Blog Archives

TODAY: CBLDF Talks Censorship and Diversity in Portland and Las Vegas

September 27, 2016
By
TODAY: CBLDF Talks Censorship and Diversity in Portland and Las Vegas

Banned Books Week has begun! The week-long celebration of the freedom to read runs through October 1, and you can learn more about year’s theme of diversity with CBLDF during events in Portland, Oregon, and Las Vegas, Nevada! Banned Books Week: Diversity Tuesday, September 27, 7:30 p.m. Powell’s City of Books (1005 W. Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97209) Banned Books…

Read more »

Out of Print Supports CBLDF During Banned Books Week!

September 26, 2016
By
Out of Print Supports CBLDF During Banned Books Week!

Celebrate the freedom to read this Banned Books Week! Our friends at Out of Print are donating 10% of their online sales to the CBLDF during Banned Books Week. Check out their Banned Books collection and wear your support for free speech! If you spend more than $40, you’ll also get a free pair of Banned Books Socks!…

Read more »

Today for Banned Books Week: Join CBLDF in Portland!

September 26, 2016
By
Today for Banned Books Week: Join CBLDF in Portland!

Banned Books Week has begun! The week-long celebration of the freedom to read runs through October 1, and you can learn more about year’s theme of diversity with CBLDF during “Banned Books: Diversity, Inclusion & Respect,” a panel being offered today in Portland, Oregon! Banned Books: Diversity, Inclusion & Respect Monday, September 26, 6:00 p.m. U.S. Bank Room, Central…

Read more »

Banned & Challenged Diverse Comics

September 26, 2016
By
Banned & Challenged Diverse Comics

Happy Banned Books Week! Comics are uniquely vulnerable to challenges because of their visual nature. Let’s take a look at just a few key cases involving diverse creators and content. The Color of Earth by Kim Dong Hwa Location of key challenge: Various Reason challenged: Nudity, sexual content, unsuited to age group Diversity content: female sexuality, Korean…

Read more »

Celebrate Diversity with CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Events!

September 23, 2016
By
8.5" x 11"

Banned Books Week starts this Sunday and runs through October 1! Celebrate the freedom to read and this year’s theme of diversity with CBLDF during events in Portland, Las Vegas, and Ohio! Monday, September 26, 6:00 p.m. • U.S. Bank Room – Central Library 801 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, OR  97205 Banned Books: Diversity, Inclusion & Respect Why are…

Read more »

CBLDF Resources: Banned Comics Case Studies

September 22, 2016
By
CBLDF Resources: Banned Comics Case Studies

Banned Books Week starts this Sunday and runs through October 1, which means you still have time to plan your Banned Books Week event! Celebrate the freedom to read and this year’s theme of diversity with CBLDF resources, including our Banned and Challenged Comics Case Studies! Dozens of comics have been challenged and banned. From Barefoot Gen,…

Read more »

Humble Launches New “Forbidden” Books Bundle in Honor of Banned Books Week to Benefit CBLDF!

September 21, 2016
By
Humble Launches New “Forbidden” Books Bundle in Honor of Banned Books Week to Benefit CBLDF!

Humble Bundle is proud to announce the Humble Book Bundle: Forbidden Books supporting Banned Books Week. This limited digital promotion is offered in support of Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a member of the Banned Books Week Coalition. The bundle includes banned, challenged, or just plain controversial comics and books from publishers Last Gasp, Fantagraphics,…

Read more »

THIS WEEKEND: CBLDF Has Signings, Debuts, and More in Store for SPX!

September 15, 2016
By
THIS WEEKEND: CBLDF Has Signings, Debuts, and More in Store for SPX!

This weekend, comics fans converge in Bethesda, Maryland, for the Small Press Expo, the annual celebration of independent comics and their creators! CBLDF will be on hand at table W84-87 with books and signings by Jeffrey Brown, Charles Burns, Ben Hatke, and Faith Erin Hicks! CBLDF will have early release copies of Charles Burns’ Last Look…

Read more »

Now Available: CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook 2016!

September 14, 2016
By
CBLDF_BBW2016_cover_web

Banned Books Week is happening September 25 – October 1, and CBLDF is delighted to release the latest edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook to help you celebrate! A resource anyone can use to plan a Banned Books Week celebration in their community, the handbook features a gorgeous cover by Nate Powell, artist of Representative John…

Read more »

Now Available: CBLDF Defender #7!

September 14, 2016
By
Defender #7

CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the seventh 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…

Read more »