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CBLDF Forms Coalition to Defend American Comics Reader Facing Criminal Charges In Canada

June 24, 2011
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CBLDF Forms Coalition to Defend American Comics Reader Facing Criminal Charges In Canada

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund today announces that it is forming a coalition to support the legal defense of an American citizen who is facing criminal charges in Canada that could result in a mandatory minimum sentence of one year in prison for comics brought into the country on his laptop. This incident is…

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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #12

June 23, 2011
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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #12

Hi, Friends of Liberty! Welcome to the 12 installment of our behind the scenes sneak peeks of CBLDF Liberty Trading Cards. Past posts have centered on depictions of fan-fave characters created by well known artists like Matt Wagner, Stan Sakai, James Kochalka, Jeff Smith, Erik Larsen, and Todd McFarlane. Today, I’m going to show you…

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CBLDF Heads to the ALA Annual Conference with Exclusive Babymouse Print

June 22, 2011
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CBLDF Heads to the ALA Annual Conference with Exclusive Babymouse Print

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is excited to announce its plans for the 2011 American Library Association Annual Conference, taking place this weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana! You'll find CBLDF at booth 1749 in the Graphic Novel Pavilion throughout the weekend! As part of our ongoing educational programming and outreach into the Library community,…

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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #11

June 21, 2011
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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #11

Hello Friends of Liberty! The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization is dedicated to protecting First Amendment rights of the comic book community. That means all of us: creators, publishers, distributors, retailers, librarians, and fans. It’s CBLDF’s mission to spring into action whenever and wherever we are needed to protect freedom of…

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New Tennessee Law Threatens Freedom of Expression

June 20, 2011
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New Tennessee Law Threatens Freedom of Expression

There's a new law in Tennessee that threatens freedom of expression and the right to privacy. Last week, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed into law HB 300, which makes criminals out of those who post images online that cause "emotional distress," even when the emotionally distressed individual is not the intended recipient. The language of…

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Artists Join the CBLDF/TFAW Third Annual SDCC Auction Event

June 17, 2011
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Artists Join the CBLDF/TFAW Third Annual SDCC Auction Event

CBLDF and TFAW only announced our Third Annual Autograph Card / CBLDF Auction Event last week, and the artists are already piling in for what's shaping up to be a great auction! Read on for a list some of the folks already in line, with art in hand!

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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #10

June 16, 2011
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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #10

Hey there, Friends if Liberty! Here I am again with the tenth episode of behind the scenes at CBLDF Liberty Trading cards. You know the story by now, don’t you? CBLDF and Cryptozoic Entertainment’s have teamed up to produce a 72 card set showing the incredible history of comic book censorship through words and pictures.…

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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #9

June 14, 2011
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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #9

Hello again! Today’s super-duper sneaky-peak is of a quartet of one-of-a-kind artist sketch cards of characters from Jeff Smith’s masterwork, Bone. 2011 marks Bone’s 20th anniversary of publication as a comic book. There will be all sorts of celebrations surrounding this important date as the year rolls on.

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Supreme Court May Soon Make Decision About Violent Video Games

June 14, 2011
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Supreme Court May Soon Make Decision About Violent Video Games

It's a case that calls to mind the 1950s-era attacks on comic books and the censorship of the Comics Code. Does the First Amendment allow limits on the violent content in popular entertainment -- in this case video games -- sold to minors? Brown v. EMA (formerly Schwarzenegger v. EMA) may soon answer that question,…

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Transmetropolitan: All Around the World Makes Its Way Around The World

June 10, 2011
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Transmetropolitan: All Around the World Makes Its Way Around The World

Last week, a bevy of CBLDF volunteers descended on the Pirates Press warehouse to pack up and ship Transmetropolitan: All Around the World, the hotly anticipated art book celebrating Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson's dystopian masterpiece. Those of you who've already gotten your copies know just how gorgeous the book is! CBLDF would like to…

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