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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary: CBLDF Liberty Trading Cards are ON SALE NOW!

September 14, 2011
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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary: CBLDF Liberty Trading Cards are ON SALE NOW!

Help support free speech by picking up Cryptozoic Entertainment’s CBLDF Liberty Trading Cards, in stores NOW! Hi, Friends of Liberty! After a year of collaboration, preparation and production with Cryptozoic Entertainment, I finally had the finished product in my hands: factory sealed, unopened boxes of CBLDF Liberty Trading Cards. Like any project I’ve ever worked…

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HABIBI by Craig Thompson, SPX Exclusive Edition

September 13, 2011
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HABIBI by Craig Thompson, SPX Exclusive Edition

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to premiere Craig Thompson's eagerly awaited graphic novel Habibi! Through a special arrangement with Random House, benefit preview editions of 100 signed and numbered copies of the graphic novel are available to donors who contribute $100 or more to the CBLDF. Habibi hits stores on September 20.…

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SPX Raises $12,500 for CBLDF!

September 13, 2011
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SPX Raises $12,500 for CBLDF!

Last weekend the art comics world stepped up their support for CBLDF by contributing $12,500 towards our program work during SPX 2011! Comics royalty, including Craig Thompson, Roz Chast, and Sara Varon, performed exclusive fundraisers for the Fund. Thompson premiered his new magnum opus Habibi in a special signed and numbered preview edition of 100.…

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Virtual Read-out of Banned Books Is Launched

September 13, 2011
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Virtual Read-out of Banned Books Is Launched

Readers from across the United States and around the world are demonstrating their support for free speech by participating in a virtual read-out of banned and challenged books that will culminate during the 29th annual Banned Books Week (Sept. 24-Oct. 1), the only national celebration of the freedom to read. Individuals, libraries and bookstores are…

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CBLDF Liberty Trading Cards in Stores this Week

September 12, 2011
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CBLDF Liberty Trading Cards in Stores this Week

The wait for Cryptozoic Entertainment's CBLDF Liberty Trading Cards is finally over! Featuring all of the epic First Amendment battles that comic books have faced, from the marathon Senate hearings of the 1950s to today's attacks on readers, CBLDF Liberty Trading Cards hit shelves this week! All proceeds from the sale of the cards benefit…

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The Cartoons that Shook the World

September 9, 2011
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When Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks drew political cartoons that depicted the prophet Muhammad, he probably didn't recognize just how much danger he was putting himself into. In the six years since, he's gone to extreme lengths to preserve his safety. The Sydney Morning Herald ran an interesting article this week discussing the fallout of Vilks's…

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Craig Thompson Talks SPX and Habibi

September 8, 2011
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Craig Thompson Talks SPX and Habibi

CBLDF is delighted to launch Craig Thompson's highly anticipated new graphic novel, Habibi, during SPX 2011. You can get one of 100 signed and numbered advance copies of this gorgeous book during the show! CBLDF is also auctioning an exclusive lunch with Thompson. Thompson recently spoke with Mike Rhode at the Washington City Paper about…

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Events at SPX to benefit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the SPX Graphic Novel Gift Program

September 7, 2011
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Events at SPX to benefit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the SPX Graphic Novel Gift Program

The Small Press Expo (SPX), the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels, and alternative political cartoons, is pleased to announce two fundraising events that will occur at the 2011 festival. Roz Chast original cartoons New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, known for her single-panel cartoons, illustration work and children's books, will draw…

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Mike Diana Talks to Richardson Magazine

September 2, 2011
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In 1997 -- in spite of aid from CBLDF -- Mike Diana became the first American artist to be convicted of obscenity in the United States. Diana is the controversial creator of the zine Boiled Angel, and his work contains graphic and often shocking depictions of society’s most serious problems: child abuse, date rape, and…

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Listen to Charles Brownstein Talk About CBLDF

August 31, 2011
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Listen to Charles Brownstein Talk About CBLDF

According to their website, the folks at Galactic Watercooler are "a community of friendly people who enjoy and participate in geekdom as a whole." They love all things geeky, and in this week's Galactic Watercooler podcast, you can listen to an interview with CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein. Galactic Watercooler podcaster Audra discovered CBLDF during…

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