [http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6305110.html Publishers Weekly]
**"Salon" review "Ghost of Hoppers" Jaime Hernadez's latest graphic novel. [http://www.salon.com/books/review/2006/02/06/hernandez/ Salon]
** James Cromwell is cast in the role of Captain George Stacy for the upcoming "Spider-Man 3" movie. [http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?s=d5d8f75a233da86b7426cb063daa623d&threadid=58384 newsarama]
**Stan Lee is interviewed by science fiction weekly. [http://www.scifi.com/sfw/interviews/sfw2685.html scifi.com]
*February 7 2006:
**Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy:
*** Members of the State assembly in Kano, Nigeria, burn Danish flags in protest at the controversy. [http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L07301675.htm Reuters]
***Iranian newspaper "Hamshahri" announces an "an international cartoon contest about the Holocaust". [http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,18066746-1702,00.html?from=rss News.com.au]
**Paul Levitz, publisher and president of DC Comics is to write six issues of the "JSA" comic book. [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/07/books/07levi.html?ex=1296968400&en=ab03cb0f1b1190d0&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss New York Times]
**Law.com profile John N. Turitzin, executive vice president of and general counsel to Marvel Comics. [http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1139232921386 Law.com]
*February 8 2006:
**Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy:
***President Bush issues a statement calling for calm: "I call upon the governments around the world to stop the violence, to be respectful, to protect property, to protect the lives of innocent diplomats who are serving their countries overseas." [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/08/AR2006020800740.html Washington Post]
***The Danish embassy in Tehran is stormed. [http://www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.asp?NewsCode=40353&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs IranMania]
***The editorial staff of the "New York Press" walk out after the publishers of the paper refuse to carry the cartoons at the centre of the controversy. [http://thepoliticker.observer.com/2006/02/ny-press-kills-cartoons-staff-walks-out.html New York Observer]
*** The editor of the "Jyllands-Posten", Carsten Juste, rejects suggestions he should resign. [http://breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=141377320&p=y4y3779xx Ireland Online]
*** Pakistan's "Daily Times" reveals Danish law should have prevented the publication of the cartoons. [http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006%5C02%5C08%5Cstory_8-2-2006_pg7_51 Daily Times]
*** The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists issues a statement which expresses support for "the right of free expression by the world's cartoonists." [http://editorialcartoonists.com/news/article.cfm/565 EditorialCartoonists.com]
*February 9 2006:
**Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy:
***The United States' "Talk of the Nation" examine the power the editorial cartoon has. [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5198673 National Public Radio]
***2000 Muslims protest in Bangladesh and thousands of Shi'ite Muslims in Lebanon turn a religious ceremony into a pacific protest over the cartoons. [http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Bangladesh-Prophet-Drawings.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin New York Times] , [http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/news/news-religion-cartoons.html New York Times]
***Condoleezza Rice blames Iran and Syria for stoking the controversy regarding the cartoons. [http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,18099402%255E2703,00.html The Australian]
***The BBC summarise the situation so far. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4686536.stm BBC]
**The San Francisco Bay Area minicomic scene is examined up by the local press. [http://insidebayarea.com/bayarealiving/ci_3488438 Inside Bay Area]
**Hill & Wang a non-fiction imprint of Farrar, Straus & Giroux are to launch a line of non-fiction graphic novels under the name "Novel Graphics". The first work will be an adaptation of "The 9/11 Commission Report". [http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6305408.html Publishers Weekly]
**DC Comics are to unveil their line of toys based on the movie "Superman Returns" at the 2006 American International Toy Fair. [http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?s=b010f7adf8f2dbe0084f09fbff44fbe3&threadid=58815 newsarama]
*February 10 2006:
**Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy:
***Flemming Rose, editor of the "Jyllands-Posten" is told to take a vacation after he commented the paper "would run the cartoons" published by "Hamshahri" in its contest inviting cartoons satirising the holocaust. [http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1622139,00050003.htm Hindustan Times] [http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=nation_world&id=3886997 Associated Press]
***Denmark's Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen agrees with comments made by Condoleezza Rice regarding Syria and Iran, noting they "have taken advantage of the situation because both countries are under international pressure". [http://www.iranmania.com/News/ArticleView/Default.asp?NewsCode=40411&NewsKind=Current%20Affairs IranMania]
***It is reported at least thirteen people are dead due to protests against the cartoons. [http://www.forextelevision.com/FT/AFX/ShowStory.jsp?seq=72448 ForexTV]
*February 11 2006:
**Illinois newspaper "The Daily Herald" has launched an online cartoon page composed entirely of webcomics. [http://www.comixpedia.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3341 Comixpedia]
**Peter David announces he has signed an exclusive contract with Marvel Comics. [http://peterdavid.malibulist.com/archives/003774.html Peter David's blog]
*February 12 2006:
**Frank Miller has announced that his next "Batman" book, "Holy Terror, Batman!", will pit the caped crusader against Osama Bin Laden. [http://comics.ign.com/articles/688/688140p1.html IGN.Com]
**At Wondercon, Grant Morrison is announced as the next writer on "Batman". [http://www.newsarama.com/WonderCon2006/DCU/besttocome.html newsarama]
*February 13 2006:
**Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy:
***Denmark's Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen responds to criticism of his country, declaring "Denmark is an open and tolerant society". [http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=228232006 The Scotsman]
***Anders Fogh Rasmussen has also had talks with a Muslim group called "Democratic Muslims". [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4708312.stm BBC]
***It is reported that Muslim graves have been desecrated in Denmark. [http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1880129,00.html News24]
***Denmark withdraws official staff from embassies in Syria, Iran, and Indonesia. [http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=14760 ISN]
***Art Spiegelman is interviewed to garner his thoughts on the controversy. [http://www.editorsweblog.org/print_newspapers/2006/02/us_cartoonist_art_spiegelman_on_the_moha.php The Editors Blog]
***Iran demands apologies after recent accusations from Condoleezza Rice that it had fermented the controversy. [http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2006/02/13/1366426.htm TMCNet]
**Cartoonist, painter, author and actor Brummet Echohawk dies. [http://www.afnews.info/public/afnews/viewnews.pl?newsid1139947444,47301,.htm afNews]
**Ted Rall is reportedly considering launching a law suit against Ann Coulter over comments she jokingly alleged that "Iran is soliciting cartoons on the Holocaust. So far, only Ted Rall, Garry Trudeau, and The New York Times have made submissions." [http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001995932 Editor and Publisher]
*February 14 2006: zoomaphoto.com
**Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy:
***Two security guards are shot dead and police use tear gas on rioting students as protests continue in Pakistan. [http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2006-02-14T164128Z_01_ISL185716_RTRUKOC_0_US-RELIGION-PAKISTAN-CARTOONS.xml&archived=False Reuters]
***Belgian Muslim groups have called on the European Union to "act determinedly to prepare a draft law that forbids every kind of blasphemy". [http://www.adnki.com/index_2Level_English.php?cat=CultureAndMedia&loid=8.0.264515904&par=0 Adnkronos International]
***A number of Danish websites have reportedly been hacked by protestors. [http://www.localnewsleader.com/brocktown/stories/index.php?action=fullnews&id=142975 Brocktown News]
*February 15 2006:
**Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy:
***Danish politicians have called for an investigation into a Muslim group's actions during a trip to the Middle East. It is alleged the group may have helped ferment the recent protests. [http://breakingnews.iol.ie/news/story.asp?j=172886692&p=y7z887398 Ireland Online]
***Flemming Rose, cultural editor of the "Jyllands-Posten" has stated that the cartoons were published to "go against this tendency to self-censorship". [http://www.forbes.com/finance/feeds/afx/2006/02/15/afx2530528.html Forbes]
***Carsten Juste, editor of the "Jyllands-Posten", states his belief that "Muslims are being given special treatment". [http://www.forbes.com/home/feeds/afx/2006/02/15/afx2530469.html Forbes]
**Justin Thomas is announced as the winner of a contest to choose the next cartoonist of the strip "Unfit". [http://dilbertblog.typepad.com/the_dilbert_blog/2006/02/unfit_artist_se_2.html Dilbert Blog]
*February 16 2006:
**Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy:
***Twelve people are reported to have died in Afghanistan after a week of protesting. [http://paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=134324 PakTribune]
***Three people are reported to have died as protests continue in Pakistan. [http://www.asiantribune.com/show_news.php?id=17065 Asian Tribune]
**The Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has lost his claim for compensation. Erdoğan was suing over a number of cartoons which had depicted him as a series of animals. [http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/english/3938858.asp?gid=74 Hůrriyet]
*February 17 2006:
**Giovanni Gandini dies. [http://www.afnews.info/public/afnews/viewnews.pl?newsid1140421032,13836,.htm afnews.com] , [http://www.lfb.it/fff/fumetto/art/gandini_alessandri.htm Fondazione Franco Fossati]
**Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy:
*** Eleven people are reportedly killed after protesting in Libya. [http://www.aina.org/news/20060217225421.htm Assyrian International News Agency]
***Illinois newspaper The "Indianapolis Star" polls college newspaper editors within the state on their opinion on publishing the cartoons. [http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060217/NEWS06/602170540/1012 Indianapolis Star]
**Ivan Brunetti is interviewed by "Nashville City Paper". [http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/index.cfm?section=12&screen=news&news_id=47906 Nashville City Paper]
*February 19 2006:
**Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy:
***45 people reportedly die after rioting in Nigeria in protest against the cartoons. [http://dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1013841 DNA]
***Security forces in Pakistan disperse a protest against the cartoons. [http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0602200216feb20,1,3367549.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed&ctrack=1&cset=true Chicago Tribune]
***The United States embassy in Jakarta is attacked by protestors. [http://edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/02/19/indonesia.cartoons.ap/ CNN]
***A small group of protesters gather outside the Danish embassy in Tehran. [http://www.iranfocus.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=5871 Iran Focus]
**Paul Pope discusses "" with the "Toronto Star". [http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&call_pageid=971358637177&c=Article&cid=1140264509172 Toronto Star]
*February 20 2006:
**Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy:
***"'The New York Times" previews Marvels new crossover event, "Civil War". [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/20/arts/design/20marv.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin NewYork Times]
***Denmark's Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen defends the handling of the controversy. [http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=a625c3e3-e66d-4c75-bf7f-81b42c25f903&k=23483 National Post]
*** The Danish flag is burnt by protestors in Jakarta. [http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/international/news/20060220p2g00m0in023000c.html MSN]
***"The Nation" ask Art Spiegelman and Joe Sacco for their thoughts on the current controversy. [http://www.thenation.com/doc/20060306/interview The Nation]
***Russian newspaper "Our region+" closes after publishing the cartoons. [http://www.mosnews.com/news/2006/02/20/paperclosed.shtml Mosnews.com]
**JM Thevenet is reportedly fired as the director of the Festival International de la Bande Dessinee. [http://www.bdzoom.com/index.cfm?page=display&class=info&object=info20060220155843&rub=coulisse# bdzoom.com] , [http://www.actuabd.com/article.php3?id_article=3341 actuabd.com] , [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/jm_thevenet_out_at_angouleme/ The Comics Reporter]
**Nominees for the 2006 Shuster Awards are announced. [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/2006_shuster_award_nominees/ The Comics Reporter]
**icv2.com report on January's Direct Market sales figures. [http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/8250.html icv2.com]
**"The Guardian" reports on the new cartoon museum in London. [http://arts.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1713644,00.html The Guardian]
*February 21 2006:
**Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy:
***A number of Muslims protest against the cartoons in India. [http://www.hindu.com/2006/02/22/stories/2006022210040300.htm The Hindu]
***Christopher Hitchens, writing for "Slate", examines the issue. [http://www.slate.com/id/2136714/ Slate.com]
***The Danish Ambassador returns to Jakarta having left in the wake of protests over the cartoons. [http://www.forbes.com/home/feeds/afx/2006/02/21/afx2543526.html Forbes.com]
***A second Russian newspaper, the weekly "Nash Region" closes after having printed a montage of the cartoons. [http://www.cpj.org/news/2006/europe/russia21feb06na.html Committee to Protect Journalists]
**JM Thevenet confirms he has been fired from his position with Festival International de la Bande Dessinee, although he claims he was employed as a consultant. [http://www.afnews.info/public/afnews/viewnews.pl?newsid1140545113,29836,.htm afnews.info] , [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/thevenets_fibd_departure_confirmed/ The Comics Reporter]
**Political cartoonist Ed Franklin dies. [http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20060225.OBFRANKLIN25/TPStory/?query= The Globe and Mail]
**"The Guardian" sketches the history of the political cartoon as a prelude to the opening of The Cartoon Museum in London. [http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,,1714215,00.html The Guardian]
*February 22 2006:
**Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy:
***Corpses are burnt on the streets of Onitsha, Nigeria, as part of an ongoing confrontation between Christians and Muslims regarding the cartoons. [http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/africa/02/23/nigeria.riots.reut/index.html Reuters]
***Protestors stage a demonstration outside the Danish embassy in Jakarta. [http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/JAK240891.htm Reuters]
***The Danish Prime Minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, notes the controversy has become something greater than the initial furore over editorial cartoons, noting "It’s about everything else and different agendas in the Muslim world." [http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006%5C02%5C22%5Cstory_22-2-2006_pg1_3 Daily Times]
***Danish volunteers and non-government officials are withdrawing from the relief effort aiding those areas of Pakistan hit by the recent earthquake and leaving the country as a result of the Pakistani people's protest against the cartoons. [http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006%5C02%5C22%5Cstory_22-2-2006_pg7_2 Daily Times]
**Naushad Waheed, a political cartoonist and artist sentenced to 15 years imprisonment in the Maldives for political unrest, has been freed. [http://www.amnesty.ie/user/content/view/full/5292/ Amnesty International]
**iBooks, the publishing company founded by Byron Preiss, files for bankruptcy. Preiss died in June 2005. [http://www.comicon.com/thebeat/2006/02/ibooks_files_for_bankruptcy.html The Beat]
*February 23 2006:
**Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy
***Silvio Berlusconi, Italian Prime Minister, denounces the cartoons at the heart of the controversy. [http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006%5C02%5C23%5Cstory_23-2-2006_pg4_12 Daily Times]
***Amitai Sandy and Eyal Zusman, organisers of an anti-Semitic cartoon contest, are profiled by World Press. [http://www.worldpress.org/Mideast/2273.cfm World Press]
**Marvel Comics announces a drop in profits. [http://today.reuters.com/investing/financeArticle.aspx?type=marketsNews&storyID=2006-02-23T145728Z_01_N23207814_RTRIDST_0_MEDIA-MARVEL-EARNS-UPDATE-1.XML Reuters]
**The London cartoon museum is opened by the Duke of Edinburgh. [http://arts.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1713644,00.html The Guardian]
*February 24 2006:
**Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy:
***Doug Marlette comments on the controversy. [http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2006/02/24/cartoons/index_np.html Salon]
***Protestors demonstrate in Pakistan, defying a ban which prohibits such gatherings. [http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/02/24/ap/world/mainD8FVHO68F.shtml CBS]
** Kyle Baker is to be the host for the 2006 Harvey Awards. [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/kyle_baker_to_host_harvey_awards/ The Comics Reporter]
**Warner Bros. are reported to have confirmed sequels to "Batman Begins" and "Superman Returns". [http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?s=a9e253b674e9d13e63e766553c6db58a&threadid=60674 newsarama]
**The London cartoon museum opens to the public. [http://arts.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1713644,00.html The Guardian] , [http://www.news24.com/News24/Backpage/Offbeat/0,5583,2-1343-1347_1886598,00.html News24.com]
*February 26 2006: The New York Comic-Con has problems with the size of the crowd attending the convention, having to turn visitors away. [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/happy_55th_birthday_steve_bell/ The Comics Reporter]
*"The Philadelphia Inquirer" reports on the recent phenomenon of non-comics writers being approached to write for the medium by the larger comics publishers. [http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/entertainment/13961367.htm Philadelphia Inquirer]
*February 27 2006:
**Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy:
***European Union officials issue a fresh statement on the controversy. [http://euobserver.com/9/21003 EU Observer]
***It is reported that Denmark are to hold a conference examining the controversy and the publication of the cartoons on March 10. [http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/28/content_4236125.htm China View]
***Finnish magazine "Kaltio" has fired its editor after he published a cartoon commentating on the controversy by Ville Ranta on the magazine's website. The sacking came in the wake of pressure from advertisers. Ranta has also lost work on the strength of the cartoon. [http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Finnish+culture+magazine+sacks+editor+over+Muhammad+cartoon/1135218944861 Helsingin Sanomat]
**Speakeasy Comics announces it is to cease publishing. [http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=61089 newsarama]
*"'February 28 2006:
** Jeff Danziger is announced as the winner of the Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning, to be awarded on April 18. [http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002076290 Editor & Publisher]
**Aaron McGruder is to take a six month break from Boondocks. [http://www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002076149 Editor & Publisher]
**It is reported that at the recent New York Comic-Con Dark Horse Comics announced that they are to double their output of manga titles this year. [http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/8289.html icV2]
**Marvel Comics and Top Cow announce a tie-up which will see artists employed by Top Cow illustrating up to 36 Marvel titles this year. [http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/8291.html icV2]
**DC Comics are to publish "Megatokyo" through their imprint CMX. The title had previously been published by Dark Horse Comics. [http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/8286.html icV2]
**The "Oregon Daily Emerald" reports on Art Spiegelman's speaking tour date at the University of Oregon. [http://www.dailyemerald.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/02/28/440427dbe841c Oregon Daily Emerald]
**Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy:
***Nigerian governors condemn the recent riots that have taken place in the country. [http://www.independentng.com/news/nnfeb280610.htm Daily Independent]

March

*March 01, 2006:
**Renae Geerlings becomes Editor in chief of Top Cow Productions. [http://www.digitalwebbing.com/news/022206-2.html digitalwebbing.com]
**Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy:
***Salman Rushdie is amongst the twelve writers who are signatories to a statement denouncing Islamism as "a new global totalitarian threat". [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4763520.stm BBC] , [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4764730.stm The statement via BBC]
*March 02, 2006:
**R. Kikuo Johnson's "Night Fisher" graphic novel has been named on the New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age list for 2006. [http://www.fantagraphics.com/blog/archive/2006_03_01_fantagraphics_archive.html#114134522585823762 FLOG]
**Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly have contracted with Puffin Books to produce two projects. The first, "Big Fat Little Lit", is a collection of stories from the couple's three volume "Little Lit" series, whilst the second, "Toon Into Reading", is described by Mouly as "a revolutionary new concept to draw kids into the pleasures of reading." [http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6312123.html Publishers Weekly]
** "" is to receive a second printing. [http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/8298.html ICv2.com]
*March 03, 2006:
