Three days after announcing plans to publish Sadbøi by cartoonist Berliac, Drawn & Quarterly issued an apology and said they no longer plan to release the graphic novel.
The quick version:
- The project was announced last Tuesday, which spurred several reactions on social media.
- The issues raised mainly centered around statements Berliac made in 2015 in an essay comparing cultural appropriation and transgender people, and his subsequent reaction to criticism of that essay.
- Berliac responded to D+Q’s decision on Facebook.
So what’s this all about? Let’s break it down …