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Saturday, 16 February 2019
POPEYE - THE BANNED STRIPS - MINI-GUEST POST BY BARRY PEARL...
What exactly is censorship?
If you don't know about it, for decades Popeye had been a strip read by families with great pleasure. In 1992, Bobby London wrote and drew a series satirizing abortion, politics, and the clergy. It was not just rejected - he was fired.
If a comic publisher or syndicator rejects a job because he feels it does not fill his needs, is that 'rejection' or 'censorship'? Would you have published these strips in a daily paper in the comics section?
In this story, Olive gets a baby doll from the Home Shopping Network and it is a bit of a duplicate of Bluto. When she decides to get rid of it, a clergyman thinks she is talking about a real baby.
Posted by Kid at Saturday, February 16, 2019