by Alex Cox
I will be at the Maine Comics Arts Festival in Portland, Maine, all weekend. On Saturday, May 19, I will be presenting the CBLDF’s “History of Censorship in Comics” — a slideshow walk through oppression and small-mindedness from the 1930s to today! The presentation happens at the Portland Public Library Main Branch in the Rines Auditorium (5 Monument Square).
On Sunday, May 20, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., you’ll find me at the Ocean Gateway with a booth full of info about the Fund and awesome donation premiums like our hugely popular I READ BANNED COMICS tees and the (now-defunct) COMICS CODE AUTHORITY stamp tee-shirt!
The Maine Comics Arts Festival is a much-loved regional show and very much a community event. Created and sponsored by Casablanca Comics, this year’s show features a great guest list, including Kate Beaton, Rick Parker, Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman, and Kazu Kibuishi. Admission is only $5, and everyone in New England should be there!
Alex Cox is the Deputy Director of CBLDF.