21 February 2011

Vulgar! Inappropriate!

I took it upon myself to create a display at work for this year's Freedom to Read week (Feb. 20-26) and with the assistance of two helpful and talented co-workers, came up with this:

More images here.

And for some further reading on the subject, but in no way a complete list:

Challenged books and magazine from the Freedom to Read website.

Read the Ontario Library Association's Statement on the Intellectual Rights of the Individual here.

Judy Blume discusses censorship and challenges to her own work here and here.

A Small Sampling of Publications Seized or Detained by Canada Customs (updated in 1997)

Article from the Toronto Star: "Vampire series tops list of ‘challenged’ books in Canada"

20 February 2011

earliest zine days.

first zines i ever made, with two friends back in 1995. content ranged from indie show reviews, stories advocating boys in dresses, comics of aliens blowing up nazis, and general disdain of suburban high school jerks.

i scanned and posted some more old zine covers over at g-ram.

13 February 2011

finally, books read in 2007:

1. Lucky by Gabrielle Bell
2. Mome Fall 2005 (Vol. 2)
3. Confession by Leo Tolstoy
4. 32 Stories: The Complete Optic-Nerve Mini-comics by Adrian Tomine
5. Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
6. A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
7. I Never Liked You by Chester Brown
8. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
9. Mome Spring/Summer 2006
10. jrnls80s by Lee Ranaldo
11. Books by Gerald Donaldson
12. Strangers in Paradise, Pocket Book 1 by Terry Moore
13. Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi
14. Home from the Vinyl Cafe by Stuart McLean
15. Prisoner of Tehran: A Memoir by Marina Nemat
16. Modern Artists on Art edited by Robert L. Herbert
17. My Sister, Guard Your Veil; My Brother, Guard Your Eyes edited by Lila Azam Zanganeh
18. Dadaism by Dietmar Elger
19. American Splendor: Our Movie Year by Harvey Pekar
20. Blankets by Craig Thompson
21. An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
22. The Prodigy by Hermann Hesse
23. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
24. Blue by Kiriko Nananan
25. Mome Fall 2006 (Vol. 5)