Challenged Works

Metallic Memories

By Jean Giraud Moebius


1992—This collection of illustrations by the famous science fiction artist—France issued a stamp in his honour—was refused entry by Canada Customs while en route to Styx International in Winnipeg (MB).

Objection—The customs form mentioned a drawing of an animal devouring its victim and a child pierced with needles. Not only is it impossible to find such illustrations in the book, but according to the government agency’s own criteria, none of these reasons is sufficient to warrant an import ban.

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