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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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Documentary About Exiled Chinese Cartoonist to Mark 30th Anniversary of Massacre

June 3, 2019
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Documentary About Exiled Chinese Cartoonist to Mark 30th Anniversary of Massacre

A new film by Australian documentarian Danny Ben-Moshe will be broadcast in Australia tomorrow, focused on the career of exiled Chinese cartoonist/street-artist Badiucao to mark the 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square.  CBLDF readers may recognize Badiucao’s work, from the often posted cartoon showing the President of China standing over beloved children’s character, Winnie the Pooh, having hunted and…

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Get ready for NOS4A2 with Wraith Signed by Joe Hill! Plus new Goon from Eric Powell!

May 30, 2019
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Get ready for NOS4A2 with Wraith Signed by Joe Hill! Plus new Goon from Eric Powell!

This week CBLDF is thrilled to offer our supporters signed books from two masters of supernatural horror!  Joe Hill’s highly-anticipated NOS4A2 premieres on TV this weekend and donors have the chance to snag a copy of the graphic novel prequel, Wraith: Welcome To Christmasland signed by Joe Hill! Also available is Locke & Key Master Edition Vol 1 – slated to…

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Saga Book Three HC & More GNs Signed by Brian K. Vaughan Benefit CBLDF!

May 24, 2019
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Saga Book Three HC & More GNs Signed by Brian K. Vaughan Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF is thrilled to offer our supporters copies of the soon-to-be released Saga Book Three Deluxe Hardcover, signed by author Brian K. Vaughan! We’re also offering donors copies of Saga Books One and Two Hardcovers, Saga Volume One TP, Y: The Last Man Volume One HC, and Runaways by Vaughan & Alphona Omnibus; all signed by Brian K. Vaughan! And don’t miss out on…

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Celebrate Everyone’s Favorite Antihero Harley Quinn With These Signed Books To Benefit CBLDF!

May 16, 2019
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Celebrate Everyone’s Favorite Antihero Harley Quinn With These Signed Books To Benefit CBLDF!

CBLDF is proud to offer these amazing graphic novels that spotlight one of DC Comics most popular characters, Harley Quinn, signed by some legendary creators! Supporters have the chance to pick up Batman Adventures: Mad Love HC,  signed by Bruce Timm; Harley Quinn Vol 1 HC, signed by Terry Dodson & Harley Quinn: Rebirth Vol 1…

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Take CBLDF’s Comics in the Classroom Survey!

May 10, 2019
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Take CBLDF’s Comics in the Classroom Survey!

Teachers! Help CBLDF help you by taking our new Comics in the Classroom survey! Launching today, CBLDF’s new survey asks teachers to help us understand how they’re using comics in schools, and what new resources they would like to see us create. As a thank you, all participants are entered into a raffle to win a…

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New Books Signed By Jason Aaron, Tom King & Jen Bartel To Benefit CBLDF!

May 9, 2019
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New Books Signed By Jason Aaron, Tom King & Jen Bartel To Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF has great, brand-new comics, signed and available as rewards for your donations, including work by Jason Aaron, Tom King, Jen Bartel and John Layman!   Help Comic Book Legal Defense Fund fight on the front lines of free expression and score these new, signed graphic novels as a special thank you! New books include Thor:…

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Retailing To Schools & Libraries: A CBLDF Retailer Webinar

May 3, 2019
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Retailing To Schools & Libraries: A CBLDF Retailer Webinar

On May 31, 2019 at 12:00 pm PDT, comic book retailers are invited to join Jennifer Haines, owner of The Dragon, to learn the secrets of selling comics to schools and libraries. More than ever, schools and libraries are eager to include comics, and no one is better positioned to help them navigate the landscape…

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#FreeMusaKart on World Press Freedom Day

May 2, 2019
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#FreeMusaKart on World Press Freedom Day

CBLDF’s partner organization in protecting free expression for comics artists, Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI) is greatly saddened to report that the internationally acclaimed cartoonist Musa Kart is again a prisoner this World Press Freedom Day. In November 2016 Musa Kart was one of a number of staff from the Cumhuriyet newspaper arrested without charge. He…

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