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Gerhard speaks: an epic interview on the craft behind Cerebus; Matthias Wivel attends the mammoth Moebius retrospective in Paris; Rob Clough begins a series on comics as poetry and reviews The Broadcast; Gavin Lees reviews Oji Suzukiâs A Single Match anthology; and Rick Kreiner immerses himself in The Simpsons Ultimate Episode Guide.
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Sean Michael Robinson: Criminal Contexts: The Simpsons “Child” Pornography Case and Its ImplicationsPosted by admin on January 28th, 2011 at 2:58 PM
âKutzner led dual lives. On one hand, he was a respected middle school teacher who led a responsible, crime-free life and, undoubtedly was a positive influence in the lives of many students. [â¦] But in his secret life, he intentionally sought out sexually exploitive material involving young children for purposes of sexual gratification.â
– Government Sentencing Memorandum, U.S.A. v. Steven Kutzner
(c) Nonrequired Element of Offense. â It is not a required element of any offense under this section that the minor depicted actually exist. -Title 18 U.S.C. 1466A
In 2010, Steven Kutzner was working as a science teacher at Lake Hazel Middle School in Boise, Idaho. A year later, Kutznerâs in prison, where he is sentenced to remain for the next 15 months. Thatâs the temporary part. For the rest of his life he will be a sexual criminal in the eyes of his community. He will never start over. He will not work or volunteer with minors of any age, nor will he âreside or loiter within 300 feet of schoolyards, parks, playgrounds, arcades or other places primarily used by children under the age of 18.â Kutzner has joined the ranks of his fellow citizens Christopher Handley and Dwight Worley, all three punished for possessing visual depictions of fictional crimes against fictional characters.
Sean Michael Robinson: Idaho School Teacher Sentenced for Possession of âObsceneâ Images of Simpsons CharactersPosted by admin on January 20th, 2011 at 4:06 PM
On Jan. 18, former Idaho middle-school-teacher Steven Kutzner was sentenced by Judge Edward J. Lodge to 15 months in federal prison for the âPossession of Obscene Visual Representation of the Sexual Abuse of Children,â having pleaded guilty to the charge Oct. 13. His prison term is to be followed by three years of Supervised Release, mandatory sex offender treatment, and a host of other strictures on his movements and activities.
A few weeks ago I drew comfort from the fact that even though The Simpsons was 20 years along it still had the ability to fire the imaginations of âalternative,â perhaps younger, cartoonists. The offered evidence was the most recent Treehouse of Horror annual edited by Sammy Harkham. I should have noted at the same time that Springfieldâs most famous family can additionally still inspire at least one seasoned professional.
Last month The Simpsons celebrated its 20th anniversary on the air. The new episode (itself nothing special) was followed by a Morgan Spurlock documentary on the programâs role around this country as popular entertainment and around the world as …
The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror #15; Various; Sammy Harkham, ed.;Â Bongo Entertainment;Â 48 pp, $4.99
Despite its title and the cover art, this magazine-length anthology doesn’t really feels like The Simpsons‘ annual Halloween extravaganza. It’s more like a series …