ComicMix QuickPicks – January 5, 2009
Today’s installment of comic-related news items that wouldn’t generate a post of their own, but may be of interest…
* Missed this one in the holiday wackiness: A federal appeals panel said that child pornography is illegal even if the pictures are drawn, affirming the nation’s first conviction under a 2003 federal law against such cartoons. Even though there are no actual children involved. So Dwight Whorley of Richmond is serving 20 years in prison on an anime charge, even though he could just be in jail on the photographs. Time to donate to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund…
* Washington, D.C., library officials have proposed a ban on sleeping at public libraries. Our solution? More graphic novels! No one will sleep through those thrill-packed extravagnz– oops. Too much Stan Lee there.
* Recession? How can there be a recession when you can pre-order Captain Kirk’s chair for $2200 retail?
* That’s Sir Terry Pratchett to you, buddy.
Anything else? Consider this an open thread.