History of Comics Censorship
October 1, 2020, 6:30 pm
Everyone's invited to a live online talk about the history of comics censorship on Thurs., Oct. 1, 6:30 on YouTube: bit.ly/ComicsCensorship
Engaging expert Andréa Gilroy of Books With Pictures Eugene will talk about "The Long Legacy of the Comics Code." She'll discuss the successful campaign of the 1940s and 1950s to ban comics (and even burn them) in an effort to "protect the children," connecting that moment in American history to current events and "My Favorite Thing Is Monsters." Learn how and why our understanding of comics as a medium has shifted over time -- and what we miss if we dismiss any form of storytelling as "just for kids."