Re: RARA-AVIS: Selective Censorship?

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 22 Jun 2002

A few months ago, a prominent university press could not find a U.S. printer that would work on its book, which was to accompany a museum exhibit. All their usual vendors and dozens of others refused it, and they eventually contracted with a European printer.


Bill Bowers" <> said:
> Of course that whole area is a bit, well, 'conflicted'. In the 1970s a
> Medina, Ohio printing firm held a fanzine of mine for nearly two weeks,
> before informing me that they "didn't have to print that _kind_ of
> stuff". They never would give me a reason in writing, but I'm pretty sure
> it was the full-page illustration of a crucified alien that upset their
> sensibilities.....
> I refuse to read anything into the fact that the Very Same company was, at
> the time, making Big Bucks printing posters. Including, yes, the
> nipple-enhanced Farrah Fawcett one that was so prominent at the time....
> Different kind of "stuff", I presume.

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