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The pirates and the mouse : Disney's war against the counterculture

Author: Bob Levin
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Fantagraphics Books editionView all editions and formats
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"During a time of unprecedented political and social upheaval in U.S. history, one of the fiercest battles was ignited by a comic book. Such is the legacy of the Air Pirates, a group of underground cartoonists who brought upon themselves the full wrath of the Disney entertainment empire at the apex of its cultural influence." "In 1963, the San Francisco Chronicle made 21-year-old Dan O'Neill the youngest syndicated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trial and arbitral proceedings
Trials, litigation, etc
Comptes rendus de procès et d'arbitrage
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Levin, Bob.
Pirates and the mouse.
Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, 2003
(OCoLC)606975563
Named Person: Dan O'Neill; Dan O'Neill; Dan O'Neill
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Levin
ISBN: 9781560975304 156097530X
OCLC Number: 52056266
Description: 266 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Voice of Revolution Raised --
Fascism Lost the War --
San Francisco Loves Lunatics --
Bad Taste Would Be Blood Dripping --
What If We Dropped More Pianos --
A Lifestyle of Their Own --
For Every Little Head, A Cap of Mickey Mouse --
Stamp Out the Seditious and Heretical; Encourage Literature and Genius --
Enter the Big, Fucking, Sick Machine --
Part of the Reason Was To Be Wise Asses --
Kiss This Underground Stuff Good-Bye --
A Big, Hairy Freak on Acid --
While C.J. Masturbated with the Towel Rack *(?????) --
You Just Don't Go Off Shooting Fish --
Outrageous, Inappropriate, Incredible, Preposterous, and Without Merit --
Once You Say You've Copied Directly, You've Got a Problem --
My Chance to be Sued For a Million Dollars and jailed --
By Now You Should Have Figured Out He's Irish --
They Can't Hang Everyone --
This Was Not Weird Al --
Too Much Fun --
In Memoriam --
Acknowledgements --
Bibliography --
Index
Responsibility: Bob Levin.

Abstract:

"During a time of unprecedented political and social upheaval in U.S. history, one of the fiercest battles was ignited by a comic book. Such is the legacy of the Air Pirates, a group of underground cartoonists who brought upon themselves the full wrath of the Disney entertainment empire at the apex of its cultural influence." "In 1963, the San Francisco Chronicle made 21-year-old Dan O'Neill the youngest syndicated cartoonist in American newspaper history. As O'Neill delved deeper into the emerging counterculture, his strip Old Bodkins became more and more provocative, until the Chronicle let him go. The lesson that O'Neill drew from the experience? That what America needed most was the destruction of Walt Disney." "O'Neill assembled a band of rogue cartoonists, called the Air Pirates after a group of villains who had bedeviled Mickey Mouse in his syndicated newspaper strip. They lived communally in a San Francisco warehouse owned by Francis Ford Coppola and put out a comic book, Air Pirates Funnies, which featured Disney characters participating in very un-Disneylike behavior. This provoked a mammoth lawsuit for copyright and trademark infringement, Disney represented by one of San Francisco's top corporate law firms and the Pirates by the cream of the counterculture bar. The litigation raged for 10 years, from the trial court to the U.S. Supreme Court and back again - changing lives, setting legal precedent, and making clear the boundaries in a still-going cultural war."--BOOK JACKET.

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