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Goodbye, Yoshihiro Tatsumi

March 9, 2015
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Goodbye, Yoshihiro Tatsumi

The celebrated mangaka and one of the founders of the “gekiga” school of alternative manga Yoshihiro Tatsumi has reportedly passed away at the age of 79. Tatsumi’s work was groundbreaking, boundary-pushing, and often breathtaking. He told stories that were haunting, and he explored complex topics such as guilt, sexuality, grief, and the bleaker aspects of…

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Retailers! FOC for the 2015 FCBD Edition of Defend Comics is Monday!

February 6, 2015
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Retailers! FOC for the 2015 FCBD Edition of Defend Comics is Monday!

This Monday, February 9, is the Final Order Cut Off for Free Comic Book Day, so we wanted to take a moment at let our friends in comic shops across the world know how proud we are of this year’s Help the CBLDF… Defend Comics!, our FCBD book! It features a cover by Dean Trippe…

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CBLDF Member Stores Premiere Nameless #1 Hickman Variant!

February 2, 2015
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CBLDF Member Stores Premiere Nameless #1 Hickman Variant!

Part of the benefit of being a CBLDF Retail Member is the opportunity to carry some of the coolest — and rarest — variant covers on the shelves! To kick off the CBLDF variant cover series in 2015, we have a gorgeous Jonathan Hickman cover for Nameless #1, from the power-duo of Grant Morrison and…

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A Closer Look at the 2015 Member Premiums!

January 30, 2015
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A Closer Look at the 2015 Member Premiums!

This month, we launched our new Member Campaign for 2015, featuring art by the great Michael Cho. You can check out all the various levels here, but we wanted to give our donors and prospective members a closer look at some of the cool items we have, exclusively for people joining or renewing their memberships…

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DEFEND COMICS: Free Comic Book Day 2015 Edition!

December 19, 2014
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DEFEND COMICS: Free Comic Book Day 2015 Edition!

For the second year, CBLDF is proud to be participating in Free Comic Book Day with a special, all-ages edition of Defend Comics, our anthology of tales about free speech, censorship, and the right to read! This year’s comic features new stories from Gene Yang and Sonny Liew (The Shadow Hero, American Born Chinese, Wonderland),…

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Last Chance for Personalized SPIRIT OF GIVING Gifts from Jeff Smith and Ed Piskor!

December 12, 2014
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We’re coming to the end of the SPIRIT OF GIVING Holiday Drive! Every week this December, CBLDF has offered new exclusives, all benefiting the Fund! So far, the items listed have included a Comics Code Authority gift set, a set of gifts signed Frank Quitely, a Southern Bastards exclusives set, Bill Gaines Was Right merchandise,…

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SPIRIT OF GIVING Holiday Drive Adds CBLDF-Exclusive Variants, Jeff Smith, Paul Pope, & More!

December 4, 2014
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It’s WEEK FOUR of the SPIRIT OF GIVING Holiday Drive, and we once again have some very cool items to add to the campaign! Every week from now through December, CBLDF is proud to offer new exclusives, all benefiting the Fund! So far, the items listed have included a Comics Code Authority gift set, a…

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CBLDF’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Features George R. R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, and Much More!

November 26, 2014
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CBLDF’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Features George R. R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, and Much More!

Every year, we like to take a look at the shelves here at CBLDF Central and see what awesome premiums would make good gifts for our gracious donors. Throughout the year, we are lucky to work with a bounty of talented artists and writers — Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, Jeff Smith, Jules Feiffer,…

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The SPIRIT OF GIVING Holiday Drive Adds Brandon Graham, Hip-Hop Family Tree, and More!

November 19, 2014
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It’s WEEK TWO of the SPIRIT OF GIVING Holiday Drive, and we have some very cool items to add to the campaign! Every week from now through December, CBLDF is proud to offer new exclusives, all benefiting the Fund! Last week included a BPAL Neil Gaiman Imp’s Ear assortment, signed Frank Quitely items, a Southern…

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Neil Gaiman, Frank Quitely, & Bill Gaines Exclusives Launch CBLDF’s SPIRIT OF GIVING Holiday Gift Drive!

November 12, 2014
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Give the best holiday gifts to the comics fan in your life and support CBLDF during the Spirit of Giving Holiday Gift Drive!  Each week, CBLDF is offering donors a hand-picked selection of gift bundles featuring signed graphic novels or exclusive premiums all supporting the Fund’s efforts to protect the freedom to read! This week, CBLDF…

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