Challenged Works


Young Lions

By Blaise Larmee (2010)

A graphic novella by Blaise Larmee.




Challenges

2011 — Officials of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) seized this graphic novella in Buffalo, New York, while artist Tom Neely and a colleague were travelling to the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

Objection — The customs officers found pencil sketches of fictional young people having sexual contact in the book.

Update — After reviewing the book, the CBSA concluded that Young Lions is legally obscene and banned its importation into Canada.



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