(Source: tuukka13, via rekall)
The Comics Code Authority had been in place since the early 40s. It’s rule grew bigger during the early 50s with the book ‘Seduction of the Innocent’.
DC, being the biggest comics publisher at the time, was a perfect choice to create a CCA pamphlet to explain their purpose and examination process. The irony was that even violence in Robert Luis Stevenson’s beloved classic children’s book, ‘Treasure Island’, would be censored in comic form.
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE COMICS SEAL OF APPROVAL? (1955)
Art by Win Mortimer
Words by (unknown)
Even if Stevenson did write it.
True story: for a split second my stage name was Sonny Lerke, as this demo from 1999 unpleasantly documents. The cover picture was taken in a photo booth at Majorstuen station in Oslo. The track listing read Faces Down, Don’t Be Shallow, I Knew What To Do (early version of No One’s Gonna Come, The Truth (aka Sleep On Needles) and Things You Call Fate. All songs recorded on my little tape recorder that I still use when I write songs. This was also the demo (and the hot picture) that got me signed to Virgin Records soon thereafter. Thankfully I found myself and gave up on Sonny. #storagestories
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