Sunday, April 18, 2010


At the weekend I usually stick up a new page of Berserkotron at Webcomics Nation. My scanner is not working today, so here's something else...

Over at the Backlash website, they've posted an article called The Dangerous Cartoons Act. It's concerns new laws which have come into effect. Have a look here.

From what I can tell, it appears if you have "images" of underage characters engaged in sexual situations you can be fined, put in jail and stuck on the sex offenders list. By "images" it does not necessarily mean photos, it includes drawings - lines on paper. By underage it means "can be construed as underage" by an ignoramus with power.

This applies to England and Wales, so if you have copies of those excellent Robert Crumb comics or Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie's Lost Girls, you better keep them well hidden.

Very worrying.

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