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New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium: Charles Brownstein

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zap4The thirty-ninth meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM at Parsons The New School, 2 West 13th Street in The Bark Room (off lobby).

Scheduled Presentation: Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, on People v. Kirkpatrick a significant 1970 case where two Manhattan bookstore clerks were arrested and convicted of selling obscene material because of comics in Zap #4.  Brownstein will recount how work by pioneers including R. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, Spain, Robert Williams, and others who contributed to this issue was deemed legally obscene in the first ever obscenity conviction for comic book material.

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