Artist: Patrick Giroux
Banned/Challenged Book: Lord of the Rings
Reason for Banning: Book contains satanic overtones.
Excerpt from Artist’s Statement: I didn’t read The Lord of the Rings until I was well into my adulthood, and I would love to introduce it to my kids. The sweeping narrative of a trilogy is difficult to boil down to one image, so instead I tried to impart the grand scenery of the story into this project. I’m proud to contribute to anything for the cause of literary freedom, since I want these books to be around when my boys are old enough to read them.