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Banned Books Week Starts Sunday!

September 22, 2017
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Banned Books Week Starts Sunday!

Banned Books Week is here! It starts this Sunday, September 24, and runs through Saturday, September 30, and CBLDF is delighted to help you prepare with the latest edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook and more! Keep reading for resources, events, and more! If you are hosting an event or Banned Books Week display, let us know…

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AVAILABLE NOW: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #3, Featuring Jason Aaron!

September 20, 2017
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CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the September issue, CBLDF talks with prodigious comics scribe Jason Aaron (Thor, Doctor Strange, Star Wars)! You can find the issue 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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Retailers: Stock up on PANEL POWER! FOCs TODAY!

September 18, 2017
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Retailers: Stock up on PANEL POWER! FOCs TODAY!

Inspire kids to become lifelong readers with Panel Power, a new CBLDF resource that provides an introduction to comics and background on why they’re good for kids! Now is the time to order Panel Power — this invaluable publication FOCs TODAY! A tool for battling misconceptions about the format and filled with information about the benefits…

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Retailers: Celebrate the Power of Comics with PANEL POWER! FOCs 9/18!

September 15, 2017
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Retailers: Celebrate the Power of Comics with PANEL POWER! FOCs 9/18!

Inspire kids to become lifelong readers with Panel Power, a new CBLDF resource that provides an introduction to comics and background on why they’re good for kids! Now is the time to order Panel Power — this invaluable publication FOCs on September 18! A tool for battling misconceptions about the format and filled with information about…

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Raymond Pettibon Original Art From CAB Benefits CBLDF on Heritage!

September 15, 2017
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Raymond Pettibon Original Art From CAB Benefits CBLDF on Heritage!

American art icon Raymond Pettibon’s original art from Comic Arts Brooklyn is currently available for bid in Heritage’s Trending Contemporary auction, closing on Tuesday, September 19. Proceeds from this auction benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s important efforts protecting the freedom to read. The ink on paper piece is 40 inches wide by 36 inches tall,…

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Humble Bundle Reaches $100 Million Milestone for Charity

September 15, 2017
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Humble Bundle Reaches $100 Million Milestone for Charity

CBLDF congratulates Humble Bundle, a pioneer of pay-what-you-want plus charity promotions in the games and publishing industries, today announced that it has raised more than $100 million generated for charity. Humble’s charitable efforts include generous support for CBLDF’s important work. “Humble’s influence has been transformative to CBLDF,” says Executive Director Charles Brownstein. “Thanks to their…

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Be a Comic Defender with CBLDF This Weekend During SPX!

September 14, 2017
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Be a Comic Defender with CBLDF This Weekend During 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 Tillie Walden, Alex Alice, and Gene Luen Yang! We’ll have signed premiums and CBLDF-exclusive goodies, like the Comics Code Authority enamel pin, perfect for the…

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New IDW Imprint Supports CBLDF

September 14, 2017
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New IDW Imprint Supports CBLDF

IDW: PDX has launched Woodworks, a new imprint with plans to support CBLDF’s work for literacy and libraries. The first release under the Woodworks banner will be Full Bleed, a quarterly comics and culture magazine that is curated by IDW Publishing’s Dirk Wood and CEO / Publisher Ted Adams. The print-only, 200-page, hardcover magazine features fiction,…

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Defend Comics with CBLDF at Rose City Comic Con!

September 7, 2017
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Defend Comics with CBLDF at Rose City Comic Con!

Be a comics defender this weekend at Rose City Comic Con in CBLDF’s hometown of Portland, Oregon! We’ll be on hand at booth #739 with signed goodies and more to support CBLDF’s important First Amendment work! Get the latest censorship news with CBLDF panels, an exclusive (and very limited) variant zine from Shannon Wheeler, and…

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Upcoming Events Spotlight Comics Censorship

September 5, 2017
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Upcoming Events Spotlight Comics Censorship

Several upcoming events are spotlighting Banned Books Week and the censorship of comics. CBLDF’s own Charles Brownstein is among the speakers discussing the challenges comics face! Keep reading for a list of events to add to your calendar! Banned Books Week is September 24 – 30. CBLDF is a sponsor of the annual celebration of the…

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