Fuse #8

Saturday, November 18, 2006

With a Capital T, and That Rhymes With C, and That Stands From Comics!

The rising presence of graphic novels in libraries is leading people to discover the shocking truth that (gasp! shudder!) not all comics are for kids. Moreover, stuff that seems perfectly innocuous when just written down takes on all kinds of dimensions if there are accompanying pictures.

"Some people find graphical depictions of things more offensive than text," said Carrie Gardner, a spokeswoman for the ALA's Committee for Intellectual Freedom and a professor at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

Oy, people.

Thanks to Kids Lit for the link.


At 7:42 PM , Blogger Kelly Fineman said...

A graphic description can be almost every bit as horrifying as a visual depiction, that's for sure. Just watch the (very funny but really horrifying) movie The Aristocrats, which features comedian after comedian telling the same basic joke.

Of course, by graphic, I mean "verbally detailed," not "drawn in actual pictures." But still.


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