"Lost Girls" Cleared by Canadian Customs

Wed, November 8th, 2006 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Founder/Former Owner

In a release issued by Top Shelf, the publisher has announced that Canadian Customs has cleared Alan Moore & Melinda Gebbie's controversial "Lost Girls" for importation into Canada. The full text of the release follows.

Top Shelf Productions is pleased to announce that the Canada Border

Services Agency (Canada Customs) has formally cleared Alan Moore & Melinda

Gebbie's LOST GIRLS for importation into Canada.

In a thoughtful letter from the agency, dated 27 October 2006, the CBSA

stated that the "depictions and descriptions are integral to the

development of an intricate, imaginative, and artfully rendered storyline,"

and that "the portrayal of sex is necessary to a wider artistic and

literary purpose." They concluded with "Its importation into Canada is

therefore allowed."

We're very grateful to the Canada Border Services Agency for their

enlightened decision regarding Lost Girls, as well as to our Canadian

attorney Darrel H. Pearson (of Gottlieb & Pearson) for helping us prepare

the documents necessary to request a formal review of the work.

What this means is that the book will now be available to all Canadian

retailers and fans as soon as the new printing arrives at our distributor

(Diamond Book Distributors) in mid-December. This new printing will likely

sell out in a single day, so please be sure to put your orders into the

Diamond system as soon as you can, to make sure you get the copies you need.

For more on "Lost Girls," don't miss our three part series of interviews with Moore and Gebbie from May of this year.

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