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Neonomicon Banned In South Carolina

Neonomicon Banned In South Carolina

Back in June, a South Carolina library pulled their copy of Neonomicon from the adultbookshelves, after a 14 year old girl withdrew it using her mother's library card, and her mother complained.Yup. Learning of the library's decision to remove the book this month, Acacia O'Connor, project coordinator for the Kids' Right to Read Project, said that[...]


Stuck In The Middle Returns To Maine School Libraries

Stuck In The Middle Returns To Maine School Libraries

The book was withdrawn and a committee asked to investigate the book, who reported to the RSU last year, recommending it be put back on the shelf.Interestingly, two of those who voted against the decision, did so because they thought even the parental permission aspect was censorship.Superintendent Tom Ward is reported to have said that[...]

How Marvel DC And You Can Save The Comic Industry by Phil Hampton

How Marvel, DC And You Can Save The Comic Industry by Phil Hampton

 If you’ve created your own all-ages comic or webcomic site, you could have such a page on your site live today.Why printed comics are importantLet's return to printed comics.Can we blame Marvel and DC with not marketing their printed comics so strongly to young kids?  Many of today's commentators on the industry [...]

Three Acts Of Comic Book Censorship

Three Acts Of Comic Book Censorship

How does it feel to be a cartoonist or a caricaturist when the state can ban even the concept? Welcome to an the new Press Freedom Caricature Exhibition in Turkey, opened with the panel, "Press Freedom in the Light of Humour and Comics", with some very intriguing historical notes, and a reminder of the perceived[...]

Pope Visit Sees Comic Magazine Kidnapped By Printers

Pope Visit Sees Comic Magazine Kidnapped By Printers

The Pope is visiting Santiago de Compostela in Spainin November. Something that the Spanish people and media are currently obsessing about. As anyone does really. Enough for humour magazine Retranca to run a cartoon with the Pope surrounded by the three million Euro cost of the official state visit. But also enough for the printers […]