Mark Sable Detained by TSA for ‘Unthinkable’ Script
Comics writer Mark Sable was detained by the TSA during a domestic flight yesterday when they discovered a script in his luggage for ‘Unthinkable,’ his Boom! Studios series about a government think tank that brainstorms potential terrorist plots, which are later carried out. Apparently they found the script in a random search, and became concerned that Sable — who imagines potential terrorist plots in the series — might be trying to carry them out.
-Wow.Just detained by TSA for over half hour.They read and questioned me about the script for Unthinkable
-Talk about life imitating art imitating life. I couldn’t make this up if I tried.
–Nothing like starting the day explaining you’re not a terrorist, but writing about them.
-I hope the TSA enjoyed the waterboarding in issue 3. At least they know comics aren’t just about superheroes.
More after the jump…
–Big Brother is here…but he’s retarded.
–I should have asked the TSA officers for a blurb. I suppose I can quote them on “WHO DO YOU WORK FOR?”. Very Kafkaesque.
–If you go back, to my old tweets, you can find that I made a comment about worrying writing this would affect my ability to travel.
–At the time, I was referring to places like China or Israel. I wasn’t thinking of the same domestic flight I take multiple times a year.