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Turkey’s Crackdown on Cartoons

August 18, 2017
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Turkey’s Crackdown on Cartoons

Ever since the failed coup attempt in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has instigated a crackdown that has led to 50,000 arrests and the loss or jobs for nearly 100,000 people. Cartoonists are among the victims of Erdoğan’s censorious campaign. CBLDF has reported extensively on Musa Kart, a political cartoonist who was arrested along with several journalists…

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“Good for Nothing Girl” Takes on Japan’s Anti-Terrorism Law

August 1, 2017
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“Good for Nothing Girl” Takes on Japan’s Anti-Terrorism Law

“Good for nothing girl” Rokudenashiko has turned her art to a new cause: fighting Japan’s controversial anti-terrorism law. Rokudensahiko, or Megumi Igarashi, has long worked to fight gender inequality and to destigmatize the depiction of female genitalia in Japanese artwork. Her “vagina art” resulted in obscenity charges against the artist after she distributed 3D plans for…

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SDCC 2017: Sunday with CBLDF – LIVE ART JAM!

July 23, 2017
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SDCC 2017: Sunday with CBLDF – LIVE ART JAM!

It’s the last day of Comic-Con, and we’re ready to jam — Live Art Jam, that is — with Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye), Nate Powell (March), Chris Burnham (Batman, Incorporated), and Liz Suburbia (Sacred Heart)! It’s also your last chance to scoop up our exclusives at booth #1918. Panels CBLDF Live Art Jam • 12:15 – 1:45…

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SDCC 2017: Saturday with CBLDF – It’s Auction Time!

July 22, 2017
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SDCC 2017: Saturday with CBLDF – It’s Auction Time!

We’re halfway through Comic-Con, but there’s no slowing down — we have signings with Eric Heisserer (Secret Weapons, screenwriter of Arrival), Erica Henderson (Secret Weapons #1 SDCC Liberty Variant cover artist, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) and Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon; panels; and our annual Live Art Auction with live art by Jeff Smith (Bone) and a keynote from Scott Snyder (Batman)! Details…

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SDCC 2017: Friday with CBLDF

July 21, 2017
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SDCC 2017: Friday with CBLDF

Comic-Con day two: Recover from our CBLDF Welcome Party with panels and exclusive goodies at booth #1918! Here’s the rundown… CBLDF Panels! At the San Diego Central Library Handling Challenges & Bans of Comics • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. • Shiley Special Events Comics are uniquely vulnerable to challenges and bans, especially comics for teen audiences.…

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SDCC 2017: Thursday with CBLDF

July 20, 2017
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SDCC 2017: Thursday with CBLDF

It’s the first full day of Comic-Con, and we’re ready with our Comic-Con Welcome Party, sponsored by Image Comics and comiXology, panels, exclusives, and more! Take a look at what we have in store! CBLDF’s Comic-Con Welcome Party! Kick-off Comic-Con with comics’ greatest creators at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party, sponsored by…

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ONE WEEK LEFT for the Jack Kirby & Will Eisner Centennial Celebration

July 19, 2017
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ONE WEEK LEFT for the Jack Kirby & Will Eisner Centennial Celebration

  This year, San Diego Comic-Con International is honoring the lives and careers of Jack Kirby and Will Eisner – legendary comics creators who were both born in 1917. Humble is joining the celebration with Humble Comics Bundle: Jack Kirby & Will Eisner Centennial Celebration! But you’ll need to act fast to name your price —…

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SDCC 2017: It’s Here!

July 19, 2017
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SDCC 2017: It’s Here!

Comic-Con kicks off in just a few short hours, so we’re at the San Diego Convention center putting the shine on new premiums, signed goodies, and much, much more! Make sure CBLDF booth #1918, our welcome party, panels, and auction are on your Comic-Con to-do list! We’ll be ready to meet comics fans and free…

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SDCC 2017: All Things CBLDF!

July 14, 2017
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SDCC 2017: All Things CBLDF!

Comic-Con International is almost here, and CBLDF is in on the action, with panels, signings, exclusives, the best welcome party at the show, and an amazing art auction lineup! Here’s the rundown on all the goings on with CBLDF! CBLDF’s Comic-Con Welcome Party! Kick-off Comic-Con with comics’ greatest creators at the Comic Book Legal Defense…

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Announcing the Humble Comics Bundle: Jack Kirby & Will Eisner Centennial Celebration

July 12, 2017
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Announcing the Humble Comics Bundle: Jack Kirby & Will Eisner Centennial Celebration

This year, San Diego Comic-Con International is honoring the lives and careers of Jack Kirby and Will Eisner – legendary comics creators who were both born in 1917. Humble is joining the celebration with Humble Comics Bundle: Jack Kirby & Will Eisner Centennial Celebration! You’ll find classic comics, epic collections, and fascinating history from Dark Horse…

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