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CBLDF Podcast BONUS EPISODE, featuring NEIL GAIMAN!

April 1, 2015
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CBLDF Podcast BONUS EPISODE, featuring NEIL GAIMAN!

To celebrate today’s launch of CBLDF Defender, we’ve uploaded a bonus episode of the CBLDF Podcast! In this episode, we speak to author and CBLDF Advisory Board Co-Chair (as well as CBLDF Board of Directors Alumnus) Neil Gaiman! Neil is one of the most popular authors working today, a ground-breaking graphic novelist, a humanitarian deeply…

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Don’t Miss CBLDF Defender, in Stores TODAY!

April 1, 2015
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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to announce that CBLDF Defender, a new free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, 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…

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Defend Comics at WonderCon This Weekend!

March 31, 2015
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Defend Comics at WonderCon This Weekend!

CBLDF is headed West again, this time to Anaheim for WonderCon! April 3 – 5, you’ll find us at booth #711 in the Anaheim Convention Center with an exclusive assortment of signed premiums, entertaining panels, the CBLDF convention survival kit (free for all current and new members!), and the convention debut of the first issue…

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Palomar Stays on Shelves in Rio Rancho

March 27, 2015
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Palomar Stays on Shelves in Rio Rancho

In response to one New Mexico parent’s complaint that a highly-regarded graphic novel was “child porn,” a district review committee has voted to keep the book in a high school library. One month ago local TV news station KOAT reported that a Rio Rancho parent was deeply troubled that her son checked out Gilbert Hernandez’s…

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Latest Dynamite Entertainment Digital Comics Bundle Benefits CBLDF

March 26, 2015
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Latest Dynamite Entertainment Digital Comics Bundle Benefits CBLDF

Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that Groupees LLC, a unique media and charity bundling site, will host — for the first time ever — a ten day comic book bundle promotion that allows fans and curious newcomers to purchase over 75 digital Dynamite comics and graphic novels with “Pay What You Want” purchasing power.…

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CBLDF Heads to Seattle This Weekend for Emerald City Comicon!

March 25, 2015
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CBLDF Heads to Seattle This Weekend for Emerald City Comicon!

This weekend, CBLDF kicks off convention season with Emerald City Comicon! We’ll head to the Pacific Northwest for three days of comics fun. You’ll find us at booth #1239, where we’ll have our CBLDF Banned Comics Photo Booth, the CBLDF Convention Survival Kit (free for existing members and anyone who signs up at the show!),…

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 11: Brian Heater

March 25, 2015
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 11: Brian Heater

In this episode, we speak to Brian Heater — journalist, podcaster, comic critic, and all-around big thinker when it comes to comics, comic art, and the comic industry. Check out Brian’s regular podcast, RIYL, at http://riylcast.tumblr.com/ We discuss: Scott McCloud’s The Sculptor, Roz Chast, Charlie Hebdo, tablets, Raina Telgemeier, comics journalism, and much more. In…

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Exhibit Examines “When Comics Imperiled America”

March 19, 2015
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Exhibit Examines “When Comics Imperiled America”

A little over 60 years ago, the comics industry almost met its demise in the form of a misguided psychologist, specious science, Senate hearings, and rampant self-censorship. An exhibit that opens today at the Flinn Gallery in the Greenwich Library explores the “menace” of comics and the birth of the Comics Code. “KA-POW! When Comics…

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CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein Takes Fight for Free Speech to Norway

March 18, 2015
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CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein Takes Fight for Free Speech to Norway

CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein is taking our mission international again, this time to Oslo, Norway, where he will speak about free expression, Charlie Hebdo, CBLDF’s mission, and the power of comics. Brownstein will be participating in a number of events. Let’s take a look… Comics After Charlie Hebdo: Opening Exhibition Friday, March 20, 6:00 –…

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Vote for ALA Conversation Starter Panel Discussing Graphic Novel Awards!

March 13, 2015
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Vote for ALA Conversation Starter Panel Discussing Graphic Novel Awards!

The ALA Annual Conference is coming to San Francisco, California, June 25-30, and librarians, educators, publishers, and special guests will mingle to talk about transforming our libraries! Among the events and panels is the Conversation Starter program: fast-paced, 45-minute sessions on the hottest issues. Voting is now open to select these panels, and among the…

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