Pictures have a lot more power than text. Text is just a bunch of little symbols. You have to actually read it and imagine it, and even that can be censored. With pictures, it's a lot more immediate. Robert Crumb
The little guy inside my brain (1986) #Crumb's father refused to talk to him for several years after seeing some of his raunchier stuff. And one of his sisters once broke a banjo over his head to protest sexism in his work. Cops and judges have been only slightly kinder. They never assaulted the artist; they just banned his works. "To say this is art is ridiculous," said a Maryland judge who ruled a Crumb cartoon obscene in 1970. "It is a piece of #trash."