This screenshot from the newspaper that decried Robert Crumb as a "sex pervert" and his art as "smutty" -- prompting the cancellation of his trip to the Graphic Festival in Sydney, Australia -- leaves us wondering when we can expect a similarly outraged, alarmist op-ed from author Jesse Phillips about the smutty, perverted news coverage of The Daily Telegraph. (via The Beat)
Whether or not you draw inspiration directly from his work or indirectly from its raw expression of free speech, the influence of 67-year-old underground comix icon and The Book of Genesis adaptor Robert Crumb is impossible to ignore. On July
"The Bible Illuminated: R. Crumb's Book of Genesis," a touring exhibit of original art from Robert Crumb's 224-page graphic retelling of the first book of the Bible, has finally arrived in the Northwest comics mecca of Portland, Oregon at the Portland Art Museum where it will be on display until September 19th, and local comics artists like Steve Lieber, Erika Moen, Jesse Reklaw, and Craig Thompson will be on hand every Sunday from 2-4 pm to either discuss his work with patrons or demonstrate their own.
Our quote of the week comes from the Jessamine County Public Library board meeting, where members of the Kentucky community gathered to discuss the firing of several library employees who withheld award-winning Alan Moore's "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" from patrons, and whether or not the award-winning graphic novel was "porn":
"Darryl Diddle, a Wilmore minister, presented a petition signed by 950 asking that three more of the library's works be removed. And DeWayne Brewer, Broo
Robert Crumb's illustrated version of the "Book of Genesis" is out, and it's incredible, and guess who's upset about it. Christians! The amazing part about this particular controversy is that instead of getting up in arms about comics with gay people in them or Japanese
This week is Banned Books Week, when we celebrate the fact that we live in a country where we are free to say, write and read what we choose -- and the importance of being vigilant against those who would try to erode those rights and make those choices for us.
Of course, traditional books aren't the only reading material that get
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