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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending History Books in Florida

March 2, 2015
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History curricula are under fire around the country, from Jefferson County, Colorado, to a recent attack in Florida. CBLDF has joined a coalition led by the National Coalition Against Censorship to defend two history books in used in 10th grade classrooms in Charlotte County, Florida. CBLDF joins coalition efforts like these to protect the freedom…

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Retailers: Last Day to Order CBLDF Defender, Our New Quarterly News Magazine!

March 2, 2015
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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to soon be launching our inaugural issue of CBLDF Defender, a free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech! Each issue of CBLDF Defender will bring engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of current censorship news, and in-depth features that…

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CBLDF to Release US & UK Versions of Raising A Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love to Read!

February 27, 2015
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CBLDF to Release US & UK Versions of Raising A Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love to Read!

Just in time for Children’s Book Week, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release a new printing of Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read!, CBLDF’s signature resource for parents and educators about the learning benefits of comics! By popular demand, we are also releasing…

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Comics After Charlie Hebdo: Blank Space and CBLDF Call For Entries For Oslo Exhibition & Fundraiser

February 27, 2015
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Comics After Charlie Hebdo: Blank Space and CBLDF Call For Entries For Oslo Exhibition & Fundraiser

In 2015, the power of comics as free expression is not an abstract notion, it’s a matter of life and death. Blank Space, in collaboration with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, is inviting cartoonists to create short comics commenting on the struggle for free expression as it impacts their own work, and society at…

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Adding This One Summer to Your Library or Classroom Collection

February 20, 2015
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Adding This One Summer to Your Library or Classroom Collection

The recent announcement of the Caldecott Medal winner and honorees has many people rushing to pick up the books for their library and classroom collections. Graphic novel This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki broke boundaries by becoming the first graphic novel to make the short list for the Caldecott Medal. Unfortunately, the…

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Cartoon Art Museum Hosts Panel Discussion on Satire with Masters of Political Cartoons

February 16, 2015
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Cartoon Art Museum Hosts Panel Discussion on Satire with Masters of Political Cartoons

February 19 is shaping up to be a very busy day for satire. Aside from “After Charlie: What’s next for art, satire, and censorship?” with art spiegelman, Molly Crabapple, Francoise Mouly, and Emmanuel Letouzé in New York City, our friends at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco will be presenting “Slinging Satire,” a panel discussion featuring Matt Bors, Mark Fiore,…

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CBLDF and Comic-Con International Launch Education Alliance During Will Eisner Week!

February 13, 2015
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CBLDF and Comic-Con International Launch Education Alliance During Will Eisner Week!

On Wednesday, March 4, John Cassaday, Michael Cho, Charles Kochman, and Paul Pope consider the dynamic life, legacy and influence of Will Eisner at Society of Illustrators in New York City on the panel, The Spirit of Innovation: The Enduring Influence of Will Eisner’s The Spirit. Commemorating the 75th anniversary of The Spirit during Will…

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After Charlie Hebdo: All-Star Panel to Discuss What’s Next for the Cartooning World

February 13, 2015
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After Charlie Hebdo: All-Star Panel to Discuss What’s Next for the Cartooning World

On Thursday, February 19, PEN American Center, the National Coalition Against Censorship, and the French Institute Alliance Française will gather in New York City for “After Charlie: What’s next for art, satire, and censorship?” a panel featuring art spiegelman, Molly Crabapple, Francoise Mouly, and Emmanuel Letouzé. The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Florence Gould…

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CBLDF Launches Legal Writing Competition for Excellence in Comic Book Scholarship

February 12, 2015
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CBLDF Launches Legal Writing Competition for Excellence in Comic Book Scholarship

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to announce its inaugural writing contest, the CBLDF Writing Competition for Excellence in Comic Book Scholarship. The competition is directed to current students at any U.S. law school and seeks writings about comic books and the comic book industry. The competition is directed by CBLDF Board member…

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

February 9, 2015
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Retailers! TODAY is FOC for the 2015 FCBD Edition of Defend Comics!

Retailers: Today is Final Order Cut Off for Free Comic Book Day, so now’s the time to place your orders this year’s Help the CBLDF… Defend Comics!, our FCBD book! It features a cover by Dean Trippe and terrific original content, spotlighting some of the most popular books for kids on the shelves today. It’s…

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