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Comics A.M. | Defiant ‘Charlie Hebdo’ plans to publish next week

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Comics A.M. | Defiant ‘Charlie Hebdo’ plans to publish next week

Publishing | The French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo will be published next week, to demonstrate that “stupidity will not win,” according to columnist Patrick Pelloux. Ten of the magazine’s staff members were among those killed Wednesday when three armed men attacked their Paris headquarters, apparently because Charlie Hebdo published cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad. [The Guardian]

Political cartoons | Adam Taylor looks at the history of controversies regarding depictions of the Prophet Muhammad. [The Washington Post]

Political cartoons | Cartoonist and syndicator Daryl Cagle pens a remembrance four of the slain Charlie Hebdo cartoonists, some of whom he knew personally, and also talks about the importance of editorial cartooning in France. [Darylcagle.com]

Political cartoons | Editorial cartoonist Ted Rall says death threats are not uncommon: “We get a lot of death threats. We all do. Especially after 911, I used to get them all the time. You just know that you’re in a country with a lot of guns, a lot of angry people and you’re in the political opinion business. There’s a risk involved always.” But it’s important not to back down: “The best political cartoonists are brave, and bravery means that you do what you want. You call the shots, and you don’t pull punches. That’s not for everybody. It’s not an easy job.” [NBC San Diego]

Crime | In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo shootings, security expert Peter Bergen looks at several incidents of Americans who plotted to kill cartoonists who made fun of Islam. [CNN]

Publishing | Image Expo, the one-day, one-publisher comics event, happens today in San Francisco, and Publisher Eric Stephenson answers some questions about the show and about Image for the local paper. [SFGate]

Creators | Writer Marc Andreyko discusses Wonder Woman ’77, which debuts digitally today from DC Comics: “It’s fun and there’s no ‘wink wink, nudge nudge’ to it at all and it’s not too cool for the room. It’s being really faithful to why Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman has endured for almost 40 years now.” [USA Today]

Manga | A Japanese Twitter user makes the argument that One Piece — the top-selling manga in Japan, with a large readership of adult women — is sexist. [RocketNews24]

Retailing | Hideheho Comics of Santa Monica, the longest continuously operating comic shop in the Los Angeles area, has changed hands. The new owners (one of whom financed his part of the deal by selling off his collection of Amazing Spider-Man comics) hope to keep the spirit of the store while improving the layout and customer experience. [Santa Monica Daily Press]

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