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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-27-09 08:21 PM
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comic book artist detained at airport for script on government overreaction to... terrorism:
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Edited on Sat Jun-27-09 08:21 PM by villager
This happened last month, but of course, is germane for the foreseeable future:

Comics artist Mark Sable detained for Unthinkable acts

By Ian Randal Strock

Boom! Studios sends word that comics writer Mark Sable was detained by TSA security guards at Los Angeles International Airport this past weekend because he was carrying a script for a new issue of his comic miniseries Unthinkable. Sable was detained while traveling to New York for a debut party at Jim Hanley's Universe today.

The comic series follows members of a government think tank that was tasked with coming up with 9/11-type "unthinkable" terrorist scenarios that now are coming true. (See this article for more on the series.)

Sable wrote of his experiences: "Flying from Los Angeles to New York for a signing at Jim Hanley's Universe, I was flagged at the gate for 'extra screening'. I was subjected to not one, but two invasive searches of my person and belongings. TSA agents then 'discovered' the script for Unthinkable #3. They sat and read the script while I stood there, without any personal items, identification or ticket, which had all been confiscated.

"The minute I saw the faces of the agents, I knew I was in trouble. The first page of the Unthinkable script mentioned 9/11, terror plots, and the fact that the (fictional) world had become a police state. The TSA agents then proceeded to interrogate me, having a hard time understanding that a comic book could be about anything other than superheroes, let alone that anyone actually wrote scripts for comics.

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http://sfscope.com/2009/05/comics-artist-mark-sable-det...
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  -comic book artist detained at airport for script on government overreaction to... terrorism: villager  Jun-27-09 08:21 PM   #0 
  - So where the writers of 24 ever detained?  and-justice-for-all   Jun-27-09 08:22 PM   #1 
  - Irony alert.  BlooInBloo   Jun-27-09 08:23 PM   #2 
  - Rush Hannity and Savage can spew right wing hatred daily  malaise   Jun-27-09 08:26 PM   #3 
  - I hadn't heard about this-rec'd for more eyes. nt  babylonsister   Jun-27-09 08:44 PM   #4 
  - Dang  lordsummerisle   Jun-27-09 09:54 PM   #5 
  - One has to be an unimaginative idiot to work for TSA.  TexasObserver   Jun-27-09 10:06 PM   #6 
  - Do you know what TSA stands for?  pink-o   Jun-28-09 08:21 PM   #21 
  - You obviously missed my tale of DHS "security" a week or so ago.  Greyhound   Jun-27-09 10:11 PM   #7 
  - Sadly, I didn't miss it. Was wondering where the stinging denunciations of that "reclassification"  villager   Jun-27-09 10:58 PM   #8 
     - Oops, I linked to the wrong post. I originally wanted to point to the tale of our  Greyhound   Jun-28-09 02:38 AM   #9 
  - Last year our ten-day trip to California was cut short when twenty hours into our stay came  indepat   Jun-28-09 12:39 PM   #10 
  - Your "papers were not in order"?  Canuckistanian   Jun-28-09 07:35 PM   #17 
  - Right-wing terrorists and treasonous main stream media...  santamargarita   Jun-28-09 04:33 PM   #11 
  - Hey, I've got a GREAT idea for a comic book story. It's about a comic book writer who gets harassed  Divine Discontent   Jun-28-09 05:09 PM   #12 
  - The fun part will be the new issue where a scene lambasting the TSA occurs.  The Doctor.   Jun-28-09 05:09 PM   #13 
  - So I guess we need to arrest Chris Carter for  kedrys   Jun-28-09 06:10 PM   #14 
  - Can we please ditch the TSA  Alcibiades   Jun-28-09 06:13 PM   #15 
  - TSA is a Cancerous Cell growing on America... every day it  lib2DaBone   Jun-28-09 07:25 PM   #16 
     - And they will have no toothpaste!  Alcibiades   Jun-28-09 09:42 PM   #22 
  - Better make sure...  beevul   Jun-28-09 07:41 PM   #18 
  - Weirdest of all is that there IS a government think tank like he describes in his comics!  billyoc   Jun-28-09 07:55 PM   #19 
  - The TSA is a gigantic waste of time and money.  donco6   Jun-28-09 08:00 PM   #20 
 

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