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Comics, Censorship and Freedom of Expression: Panel Discussion Tuesday!

Comic Books and Graphic Novels have a strange history when it comes to censorship. Frequently dismissed as a lowbrow or juvenile art form, they have also been subjected to the very serious treatment of book burnings and congressional hearings. Even today, with graphic novels regularly winning major book prizes, people fear their impact and seek to regulate their use. Why do words and images inspire so much fear? What makes them such a powerful mode of communication? Come hear from a panel of experts, and learn about the twisted history of comics censorship and its continued relevance today. When: Tuesday, September 23rd - 4pm-5:30pm Where: Schulz, 3001 Who:
  • Brian Fies, cartoonist (Mom's Cancer, Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow, The Last Mechanical Monster)
  • Kathy Bottarini, owner of local comic shop Comic Book Box and 2014 Eisner Awards Judge
  • Heidi LaMoreaux, Director of the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies at SSU
Hope to see you there!