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Steven A. Roman
United States
Current Residence: New York
Favourite cartoon character: Peter Griffin ("Family Guy")
Personal Quote: *We* are the music makers... and *we* are the dreamers of dreams. — Willy Wonka

Yes, it’s that time of year again when a spotlight is shone on the problem of censorship in United States libraries and bookstores. (In other words, books banned by prudes who are out to “protect the children.”) To quote the Banned Books Week Web site:

Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982. According to the American Library Association, there were 307 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2013, and many more go unreported.

The ten most challenged books of 2013 include Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Gamestrilogy (sex and violence), Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants (the new #1 banned book!), and Jeff Smith’s fantasy graphic novel series Bone (violence and…racism? Are you kidding me?!) For more information on this annual event, just click on Captain Underpants up there.

Banned Books Week 2014 is happening right now, September 21–27. How are you celebrating it?

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RAGNAROK #1 (IDW): Walt Simonson has never lost a step in artistic quality, and this debut issue of his creator-owned series is absolute proof of it! Recommended.
Mon Aug 25, 2014, 5:53 AM
LETTER 44, Vol. 1: ESCAPE VELOCITY (Oni Press): An interesting premise of a new POTUS learning of a secret space mission launched by his predecessor. Will it lead to first contact...or the first volley fired in a space war?
Thu Aug 7, 2014, 11:33 AM
DOCTOR WHO: THE 11th DOCTOR #1 (Titan Comics): Another woman of color aboard the TARDIS, to complement 10's companion in his new series? When did DW comics become more progressive than the TV show? Recommended.
Thu Aug 7, 2014, 11:31 AM
DOCTOR WHO: THE 10th DOCTOR #1 (Titan Comics): Good story + good art + a Mexican-American female companion from Brooklyn, NY = a good start to this all-new series. Recommended.
Thu Aug 7, 2014, 11:29 AM
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel Studios): Go and see this movie! 'Nuff said, as Stan "The Man" Lee would say.
Thu Aug 7, 2014, 11:26 AM
"What if the main character were—get this—a WRITER?"—The Worst Muse
Sun Aug 3, 2014, 6:09 AM
"The only thing more important than the color of your protagonist's eyes is their signature catchphrase." The Worst Muse is a Twitter feed for all (bad) writers. Check it out!
Sun Jul 20, 2014, 6:14 AM
DR. SPEKTOR: MASTER OF THE OCCULT #1–2 (Dynamite): This also got reviewed at Comics for Sinners:…
Wed Jul 16, 2014, 3:46 AM
SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP #5: Scooby meets Wonder Woman—and yep, I reviewed it at Comics for Sinners:…
Wed Jul 16, 2014, 3:45 AM
VAMPIRELLA #2 (Dynamite): I've reviewed the latest issue at Comics for Sinners:…
Wed Jul 16, 2014, 3:44 AM

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WannabeAnarchist Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student General Artist

:iconhappyhappyplz: Thank You For The Faves! :iconhappyhappyplz:

SteveRoman Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
You're very welcome! Your art is great, and your observations are dead-on target.
SweetlyDarkLullaby Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the :+fav::blackrose:
Have a lovely night~
SteveRoman Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
My pleasure!
Alex149 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
oh your welcome hun
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