Steven Heller talks with Basma W. Hamdy, author of the book Walls of Freedom — which was just confiscated by the new Egyptian government.
In honor of this year’s Banned Books Week's focus on banned comics and graphic novels, cartoonist Keith Knight talks about getting the newspaper boot.
In The Winter Brothers v. DC Comics, two musicians sued the comic book company for a Jonah Hex parody that made their likenesses into worm monster villains.
Cartoonist Craig Yoe professes his love for comic books, but not today's. Yoe loves the "horror, crime and twisted animation-style comic books of the past."
Mike Diana has been dubbed the "Godfather of Internet Rage Art." Michael Dooley explores why he's so angry.
Michael Dooley expands upon his 12-page feature for Print’s February issue by examining several examples of comic books and graphic novels that have stirred up controversy and criticism in schools and libraries in the United States.
Are editorial decisions really censorship? When I discussed the issue with Ted Rall, America’s most widely read alternative editorial cartoonist, he was unequivocal: “To edit is to censor. It’s true. Look it up in the dictionary.” And thus, his latest blog column headline is “I have been censored by Daily Kos.” I recommend that you...
Since this is Banned Books Week, I’ve come to bury Dr. Fredric Wertham, not to praise him. Wertham was an anti-comic book crusader who did some serious damage back in the 1950s. As an entertainment medium, comics were the digital devices of their day: Sales could be counted in hundreds of millions, and more...
Kids these days, with their violence and gunplay and perverse sex. We’d all be so much better if only they didn’t have access to those video games and that nasty music and those awful movies and blah blah blah. Thus goes the scapegoating just as it always has. Back in the early 1950s, comic...
With censorship growing in the comic world, Howard Chaykin's Black Kiss II is now among the most forbidden comics, including The Story of O.