bluefall: (Unicornosaur says RAAR)
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On a more positive note, while digging through my "things to post" folder I found these fun little pages from Liberty Comics, a 2008 special that Image put out to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (a nonprofit dedicated to protecting comics creators from censorship and legal abuse). A number of big-name creators contributed stories of varying lengths and quality; these are my favorites.

First we have a cute little relatively apolitical story by Darwyn Cooke and Dave Stewart, called "The Deadly Book," narrated by a guy who steals a rare book from his grandfather.

He plans to sell it on eBay, but curiosity runs deep in the monkey brain so he takes a look at the thing first.

There's also the noir-y depressing "No One Rides for Free", by Brubaker and Phillips. A reporter in the middle of a story gets assaulted on the roof during his cigarette break.

On a more hopeful note, there's this little one page story by J Bone.

And finally, just for the lulz, here's Mignola's contribution.

Date: 2011-01-29 02:37 am (UTC)
blackruzsa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blackruzsa
Loved the last line to the second one. "They all had integrity".
It's something I wish people had around here.

Also, "It kills you with it's shittiness" is wrong grammar. Should be "its".

Date: 2011-01-29 11:37 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
By "here" I hope you don't mean s_d?

Date: 2011-01-29 12:20 pm (UTC)
blackruzsa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blackruzsa
Naw. Here as in my country :/ I'd describe it as third world, but those connotations are unfounded assumptions.

Basically it wouldn't matter what kind of leaders we have until a good dictator seizes power from all of them.

Date: 2011-01-29 02:56 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
I know it's nitpcking, but I always get annoyed by the misuse of the term "censorship".

Censorship is having someone (a censor, named after the roman official) looking through a work *before* publication and judging if it should be banned or not (and possibly making edits)

Making someone legally responsible for something *after* publication is not censorship.

Date: 2011-01-29 05:52 am (UTC)
badficwriter: Bob of Hydra-What Would Bob Do? (What Would Bob Do?)
From: [personal profile] badficwriter
Language is not dead and static. Meaning changes over time.

Date: 2011-01-29 09:01 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
Not a semantic issue: There are legal impliations to the term.

Date: 2011-01-29 11:38 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Out of curiosity, what is it called when it happens after publication?

Date: 2011-01-29 05:18 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
While I would like to believe that the 'Cobukan' one is indeed more hopeful, there's a disturbing subtext there that I can't quite unsee. Those people do realize that, while, yes, Cobukan does look rather dashing in that sash, by changing the position of the gag from the mouth to the waist, he is effectively, er, 'silencing' another part of the body...?

Date: 2011-01-29 05:38 am (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
Then what's the guy tying it around his head in the last panel saying?

Date: 2011-01-29 05:51 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
'Silence the brain', maybe? Actually, the impression I got from that was that he wasn't tying it on, he was slipping it off his head from where it'd been covering his mouth.

Date: 2011-01-29 05:54 am (UTC)
badficwriter: Flying saucer-I WANT TO BELIEVE (Default)
From: [personal profile] badficwriter
I'd agree, but I suspect the true theme was absurdity.

Date: 2011-01-29 08:50 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Quite possibly, but I still can't help seein' what I'm seein'.

Date: 2011-01-29 04:39 pm (UTC)
greenmask: (Default)
From: [personal profile] greenmask
The gut?

No more stomach rumbles for you, Gokuban!

Date: 2011-01-29 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
A little lower than that...

Date: 2011-01-29 09:10 am (UTC)
espanolbot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Hm, the funny thing is that I think that Hellboy was marketed as Heckboy in some towns in the South when the first movie came out. Whether that's true or just one of those "Hurr hurr hurr, people from America's southern states are stoopid" things, I don't know.

Date: 2011-01-29 05:19 pm (UTC)
ext_406366: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Not true. Both Hellboy movies had the same titles throughout the country.
And free speech in the southern states works both ways. There's a statue near the Hermitage outside Nashville that people have been trying to get removed for years for it's allegedly racist connotations.

Date: 2011-01-29 11:42 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
The dangerous book one does rather remind me of this

I like the Brubaker one particularly.

Date: 2011-01-29 11:37 pm (UTC)
janegray: (Default)
From: [personal profile] janegray
I'm not sure I get the Brubaker one. The big menacing guy is basically saying "I hope you are corruptible because if you aren't I'll have to kill you", right?


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