Friday, September 21, 2007

Just in time for Banned Books Week

Clowes, D. (2001) Eightball. Seattle: Fantagraphics.

Thanks to Bloglines, I found out about a book censorship case that is going on in my hometown. The father of a high school student filed a complaint about a book that was recommended to his daughter by her English teacher. The book in question is the graphic novel Eightball #22 by Daniel Clowes.

I’m surprised because my town is pretty liberal. Back in the early nineties our public library even had a circulating copy of Madonna’s Sex book right out on the shelf. (I say had because it was stolen, of course!)