So I blogged very briefly on some arguments for and against freedom of representation in comics and games, in context of the recent Swedish trial whether manga art can be considered child porn. Way before that I couldn’t help touch the subject (or is that “fondle”?) writing about Lost Girls.
I’m just reading an introduction on Henry Darger, now, and considering how many nude little girls, or girl-boys, run around in his pictures, a lot of space is dedicated to different ways of saying “He wasn’t a paedo, really!” Which he wasn’t, I’m certain. Rounding off, the writer, Michel Thévoz, closes the subject beautifully, assuring us that a) while alive, Darger was never accused of sexual misdemeanors, and b)::
that pedophilia exists latently in those who wallow in reading information of this kind and who look obsessively for the occasion to be indignant about it, and indeed, that works of art have always had a sort of mirrorlike quality.