Craig Thompson: Blankets (2680 words)

Context

Almost twenty years after the initial publication of Craig Thompson’s Blankets, it remains one of the most controversial comics on the market, with numerous attempts to censor it throughout the US alone. In 2006, according to the Comic Books Legal Defense Fund’s website,

a resident of Marshall, MO, filed a request with the Marshall Public Library Board of Trustees to have Blankets removed from the shelves because of the allegedly obscene illustrations. She likened the illustrations to pornography and was concerned that the comic art would attract children...[and] the library would be frequented by the same people who go to porn shops. (cbldf.org)

Though the request was …

Citation: Grasso, Joshua. "Blankets". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 July 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=36273, accessed 06 July 2022.]

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