**Neil Gaiman writes a piece for "The Guardian" detailing his thoughts on the adapting of comics stories to film. [http://film.guardian.co.uk/features/featurepages/0,,1722069,00.html The Guardian]
**Stacy Curtis, editorial cartoonist for the "Times of Northwest Indiana" is let go. There are now reportedly approximately 80 full time editorial cartoonists employed in the United States. [http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002115684 Editor & Publisher]
**The National Press Club of Canada launch their 6th International Editorial Cartoon Competition, with a theme of "Cartooning in a dangerous environment". [http://www.journalism.co.za/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=3706&CAMSSID=0155b35d4ed0f3bfa8beaa1c2d61e072 Journalism.co.za]
**Virgin Comics announces its initial line of comics, with three books, "Devi", "Ramayan Reborn", and "The Sadhu" published under the company's Shakti imprint, and a fourth, as yet un-named project to be printed under the Director's Cut imprint. [http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/8312.html ICv2]
**Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy:
***Pakistan blocks access to blogs and websites which encourage people to cartoon the prophet Mohammed. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4771846.stm BBC]
*March 05, 2006:
**Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy:
***Over 50 000 people reportedly protest against the cartoons in Pakistan, whilst around 20 000 are reported to have demonstrated in Turkey. [http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/World/2006/03/06/1475113-sun.html Edmonton Sun]
*March 06, 2006:
**The "BBC" profile E. H. Shepherd, whose work for "Punch" will feature in an exhibition at the Political Cartoon Gallery. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/4772370.stm BBC]
**Dan Piraro, cartoonist on the "Bizarro" panel, is to be awarded The Humane Society of the United States' Ongoing Commitment Award on March 18. [http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/departments/syndicates/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002116562 Editor & Publisher]
*March 07, 2006:
**Comic strip collection publishing company Andrews McMeel Publishing announce a tie up with Simon & Schuster UK which will allow the company access to the markets of the United Kingdom and Ireland. [http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/departments/syndicates/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002117089 Editor & Publisher]
**ICv2.com report on First Second Books' fall list. Included on the publication list is "Kampung Boy", a memoir by Lat. [http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/8324.html ICv2.com]
*March 08, 2006:
**Neil Gaiman and Roger Avery are developing a movie script based on Charles Burns' graphic novel "Black Hole. [http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=18229 Empire Online]
**Pantheon Books is to publish a new work by Marjane Satrapi, "Chicken With Plums", in October, along with "The Long Chalkboard" by Jules Feiffer and wife Jenny Allen. [http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/8328.html ICv2.com]
**SouthFlorida.com profile Jeannie Schulz, widow of "Peanuts" creator Charles. [http://www.southflorida.com/news/la-me-jeannie8mar08,0,7182444.story?coll=sfe-guide-headlines SouthFlorida.com]
**Adrian Tomine is interviewed by Comic Book Resources. [http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=6830 Comic Book Resources]
*March 09, 2006:
**"Newsarama" interview James McTeigue, director of the adaptation of "V for Vendetta". [http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?s=4e12d3ba2da3f3f166ca292af1c1fbb5&threadid=62267 newsarama]
**The Center for Cartoon Studies is auctioning a breakfast with three cartoonists as a means of raising funds. The cartoonists in question are Chris Ware, Seth and Ivan Brunetti. [http://www.cartoonstudies.org/auction/index.html The Center for Cartoon Studies]
**Jodi Picoult is to incorporate the comics form into her new novel, "The Tenth Circle". [http://www.bookpage.com/0603bp/jodi_picoult.html Book Page]
**Oor Wullie and its creators were allegedly placed on a Nazi hit list during World War II due to the strips lampooning of Hitler. [http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/57712.html The Herald]
*March 10, 2006:
**"CBGExtra" are reporting that comic book distributor FM International has ceased trading. [http://www.cbgxtra.com/default.aspx?tabid=42&view=topic&forumid=17&postid=9312 CBGExtra]
**Michael Ramirez editorial cartoonist of the "Los Angeles Times", wins The Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award in editorial cartooning. [http://www.scrippsnetworks.com/foundation/news/newsrelease/06mar10.html Press release]
*March 11, 2006:
**Mike Luckovich of "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution" wins the National Headliners Award for editorial cartooning. [http://editorialcartoonists.com/news/article.cfm/578 Association of American Editorial Cartoonists]
** John Sherffius receives the 2006 Wilbur Award for editorial cartooning on religious issues and themes. [http://editorialcartoonists.com/news/article.cfm/578 Association of American Editorial Cartoonists]
** Bill Whitehead of the Kansas City Business Journal, receives first place from the Kansas Press Association for best editorial cartoons of 2005 in weekly publications. [http://editorialcartoonists.com/news/article.cfm/578 Association of American Editorial Cartoonists]
**HamptonRoads.com and "Associated Press" discuss cancer inspired graphic novels, including Brian Fies' "Mom's Cancer", Harvey Pekar's "Our Cancer Year" and Miriam Engelberg's "Cancer Made Me a Shallower Person", due out in May from HarperCollins. [http://home.hamptonroads.com/stories/story.cfm?story=100887&ran=72786 HamptonRoads.com]
**Scarcecomics.co.uk, an online auction site for rare British comics, is discussed in Liverpool's "Daily Post". [http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2006/03/11/1448630.htm TMCnet.com]
**Alan Moore is discussed in "The Telegraph. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2006/03/11/do1104.xml The Telegraph]
*March 12, 2006:
**The "New York Times" report on Alan Moore's career and his attitude to the recent Hollywood adaptations of his works and to DC Comics. [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/12/movies/12itzk.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2 New York Times]
*March 13, 2006:
**"Superman Returns" director Bryan Singer and screenwriters Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris are to collaborate on a series of comic books which will bridge the gap between the "Superman II" movie and the new sequel. [http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?s=5339ea38f2951e83ad283b3b372b7bae&threadid=62759 newsarama]
*March 14, 2006:
**E-Man, the character created by Nicola Cuti and Joe Staton, is to return in a series from Digital Webbing Press. [http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?s=ed1d8da9e62b76ce376611b46c9f2223&threadid=62832 newsarama]
**Ed Stein wins the 2006 John Fischetti Award for editorial cartooning. [http://editorialcartoonists.com/news/article.cfm/581 Association of American Editorial Cartoonists]
*March 15, 2006:
**Booklist's new issue includes several features related to comics [http://www.booklistonline.com/default.aspx?page=general_info&id=49] :
***A "Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth" compiled for the magazine. [http://www.booklistonline.com/default.aspx?page=show_product&pid=1584003 Booklist]
***A "Top 10 Graphic Novels: 2006" compiled by Ray Olsen. [http://www.booklistonline.com/default.aspx?page=show_product&pid=1583931 Booklist]
***Kate Kan writes an article entitled "Great Graphic Novels for Younger Readers". [http://www.booklistonline.com/default.aspx?page=show_product&pid=1584034 Booklist]
***An interview with Mark Siegel, editorial director of First Second the new graphic novel imprint launched by Roaring Brook. [http://www.booklistonline.com/default.aspx?page=show_product&pid=1584169 Booklist]
***An article from Jeff Smith regarding his career as a graphic novellist. [http://www.booklistonline.com/default.aspx?page=show_product&pid=1584072 Booklist]
***Michael Cart contributes an article discussing his love of comics. [http://www.booklistonline.com/default.aspx?page=show_product&pid=1583954 Booklist]
