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Thursday, July 18 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Comics Arts Conference Session #3: When Cease and Desist Becomes Change and Discuss: How Lawyers Can Publicly Impact the Comic Diegesis

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James R. Thompson (Duke University), Daniel Barer (Pollak, Vida & Barer), and Alex Grand (Comic Book Historians Group) look at lawyers' impact on comics narratives, such as the forced pantsing of Howard the Duck by Disney, Marvel's cease-and-desist demands on Cerebus and Dave Sim's inclusion and discussion of those demands within the comic, and Gerber and Kirby's Destroyer Duck. These cease-and-desist letters broke the fourth wall in a way that is now unavoidable, given the public awareness of legal machinations due to the weaponization of social media and the internet.

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 26AB

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