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Turkey Time

We're about to go on break for American Thanksgiving, but before we go, John Kelly has some preview clips of upcoming visits with Bill Griffith and Steve Cerio. You know all about Griffith already (or if you don't, start with Chris Mautner's great interview earlier this week). Cerio is a cartoonist and musician perhaps "best known for his ABC Book: A Drug Primer, his comic PIE, and his work with the legendary avant-garde music/art collective The Residents, with whom he's created films, posters and a series of toys which are now in the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Modern Art."

Meanwhile, elsewhere:

—News. The good news is that Zunar is receiving a CPJ Freedom of the Press Award. Michael Cavna spoke to him about it here.

The far less happy news is that Algerian cartoonist Tahar Djehiche has been convicted for insulting the president, and sentenced to six months in prison.

—Reviews & Commentary. Somehow we seem to have missed posting this Chris Ware review of Adrian Tomine's Killing & Dying...

Tom Spurgeon reflects on the end of long-running comic strip, Apartment 3-G.

At Publishers Weekly, Rob Salkowitz wonders if streaming services are about to transform comics as they already have music and film.

—Interviews & Profiles. The Wall Street Journal talks to Ben Katchor.

The New York Times Magazine talks to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff.

Gil Roth's latest interviewee is Posy Simmonds.

—Misc. The Society of Illustrators has begun accepting entries for their annual Comic and Cartoon Art Competition.


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