Critical Mass has maybe my favorite commentary on the whole Fun Home/Blankets being banned from a public library kerfuffle. Lots of good links, plus irony!
I've refrained from commenting on this kerfuffle--though I have been following it closely--because I just haven't felt like ranting. I will say, for the record, that I just find the whole thing very confusing. I own both of these books--many people do, b/c they're both beautiful, critically acclaimed masterpieces--and don't remember any major objectionable content. I do remember some tenderly drawn, delicate sex stuff from Blankets, but that book is like 500 pages long and it was maybe one panel (and not graphic* at all--more like cuddling) and I don't remember any from Fun Home. If there is sex in either of those stories, it's not a major aspect of anything. (Obviously I should look this up.) Anyway, I found myself wondering whether these books were considered objectionable not because of their supposed sexual content, but because of their themes of liberalism, independence, and turning away from the close-minded. Who knows. Either way, it's a serious issue for both libraries and comic book fans.
In positive book news, the final Lemony Snicket book comes out today! I'm getting a copy over lunch.
*another problem with the term "graphic novel" (besides the fact that sometimes they're non-fiction and not novels at all, etc) is that "graphic" is often misinterpreted as meaning "porny" when in fact it means "illustrated". This definitely cropped up a lot during this censorship battle.