I wanted to rant about a case the comic book legal defense fund (CBLDF!) is working to help fund.–
Recently a guy got his computer searched while crossing the border into Canada ,They found some manga they didn’t like on it and now they’re talking about giving at least a year in prison and having him register as a sex offender.– for having comics.
My argument in favor of porn comics has always been that you just have the people who want to make it and the people who wants to read it and nobody who isn’t into it needs to get involved. All consensual ideas conveyed through lines on paper.
The idea of just getting in trouble for having a comic book on you is nuts, with no victim and the crime being an offensive combination of words and lines. It’s like trying to prosecute thoughts you don’t like.
I have a hard time wrapping my brain around the idea that something you could draw could lead someone else to be locked up just by having it on their person.
and just looking at the list of books CBLDF has on their site that have had problems at the border (how awkward would it be to have to explain why you are carrying a copy of The bone ranger)
–I’ve read a lot of these, I have friends and have myself probably drawn worse things than what’s in most of these books.
There’s more on it here:
I think it’s so important to do what we can to knock this type of shit down when it comes up.
Stuff has been good up in my little comic book village.
A talk I did with Sean Witzke went up on his site:
I’ve been working on 2 short comics — In the 1st trying to channel all my teenage love of Shirow and Adam Warren and Cyberpunk while in the other short I’m aiming for more arty. My drawing time has been split like the dudes from the Dark crystal — with arty urRu and dirty pair porn Skeksis.
Here’s a Skeksis page–the start of a Dirty parody comic.
Is Skeksy no?
It was really fun to look at all the different versions of the Dirty pair and try to do my own take. Ther’ve been so many serious dudes to rework the characters.
fujihiko hosono (who also did the Crusher Joe manga) Yoshikazu Yasuhiko( Venus wars Gundam, Arion) –his stuff on the left. and on the right Adam Warren.
This site has a shit ton about DP http://www.elenorecity.com/
and even panels from an early unpublished Warren comic.
and more sketchbook
And a nonsense walrus comic.
Colman Engle put up these rad pages of a comic he’s been drawing called WHITE SHELLS NC
I like all the white space on this page.
There’s something that works well about mixing a cartoony style with harsh subject. It evens things out nicely.
Tyler Crookon the left (Of BPRD and upcoming Petrograd) http://www.mrcrook.com/
Justin Greenwood on the right. (resurrection)
Here’s some stuff by Push.
His site http://www.bluebed.net/
A Otomo looking comic with some Tezuka characters crossing the street. (to get to the other side)
aaand some robotish Robot ish
I like this spaceship
some shirow model stuff.
star wars — I really like the reflection on her helmet. What does QPI sound like?
and a house drawing. ( i like the roof pig)
python 357– I like the rain over the black.