Comic book artist Dave Dorman evidently has a very perverted view of breastfeeding, as he complained this week about a comic book cover depicting a very understated act of nursing, saying “Rather than a family-friendly heroic saga, this promo art is telegraphing to the world that it’s a series I cannot share with my 7-year-old son. Is the comics industry really so dead that they have to stretch to these desperate, shock value measures to incur readers? Really?” Evidently he’s gotten quite a bit of backlash, as he’s scampering to backpedal via Twitter, and has removed the original blog post.
For those like me who want to run out and buy this “shocking” comic immediately, sorry, but it hasn’t been released yet. It’s called Saga, and it’s by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrator Fiona Staples. It’s set to be released by Image Comics on March 14.
But just to make sure we understand his stance, let me go over it. Dave is concerned with images being family-friendly, and appropriate for a 7yo, whether or not they’re actually for “mature readers.”
So, according to Dave, that image above is “offensive.”
But this is OK
And so is this
And this is fine
Is that all clear then? Presumably those images are OK, because they depict breasts serving their proper function of sexual stimulation of viewers, and aren’t supported by “The Breast Milk Mafia,” as Dave and his wife call La Leche League.