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Join CBLDF at WonderCon Anaheim This Weekend!

March 29, 2017
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Join CBLDF at WonderCon Anaheim This Weekend!

WonderCon has returned to Anaheim this year, and we’ll be there to fight for the freedom to read comics! Find us at booth #1209 at the Anaheim Convention Center, March 31 – April 2, with a slew of signed goodies and more! WonderCon is a perfect opportunity to join CBLDF! Your contributions help us defend creators,…

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She Changed Comics: Roberta Gregory Interview

March 29, 2017
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She Changed Comics: Roberta Gregory Interview

Roberta Gregory uses dark humor to explore the modern world from a feminist perspective, and her groundbreaking work garners a broad spectrum of reactions, from veneration to outright rejection. During Emerald City Comicon she sat down with She Changed Comics editor Betsy Gomez to discuss her work and the role of women in the industry.  Your father…

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VICTORY: “Beloved Bill” Vetoed in Virginia

March 24, 2017
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VICTORY: “Beloved Bill” Vetoed in Virginia

The bill that never dies, the so-called “Beloved bill” in Virginia has been put down by Governor Terry McAuliffe, who has vetoed the latest attempt to attack reading materials in schools. CBLDF joined multiple letters in opposition to the overly-broad legislation. This is the second time that Governor McAuliffe has had to veto the bill, which…

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Out-of-Print CBLDF Shirts and More Available on Threadless!

March 20, 2017
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Out-of-Print CBLDF Shirts and More Available on Threadless!

If you missed out on one of our old t-shirt designs or you are looking for merchandise featuring CBLDF artwork, you can get them here on Threadless! We just added new designs and a variety of new merchandise to the shop! Designs include: Comics Code Seal of Approval I Read Banned Comics Manga Is Not a Crime…

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Cartoonist Vilma Vargas Responds with More Humor in Face of Opposition

March 17, 2017
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Cartoonist Vilma Vargas Responds with More Humor in Face of Opposition

Cartoonist Vilma Vargas is from a country that has been none too kind to political dissent: Ecuador. President Rafael Correa has seemingly made a sport of censorship, which frequently targets cartoonists. Vargas’s work confronts human rights violations, endorses women’s rights, and addresses environmental issues, world politics, and administrative and judicial corruption in her home country.…

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Now Available: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #1, Featuring G. Willow Wilson!

March 15, 2017
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CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the latest issue is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender brings engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of current censorship news, and in-depth…

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She Changed Comics: Rose O’Neill, Champion of Suffrage

March 10, 2017
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She Changed Comics: Rose O’Neill, Champion of Suffrage

Many people may not recognize Rose O'Neill's name until you mention her most famous creation: Kewpies. O'Neill became one of the highest paid illustrators (male or female) of the early 20th century largely because of her cherubic creations, but she didn't sit on her laurels -- she used her fame and popularity to campaign for…

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Opposing Oklahoma Science Bill

March 9, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Opposing Oklahoma Science Bill

CBLDF has joined a letter from the National Coalition Against Censorship opposed to an Oklahoma bill that would allow teachers to impose personal beliefs on “scientific controversies” rather than adhering to scientific consensus. CBLDF joins coalition efforts like these to protect the freedom to read comics. Censorship manifests in many ways, and the unique visual nature…

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Humble Bundle and IDW Publishing Creators Showcase Bundle Expands for Charity, Including CBLDF

March 8, 2017
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Humble Bundle and IDW Publishing Creators Showcase Bundle Expands for Charity, Including CBLDF

IDW Publishing and Humble Bundle have joined forces on a digital comics bundle in support of charity featuring the best original titles IDW has to offer! Today, the bundle gets even bigger for your pay-what-you-want dollar, but there’s only a week left in the campaign! The Humble Comics Bundle: Creators Showcase presented by IDW Publishing features…

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EXCLUSIVE: Ariel Schrag on Stuck in the Middle Challenge

March 6, 2017
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EXCLUSIVE: Ariel Schrag on Stuck in the Middle Challenge

Today, CBLDF led the Kids’ Right to Read Project in defending Ariel Schrag’s acclaimed anthology Stuck in the Middle, which has been challenged in a school library in Oklahoma. CBLDF has defended the book before, thankfully seeing it restored. We reached out with our colleagues at National Coalition Against Censorship to ask Schrag for her thoughts…

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