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Out-of-Print CBLDF Shirts and More Available on Threadless!

March 20, 2017
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Out-of-Print CBLDF Shirts and More Available on Threadless!

If you missed out on one of our old t-shirt designs or you are looking for merchandise featuring CBLDF artwork, you can get them here on Threadless! We just added new designs and a variety of new merchandise to the shop! Designs include: Comics Code Seal of Approval I Read Banned Comics Manga Is Not a Crime…

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Cartoonist Vilma Vargas Responds with More Humor in Face of Opposition

March 17, 2017
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Cartoonist Vilma Vargas Responds with More Humor in Face of Opposition

Cartoonist Vilma Vargas is from a country that has been none too kind to political dissent: Ecuador. President Rafael Correa has seemingly made a sport of censorship, which frequently targets cartoonists. Vargas’s work confronts human rights violations, endorses women’s rights, and addresses environmental issues, world politics, and administrative and judicial corruption in her home country.…

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Now Available: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #1, Featuring G. Willow Wilson!

March 15, 2017
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CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the latest issue is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender brings engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of current censorship news, and in-depth…

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She Changed Comics: Rose O’Neill, Champion of Suffrage

March 10, 2017
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She Changed Comics: Rose O’Neill, Champion of Suffrage

Many people may not recognize Rose O'Neill's name until you mention her most famous creation: Kewpies. O'Neill became one of the highest paid illustrators (male or female) of the early 20th century largely because of her cherubic creations, but she didn't sit on her laurels -- she used her fame and popularity to campaign for…

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Opposing Oklahoma Science Bill

March 9, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Opposing Oklahoma Science Bill

CBLDF has joined a letter from the National Coalition Against Censorship opposed to an Oklahoma bill that would allow teachers to impose personal beliefs on “scientific controversies” rather than adhering to scientific consensus. CBLDF joins coalition efforts like these to protect the freedom to read comics. Censorship manifests in many ways, and the unique visual nature…

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Humble Bundle and IDW Publishing Creators Showcase Bundle Expands for Charity, Including CBLDF

March 8, 2017
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Humble Bundle and IDW Publishing Creators Showcase Bundle Expands for Charity, Including CBLDF

IDW Publishing and Humble Bundle have joined forces on a digital comics bundle in support of charity featuring the best original titles IDW has to offer! Today, the bundle gets even bigger for your pay-what-you-want dollar, but there’s only a week left in the campaign! The Humble Comics Bundle: Creators Showcase presented by IDW Publishing features…

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EXCLUSIVE: Ariel Schrag on Stuck in the Middle Challenge

March 6, 2017
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EXCLUSIVE: Ariel Schrag on Stuck in the Middle Challenge

Today, CBLDF led the Kids’ Right to Read Project in defending Ariel Schrag’s acclaimed anthology Stuck in the Middle, which has been challenged in a school library in Oklahoma. CBLDF has defended the book before, thankfully seeing it restored. We reached out with our colleagues at National Coalition Against Censorship to ask Schrag for her thoughts…

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CBLDF Leads Defense of Stuck in the Middle

March 6, 2017
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CBLDF Leads Defense of Stuck in the Middle

CBLDF has taken the lead in defending Ariel Schrag’s Stuck in the Middle, a comics anthology that has been challenged in an Oklahoma school library. Today, we signed a letter from the Kids’ Right to Read Project in support of the book. The letter also addresses concerns over school policy that requires that challenged materials be…

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CBLDF Joins Statement Calling President’s Attacks on the Media a Threat to Democracy

March 2, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Statement Calling President’s Attacks on the Media a Threat to Democracy

CBLDF has joined the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) and the American Society of News Editors (ASNE), along with more than 80 other organizations committed to the First Amendment right of freedom of speech and the press, in condemning efforts by the Trump administration to demonize the media and undermine its ability to inform the public…

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Humble Bundle and IDW Publishing Launch Creators Showcase Bundle for Charity, Including CBLDF

March 1, 2017
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Humble Bundle and IDW Publishing Launch Creators Showcase Bundle for Charity, Including CBLDF

IDW Publishing and Humble Bundle are once again joining forces to launch a new digital comics bundle in support of charity featuring the best original titles IDW has to offer! The Humble Comics Bundle: Creators Showcase presented by IDW Publishing features over $385 worth of original content from some of the most creative writers and…

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