Jurgen Banned Art Comics Contest

Authors

Tess Wladar

Files

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Digital Publisher

VCU Libraries

Publication Date

2-2022

Comments

Runner-up award in the 2022 Jurgen Banned Art Comics Contest sponsored by VCU Libraries.

Description

Playing with sight gags and double-entendre, this comic refers to James Branch Cabell's own response to New York Society for the Suppression of Vice censor John S. Sumner. Cabell wrote a satirical fable called "The Judging of Jurgen," featuring a tumblebug, or dung beetle, who made accusations against King Jurgen in the court of Philistia.

Keywords

comics, contest, censorship, James Branch Cabell, Jurgen, tumblebug, beetles, art, student art

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities

Date of Submission

April 2022

Rights

© The Author

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Jurgen Banned Art Comics Contest

The Judging of Jurgen

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