***Archaia Studios Press officially releases color hardcover edition of "The Lone and Level Sands".
*March 16, 2006:
** The "Alex" strip in "The Telegraph" will be coloured and feature an advertisement for Xerox for six weeks. [http://www.adjab.com/2006/03/16/xerox-adds-color-to-comic-strip/ Adjab]
**"The Boston Herald" report on the graphic novel phenomenon. [http://business.bostonherald.com/businessNews/view.bg?articleid=130709&format=&page=1 The Boston Herald]
**Teshkeel Comics publish their first comic in the Middle East under a licensing deal with Marvel Comics. Translated into Arabic, "Spectacular Spider-Man" is the first magazine to feature the character in the region. [http://www.ameinfo.com/80572.html AMEInfo]
**The BBC's "Collective" magazine interview participants in Fantagraphics quarterly "MOME" anthology. [http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/collective/A10125064 BBC]
**Iranian cartoonist Kianoosh Ramezani discusses the problems which face both cartoonists and their publishing editors in the "Ledger-Enquirer". [http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/mld/ledgerenquirer/news/world/14112876.htm Ledger-Enquirer]
*March 17, 2006:
**Marvel announce plans to publish a graphic novel formatted anthology based on the computer game series Halo, featuring work by Simon Bisley and Moebius amongst others. [http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/8388.html ICv2]
**J. Scott Campbell signs an exclusive contract with Marvel Comics. [http://www.newsarama.com/WWLA06/Marvel/SoupMarvel.htm newsarama]
** Dallas names May 6 as Comic Book Appreciation Day. May 6 is also Free Comic Book Day. [http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?s=167fc3a2d5aafbf5e82ba89ac06d1aca&threadid=63260 newsarama]
** Nominations for the 2005 National Newspaper Awards are announced. The awards include an Editorial Cartooning category in which Serge Chapleau of "La Presse", Montreal; Brian Gable of "The Globe and Mail"); and Bruce MacKinnon of the "Halifax Chronicle-Herald" are nominated. [http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2006/17/c3613.html Newswire]
** Dr. Jon Suter donates his collection of over 2000 strips to the Oklahoma Cartoonists Collection. [http://www.paulsvalleydailydemocrat.com/arts/local_story_076230454.html?keyword=topstory Pauls Valley Daily Democrat]
**Teshkeel Media Group sign a deal to translate and distribute Archie Comics in the Middle East. [http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=6908 Comic Book Resources]
*March 18, 2006:
**Tom Spurgeon announces his top fifty comics of 2005. [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/briefings/commentary/4505/ The Comics Reporter]
*March 19, 2006:
**"OK/Cancel" discuss making money from webcomics. [http://www.ok-cancel.com/archives/article/2006/03/blogging-for-money-by-learning-from-comics.html OK/Cancel]
**"The Philadelphia Inquirer" reports on comics' literary status. [http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/entertainment/books/14130756.htm The Philadelphia Inquirer]
**"ContraCostaTimes" reports on comics' literary status. [http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/14115175.htm ContraCostaTimes]
**"The Age" report on the success of manga in Australia. [http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/is-it-a-bird-is-it-a-plane-no-its-astro-boy-leaping-from-nicheto-mainstream/2006/03/18/1142582577369.html The Age]
*March 20, 2006:
**Marvel Comics are to release "Jack Kirby's Galactic Bounty Hunters", a series based on characters Jack Kirby created, with Kirby's daughter Lisa and former collaborator Mike Thibodeaux helping to expand on the concepts. [http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/8388.html ICv2.com]
**Art Spiegelman has joined the jury to judge an anti-Semitic cartoon contest sponsored by Israeli comics collective Dimona Comics. [http://www.comicon.com/thebeat/2006/03/spiegelman_joins_antisemitic_c.html#more The Beat]
**ICv2 report that sales of comics to comic book stores were up in February. [http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/8383.html ICv2]
**Casting Producer Austen James discusses the Sci-Fi Channel's new programme "Who Wants To Be a Superhero?", due to be aired in the United States this spring, with "Comic Book Resources". [http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=6939 Comic Book Resources]
**Gerald Scarfe wins a British Press Award for Cartoonist of the Year. [http://www.britishpressawards.com/results.html British Press Awards] [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/scarfe_wins_british_press_award/ The Comics Reporter]
**"F Minus", a strip which appears on Comics.com, is to be syndicated by United Media from April 17. [http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/departments/syndicates/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002199788 Editor & Publisher]
*March 21, 2006:
** Tom Spurgeon reports that Dark Horse Comics are to release "Off the Beaten Path", a collection of photographs of cartoonists in their studios by Greg Preston. [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/otbp_the_artist_within/ The Comics Reporter]
** The "New York Review of Books" review "The R. Crumb Handbook". [http://www.nybooks.com/articles/18834 New York Review of Books]
**"The Village Voice" review Jessica Abel's "La Perdida". [http://www.villagevoice.com/books/0612,press,72600,10.html The Village Voice]
*March 22, 2006:
**Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy:
***Laila Freivalds, Swedish Foreign Minister, resigns after being accused of lying to the media regarding the shutting down of sites which may have had plans to carry the cartoons. [http://www.zaman.com/?bl=international&alt=&trh=20060322&hn=31193 Zaman Daily Newspaper]
*March 26, 2006:
**"Superman/Batman" #26 is announced as a tribute book to Sam Loeb, son of Jeph Loeb, who died in 2005. Sam Loeb was due to write the book himself, and 26 collaborators have been assembled to complete the work. [http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=entertainmentNews&storyID=2006-03-26T231143Z_01_N26288668_RTRUKOC_0_US-LITTLETON.xml&archived=False Reuters]
**The "Los Angeles Times" editorialises on the trademarked nature of the term Super Heroes. [http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-ed-superhero26mar26,0,2493032.story?coll=la-news-comment-editorials LA Times]
**The "North Bergen Reporter" profile Otto Messmer, creator of "Felix the Cat". [http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=16367864&BRD=1291&PAG=461&dept_id=523589&rfi=6 North Bergen Reporter]
*March 27, 2006:
**113 creators pledge their support for the editors at Dupuis as they attempt to gain greater independence for the imprint from owners Media-Participations. [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/dupuis_creators_re_pledge_support/ The Comics Reporter]
*March 28, 2006:
