Once, I’d written a Western story, and one of the panels was just a hand holding a six-shooter, and there was a puff of smoke coming out of the barrel, and a straight horizontal line, indicating the trajectory of the bullet. So that page was sent back to me from the Code office, saying that the particular panel was too violent. I asked them what they meant, and they told me — I swear — ‘The puff of smoke is too big.’ Well, of course. [Laughs.] So I had the artist make the smoke a little smaller, and the youth of America was saved.
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