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Published on February 17th, 2014 | by Vincent Jobse
Print looks at banned comics
Steamy issue of Print Magazine: An Uncensored Look At Comics
The internet is oozing with porn, so you would think that comic book censorship would be a thing of the past. Not so – comics creators keep fighting for their space. Apple for instance has proven to be a true disciple of digital decency – even banning bare breasts in an illustrated adaptation of James Joyce’s Ulysses (“Seen” (2010), published by comic artist Rob Berry). Think Different was also the advice to curator and art historian Kim Munson, when publishing the Comic Classics app, with a Bizarre Sex cover – The Giant Penis That Invaded New York – that just had to be removed.
Nicely illustrated with lots of naughtiness Print explores the matter. Sexually provocative counter culture comes in many forms and shades of grey – varying from simple nudity to sick and twisted. Author Michael Dooley, both lecturer and creative director, highlights all sides and gracefully allows you to draw your own conclusions.