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Hooray for the King County Library System October 18, 2012

Here, in its entirety, is a letter of support sent by the National Coalition Against Censorship, American Booksellers Foundation For Free Expression and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund to the Seattle area library system for their response to a recent challenge of Hero Heel 2 (Digital Manga Publishing). Hero Heel Letter KCLS 10.18 and here is the Amazon product description for the book which was published in 2008.  “Minami confessed his feelings to Sawada, and…

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The Comic Book as Seedbed: Manga Farming by Koshi Kawach April 3, 2012

Wow! Look at the life emanating from these comic books. The project, called Manga Farming, is brought to us by Tokyo-based artist Koshi Kawach. The  installation appeared  at the Matsuzakaya department store in Nagoya in 2010. Kawach infuses each comic book with the seeds of Radish sprout, then with a little water and some sun whammo…  In her review of the work, Simone Preuss points out that: The idea opens up a whole new range…

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Libraries Keep MLK’s Crucial Comic Book January 18, 2010

The Comic Book That Changed A Nation. “The comic book [is] the marijuana of the nursery, the bane of the bassinet, the horror of the home, the curse of the kids and a threat to the future.”John Mason Brown. (American literary critic, 1900-1969) In December of 1957 a comic book was published that really did threaten the future–at least the future of American segregationists. Carefully preserved in the special collections of several academic libraries, such…

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