Who is this rabble rousing cartoonist? Was he editorializing about the terrible conditions found behind bars? Was he exposing the racial bias of the criminal justice system? Was he complaining about the government's inability to curb drug abuse in prisons? Was he drawing diagrams to aid an escape? Was he calling the warden a fink?
No, he was drawing pretty girls.
Nancy Beiman wrote me that our mutual friend, Dean Yeagle, received a letter from the North Carolina Division of Prisons banning his sketchbooks because they were too risqué. You can read Dean's reaction to this on Nancy's blog. I can think of many things that are threats to the social order, but Dean Yeagle sure isn't one of them.
Dean will be appearing at Comicon International in San Diego on a panel with Stephen Silver and Glen McIntosh called "Designing Appealing Characters." If you're a convicted felon from North Carolina and plan to attend, don't tell your parole officer.