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Summer Reading, Challenged
cw: mentions of homophobia and suicide While this is a memoir-style comic, the only "real" people represented here are immediate members of my family on the first page. I scrubbed as much telling information as I could so as not to implicate anyone involved in this situation, but if you know where I work and know the photo I'm talking about--no you don't XD Please support your local libraries, thank you, kisses
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This comic has been rated suitable for teens and up by its creator(s)

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ItizJR
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24d ago
This brought back memories of my own childhood and going to the library to get a bunch of European comics (since those were French) like Asterix and Tin Tin. Shame what people are trying to do with literature.

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DesDemonical
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28d ago
"Can we come back tomorrow?" Lovely ending and really strong piece. We have to keep fighting for the future generations!

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Camel
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29d ago
Fantastic work. It can be disheartening to live in America where for as much progress as we've made, it feels like we keep going backwards, like a climber who keeps loosing their footing. Books have been banned since time immemorial, perhaps(hopefully) its just that we can hear the noise more now, see waves of angry bigoted posts and protests on our feed. But i dunno, it doesnt make me feel so good inside. You are the vanguard- people may see libraries as antiquated but the battle is happening there, on campus and off, and the effects ripple out to everyone. So thank you. And of course, your art looks as delightful as ever.

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Bobert
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29d ago
The part of me, that is the part of me that is not the part of me that regrets not being employed as a librarian, is glad that I am not being employed as a librarian. Because I would have to wrestle with the intense headache of all this censorship hysteria.

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Cab
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1 month ago
As I stated this already, alas my faithful Cintiq of nine years died around the time this started, and while it took some time to set up a new rig, it was like learning to walk all over again so forgive my artwork if it looks funky at certain pages, its a new learning curve until I feel my sweet spot again.
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