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Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Under Fire in Las Vegas

November 17, 2017
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Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Under Fire in Las Vegas

Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is under fire again, this time at a school in Las Vegas, Nevada. We learned of the challenge via a biased news report. Shateraka Hampton is upset that her 7th grade son is reading the book for an assignment at Democracy Prep at Agassi Campus,…

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Coalition Comes to Defense of Imprisoned Cartoonist

November 16, 2017
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Coalition Comes to Defense of Imprisoned Cartoonist

A coalition of human rights organizations, free expression advocates, and cartoonist groups have sent a letter to the leader of Equatorial Guinea, calling for the release of cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé. Ebalé , an Equatoguinean political cartoonist and graphic novelist, now lives in El Salvador where he works under the Spanish pen name Jamón y Queso (Ham and…

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New Prada Collection Celebrates Women Comics Creators

November 13, 2017
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New Prada Collection Celebrates Women Comics Creators

The work of women comics creators has found an unusual home: the high fashion Spring 2018 clothing collection from Prada. The collection from designer Miuccia Prada features artwork from nine women cartoonists: Trina Robbins (Wimmen’s Comix), Tarpe Mills (Miss Fury), Fiona Staples (Saga), Joelle Jones (Lady Killer), Emma Rios (Pretty Deadly), mangaka Natsume Ono (House…

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Prize Winners on the Work that Inspired Them

November 10, 2017
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Prize Winners on the Work that Inspired Them

The Guardian recently interviewed several recipients of the Observer/Cape/Comica graphic short story prize, asking them to share their thoughts on how the comics format has changed over time and the work that inspired them, some of which has been censored. The Observer/Cape/Comica graphic short story prize is a cash award given to British graphic novelists for…

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Retailers: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4, Featuring SCOTT SNYDER, FOCs TODAY!

November 6, 2017
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Retailers: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4, Featuring SCOTT SNYDER, FOCs TODAY!

CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the last issue of 2017, CBLDF shares wise words on free speech from comics maestro Scott Snyder (Batman: Metal, A.D.: After Death)! Retailers, FOC is today (SEP171440), so now’s the time to stock up! CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4 features an iconic cover of Batman by frequent Snyder collaborator Greg Capullo (Batman, Spawn).…

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Ramón Esono Ebalé Wins Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award

November 3, 2017
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Ramón Esono Ebalé Wins Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award

Ramón Esono Ebalé, a political cartoonist and graphic novelist from and currently detained in Equatorial Guinea, has been given Cartoonists Rights Network International's Courage in Editorial Cartooning award.

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Retailers: Stock up on CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4, Featuring SCOTT SNYDER!

October 30, 2017
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Retailers: Stock up on CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4, Featuring SCOTT SNYDER!

CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the last issue of 2017, CBLDF shares wise words on free speech from comics maestro Scott Snyder (Batman: Metal, A.D.: After Death)! Retailers, FOC is Monday, November 6 (SEP171440), so now’s the time to stock up! CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4 features an iconic cover of Batman by frequent Snyder collaborator…

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Revisions to Patreon’s Adult Content Policies Raise Concern

October 27, 2017
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Revisions to Patreon’s Adult Content Policies Raise Concern

Changes to Patreon’s guidelines for adult content have raised concerns among users of the crowdfunding platform. The company has previously been widely praised for their acceptance of legal adult content, enabling the creators of such content to obtain a revenue stream when other major platforms, such as PayPal and Kickstarter, make it difficult to do so.…

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 24: JEFFREY BROWN

October 23, 2017
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In this episode, we speak with cartoonist Jeffrey Brown about his work, and the changes (and lack of changes) in his art and his interests over the years. We discuss as many aspects of his career as we could fit into 45 minutes, with is really just the tip of the iceberg. Brown is an enormously prolific…

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VICTORY! CA “Autograph Law” Replaced, Protecting Comics Retailers & Artists

October 20, 2017
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VICTORY! CA “Autograph Law” Replaced, Protecting Comics Retailers & Artists

CBLDF cheers the passage of California Assembly Bill 228, a new law that amends the state’s flawed “autograph law” passed in 2016. The new law incorporates feedback from CBLDF and other advocacy groups in a way that offers protection for comic book stores, vendors, and artists exhibiting at conventions in the state. “AB 228′s passage…

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