In 1988, Chaykin created Black Kiss, a 12-issue series which contained his most explicit depictions of sex and violence yet. The story of vampires in Hollywood, Black Kiss pushed the boundaries of what could be shown in mainstream comics. More than two decades later his follow up, Black Kiss 2, was stopped at the border in Canada and the United Kingdom.
Don’t miss the conversation on creative freedom, the limits of free speech, and the place of sex and violence in art, with one of America’s most influential and controversial creators.
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