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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Handbook Exposes Banned Comics And Busts Some Myths

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Graphic novels and comics are the focus of this year's Banned Books Week, which starts up September 21, and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is getting a head start on the festivities with its new handbook for the occasion, which features a cover by Bone writer/artist Jeff Smith.

The CBLDF's Banned Books Week Handbook not only offers up a list of a few comics that have been banned in US schools and libraries -- including Bone, Fun Home, Watchmen, Sandman, Blankets, and Persepolis -- and the reasons why, but also debunks some of myths surrounding banned books.

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Craig Thompson Progressing On All-Ages OGN ‘Space Dumplins’

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After the success of Habibi and Blankets, where next for cartoonist Craig Thompson? Turns out, the sky isn't even the limit as his new project, an all-ages graphic novel for Scholastic, heads into space to follow a young girl trying to save her father from the belly of an intergalactic whale.

Publishers Weekly reports that Thompson has signed a deal with Scholastic to produce Space Dumplins, his first full-color gra

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Link Ink: Laser NES Zapper, More Super Smooching And Cuddling Asgardians

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Science: North Street Labs have turned Captain N into Captain (e)N(vy) with the introduction of their NES light gun outfitted with an actual 445nm diode.

Creators: Despite canceling a few convention appearances, Stan Lee is reportedly doing just

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Link Ink: ‘Next Generation’ and ‘Doctor Who’ Foes, Mario Shoes and Lego Inspector Gadget

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Upcoming: IDW's revealed another cover for May's Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 eight-issue miniseries, which will pit the Enterprise crew and The Doctor against the Borg and The Cybermen.

Oprah: Craig Thompson's Blankets has been named one of "The 8 Greatest Love Stories of All Time" by Oprah.com. If your parents call and ask y

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Link Ink: The Creepy Steve Jobs Action Figure, Bane’s Audio and an Animated Brony Party

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Toys: In Icons' $100 1/6th scale Steve Jobs action figure may be too eerie for your toy shelf.

Movies: A rumored new audio mix may make Bane easier to understand in The Dark Knight Rises.

Anime: Bandai Entertainment is ceasing production of its North American releases, which means new Gun

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Link Ink: Daniel Clowes Covers The New Yorker, Sleeved Superhero Blankets and Sci-Fi Eateries

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Art: Daniel Clowes comments on the changing shape of book stores on a new cover for The New Yorker.

Eats: Blastr has a list of sci-fi restaurants currently in operation. Sadly, none of them are in my neighborhood -- but the

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Win ‘Blankets’ and an Original Craig Thompson Sketch from Top Shelf [Contest]

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Two larger new editions of Craig Thompson's autobiographical graphic novel Blankets came out yesterday from Top Shelf, reprinting the Eisner Award-winning book about Thompson's first love as a young man from a deeply religious family. Thompson newest work, the much-anticipated Islamic-lore-inspired Habibi, hits stores in a few week from Pan

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Top Shelf Bundling Up New Editions of Craig Thompsons’ ‘Blankets’ in August

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Craig Thompson's multiple Eisner, Harvey and Ignatz Award winning graphic novel Blankets needs little formal introduction these days. The author's coming-of-age tale has been winning over fans since 2003, after all. Still, if

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3OH!3 Frontman Sean Foreman Likes Surprisingly Good Comics

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To be honest, I wasn't sure what to expect when I saw the AOL Radio Blog headline "3OH!3's Sean Foreman Reveals His Favorite Comics."

Don't get me wrong, I'm an unabashed consumer of contemporary dance rock, and I've been to my share

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Comics Your Dad Would Hate

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So you hate your dad. It happens. Whether there's a break in ideology, he made you kill and eat your childhood dog, or you just have an Oedipal complex, you and Dad are not on good terms, and the sound of Father's Day approaching turns your spine to broken glass

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