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    Reed Waller A Benefit Portfolio In Defense of the First Amendment Omaha the Cat Dancer Original Art (CBLDF, 1987). Omaha the Cat Dancer was one of the titles specifically cited in the charges against Michael Correa. Although the series did include occasional depictions of graphic sexual sequences, it was primarily the story on a love affair between a woman who worked as an exotic (topless) dancer and her lover Chuck, son of a business tycoon. In spite of accusations of obscenity from various organizations, in 1991 the New Zealand Indecent Publications Tribunal ruled that the series depicted sexuality in a mature and realistic way and was therefore not indecent. This lovely piece is created in ink over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 12" x 14". It is signed and dated in the image area and is in Excellent condition.

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    In 1986, comic shop clerk Michael Correa was arrested and charged with selling obscene material. Publisher Dennis Kitchen spearheaded a unique project to raise money to help with Correa's legal expenses. This benefit portfolio led to the formation of the non-profit organization The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. This is a historic piece of original art that helped to change the comic industry by providing comic creators, publishers, and retailers facing prosecution with a resource for financial assistance.



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