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CBLDF Releases Short Documentary About American Charged With Posessing ‘Obscene’ Manga Images [Video]
CBLDF Releases Short Documentary About American Charged With Posessing ‘Obscene’ Manga Images [Video]
In 2010, Canadian customs officers discovered manga images on vacationing U.S. citizen Ryan Matheson's laptop and found them offensive enough to throw him in jail. Matheson contended those images were mainstream drawings from art books, but he was accused of possessing child pornography and spent days in jail before making bail...
Link Ink: ‘The Avengers’ Display Design, Talking to ‘Spider-Man’ Stars’ and a Belching Balrog
Link Ink: ‘The Avengers’ Display Design, Talking to ‘Spider-Man’ Stars’ and a Belching Balrog
Design: Jayse Hansen shares beefy images of some of he and Cantina Creative's designs of the glass screens for the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarier in The Avengers, along with Iron Man's Mark VII armor Hud. Movies: If you've ever wanted to meet the stars of the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man film, Moviefone's upcoming video chat may be your chance...
Convicted Terrorist Claims Batman and Comics Inspired Him To Act
Convicted Terrorist Claims Batman and Comics Inspired Him To Act
American citizen, Massachusetts resident, and now convicted terrorist Tarek Mehanna was sentenced to 17 and a half years in prison yesterday by U.S. District Court Judge George A. O'Toole. In Mehanna's statement to the court during his sentencing, he made several bold declarations about his beliefs, including that he first began to establish the personal values that would later inspire him to sup
Wacky Taiwanese Animators Lend Support to Assaulted Syrian Cartoonist Ali Ferzat [Video]
Wacky Taiwanese Animators Lend Support to Assaulted Syrian Cartoonist Ali Ferzat [Video]
Best known for reenacting celebrity gossip in comically bizarre videos that look ripped straight out of The Sims, the Taiwanese animators at Next Media Animation recently responded to the horrendous assault on Ali Ferzat, a renowned Syrian cartoonist who was beaten and had both of his hands broken in retribution for drawing cartoons critical of Bashar al-Assad...
Police Officers Demoted Over Satirical Animated Videos [Video]
Police Officers Demoted Over Satirical Animated Videos [Video]
A police sergeant and a deputy chief in Renton, Washington have been demoted for the creation of a satirical Xtranormal animated video (you know, like the ones in those Geico commercials) that mocked people they worked with. According to an 87-page report from the Renton Police Department, the former sergeant created an anonymous e-mail address to create and publish a video that essentially mocks
U.S. Citizen Charged in Canada for Manga on Laptop, Faces Minimum 1 Year in Prison
U.S. Citizen Charged in Canada for Manga on Laptop, Faces Minimum 1 Year in Prison
After the recent seizure of comics at the Canadian border from creators on their way to the Toronto Comics Art Festival -- and an official advisory from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund on the aggressive searches of comics fans at Canadian customs -- ComicsAlliance posted a series of tips on how to protect yourself when crossing the border into Canada with either printed comics or digital version
Man Sentenced to 6 Months in Prison for Buying Lolicon Manga
Man Sentenced to 6 Months in Prison for Buying Lolicon Manga
Manga collector Christopher Handley was sentenced to 6 months in prison last Thursday, after importing lolicon and yaoi manga from Japan that the federal government deemed obscene and prosecuted under the PROTECT Act of 2003, which states that any obscene illustrations, sculptures, computer-generated pictures or other imagery that depicts minors in sexual situations will be treated no differently