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CBLDF Defends A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl in Wyoming

December 1, 2017
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CBLDF Defends A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl in Wyoming

CBLDF has joined the defense of Tanya Stone’s A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl after it was challenged at Cody High School in Wyoming. In early November, a parent complained about sexual content in the book, demanding its removal from the school library. While parents are within their rights to make decisions for…

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The Humble Comics Bundle: Riverdale & Archie Benefits CBLDF!

November 29, 2017
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The Humble Comics Bundle: Riverdale & Archie Benefits CBLDF!

The gang’s all here in the Humble Comics Bundle: Riverdale & Archie from Humble Bundle and Archie Comics to benefit CBLDF! Get Road to Riverdale, the stories that inspired the CW show Riverdale; the awesome reboot of Archie by Mark Waid; The Art of Archie: The Covers, a collection of art from the classic series; volumes of Betty & Veronica; and more. You can even pick up Afterlife…

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NOW IN STORES: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4, Featuring Scott Snyder!

November 29, 2017
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CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the last issue of 2017, we share Batman scribe Scott Snyder’s inspiring keynote address! CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4 features an iconic cover of Batman by frequent Snyder collaborator Greg Capullo (Batman, Spawn). In the issue, we look back on our work in 2017 protecting the freedom to read comics…

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Giving Thanks for Free Speech!

November 23, 2017
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Giving Thanks for Free Speech!

It’s Thanksgiving, which means it’s time to give thanks for the the right to read. CBLDF has scored a number of notable victories in 2017, defending the legal rights of our community of retailers, educators, librarians, creators, and readers! Here’s a snapshot of our free speech victories in 2017! Fighting Unconstitutional Legislation The Fund helped…

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Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Under Fire in Las Vegas

November 17, 2017
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Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Under Fire in Las Vegas

Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is under fire again, this time at a school in Las Vegas, Nevada. We learned of the challenge via a biased news report. Shateraka Hampton is upset that her 7th grade son is reading the book for an assignment at Democracy Prep at Agassi Campus,…

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Coalition Comes to Defense of Imprisoned Cartoonist

November 16, 2017
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Coalition Comes to Defense of Imprisoned Cartoonist

A coalition of human rights organizations, free expression advocates, and cartoonist groups have sent a letter to the leader of Equatorial Guinea, calling for the release of cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé. Ebalé , an Equatoguinean political cartoonist and graphic novelist, now lives in El Salvador where he works under the Spanish pen name Jamón y Queso (Ham and…

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New Prada Collection Celebrates Women Comics Creators

November 13, 2017
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New Prada Collection Celebrates Women Comics Creators

The work of women comics creators has found an unusual home: the high fashion Spring 2018 clothing collection from Prada. The collection from designer Miuccia Prada features artwork from nine women cartoonists: Trina Robbins (Wimmen’s Comix), Tarpe Mills (Miss Fury), Fiona Staples (Saga), Joelle Jones (Lady Killer), Emma Rios (Pretty Deadly), mangaka Natsume Ono (House…

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Prize Winners on the Work that Inspired Them

November 10, 2017
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Prize Winners on the Work that Inspired Them

The Guardian recently interviewed several recipients of the Observer/Cape/Comica graphic short story prize, asking them to share their thoughts on how the comics format has changed over time and the work that inspired them, some of which has been censored. The Observer/Cape/Comica graphic short story prize is a cash award given to British graphic novelists for…

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Retailers: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4, Featuring SCOTT SNYDER, FOCs TODAY!

November 6, 2017
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Retailers: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4, Featuring SCOTT SNYDER, FOCs TODAY!

CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the last issue of 2017, CBLDF shares wise words on free speech from comics maestro Scott Snyder (Batman: Metal, A.D.: After Death)! Retailers, FOC is today (SEP171440), so now’s the time to stock up! CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4 features an iconic cover of Batman by frequent Snyder collaborator Greg Capullo (Batman, Spawn).…

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Ramón Esono Ebalé Wins Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award

November 3, 2017
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Ramón Esono Ebalé Wins Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award

Ramón Esono Ebalé, a political cartoonist and graphic novelist from and currently detained in Equatorial Guinea, has been given Cartoonists Rights Network International's Courage in Editorial Cartooning award.

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