**"Editor & Publisher" report that Garry Trudeau is to receive a lifetime achievement award from Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy on April 4. [http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002237553 Editor & Publisher]
**HarperCollins and TokyPop announce a publishing and distribution deal which will see manga works by HarperCollins authors co-published by the two companies. [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/tokyopop_harper_collins_reach_deal/ The Comics Reporter]
**Ralph Steadman is to receive the Milton Caniff Award for Lifetime Achievement. [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/ralph_steadman_to_receive_caniff_award/ The Comics Reporter]
**The nominees for the 2006 Reuben Awards, to be awarded on May 27, are announced. [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/ralph_steadman_to_receive_caniff_award/ The Comics Reporter]
*March 29, 2006:
**TokyoPop has signed a deal with uclick which will see maga published by TokyoPop delivered to mobile phones. [http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/3/prweb362397.htm Press Release Newswire]
**Panini Comics extends its licensing deal with Marvel Comics into more territories and also announces an X-Men graphic novel aimed at the European market with script by Chris Claremont and art by Milo Manara. [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/with_great_power_comes_something_naughty/ The Comics Reporter]
** "The Manila Times" run an editorial supporting editorial cartoons. [http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2006/mar/29/yehey/opinion/20060329opi1.html The Manila Times]
** An exhibition at the California Science Center explores the powers and abilities of Marvel super heroes and the real world science that may ultimately replicate them. [http://www.calendarlive.com/family/cl-et-heroes29mar29,0,1842904.story?coll=cl-home-more-channels Los Angeles Times]
*March 30, 2006:
**"ICv2.com" report that "V for Vendetta" is number one in Nielsen BookScan's list, ranked by sales, of graphic novels sold through book stores. [http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/8442.html ICv2]
*March 31, 2006:
**The five people accused of murdering Indian cartoonist Irfan Hussain are acquitted by Judge Talwant Singh. [http://ia.rediff.com/news/2006/mar/31delhi.htm?q=np&file=.htm India Abroad]
** AllAfrica.com report that Godfrey Mwampembwa, a cartoonist for the Nairobi paper "The Daily Nation", has been threatened with legal action by Martha Karua, a politician whom the cartoonist has satirised. [http://allafrica.com/stories/200603310543.html All Africa.com]
** The Johns Hopkins News-Letter reviews Chris Ware's "Acme Novelty Library" issue 16. [http://www.jhunewsletter.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/03/31/442ebfdb87b7b Johns Hopkins News-Letter]

April

*April 01, 2006:
**"The London Free Press" report on representations of the Iraq War in superhero comics. [http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Opinion/Columnists/Twist_Sean/2006/04/01/1514850.html London Free Press]
*April 02, 2006:
**Buddy Blue, a champion of Underground comics during the sixties and seventies who covered the movement for the "LA Times" and other newspapers, dies of a heart attack. [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/william_coffin_buddy_blue_pass_away/ The Comics Reporter]
*April 03, 2006:
**The "Chicago Defender" revamps its comics page, renaming it "All Black Cartoons". The page will only feature strips by African-American cartoonists. [http://editorialcartoonists.com/news/article.cfm/588 The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists]
** Tower Records launches an online bookstore which will also retail graphic novels. [http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/8457.html ICv2.com]
**The case against Gordon Lee, a comic book retailer who has been charged with distributing harmful material to minors, is dropped, with prosecutors filing fresh charges after discovering the material was distributed to two minors, instead of the one originally named in the suit. [http://www.cbldf.org/pr/archives/000294.shtml Comic Book Legal Defence Fund Press Release]
**Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is to appeal against the dismissal of his suit against Penguen, a magazine which had published a cartoon satirising him. [http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=39773 Turkish Daily News]
**The "Gulf Times" reports on Australian - Indonesian relations on asylum as cartoonists satirise the issue. [http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=79827&version=1&template_id=45&parent_id=25 Gulf Times]
**Vancouver's 24 hours.com report on the graphic novel phenomenon. [http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/Entertainment/2006/03/31/1513458-sun.html Vancouver24hours.com]
** The Prix Bedelys are awarded in Quebec, with Pierre Fournier and Real Godbout's "Michel Risque" winning the Jury Prix. [http://sequential.spiltink.org/2006/04/prix-bedelys.html Sequential]
*April 04, 2006:
**"Variety" report that on March 23 Judge Ronald S.W. Lew found that the copyright to Superboy had reverted to Joanne Siegel and Laura Siegel Larson, widow and daughter of Jerry Siegel. The ruling also cast doubt on the lack of infringement on the Superboy copyright by the "Smallville" television series, with Lew noting: "Enough facts are presented, where this court, contrary to defendants' request, could find that the main character in 'Smallville' is in fact Superboy." [http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117941008?categoryid=1236&cs=1&query=superboy&display=superboy Variety]
**Diamond announce the winners of the 16th annual Diamond Gem Awards. DC Comics' "Justice" wins comic book of the year. [http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?s=5f51a083f5e72994add97192778181b4&threadid=65618 Newsarama]
**"The Columbus Dispatch" report on the complications involved in editing comic strips. [http://www.columbusdispatch.com/features-story.php?story=dispatch/2006/04/04/20060404-B1-01.html The Columbus Dispatch]
**Gilbert Hernandez and Richard Sala are to contribute series to Coconino Press's "Ignatz" line, co-published in English by Fantagraphics. [http://coconinofrance.blogspot.com/2006/04/stay-tuned.html Le Nomade]
**Penguin Books has commissioned new covers for books in its Penguin Classics line from some of the leading artists in comics, including Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware and Charles Burns. [http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/8463.html ICv2.com]
**Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy:
***Malaysian Information Minister Datuk Zainuddin Maidin urges cartoonists to avoid "caricatures that could hurt other races or religions or incite hatred". [http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/4/4/nation/13860555&sec=nation The Malaysian Star]
***Carla Seaquist discusses the free speech issues of cartooning in the wake of the controversy. [http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0404/p09s02-coop.html The Christian Science Monitor]
*April 05, 2006:
**Nominees for the 2006 Eisner Awards are announced, with Floyd Gottfredson and William Moulton Marston being the judge's choices for entry into the hall of fame. [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/2006_eisner_award_nominations/ The Comics Reporter]
**"Anime News Network" contact manga publishers to discuss how the bankruptcy of distributor Biblos will affect them. [http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8672 Anime News Network]
**"Seattle Weekly" interview David Lasky. [http://www.seattleweekly.com/music/0614/talktalk.php Seattle Weekly]
*April 06, 2006:
