Tuesday, April 27, 2010


While I don't believe in banning books EVER, I sometimes understand the motivation behind the desire to do so. But not this time. This one is just plain dumb.

A woman in Minnesota has requested that the comic book, Bone, be removed from the shelves of her son's school library. Now, I have read Bone (thanks again to Ticknart for that!), and there is nothing remotely offensive in that book. In fact, I think there's more offensive and sexually-laden material in an Archie comic. Bone is just a great read for all ages.

My favorite thing is this response from Bone creator, Jeff Smith:
"My conclusion is that some people aren't smart enough to read comic books."


ticknart said...

Come on, it's totally offensive. There's sexy, underage legs in the hot spring. There's cigar and cigarette smoking. There's ale drinking. There's old people. It's horrible. I can't believe that I'm the one who provided that filth to you.


heels said...

Bone is a gateway drug and you were my dealer. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?!

ticknart said...

I don't know if I'm happy. Proud, though...