Friday, June 23, 2006

Lost Girls Graphic Novel and Great Ormond Street

There's another copyright controversy in the offing involing Great Ormond Street Hospital's perpetual right to royalities in respect of uses of Peter Pan. Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie’s Lost Girls adult graphic novel "imagines a meeting between Wendy (of Peter Pan), Alice (of Alice in Wonderland) and Dorothy of The Wizard of Oz) once they have grown up."

Hospital trustees are apparently considering suing to have the book banned in the UK and Europe.

Update: BoingBoing has some related links. GOSH spokesman Stephen Cox said "From press coverage, we understand it deals with sensitive subject matter which does not initially seem appropriate to be associated with the hospital and with J.M. Barrie's legacy to us." I doubt that there will be too many people inclined to associate a pornographic (or "adult" or "erotic fiction") comic with Great Ormond Street.

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