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LAST CHANCE: Spirit of Giving Personalized Gift Drive Ends Monday!

December 2, 2016
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Support CBLDF and give the best gifts this holiday season with signed and personalized books in CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving holiday fundraiser. This week, we’re thrilled to add manga master Toshio Maeda to the roster of incredible creators supporting CBLDF! He joins Raina Telgemeier,  Joe Hill, Brian K. Vaughan, G. Willow Wilson, Geoff Johns, Wendy & Richard Pini,Vivek Tiwary, Sarah…

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San Francisco: Join Trina Robbins, Lee Marrs, Mariko Tamaki, & CBLDF for SHE CHANGED COMICS Event!

December 2, 2016
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San Francisco: Join Trina Robbins, Lee Marrs, Mariko Tamaki, & CBLDF for SHE CHANGED COMICS Event!

This Wednesday, December 7, CBLDF Editorial Director Betsy Gomez will lead a round-table discussion and signing with some of the women who changed comics — Trina Robbins (Wimmen’s Comix, Pretty in Ink), Lee Mars (Pudge, Girl Blimp), and Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer) — at The Booksmith in San Francisco. The event celebrates She Changed…

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Toshio Maeda Signs & Personalizes Urotsukidoji to Benefit CBLDF!

December 1, 2016
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Toshio Maeda Signs & Personalizes Urotsukidoji to Benefit CBLDF!

Toshio Maeda, the creator of the genre defining hentai manga Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend will be signing and personalizing copies of the definitive English edition published by CBLDF’s newest corporate member FAKKU! This is an unprecedented opportunity to get a personalized autograph from one of the masters of modern horror and erotic manga. FAKKU!…

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FAKKU Joins CBLDF as Corporate Member!

December 1, 2016
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FAKKU Joins CBLDF as Corporate Member!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund welcomes FAKKU!, the leading English language publisher and licensor of Japanese adult comics and animation as the organization’s newest corporate member. This month, FAKKU! is celebrating their second anniversary as a book publisher with the definitive English language release of Toshio Maeda’s genre defining hentai Urotsukidoji, one of the books…

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Giving Thanks for the Freedom to Read!

November 24, 2016
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Giving Thanks for the Freedom to Read!

We’re grateful for the individuals, retailers, publishers, and creators who support CBLDF’s work in defense of the First Amendment. Because of your support, we were able to score a few key victories in the fight for free expression in 2016. Here’s a brief look at just a few of those wins for the freedom to…

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March Book Three Wins National Book Award

November 17, 2016
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March Book Three Wins National Book Award

Last night, Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell took home the National Book Award in young people’s literature for March Book Three, the first time that a graphic novel has been awarded the honor. March Book Three is the concluding volume of Congressman Lewis’s first-hand account of the Civil Rights Movement and his experience…

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BID NOW in CBLDF’s 30th Anniversary Heritage Auction!

November 17, 2016
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BID NOW in CBLDF’s 30th Anniversary Heritage Auction!

To celebrate its 30th anniversary of protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics community, CBLDF and Heritage Auctions are now offering 11 important works at auction. The original art is being offered now, during Heritage Auctions’ autumn Comics Auction Nov. 17-19 live in Beverly Hills and on HA.com. Most of the pieces in the auction are originals from the 1987 “A Benefit Portfolio in Defense…

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Bookstore Threatened for Anti-Trump Display

November 11, 2016
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Bookstore Threatened for Anti-Trump Display

A bookstore in Saugerties, New York, was threatened with misdemeanor zoning violation charges over an anti-Trump window display.   Inquiring Minds Bookstore owner Brian Donoghue assembled the display to voice his concerns over statements made by Trump during his campaign. “I really felt I was in prewar Nazi Germany. I saw neo-Nazis there. I saw absolute hate, and…

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Join CBLDF in Las Vegas This Saturday!

November 4, 2016
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Join CBLDF in Las Vegas This Saturday!

On Saturday, comics fans around Las Vegas will gather for the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival, and CBLDF will be on hand at artist’s Alley table #40 with She Changed Comics and more! The Vegas Falley Comic Book Festival is a free event taking place 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Clark County Library (1401 E.…

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NOW IN STORES: CBLDF Liberty Annual 2016

November 2, 2016
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NOW IN STORES: CBLDF Liberty Annual 2016

Now in stores around the country: the 2016 edition of CBLDF Liberty Annual, our annual anthology celebrating the freedom to read comics! Shipping on the eve of the U.S. election, this year’s installment of CBLDF Liberty Annual is a call to optimism that celebrates real people whose efforts changed the world. The 2016 edition boasts covers by Nate…

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