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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #7

June 7, 2011
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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #7

Things are really heating up for CBLDF Liberty Trading Cards on my end of things. All sorts of cards are starting to arrive at the Cryptozoic Entertainment offices, and every time I get over there I see something new. Today, let’s take a look-see at the front of our CBLDF creator autograph cards. All over…

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40 Years On, One Man’s Vulgarity Is Still Another’s Lyric

June 7, 2011
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40 Years On, One Man’s Vulgarity Is Still Another’s Lyric

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision on Cohen v. California -- a decision that still shapes how the First Amendment is interpreted and protected today. The First Amendment Center took a moment to remember the case, which centered on one man's First Amendment right to protest the Vietnam War by wearing…

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The Good Fighters: Maggie Roll

June 3, 2011
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The Good Fighters: Maggie Roll

Over the years, CBLDF has been blessed with a varied and devoted cadre of volunteers. Some volunteers have been with us for years, and some, including recent addition Maggie Roll, are just joining the bandwagon. The CBLDF wouldn't be what it is without its volunteers, and Roll is no exception. She comes from a family…

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CBLDF Joins the Superheroes at HeroesCon!

June 2, 2011
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CBLDF Joins the Superheroes at HeroesCon!

Today finds your plucky CBLDF crew headed to Charlotte, North Carolina, for Heroes Convention 2011! For all three days -- June 3-5 -- you'll find CBLDF at booth 130/132 with a cornucopia of signed premiums and amazing artists! Executive Director Charles Brownstein and Development Manager Alex Cox will be on hand with the East Coast…

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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #6

June 2, 2011
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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #6

It’s a Tyched-out Thursday here at CBLDF. We’re getting all sorts of multiple card tableaus .In the world of high-brow art these multi-paneled works are called diptychs, triptychs. quadriptychs and so on. As I’ve said before, I’m well aware of that these connecting subsets of one-of-a-kind sketch cards might drive fans downright batty. But I…

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Jason “J.Gonzo” Gonzalez Has Some Serious Love for CBLDF at Phoenix Comicon

June 1, 2011
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Memorial Day has come and gone, and with it, the eleventh iteration of the Phoenix Comicon. Jason Gonzalez, the creator of the lucha libre magnum opus La Mano del Destino, was on hand with his trusty CBLDF donation jar. Every fan who donated got a gorgeous sketch from Gonzalez, who sent us some pics to…

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Re-Upped Patriot Act Fails to Protect Reader Privacy

May 30, 2011
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Re-Upped Patriot Act Fails to Protect Reader Privacy

On a day when we pause to remember and thank the men and women who have helped protect the United States and our rights as citizens, there’s an unfortunate reminder that those rights are not as safe as they should be. With the re-authorization of USA Patriot Act last week, the safeguards protecting the privacy…

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Anime North 2011 Panel Discusses Recents Attacks on Manga at Canadian Border

May 27, 2011
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Anime North 2011 Panel Discusses Recents Attacks on Manga at Canadian Border

If you're in Toronto this weekend, a fan of manga and anime, and looking for some like-minded folks, Canada's fan-run Anime North kicks off today. CBLDF may not be there in person, but we'll be there in spirit on Saturday, when Paul Stockton moderates a panel discussing the recent attacks against manga and comics at…

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Cryptozoic Entertainment Launches Free Digital Comics App, Benefitting CBLDF

May 27, 2011
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Cryptozoic Entertainment Launches Free Digital Comics App, Benefitting CBLDF

We first teamed up with Cryptozoic Entertainment to create the CBLDF Liberty Trading Cards, with proceeds going to the Fund. We’re taking a second step in our partnership and our shared dedication to Free Speech as Cryptozoic enters the world of digital publishing. Cryptozoic has launched a comic reader with top-quality content for the iPad™,…

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CBLDF Congratulates Christopher M. Finan, Recipient of the 2011 FTRF Roll of Honor Award!

May 27, 2011
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CBLDF Congratulates Christopher M. Finan, Recipient of the 2011 FTRF Roll of Honor Award!

CBLDF is delighted to congratulate Christopher M. Finan, president of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) and friend of the Fund, for winning the 2011 Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) Roll of Honor Award! As president of ABFFE, Finan helps defend the First Amendment rights of booksellers and their customers. His activism on…

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