Tonight in NYC, see Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund present “The Trial of Zap Comix: Comics, Counterculture & Obscenity in NYC” at the NY Comics & Picture Story Symposium.
This presentation explores People v. Kirkpatrick a significant 1970 case where 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.
The 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).
For more information visit: http://amt.parsons.edu/blog/new-york-comics-picture-story-symposium-charles-brownstein/