Kurt Busiek On Satire, Censorship, and Bad Little Children’s Books

Posted by December 5, 2016 Comment

Yesterday, Bleeding Cool told you about Bad Little Children’s Books, a collection of parody retro children’s book covers that often uses racial and ethnic stereotypes as the punchline of their “jokes.”

“What does this have to do with comics?” asked several of our commenters, not seeing the obvious Frank Cho parallels laid out in our report. Okay. Fine. Let’s try again.

Kurt Busiek is a veteran comic book writer who took to Twitter yesterday to share his thoughts on the controversy with Abrams Books, the publisher of Bad Little Children’s Books:

Changing the subject, Busiek also had something to say… about breakfast:

Busiek’s points about satire make a lot of sense. But his opinions on breakfast potatoes are totally out of line. Home fries are awesome.

(Last Updated December 5, 2016 7:55 am )

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