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Latest Artists To The Rescue Auctions Include FEAR ITSELF and SANDMAN Originals!

September 28, 2011
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Latest Artists To The Rescue Auctions Include FEAR ITSELF and SANDMAN Originals!

Last week, we announced the latest wave of Artists to the Rescue auctions, with gorgeous pieces by Mike Mignola -- donated by Kathryn and Stuart Immonen, no less! We have more pieces from the Immonen's personal collection up for auction this week! First up, we have a gorgeous Sandman page by Jill Thompson! The page…

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Charity Art Auction at Webcomics Con Benefits CBLDF

September 27, 2011
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Webcomics Con is a brand new convention celebrating online funnies October 1-2, 2011, in Norwalk, Connecticut. One of the events at the inaugural edition of Webcomics Con is a charity auction benefiting CBLDF and Hero Initiative! If you're attending, don't miss the auction, which will take place from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. in the Sawmill…

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CBLDF Comics College Hits the Left Coast with PROMOTION AND PUBLICITY IN COMICS

September 26, 2011
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CBLDF Comics College Hits the Left Coast with PROMOTION AND PUBLICITY IN COMICS

The CBLDF is proud to announce our next Comics College Master Session: Promotion and Publicity in Comics! Join author Sam Humphries (Our Love is Real, Fraggle Rock) and journalist Andy Khouri for this in-depth workshop and Q&A. Learn the secrets of promotion from both sides of the publicity equation! Humphries will be sharing lessons from…

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It’s Banned Books Week!

September 26, 2011
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It’s Banned Books Week!

This week, we celebrate the freedom to read with Banned Books Week! CBLDF is a sponsor of this important week-long event. You can show your support by reading some of the books and comics that have been challenged in libraries around the country and by becoming a member of the Fund. You can also join…

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Comics College Report: Fred Van Lente and Greg Pak Talk Self-Publishing

September 21, 2011
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Comics College Report: Fred Van Lente and Greg Pak Talk Self-Publishing

This past Saturday, dynamic duo Fred van Lente (Action Philosophers, Incredible Hercules, Comic Book Comics) and Greg Pak (Incredible Hercules, Incredible Hulk, Vision Machine) kicked off the season's Comics College with a two hour workshop on the secrets of self-publishing. The intimate workshop covered the relationships among creators, publishers, distributors, journalists, and retailers. Van Lente…

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ARTISTS TO THE RESCUE, WAVE II — ORIGINAL ART AUCTIONS BENEFIT CBLDF!

September 20, 2011
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ARTISTS TO THE RESCUE, WAVE II — ORIGINAL ART AUCTIONS BENEFIT CBLDF!

With the Canada Customs Case drawing closer, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund continues its vital fundraising auctions with help from artists across the wide spectrum of the comic book industry. In an effort to raise over $100,000 by the end of October, artist supporters and Fund members have truly stepped up and provided benefit…

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OUR LOVE IS REAL Auctions and Events Benefit CBLDF

September 19, 2011
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OUR LOVE IS REAL Auctions and Events Benefit CBLDF

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is currently raising money for an incredibly important case -- a case that could potentially set a precedent that would protect comic book content crossing the border into Canada. With this urgent case on the horizon, the creators of Our Love Is Real, one of the most provocative comics…

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Creators and Retailers Unite for CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011 Signings

September 19, 2011
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Creators and Retailers Unite for CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011 Signings

CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011 hits shelves on October 12. In celebration, retailers around the world are having signings with several of the creators who contributed to the best LIBERTY ANNUAL yet! CBLDF is delighted to have the support of retailers and creators not only for CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011, but also for UNITED AGAINST CENSORSHIP,…

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First Amendment Center Comments on Doonesbury Censorship

September 16, 2011
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First Amendment Center Comments on Doonesbury Censorship

This week, the print edition of the Chicago Tribune chose not to run Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip because it did not meet their "standards of fairness." The strip included excerpts from Joe McGinniss's upcoming biography of Sarah Palin, and the move by the Tribune has many decrying the silencing of satire. First Amendment Center…

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Publishers Weekly Reports on SPX

September 15, 2011
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Publishers Weekly Reports on SPX

CBLDF wasn't the only group to have a stellar Small Press Expo -- Heidi McDonald and Calvin Reid reported on the event for Publishers Weekly, noting SPX's record-breaking attendance and great sales! PW cited the attendance of comics superstars Chester Brown and Craig Thompson, the latter of which debuted advance copies of his new graphic…

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