RR Anderson, DIY Cultural Arts Specialist

Nov. 13, 2007 at 12:39pm

Kevin Freitas Takes Stand Against Man Boobs

The shocking true story about how a cartoonist was censored for an anatomically correct depiction

The shocking true story about how a cartoonist was censored for an anatomically correct depiction.

I, Unattached Cartoonist


Hello. My name is RR Anderson. You might recognize that name as the author of Tacoma's favorite Tuesday morning political cartoon... The hardest working cartoonist in underground journalism.

Unbridled Freedom 2 Create

Previously I've known complete freedom of expression experienced by few operating under the tyrannical boot of a "family-values" publisher. You might have believed Kevin Freitas was such a publisher.   for example:

  1. Mixed Race Lesbian Couples (nsfw?)
  2. F-Bomb Usage Here and Here
  3. Seemingly Uncomfortable Usage of Money
  4. Rape
  5. Jim Crow Laws
  6. Glorifying Terrorism
  7. Graphic Violence
  8. Breast Feeding

Guess Again.

this morning, to my shock and awe,  I have crossed that invisible line. I have created a cartoon to dangerous for even the NSFW rating.  My crime? 

MAN BOOB AREOLA!1!!!!

compare censored version  with uncensored version



What do you think?  you decide.

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comments [6]  |  posted under cartoonist, censorship, rant, tacoma

Comments

by KevinFreitas on 11/13/2007 @ 1:19pm
Haha, yea, I was going to email you about those. Just don't see how they'd show through that shirt so easily. I mean, I thought comics were suppose to be photo real! ;)

by NineInchNachos on 11/13/2007 @ 1:31pm
It's 'cause the field reporter was running soooooo fast, the thin fabric of the shirt was forced so tight against his powerful man trunk!

by Erik on 11/13/2007 @ 1:33pm
Slow down on your verbal depiction RR, if it keeps going, you are going to get censored again. :)

by NineInchNachos on 11/13/2007 @ 1:40pm
heh getting censored ain't so bad. makes things interesting.

by Erik on 11/13/2007 @ 4:03pm
Previously I've known complete freedom of expression experienced by few operating under the tyrannical boot of a "family-values" publisher. You might have believed Kevin Freitas was such a publisher. for example:


One differentiating factor for Kevin's actions may be that Scott is a person and not simply a photoshop created caricature to mock in the HFW fantasy world. Nor has he held himself out as a public political figure.

Rather than words of edgy, insightful, and cutting edge being used to describe your earlier Tacomics, some may select another descriptive word for your piece today such as simply meanspirited or as a personal attack regardless of your subjective intentions.

by NineInchNachos on 11/13/2007 @ 5:00pm
Unfortunately the world is a mean and ugly place. Scott is a public figure as he represents the corporate worlds spin of "The Word on the Street" I read his account of the protest and felt he was making fun of how pathetic the protesters were and that their efforts were laughable.

Among my peers, Among bystanders, Among the BIA and cops I walked past that day... I found this trend disturbing. In defense my mind reached for the closest weapon at hand--man boobs. I'm sure Scott is a heck of a nice guy, but in fairness nobody should be safe from the Tacomic. I am an equal opportunity cartoonist.

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