Comics

Conviction of the Innocent

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The Supreme Court has refused to hear the case of Jesus Castillo, a man fined and on probation because he sold a comic book not suitable for children -- to a grown-up.

"I think the hardest thing to believe is that Jesus was found guilty of selling an adult comic, from the adult section of the store, to an adult police officer, and convicted because the DA convinced the jury that all comics are really intended for children," writer Neil Gaiman comments. "I can't imagine a world in which the same argument would have worked for books or for films."

[Via Franklin's Findings.]