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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #2

May 19, 2011
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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #2

Hello again! As promised, we’re taking a sneak peek at more of the one-of-a-kind artist sketch cards that will be randomly inserted in packs of CBLDF LIBERTY TRADING CARDS. Today’s cards all feature artists’ individual interpretation of Matt Wagner’s GRENDEL.

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The Comics Reporter Details First Manga Restricted by Japan’s Revised Youth Healthy Development Ordinance

May 18, 2011
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The Comics Reporter Details First Manga Restricted by Japan’s Revised Youth Healthy Development Ordinance

Tokyo recently revised the controversial Youth Healthy Development Ordinance, expanding the number of manga that are listed as harmful publications that should be restricted from sale to anyone under age 18. The Comics Reporter has the details here.

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CBLDF Auctions Massive Molly Crabapple Original

May 17, 2011
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CBLDF Auctions Massive Molly Crabapple Original

Bid Now! The auction for this artistic tour de force is live now. Bids can be placed online here. Press Release (and more photos!) available below the cut ...

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How to Keep Customs From Seizing Your Comics

May 16, 2011
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How to Keep Customs From Seizing Your Comics

The crew over at Gamma Squad took a moment to touch base with CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein about the latest comic book seizures by Canada Customs and to outline some tips for protecting yourself when crossing the border. Brownstein talks about why books are seized: “It’s always hard to say why customs agents seize…

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CBLDF President Larry Marder on CBLDF Liberty Trading Cards

May 12, 2011
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CBLDF President Larry Marder on CBLDF Liberty Trading Cards

I’m Larry Marder, creator of Beanworld and President of the Board for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and I’m here today to talk about the CBLDF Liberty Trading Cards. So what are these cards? Let me tell you! Ripped from the lurid headlines of yesteryear, the CBLDF Liberty Trading Cards relate the history --…

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The Good Fighters: Jeffrey Brown

May 11, 2011
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The Good Fighters: Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown finds truth in the personal and intimate details that dominate our lives. Even his most autobiographical work is relatable, adeptly capturing the unease we all occasionally feel as we go about life. Brown's first book, Clumsy, defined his ability to articulate the bittersweetness and awkwardness that follows most people around, an ability that…

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CBLDF Looking for a Law Student Intern

May 11, 2011
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CBLDF Looking for a Law Student Intern

Attention current law students! Are you looking for a way to support CBLDF and build your resume at the same time? Here's your chance: CBLDF is looking for a law student summer intern! The CBLDF law student summer intern will research, draft, and coordinate publication of short articles in bar journals directed at criminal law…

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CBLDF Auctions Neil the Pencil-Necked Weasel

May 10, 2011
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CBLDF Auctions Neil the Pencil-Necked Weasel

Legislatures across the country are cutting budgets, and often one of the first targets of these cost-cutting measures is arts programs. A politician in Minnesota recently made these attacks personal, targeting CBLDF Board Member, Newbery Medal winner, and best selling and critically acclaimed author Neil Gaiman, calling him a "pencil-necked little weasel who stole $45,000…

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The Good Fighters: Darick Robertson

May 6, 2011
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The Good Fighters: Darick Robertson

Darick Robertson is the kind of guy you'd like to share a beer with -- he's always ready for a laugh with friends and fans alike. He's also the sort to foment revolution over that beer, with a wicked twinkle in his eye. The co-creator of the critically acclaimed series Transmetropolitan with writer Warren Ellis…

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UNLIKELY, signed by Jeffrey Brown!

May 6, 2011
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UNLIKELY, signed by Jeffrey Brown!

The premiere graphic novel from Jeffrey Brown, UNLIKELY is the touching and funny story of the author's first intimate relationships. Told with unflinching candor and a natural sense of humor and warmth, this is an early hint of Mr. Brown's prolific and prodigious talent. This edition is signed and sketched by CBLDF supporter Jeffrey Brown!…

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