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League of Canned Library Workers

Posted in Comics with tags , , , on November 19, 2009 by joeylabartunek

Interesting story over at Boing Boing about library workers in Kentucky getting the pink slip because they conspired to keep Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neil’s graphic novel ‘The League of Extrardinary Gentlemen: the Black Dossier‘ out of the hands of an eleven year old girl. Check it:

According to the story, Sharon Cook, 57 and Barbara Boisvert, 62, basically colluded to keep the book out of circulation — Cook, who had become disturbed by the book’s imagery, checked it out for a year, meaning no one else could check it out. However, when an 11-year-old girl put it on hold, Cook was unable to continue her delaying tactic — and Boisvert stepped in, removing the hold, and keeping the book out of circulation.

Someone took her visual message a little too much to heart.

Both were fired for their actions. The Jessamine County Public Library has not commented on what they call a personnel matter.

Cook seems to have some kind of obsession with the book — she’s still carrying it around in her knapsack, the dirty parts marked with Post-Its. This, despite what she describes as her mortal danger when reading the book:

“People prayed over me while I was reading it because I did not want those images in my head,” she says.

Wow.  I don’t normally get happy when I hear about anyone losing their job, but this kind of close-minded, self-important censorship of others reading choices is way off-sides.   Especially for library workers whose sole job it is, in my mind, to simply facilitate the spread of information and (occasionally, heh) entertainment.  In my country we shoot people for much less than that.

Oh wait.

(Story originated from here)

Alan Moore and Mike Patton Team Up, Supervillains Tremble

Posted in Comics, Funny Stuff with tags , on May 22, 2009 by joeylabartunek
Patton employs this special translator device, converting everything he says into mind-warping british mumbling for Moores benefit.

Patton employs this special translator device, converting everything he says into mind-warping british mumbling for Moore's benefit.

Over on at her blog, The Beat, Heidi Macdonald posted up a mini-mind blowing story about comic writing legend Alan Moore teaming up with Ex-Faith No More (and a ton of other side bands) Mike Patton on some new work of Moore’s. Here’s the jacked text:

Moore has already recorded the two-hour audio book for the deluxe package of the semi-autobiographical work, which is likely too appear in early 2010.

Excuse me maam, do you have any children I could eat?  No?  How about some fairies, you have to have some fairies.

Excuse me ma'am, do you have any children I could eat? No? How about some fairies, you have to have some fairies.

The score that accompanies the book is being worked on by Andrew Broder of alternative act Fog and spoken word artist Adam Drucker. Brown says musicians in the frame to provide key elements of the soundtrack include Mike Patton of Faith No More and Justin Broadrick, formerly of industrial metal band Godflesh.

Who knows what strange mystical madness Moore is doing, but historically speaking, it’ll be good and very strange by normal human standards.  And add in another mutant of Patton’s caliber and it could be very interesting.