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Because Pictures are Worth a Thousand Dirty, Dirty Words

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Oct. 9th, 2010 | 09:15 pm
mood: complacentcomfy

So, here are the ALA's top ten most challenged graphic novels and the rationales given:

Absolute Sandman by Neil Gaiman – Anti-Family, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group

Blankets by Craig Thompson – Sexually Explicit content, Other (unspecified)

Bone series by Jeff Smith – Sexually Explicit content, Offensive Language, Unsuited to Age Group, Drugs

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel – Sexually Explicit Content

Maus by Art Spiegelman - Anti Ethnic

Pride of Baghdad by Brian Vaughn – Sexually Explicit Content

Tank Girl by Alan Martin & Jamie Hewlitt – Nudity and Violence

The Dark Knight Strikes Again by Frank Miller – Sexually Explicit Content

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier by Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill – Nudity, Sexually Explicit Content and Unsuited to Age Group

Watchmen, by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons – Unsuited to Age Group

So . . . Maus. "Anti-ethnic." Also, Bone is on this list. Despite what the name might seem to imply, Bone is not porn, I promise. It leans far more toward "adorable," really.

On a sillier note, a study of library use . . . by marshmallow Peeps.

Just got back from the excellent James River Writers' Conference. More about that soon!

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from: sunshinecampusa
date: Oct. 11th, 2010 09:33 am (UTC)

By "Bone" you mean the one you used to collect? That we read as kids? Okay, I never saw anything wrong with those comics! Except a lot of plot confusion, since we read them out of order.

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from: anicalewis
date: Oct. 11th, 2010 12:37 pm (UTC)

Yep, that's the one!

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