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August 12, 2011

Sex! Nudity! Comix! iPhone App… Censored!

Adrianne Curry on a Comic-Con panel, discussing how liberating it is for women to wear sexy outfits. Later, she was officially escorted from the convention because of her barely-there Aeon Flux costume. Photo by M. Dooley.

By Michael Dooley

Adrianne Curry’s “bust” for revealing her butt wasn’t the only “scandal” unfolding during the recent San Diego Comic-Con. Elsewhere, cartoon characters were getting totally naked, and having sex, and taking drugs. And since they were images on an app, Apple was banning them from their iPhone.

But then, Comix Classics is a visual history of those anarchic, hippie-era undergrounds. And, Apple does have a record of blocking “inappropriate” iPhone apps.

Kim Munson, the app’s creator, had planned to introduce versions for iPhone, iPad, and Android platforms at Comic-Con. She first told me she’d been denied iPhone authorization during an opening day session on Wednesday, July 20th. Ironically, the session dealt with “advances” in digital comics publishing.

Kim kept me updated throughout the convention. And I connected with her afterward, to hear the full story.

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