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Liza MacKinnon #3

Frankenstein

Artist: Liza MacKinnon

Banned/Challenged Book: Frankenstein

Reason for Banning: Banned in South Africa in 1955 for being “indecent, objectionable and obscene.”

Excerpt from Artist’s Statement: In this hand illustrated rendering, I chose to concentrate on the tragedy of the individual. Created to be the epitome of the perfect man, he remained isolated and reviled, forced outside of society without comprehension. I dressed him as a well appointed gentleman, choosing to minimize the scars and emphasize his societal correctness.

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