Rapid City, SD, censors and destroys graphic novel Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

While not directly related to Oregon cartooning, this disconcerting news could easily be about one of the many cartoons, comics and graphic novels from our state.

As reported by Argus Leader, the Rapid City Area Schools Board of Education plans to cull “and destroy” a number of books they deem inappropriate due to their content. Among them is Allison Bechdel’s graphic novel Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. The book was censored previously before by a conservative parent group in Clark County, NV, in 2021.

Read here at McSweeney’s a response by one of the censored authors and an offer for any high school students in Rapid City to obtain the censored books for free at a local bookstore or shipped free by mail.