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*Stolen from Revoks' blog Revok1

MIKE DIANA – CRIMINAL CARTOONIST

Posted on September 30, 2011 by Revok

My friend LOGAN HICKS just sent me this…

UNBELIEVABLE.

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Saw your post on the FLA rapper who was sentenced to two years. It’s not the first time someone has been prosecuted for the art they made. Check out the case of Mike Diana which happened in the early 90′s. Mike drew these comics that were super unrealistic and looked like kids doodles. they had people eating each other, guys with spiked dicks fucking chicks, kids getting ground up into meat. the kind of stuff a prepubscent kid would think up. They arrested Mike on Obscenity charges, and he nearly went to jail, was prohibited from being around any child younger than a certain age (i think 13) without supervision and this included members of his own family, he was prohibited from drawing!. Bunch of other shit happened too.

if you have the time, check the link below. I did an interview with Mike in 94. he’s a good guy, but he really got fucked too. he can’t go back to his home state cause he’ll be arrested.

Mike Diana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Diana was found guilty on all three counts, and was sentenced to a three-year probation, during which time his residence was subject to inspection to determine if he was in possession of or was creating obscene material. He was to avoid all contact with children under 18, undergo psychological testing, enroll in a journalistic ethics course, pay a $3,000 fine, and perform 1,248 hours of community service. He was also ordered to cease drawing for personal use, and his place of residence was to be open to inspection by the police, without warning or warrant, at any time, for illustrations violating this ruling.[6] He was not sentenced to any jail time, but spent four days in jail between the dates of the verdict and the sentencing.

To fulfill the requirement of undergoing a psychiatric evaluation, Diana was informed that the doctor whom he would see charged $100 an hour, which he would have to pay for himself, and that his evaluation would take two hours. After the evaluation, Diana was informed the session would cost $1,200 because the doctor claimed to have spent 10 hours reading Boiled Angel in preparation. Out of funds, Diana was unable to pay, and the doctor refused to give her evaluation to the court, effectively making him in violation of his probation."

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That's ridiculous! I mean, some of the drawings were kind of gross but it's not the worst thing I've seen/heard. Obscienity is everywhere, it's just a fact of life. It's not like he was passing this stuff out at a preschool. And that doctor is a scam artist.

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What the fuck is wrong with people?!!?!??!

I bet if some famous painter has done those they'd be considered masterpieces to be cherished for generations.

The main thing I hate about being an artist, is the fucking art scene. Seriously seeing things like this makes me so angry I can't express it. How can this guy get sent to jail and someone like R.Crumb isn't?

On the same note y'all should watch the movies "Who The Fuck Is Jackson Pollack" and "My Kid Could Draw That", that is if you want to spend the rest of the day full of hate for art snobs like the people who put this guy down.

I like the paintings posted and I'd have no problem hanging them in my house.

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On the same note y'all should watch the movies "Who The Fuck Is Jackson Pollack" and "My Kid Could Draw That", that is if you want to spend the rest of the day full of hate for art snobs like the people who put this guy down.

Real Talk.

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Yeah this is bollocks, drawings are just drawings.

The thing I can't stand is photographers that take photos of naked kids (or kids in sexual poses) and call it art. That's not art no matter how artistically presented the photos are, its freaking child porn.

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@Amok - Completely agree. It's almost 'worse' when it's a fashion shoot with blurred boundaries of sexual exploitation ("oh it's ok she has clothes on" clothes or not, no young girl should be posing like that IMO) and when the designers and/or photographers are called out on it their excuse its automatically "no its not kiddie pr0n, its art"

And incase anyone not in Australia is wondering what we are talking about in Amoks' post above

Teenage nudity closes Bill Henson photography show | The Australian

(I seriously doubt that its only happened in Australia, but I'm pretty sure this was what you where referring to Amok?)

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@Amok - Completely agree. It's almost 'worse' when it's a fashion shoot with blurred boundaries of sexual exploitation ("oh it's ok she has clothes on" clothes or not, no young girl should be posing like that IMO) and when the designers and/or photographers are called out on it their excuse its automatically "no its not kiddie pr0n, its art"

And incase anyone not in Australia is wondering what we are talking about in Amoks' post above

Teenage nudity closes Bill Henson photography show | The Australian

(I seriously doubt that its only happened in Australia, but I'm pretty sure this was what you where referring to Amok?)

Yeah that's the one, I just didn't want to look up that creeps name. I really can't stand that "photographer".

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We talked about this at the LST gathering (Kinda like the Gathering of the Juggalos)... @hogg is going to ban you.

Shieeeeeeeeeet. I better just back away gracefully before @hogg comes down with the ban hammer... see ya guys :cool:

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Yeah that's the one, I just didn't want to look up that creeps name. I really can't stand that "photographer".

Just wondering, have you seen the pictures?

This blog has a sensible take on the issue (link is NSFW... depending on where you work...).

I personally don't believe they're in any way pornographic, though the blogger I linked to explains it much better than I could.

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I'd like to thank God, My Family, God, Everyone here at LST especially @hogg for not dropping the ban hammer of doom... and as God is my witness I promise that one day, I too shall make it to the Gathering of the Sparrows... Oh and thanks to God in case I missed him

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I have an original by Mike. The Pope getting f'd by Zombie Jesus. Crude technique and he kept giggling while he drew it for me.

His BOILED ANGEL #8 comic is only legally obscene in it's printed format, btw- if he unstaples it and shuffles the pages, it ceases being obscene. Crazy.

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@ShawnPorter - huh what? So if its online its ok or printed but not in the correct order then thats fine also? And is it 'obscene' just in Miami or across the states? I still can't get my head around how ludicrous this whole situation seems. Especially the fact that he wasn't even allowed to draw for his own personal use - WTF?!?

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Poor guy , Kinda similar to the geiger / dead kennedys thing in the 80's but at least Jello won !!

this '' is'' the reason parental advisories are on records/albums and I had conversations with jello about it. Jello did not win. we are all subject to scrutinization. where do we draw the line? I have seen true perverts scrutinized by the american legal system, they did deserve it. but, I have always stayed away from what I thought might be seen as subversive, because of fear.I have held back. Art as unobtrusive as something as plain and vanilla as something Rembrandt thought ''normal''. thee American legal/judical system has been out of control for a long time.maybe im misunderstood, maybe I misunderstood this situation. dude painted some pictures of cocks n stuff, got thrown in jail. if thats correct we're all fuct. I met Alan Ginsberg a long time ago, he got fuct for the same shit. It's called ''Howl''. It was not OK to be a ''faggot'' in the 50's. Now its hip, I personanly could give a crap. BUT, freedom is VERY important to me. Thats why people fear you ,''tattooed person'', youre free, or as close as it comes. oh, yeah. I made a couple of tax free bucks today. we're next.

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