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Now Hiring: CBLDF Development Manager!

January 22, 2015
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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is seeking a fulltime Development Manager! The Development Manager works with CBLDF staff in the development and implementation of CBLDF’s fundraising program. They report to the Deputy Director with a focus on procurement and marketing of CBLDF fundraising premiums, including but not limited to maintaining the online donation center, online…

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Humble Bundle Announces First Ever Archie Comics Bundle, Benefitting CBLDF!

January 21, 2015
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Humble Bundle Announces First Ever Archie Comics Bundle, Benefitting CBLDF!

Archie Comics makes its Humble Bundle debut with some of today’s most talked about titles featured in the latest comic book bundle. In addition to being the home to some of the world’s most recognizable characters, Archie has reinvented itself in recent years with a wide range of titles that appeal to readers of all…

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Dynamic Forces CEO Nick Barrucci Offers Personal Art Collection to Benefit CBLDF

January 16, 2015
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Dynamic Forces CEO Nick Barrucci opens up some of his personal art collection to the public! One-of-a-kind, original pieces of comic book art from some of the industry’s top names including Tom Raney, Mark Bagley, Scott Hanna, and Patrick Zircher! These pieces include pages from some of your favorite books including The Outsiders, The Punisher,…

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Still Defiant: New Issue of Charlie Hebdo Sells Out

January 14, 2015
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Still Defiant: New Issue of Charlie Hebdo Sells Out

After last week’s shooting in Paris left 12 people, including cartoonists Charb, Cabu, Wolinski, Tignous, and Honoré, dead, the remaining staff members of Charlie Hebdo could have decided to close up shop. Instead, they maintained the defiant satire that has characterized the magazine and released an issue today. That issue has sold out an initial…

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Join the Fight as a CBLDF Member in 2015!

January 13, 2015
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Join the Fight as a CBLDF Member in 2015!

Joining the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund puts you on the front line of the fight against censorship! Your membership dollars provide the tools to fight back when comic book readers, retailers, and artists are muzzled, censored, or attacked! When you become a CBLDF member, you are proclaiming that comics are important and that you…

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Opposing Restrictive Book Policies in Delaware

January 9, 2015
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CBLDF has joined a coalition led by CBLDF-sponsored Kids’ Right to Read Project in objecting to restrictive book policies proposed to Delaware’s Appoquinimink School Board. The policies would red flag books based on vague standards for what is or is not appropriate for students in the system. CBLDF joins coalition efforts like these to protect the…

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Neil Gaiman Responds to Charlie Hebdo Attack

January 8, 2015
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Neil Gaiman’s outspoken advocacy for free expression is well known, so we reached out to Gaiman to comment on the Charlie Hebdo attack, and he expanded upon a tweet he sent shortly after learning about the attack: “As I tweeted on learning about it: How important are free speech and satire? Important enough that people…

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Stand Up for Free Speech: Publish Charlie Hebdo’s Cartoons

January 8, 2015
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Index on Censorship, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and PEN America call on all those who believe in the fundamental right to freedom of expression to join in publishing the cartoons or covers of Charlie Hebdo on January 8 at 1400 GMT. We believe that only through solidarity – in showing that we truly defend…

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CBLDF Joins Condemnation of Charlie Hebdo Attack

January 8, 2015
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CBLDF Joins Condemnation of Charlie Hebdo Attack

In the wake of the attack on the Paris offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which resulted in the death of 12 people, including cartoonists Charb, Cabu, Wolinski, Tignous, and Honoré, CBLDF has joined a coalition led by the National Coalition Against Censorship to condemn the attack. Charlie Hebdo has long been committed to using satire…

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Censorship 2014: Fun Home and LGBTQ Literature Targeted by Censors

January 1, 2015
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In 2014, we saw one of the most blatant attacks ever perpetrated on free expression and academic freedom when the South Carolina legislature passed a questionable budget “compromise” that effectively functioned as punitive budget cuts for two universities that utilized LGBTQ-themed books in voluntary reading programs. The budget cuts were aimed at two schools: College…

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