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Kevin Pyle

Publication

“Bad For You”

Hometown

New Jersey

Bio

Kevin C. Pyle is the author/illustrator of numerous graphic novels and non-fiction comics. He is a long-time co-editor and contributor to World War 3 illustrated. Much of the work done for WW3 illustrated was collected in his 2001 docu-comic, Lab U.S.A: illuminated documents. Lab U.S.A. won the Silver Medal for Sequential Art from the Society of Illustrators. Kevin has done performance and installations based on the text that have been exhibited in the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Mass MOCA, and numerous gallery settings. His first of three graphic novels, Blindspot, was published in 2007 by Henry Holt. It was included in the Best American Comics 2008, edited by Lynda Barry. He recently collaborated with the scholar McKenzie Wark on a series of graphic essays on the Situationist International which were published by Verso Books and have been presented at the Conflux pyschogeography convention and MoMA PS1. He is currently working on a series of graphic essays about the intersection of mortality and art.

About "Bad For You"

SHOULD U.S. COMICS BE BANNED? “SATANIC” HARRY POTTER BOOKS BURNT PLAYGROUNDS POSE THREAT TO CHILDREN TEXT-MAD YOUTH LOSING WRITING ABILITIES CHILD SUSPENDED FOR BRANDISHING CHICKEN SOCIAL WEBSITES HARM CHILDREN’S BRAINS STUDENT ARRESTED FOR “PASSING GAS” AT SCHOOL These are all real headlines screaming about the terrible stuff that’s out there . . . stuff that’s supposed to be BAD FOR YOU. But, honestly—is it?! Bad for You asks this question and many more—and not just about the things that modern parents fear like violent video games, social media, and dirty hands. Stuff in this book goes back centuries—all the way to Plato (yeah, that one) and his worries over the new “technology” of his time: the written word! Kevin C. Pyle and Scott Cunningham cleverly expose the long-standing CAMPAIGN AGAINST FUN for what it really is: a bunch of anxious adults grasping at straws, ignoring scientific data, and blindly yearning for the good old days that never were. Bad for You presents the facts, figures, and a whole lot more—in eye-grabbing graphics—to debunk these myths and give kids the power to prove there’s nothing wrong with having fun . . . or with being young.