**"Relish" report on the stress which cartoonists may face, and may lead to burn out. [http://www.journalnow.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=WSJ%2FMGArticle%2FWSJ_RelishArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1137835148187&path=!entertainment!general!&s=1037645508970 Relish]
**Peter David is to script the opening seven issues of the Dark Tower comic book series, based upon Stephen King's novel series of the same name. Jae Lee is providing the art. [http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/8473.html ICv2.com]
**Marvel Comics issue a press release stating that Chris Claremont is suffering from cardiac stress and that this will result in delays to two books, "Exiles" and "GeNext", which Claremont was due to take over in May. [http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?s=9e91519fe6db29f458c136975850a144&threadid=65919 Newsarama]
*April 07, 2006:
**Cartoonist Jonathon Shapiro (Zapiro) wins the Mondi South African Journalist of the Year Award. [http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=3015&art_id=vn20060407015346380C125851 Independent Online]
**John Blackburn, creator of Coley Cochran, dies. [http://www.prismcomics.org/display.php?id=1219 Prism Comics] , [http://www.comicon.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=37&t=006359 Comicon]
*April 08, 2006:
**"The New York Times" profile comic book writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/08/theater/08saca.html?ex=1145678400&en=6007951d1ccbb39f&ei=5070 The New York Times]
*April 09, 2006:
**"The Malaysian Star" interview Lat, Philippe Dupuy and King Ban Hui at the "Concert of Drawings" series of events held by the National Art Gallery during the 11th French-Language Week. The artists were at the event to take part in a live drawing exhibition. [http://thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story.asp?file=/2006/4/9/lifearts/13898834&sec=lifearts Malaysian Star]
*April 11, 2006:
** Editorial cartoonist and United States National Guard platoon sergeant Vaughn Larson' discusses his recent call-up to Iraq. [http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002315419 Editor & Publisher]
*April 12, 2006:
** "Adventure Gamers" review the computer game based upon the "Bone" comic book series by Jeff Smith. [http://www.adventuregamers.com/article/id,622/ Adventure Gamers]
** "Seattle Weekly" review Fantagraphics' recent reissue of Milt Gross' "He Done Her Wrong". [http://seattleweekly.com/arts/0615/wrong.php Seattle Weekly]
*April 13, 2006:
** "Entertainment Weekly" review Gary Spencer Millidge's "Strangehaven". [http://www.ew.com/ew/article/commentary/0,6115,1183416_7_0_,00.html Entertainment Weekly]
**Stan Sakai details his time as a guest at Spain's XI Salon del Comic de Granada for the "Honolulu Star". [http://starbulletin.com/2006/04/13/features/story03.html Honolulu Star]
*April 14, 2006:
** Mike Luckovich is announced the winner of the Sigma Delta Chi award for 2005. The award is presented by the Society of Professional Journalists. [http://www.spj.org/news.asp?ref=572 Society of Professional Journalists]
** Tom Spurgeon reports that Paul Gravett's "Manga: Sixty Years of Japanese Comics" has been removed from shelves in libraries across San Bernardino county. [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/manga_book_banned_from_library/ The Comics Reporter]
** Bart Beatty compares and contrasts the United States SPX and the Swiss Fumetto conventions in his Eurocomics column for The Comics Reporter. [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/briefings/eurocomics/4748/ The Comics Reporter]
*April 17, 2006:
** "The Comics Reporter" reports that Mike Luckovich is the winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in editorial cartooning. [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/and_the_pulitzer_goes_to/ The Comics Reporter]
**"ICv2.com" report on comic book and graphic novel sales figures for March. [http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/8518.html ICv2.com]
** Student editorial cartoonist William C Warren wins the AAEC/John Locher Award. [http://editorialcartoonists.com/news/article.cfm/596 The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists]
*April 18, 2006:
** Chris Ware announces he is moving his "Acme Novelty Library series to publisher Drawn & Quarterly. The series had previously been published by Fantagraphics, although Ware published issue 16 himself, with Fantagraphics distributing the issue. [http://www.comicon.com/thebeat/2006/04/chris_ware_moves_acme_to_fsg.html The Beat]
** Swiss Info profile cartoonist Mike van Audenhove. [http://www.swissinfo.org/eng/travel/detail/US_born_cartoonist_draws_the_Zurich_crowds.html?siteSect=411&sid=6601476&cKey=1145369529000 Swiss Info]
** "The Wall Street Journal" discusses product placement as it occurs within comics. [http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB114532350031828284-2nRn41Kln8fZjCEf0UgX0UlPqy4_20060425.html?mod=blogs The Wall Street Journal]
*April 20, 2006:
**John Backderf's "The City" wins in the Cartoon category of the 38th Annual Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards. [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/derf_wins_rfk_journalism_award/ The Comics Reporter]
*April 21, 2006:
** Aron Katz wins the anti-Semitic cartoon contest organised by Amitai Sandy. [http://service.spiegel.de/cache/international/0,1518,412390,00.html Spiegel Online]
** The "Pittsburgh Tribune-Review" preview the forthcoming Pittsburgh Comicon. [http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/entertainment/events/s_445323.html Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
**Nashville's "The City Paper" profile cartoonist Dean Trippe. [http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/index.cfm?section_id=12&screen=news&news_id=49337 The City Paper]
**Angel Boligan, editorial cartoonist for Mexico City's "El Universal" newspaper, wins the World Press Cartooning Prize. [http://www.cbc.ca/story/arts/national/2006/04/21/world-cartoon-contest.html CBC]
**Virgin Comics announce their opening line up of books. [http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=7141 Comic Book Resources]
**Belgian artist Fred Burton dies. [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/fred_burton_1963_2006/ Comics Reporter]
*April 23, 2006:
**The "Morning Sentinel" celebrate Doonesbury reaching 35 years of publication. [http://morningsentinel.mainetoday.com/view/columns/2661091.shtml Morning Sentinel]
**Scott Collura interviews Terry Zwigoff about his "Crumb" documentary for "Now Playing". [http://www.nowplayingmag.com/content/view/3608/ Now Playing]
**"Time magazine" profile Neil Gaiman. [http://www.time.com/time/europe/magazine/article/0,13005,901060501-1186537,00.html Time Magazine]
**"The Bradenton Herald" profile the forthcoming Free Comic Book Day, scheduled this year for May 6. [http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/entertainment/14399326.htm HeraldToday.com]
*April 24, 2006:
