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History of Comics Censorship, Part 1

August 23, 2019
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History of Comics Censorship, Part 1

Editor’s Note: This resource is the first of a six-part series based on one of CBLDF’s most popular presentations about the history of comics censorship. We’ll be posting a segment each week leading up to and including Banned Books Week (September 22 – 28). Covered chronologically, you can read along on CBLDF.org or skip ahead…

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Portland Area Comics Fans: Join the CBLDF Team!

August 21, 2019
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Portland Area Comics Fans: Join the CBLDF Team!

CBLDF is currently looking for a part-time Office Assistant. We’re located in Portland, Oregon, and this position is on-site. Check out the posting below, and please reach out if you’re interested!   OFFICE ASSISTANT (Part-Time, Hourly, 20 hours a week) The Office Assistant works closely with the Operations Manager to assist with the day-to-day practical operations…

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Join CBLDF in September to get Practical Tools for Developing Curriculum

August 19, 2019
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Join CBLDF in September to get Practical Tools for Developing Curriculum

Using Comics in the Classroom: Practical Tools for Developing Curriculum Saturday, September 7, 2019 @ 12:00-1:00 pm PST  Although comics are an incredible tool for engaging students in the classroom, the educational benefits of this medium are still unknown to many teachers, administrators, and parents. Join CBLDF and a panel of creators and teachers to…

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Action Alert! Help CBLDF Fight Trans Discrimination in Leander, Texas

August 14, 2019
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Action Alert! Help CBLDF Fight Trans Discrimination in Leander, Texas

This Thursday – August 15, 2019 – the Leander, Texas City Council will meet to discuss the proposed changes to Public Library Programming Policy that led to the discriminatory cancellation of an event with renowned transgender comics author, Lilah Sturges. Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the National Coalition Against Censorship urge the city council…

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Don’t Miss This Week’s CBLDF Webinar About Comics Development!

August 13, 2019
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Don’t Miss This Week’s CBLDF Webinar About Comics Development!

This week CBLDF offers a free webinar that educators and librarians won’t want to miss! When developing a classroom or library comics collection, even the most eager and knowledgeable can come across unexpected barriers. Join CBLDF and a host of expert panelists including, Aron Nels Steinke, Jill Gerber, Michael Gianfrancesco, and Nora Flanagan to discuss strategies for overcoming barriers,…

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9 Great Graphic Novels to Gear Up for Back to School!

August 9, 2019
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9 Great Graphic Novels to Gear Up for Back to School!

As the summer winds down and the excitement of a new school year begins, some parents – plus aunts, uncles, grandparents, and babysitters – may worry about how to get kids/teens in their lives to switch gears back towards academics. Sure, people could enlist a strict regiment of daily algebra and spelling exams, even as they…

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You’re Invited to San Diego’s Top Party!

July 2, 2019
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You’re Invited to San Diego’s Top Party!

COMIXOLOGY ORIGINALS PRESENTS:  THE CBLDF COMIC-CON WELCOME PARTY    Hosted by superstar British creators Tula Lotay & Jock With Special Guest DJ Kieron Gillen and friends.   “BRITISH INVASION” theme brought to you by Thought Bubble    Party is open to the public and starts at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, at the Westgate…

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ONE WEEK LEFT! Pay What You Want for Kodansha Manga and Support Free Speech!

June 17, 2019
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ONE WEEK LEFT! Pay What You Want for Kodansha Manga and Support Free Speech!

Just one week left to score $1223 worth of manga and support the fight for free expression! Humble Bundle and Kodansha Comics have your summer reading sorted with this amazing Manga 2 Anime Bundle supporting CBLDF! Pay what you want and get amazing titles like Blame!, Vinland Saga, Attack on Titan, Aposimz & more! The Humble Manga Bundle: Manga 2 Anime…

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Love is Love: Activism and Community in LGBTQ+ Comics

June 10, 2019
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Love is Love: Activism and Community in LGBTQ+ Comics

Editor’s note: This interview first appeared summer of 2017 in CBLDF Defender Vol. 2, Issue 2. As we approach the third anniversary of the horrific shooting at Pulse nightclub, this is a look back at the queer comics community responding to the tragedy and utilizing comics as a platform for activism and change. For those interested in…

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Badiucao Unmasks, Defying China’s Threats

June 4, 2019
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Badiucao Unmasks, Defying China’s Threats

CBLDF reported earlier this week about brave and thoughtful documentary China’s Artful Dissident being broadcast in Australia, set to follow the masked and  exiled cartoonist, Badiucao as he traveled the world speaking to other exiles and survivors of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, to mark the 30th Anniversary of the human rights tragedy. Our friends at Cartoonists Rights…

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