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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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CBLDF, Booksellers, Artists, ACLU Seek to Bar Utah Law Restricting Speech on Internet

June 9, 2011
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CBLDF, Booksellers, Artists, ACLU Seek to Bar Utah Law Restricting Speech on Internet

Yesterday, a coalition including CBLDF, booksellers, media companies, artists, and the ACLU of Utah asked the federal district court in Salt Lake City to permanently bar enforcement of a Utah statute that restricts constitutionally-protected speech on the Internet. Although passed in 2005, the statute has not been in effect because Utah consented to a temporary…

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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #8

June 9, 2011
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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #8

Hi, Friends of Liberty! I spent the afternoon at the Crytpozoic Entertainment offices yesterday. Saw a whole lotta cards that have come in over the last week. Incredibly diverse stuff. Artists featuring their own characters. Artists taking a shot at favorite characters and rendering them in their own unique style. A great example of that…

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The CBLDF and TFAW Announce Third Annual SDCC Autograph Card / CBLDF Auction Event

June 8, 2011
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The CBLDF and TFAW Announce Third Annual SDCC Autograph Card / CBLDF Auction Event

For the past two years, Things From Another World (TFAW) and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) have teamed up with comics professionals, such as Jim Lee, Charlie Adlard, Philip Tan and more, to help raise more than $60,000 for the annual CBLDF auction at San Diego Comic-Con. Now, TFAW and CBLDF are proud…

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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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