** Mike Luckovich of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Christian Science Monitor's Clay Bennett win the Overseas Press Club's award for editorial cartooning. [http://editorialcartoonists.com/news/article.cfm/599 The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists]
**"Newsarama" summarise the events and news from the recent Pittsburgh Comicon. [http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68150 newsarama]
*April 25, 2006:
**Paul Combs announces he is leaving "The Tampa Tribune". The paper is seeking a replacement for the editorial cartoonist, who is leaving for "for family reasons". [http://www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002385495 Editor & Publisher]
** Bill Poostmus, the man who ordered the removal of a work on manga from the shelves of libraries in California, is declared to be censoring a "critically acclaimed book" by the National Coalition Against Censorship, who are monitoring the situation and have not ruled out legal action. [http://www.vvdailypress.com/2006/114597098999319.html Daily Press]
** "The Age" profile Will Dyson, an Australian war artist who covered the First World War. [http://www.theage.com.au/news/in-depth/the-art-of-war/2006/04/24/1145861285806.html The Age]
**Sarah Boxer reviews the "Masters of American Comics" exhibition for "Artforum". [http://artforum.com/inprint/id=10621 Artforum]
*April 26, 2006:
**British distributor Red Route is reported to have ceased trading. [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/resources/news_story/4841/ The Comics Reporter]
**"Wired Magazine" comment on the slowness of the two major American comics publishers to embrace the digital market. [http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.05/start.html?pg=3 Wired Magazine]
**Bob Wayne talks to "Newsarama" about the "One Year Later" books DC will be publishing in the wake of "Infinite Crisis". [http://www.newsarama.com/dcnew/sellouts.html Newsarama]
** Shazna Nessa discusses the accessibility of comics and graphic novels to a female audience in "The Charleston Gazette". [http://www.blackenterprise.com/yb/ybopen.asp?section=ybaa&story_id=92338158&ID=blackenterprise blackenterprise.com]
*April 27, 2006:
**New England's "The Phoenix" report on DC Comics' "One Year Later" revamp. [http://www.thephoenix.com/article_ektid10054.aspx The Phoenix]
**Ed Brubaker signs an extension to his exclusive contract with Marvel Comics. [http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68662 Newsarama]
**Anders Nilsen writes an essay on art for the BBC. [http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/collective/A11312146 BBC Collective]
**Pakistan begin legal proceedings against the editor and publisher of the "Jyllands-Posten" for publication of the cartoons depicting caricatures of Mohammed. [http://www.pakistanlink.com/Headlines/Apr06/27/08.htm Pakistan Link]
**Alex Chun comments on the changes recent technological advances have made on society and how they may impact on the newspaper comic strip. [http://www.calendarlive.com/printedition/calendar/calwknd/cl-wk-books27apr27,0,2046905.story?coll=cl-weekend LA Times]
*April 28, 2006:
**Image Comics are to publish the second volume of "Afterworks", an anthology featuring work by noted animators, including Max Brace and Nathan Stanton. [http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=7187 Comic Book Resources]
*April 29, 2006:
**Canadian cartoonist Sid Barron dies. [http://sequential.spiltink.org/2006/05/sid-barron-1917-2006.html Sequential]
**The winners of the second annual Shuster Awards are announced. [http://shusterawards.com/story.asp?storyID=68 Shuster Awards website]
*April 30, 2006:
**Tom Spurgeon interviews Grady Klein. [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/resources/interviews/4600/ The Comics Reporter]
**Turkey's Supreme Court of Appeals overturns an earlier judgement which fined cartoonist Musa Kart over his depiction of the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as a cat. [http://www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=121260 TurkishPress.com]

May

*May 1, 2006:
**The "Seattle Post-Intelligencer" profile Dan Piraro. [http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/books/268419_bizarro01.html Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
**"The Detroit News" and Larry Wright agree terms which will see the paper buyout the cartoonist's contract. [http://editorialcartoonists.com/news/article.cfm/601 The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists]
**The Comics Journal report online on the details of the case which led to the creation of a Women's Empowerment Fund by Friends of Lulu. The scandal is reported by the Journal to have involved Comic Book Legal Defense Fund chief executive Charles Brownstein and Taki Soma, a budding cartoonist. [http://tcj.com/276/n_soma.html The Comics Journal]
*May 2, 2006:
**The nominations for Holland's 2006 Clickburg awards are announced. The awards are to recognise webcomics, and this year organisers have added a Best International Clickie category. [http://www.comicbase.nl/nieuws.php?ID=510 Comicbase.nl]
**Mark Parisi is profiled by "The Christian Science Monitor". [http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0502/p18s03-hfks.html The Christian Science Monitor]
**Tom Spurgeon rounds up commentary and reportage on yesterday's report by The Comics Journal on the incident involving Charles Brownstein. [http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/tracking_the_mid_ohio_incident_story/ The Comics Reporter]
**National Public Radio's "Talk of the Nation" features Paul Jenkins and Joe Quesada as part of its coverage of Marvel Comics' "Civil War" storyline. [http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/8594.html ICv2.com]
*May 3, 2006:
**Menu Larcenet, Lax and Marjane Satrapi are the nominees for the VPRO Grand Prix, to be announced on June 2 at Stripdagen Harlem 2006. [http://www.stripdagenhaarlem.nl/2006/index.php/2006/05/03/nominaties-vpro-grand-prix-bekend/#more-149 Stripdagen Harlem]
**Steve Dunn reports on Alan Moore's new graphic novel, "Lost Girls", for "The Oregonian". [http://www.oregonlive.com/living/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/living/1146612332200900.xml&coll=7 The Oregonian]
**The "New York Press" interview Terry Zwigoff and discuss his forthcoming film, "Art School Confidential", based upon the graphic novel by Dan Clowes. [http://www.nypress.com/19/18/film/jennifermerin.cfm New York Press]
**The "San Francisco Bay Guardian" profile Dan Clowes. " [http://www.sfbg.com/entry.php?entry_id=474 San Francisco Bay Guardian] "
**"ICv2.com" discuss the size of the manga market in North America in 2005. [http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/8604.html ICv2,com]
**The "Jyllands-Posten" is suing Michael Christiani Havemann over his comments which allege that the paper's management asked the staff cartoonist to create controversial cartoons since those sent in by freelancers "were not gross enough." [http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006


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