Busting the Comics Code: Comics, Censorship, & Librarians

Sunday, June 30, 2013 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

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Moderator: Robin Brenner
Speaker: Brian Azzarello
Speaker: Carol Tilley
Speaker: Charles Brownstein
Speaker: Gene Yang
Speaker: Raina Telgemeier

Just as comics were once considered a plague that converted good kids
into unrepentant juvenile delinquents, librarians have not always been
on the side of comics as valued and quality reading. Thankfully, in
recent decades librarians have becomes champions of comics as
literature and fight the good fight against challenges to comics in
libraries. Hear Carol Tilley, the dedicated researcher who's
investigations revealed the misinformation perpetrated by the
(in)famous anti-comics child psychologist Frederick Wertham in the
1950s, report on checkered history of comics, libraries, censorship,
and the teens who spoke out eloquently in defense of their favorite
medium. From there, creators, librarians, and a representative from
the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund will talk about recent issues
concerning comics, library collections, and challenges, and how we all
work together to keep comics for all ages on our library shelves.

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Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 9:15pm CDT
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