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CBLDF Celebrates Comics at ID10T Fest This Weekend!

June 23, 2017
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CBLDF Celebrates Comics at ID10T Fest This Weekend!

This weekend, CBLDF will celebrate comics, music, comedy, and all things nerdy in the great outdoors during ID10T Fest! Along with a cool assortment of signed goodies, we’ll unveil new CBLDF stickers at booth F7! Do you need to decorate your free speech device? We’ve got you covered with brand new stickers, debuting this weekend at the…

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Comic Explains Lebanon’s Censorship Problem

June 22, 2017
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Comic Explains Lebanon’s Censorship Problem

A new comic on The Nib provides an illustrated look into the censorship problem in Lebanon. The comic by Ghadi Ghosn and Virginie Le Borgne examines how censorship impacts the country’s vibrant arts community. The comic points out that certain topics — religion, sexuality, civil war, and Israel — are more likely to attract state…

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“The Band Who Must Not Be Named” Wins Supreme Court Case

June 19, 2017
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“The Band Who Must Not Be Named” Wins Supreme Court Case

Today, the Supreme Court unanimously struck down portions of the Lanham Act, and supported an Asian-American band’s right to an “offensive” trademark. When the activist Asian-American rock band decided on a name that both affirms their racial identity and reclaims a racist term as a way to challenge stereotypes — The Slants — they likely didn’t expect to end…

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A Parthenon of Banned Books

June 16, 2017
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A Parthenon of Banned Books

The centerpiece of a new art exhibit in Germany is a life-size replica of the Greek Parthenon made up entirely of banned books. Part of the documenta 14 contemporary art exhibition, the piece was created by Argentine artist Marta Minujin to protest censorship and stands in Friedrichsplatz in Kassel, Germany – a location where Nazis burned books by…

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2017 Banned Books Week Celebrates Our Right to Read!

June 15, 2017
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2017 Banned Books Week Celebrates Our Right to Read!

Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will be held the week of September 24th in 2017. For this year’s celebration, the coalition of organizations that sponsors Banned Books Week will emphasize the importance of the First Amendment, which guarantees our inherent right to read. Censorship is happening and it is infringing…

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VICTORY: Minnesota School Board Stands by Alexie Book

June 14, 2017
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VICTORY: Minnesota School Board Stands by Alexie Book

In a 3-2 vote, the school board for the New London-Spicer school district has affirmed an administrator’s defense of Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. The book is part of the 8th grade curriculum in the district and students were offered an alternative assignment if their parents objected to the book. Nevertheless,…

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LAST WEEK for the Humble Comics Bundle: Eisner Nominees 2017 Showcase, Benefitting CBLDF & Hero Initiative

June 14, 2017
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LAST WEEK for the Humble Comics Bundle: Eisner Nominees 2017 Showcase, Benefitting CBLDF & Hero Initiative

Humble Bundle and the comics industry’s finest publishers are teaming up for a new digital comics bundle, sampling the 2017 Eisner Award nominees to support charity! Act now — there’s just one week left for this amazing pay-what-you-want offer! The Humble Comics Bundle: Eisner Nominees 2017 Showcase features over $198 of original content from some…

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ONE WEEK LEFT: Humble Sekai Project Bundle Benefits Charity, Including CBLDF!

June 13, 2017
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ONE WEEK LEFT: Humble Sekai Project Bundle Benefits Charity, Including CBLDF!

The Humble Sekai Project Bundle offers up to $289 worth of visual novel titles like NEKOPARA Vol. 2, Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition, and more — many fully voiced in Japanese — to benefit CBLDF, Doctors Without Borders, and Make-A-Wish Foundation! Act fast — there’s only one week left to get the bundle! View…

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 20: Ed Luce

June 13, 2017
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In this episode, we speak with cartoonist Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf) about coming to comics from fine arts, educating a new generation, and life in the Oaf-O-Verse. We discuss his early inspirations, and how he has managed to find broad appeal with what was once considering niche content. Topics include: Johnny Ryan, Shepard Fairey, full frontal nudity,…

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Retail Member Spotlight: Green Brain Comics

June 9, 2017
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Retail Member Spotlight: Green Brain Comics

CBLDF’s work is possible  because of our members, which include comics retailers such as Katie and Dan Merritt of Green Brain Comics in  Dearborn, Michigan. For the latest issue of CBLDF Defender, we grabbed a moment with Dan and Katie to talk about the importance of comics and why they value CBLDF’s mission. You’re both…

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