This is the forbidden Comic Book , " THE LIFE OF JESUS " released by GERHARD HADERER .
" Das Leben des Jesus " 2002.
Gerhard Haderer was born in 1951 in Leonding, in upper Austria.
He studied at a technical art school in Linz for four years from 1965, and then studied (draughtsmanship/engraving?) in Stockholm.
He returned to Austria in 1971 and worked as an independent commercial artist and draughtsman.
His book " Das Leben des Jesus " (The Life of Jesus) , a satire in which Jesus is portrayed as an incense-addicted hippy , sniffing incense , caused international controversy .
When it was published in 2002 it was violently attacked in Austria.
The Catholic Church in Austria including the Archbishop of Vienna denounced the work as blasphemous .
The Bishop of Salzburg demanded a jail term for the caricaturist for violating the blasphemy paragraph in the Austrian penal code, and Catholic schools in Austria boycotted the publishing house.
When it was published in Greece in 2005, it was banned for blasphemy, Haderer faced extradition and a suspended six-month jail sentence in absentia.
This Comic Book is forbit in Greece , and you can not find it easyly in the Book Stores .
First time it appears on " OΞΥ " Editions ( GREECE ) 2002
After a week , all the copies were retired from the Book Shops .
Censorship is alive and well .
The Newspaper " ESPRESSO " had this comic in the front page
The Newspaper " ESPRESSO " Wrote :
" Jesus goes with women , he smoke Hashish and he is Serfing " .
In the last page , of the comic , Jesus is very happy , laughing near Bob Marley , among the clouds , and he is between friends .
Near to him are : Janis Jopplin , John Lennon , Brian Jones ( Rolling Stones ) and Jimi Hendrix .
Παρεμπιτόντως : Το Λιβάνι - όπως και το Χασίς - περιέχει το ενεργό συστατικό Τετραυδροκανναβιόλη . ( THC ) .
Standing with Jesus : Bob Marley , Brian Jones ( Rolling Stones ) , Janis Jopplin , Jimi Hendrix , John Lennon and Jim Morrison .