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Bad For You is released!

Against everyone’s better judgement, my new book (with co-author Scott Cunningham) has been published by Henry Holt for Young Readers. It is a graphic (not TOO graphic) history of kid-centric moral panics. Comic book burnings, book banning, Dungeon and Dragon hysteria,skateboard bans and on and on. Get your copy (before someone burns it!)

Bad For You on Boing Boing!

I’m a huge fan of Boing Boing so it is especially exciting that they have posted the techno-panic timeline from my new book (with Scott Cunningham) Bad For You: Exposing the War on Fun. It is especially good timing in anticipation of our January 7th release date!

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The 12 Nays of Christmas

Over at Badforyoubook.com (the blog for news and etc. relating to my next book) Scott Cunningham and I (actually just Scott) have been posting a special Christmas countdown of twelve of the weirdest, most outrageous, totally craziest bans, blocks, recalls and protests ever over toys. Perfect reading for all ages! Speaking of reading, Bad For […]

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Countdown to Bad For You release!

It’s now less than two months until the release of my next book (with Scott Cunningham) Bad For You: Exposing the War on Fun. It’s a non-fiction comic chronicling the history of adult-led and kid-centered moral panics. Here’ the back cover text: SHOULD U.S. COMICS BE BANNED? “SATANIC” HARRY POTTER BOOKS BURNT PLAYGROUNDS POSE THREAT […]

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Bad For You Book Blog

My co-writer, Scott Cunningham, now have a blog dedicated to our next book with Henry Holt. The book is Bad For You: Exposing the War on Fun. The book chronicles the history of adult hysteria and moral panics around things kids love: comic books, video games, danger etc. But as it happens there are new […]

MoCCa Artfest and Bad For You

The advance reader copies of Bad For You have come in just in time for MoCCa. I’ll be sharing a table with Peter Kuper again (D110) if anyone wants to have a sneak peek at the new book or pick up a copy of an old one. The particulars: MoCCa Artfest April 6th & 7th, […]

Legend Tripping

Here are a couple of pages from the forthcoming book “Bad For You.” They are from a chapter about adult anxiety surrounding kids using public spaces, including things like skateboard restrictions, curfew laws and a phenomenon I had never heard of before: Legend Tripping. Wikipedia defines it as: “a name recently bestowed by folklorists and […]

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Almost November?!

Okay, I am way overdue for a post. What have I been doing while neglecting my digital duties? Besides a big summer teaching load, I was primarily neck deep in inking my next book, co-written with Scott Cunningham (Madkids, Boingo Comics, WW3 illustrated), Bad For You. It is comic and text history of “moral panics” […]

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