Frank Cho banned from Facebook AGAIN

We reported recently on how posting some of his cheesecake art got artist Frank Cho locked out of his Facebook account. Well it seems it has happened again:

I’m suspended from Facebook for 3 days.

Some asshole with a stick up his ass thought a DRAWING of a topless woman (Jungle Queen Riding Pterodactyl) was too much for him/her, and decided to protect the American public by having Facebook smut police take down my DRAWING of a topless woman.

So I’m banned from Facebook for 3 days.

I really hate the idiots in this country.

He updated a bit later:

NOTE FROM FRANK CHO

Still suspended from Facebook for posting a DRAWING of a topless woman holding on to a pterodactyl.

I just wanted to let you guys know that illustration and other art that Facebook has banned will be in my upcoming Jungle Queen themed sketchbook.

I’ll be selling the sketchbook at San Diego, Boston and Baltimore Comic Con.


Well, good for sales, to be sure. We’re guessing this piece is what got him banned:

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The nip slip version can be seen here, if you must.

Maybe not our cuppa, but no reason to be cut off from humanity, aka Facebook, either. We’d suspect it’s some kind of mischievous fanboy who is doing the complaining, not actually someone who is offended by neolithic cheesecake.

We said it before and we’ll say it again: DON’T STORE YOUR LIFE ON FACEBOOK. Esp. if you also like to post girlie pictures. Facebook SUCKS as a place to run portfolios.

Comments

  1. Michael P says:

    Of course, if someone were to post the same image with a caption about how much fun it would be to rape Jungle Girl, Facebook would have no problems with that whatsoever.

  2. maija says:

    It’s not some “uptight feminist fangirl”, but thanks for flying your jerk flag.

    It’s most likely some kid in a third world country being paid a dollar an hour to troll through everything on facebook.

    “The dark side of Facebook”:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/9118778/The-dark-side-of-Facebook.html

  3. Frank should just let it go. He’s clearly a guy who has trouble hitting deadlines, he should focus on his work and not sweat stuff like this.

  4. Dean Haspiel says:

    Buh.

  5. Arnim Zagarian says:

    “Oh please, “mischievous fanboy” my ass. This is some uptight feminist fangirl more than likely.”
    This, or some overzealous gaypower Supercommando-With-A-Vengeance, who cannot stand the mere vision of boobs in the new-and-improved gay-friendly geekdom 3.0! Ah, the woes of the 21st century and it’s idioTICsyncrasies!!

  6. I think it was the pantless pterodactyl !!

  7. Nick Jones says:

    Come now, we all know who reported this image. Those darn pterosaur rights do-gooders who just can’t stand any media that depicts violence against extinct species of flying reptiles.

    It’s been sixty-five million years! Can’t you people give it a rest already?

  8. jaroslav hasek says:

    Facebook sucks period. Cant think of a lamer thing on the internet.

  9. @jaroslav hasek – What about Barrani Vemosh’s comment?

  10. It was actually the spear they objected to. But the weapon responded “We’re spear, we’re here! Get used to it.”

  11. Um, if he posted bare female nipples, drawn or not, he should not be surprised he got banned. Like, at all.

  12. Synsidar says:

    In defense of Facebook, the terms of service include the following:

    You will not post content that: is hate speech, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.

    John Seed of the Huffington Post, writing about nudity on Facebook, obtained a statement from a Facebook rep:

    “Our policy prohibits photos of actual nude people, not paintings or sculptures. We recognize that this policy might in some cases result in the removal of artistic works; however, it is designed to ensure Facebook remains a safe, secure and trusted environment for all users.”

    So Facebook recognizes the existence of fine art. But the bare nipples in Cho’s drawing would have made it a MAX-only Marvel title, presumably, and Facebook has many, many young users. As Seed wrote:

    On Facebook, the body is in an uncertain situation, and in my mind the art museum just became even more important. In the meantime, the staff at Facebook is struggling to determine what people, especially young people, should and shouldn’t see. Facebook is also international, and issues across cultures must be hot as well.

    My guess is that they are having a very tough time. They are dealing with uncertainly about the nude body and how it should be seen by society at large. Interestingly, that is exactly what artists like Daniel Sprick do.

    Given how Facebook enforces its policy on nudity, you could argue for or against its treatment of Cho.

    SRS

  13. Saipaman says:

    Frank probably turned himself in to promote the material.

  14. I would be surprised if the bluenose were an alias of his to get publicity. I’m not accusing him of such a thing, just that I wouldn’t be surprised if it turned out to be true.

  15. Keyser says:

    I agree! He probably turned himself in for the free publicity. Any way to get attention for himself while his deadlines fly by…

  16. Pedro Bouça says:

    I do believe every single one of us has seen a nipple at a very young age, we’re mammals after all. I wouldn’t think it grounds for banning.

    But I’m european, so it probably means I’m a filthy degenerate by US standards…

  17. Serhend Sirkecioglu says:

    Behance Frank Cho, Just use Behance or Tumblr

  18. Wow, “overzealous gaypower” and “uptight feminist… subspecies” comments…

    keep shining on you brilliant examples of comic fandom :/

  19. Just don’t post your most revealing images on Facebook. It is a very conservative place and it is constantly monitored. The result is predictable (or is that ‘pterodactyble’) and unlikely to change.

  20. Meredith says:

    Al@ is right. If you participate in a moderated forum you have to follow the rules. I had a friend banned for posting nude figure drawings. The problem with Facebook is that photos can easily show up in the feed of an unintended recipient. I had a problem with one person “liking” pictures of mutilated animals and people which were showing up in my feed. (These pics were designed to produce outrage, and it worked, since I unfriended them). One solution for artists is to post a teaser photo with a link to the full picture on your personal site.

  21. James says:

    I look forward to seeing how The Beat ultimately handles the rancid bigotry eating its way through her comment threads. Hopefully Tom Spurgeon will mention when the hammer comes down so I’ll know when to come back.

  22. dem tittays

  23. Snikt Snakt says:

    When will Americans get over their fear of the NIPPLE?!? Everyone has them…

  24. Alek Samm says:

    It’s totally cliche to say this but it gets repeated because it’s so friggin’ true.
    Violence and blood by gallon: a-ok!
    Show a boob or even just a nipple: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!Pu tthat thing away!!

  25. Otaku-sempai says:

    Frank,

    Tell Facebook to eff-off and open yourself a Tumblr account!

    Sincerely,

    Andrew L.

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