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. …

Joshua Grasso

English professor at East Central University (OK); PhD from Miami University (OH); eternal student and lover of books

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