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CBLDF Joins Statement in Support of Simon & Schuster’s Right to Publish

January 6, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Statement in Support of Simon & Schuster’s Right to Publish

CBLDF and other organizational members of the National Coalition Against Censorship this week issued a statement regarding calls to boycott all books from publisher Simon & Schuster after one of its imprints announced the upcoming release of a memoir by Breitbart technology editor Milo Yiannopoulos. The statement supports the right to boycott a book or…

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CBLDF Takes Legal Action to Protect the Freedom to Read in 2016

December 29, 2016
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CBLDF Takes Legal Action to Protect the Freedom to Read in 2016

Among the many tools in our kit is legal action. For individuals, much of our work is behind the scenes and intended to prevent cases from even reaching courts. To defend the First Amendment rights of the wider comics community, we frequently join legal opposition to legislation that would curb free expression, and in previous…

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BBC’s 100 Women Includes Barrier-Breaking Middle Eastern Cartoonists

December 9, 2016
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Willis from Tunis: We Can Do It!

Every year, the BBC puts the spotlight on influential women around the world for its 100 Women series. For 2016, the list includes three Middle Eastern cartoonists fighting for women’s rights and freedom of expression: Doaa Eladl in Egypt, Riham Elhour in Morocco, and Nadia Khiari in Tunisia. A few years ago, we reported on Doaa…

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Why Mike Diana Still Matters

November 11, 2016
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Why Mike Diana Still Matters

Our film, The Trial of Mike Diana, is both a documentary on one of the most outrageous convictions in America’s legal history -- a 1996 conviction of obscenity over a self-published zine -- as well as a sober and multi-faceted discussion on one of recent history’s most unique comic artists.

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Join CBLDF at New York Comic-Con for Parties, Signings, Panels & More!

October 3, 2016
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Join CBLDF at New York Comic-Con for Parties, Signings, Panels & More!

This Thursday, CBLDF joins comics fans and creators from around the world in New York City for New York Comic-Con! October 6-9, you’ll find us at booth #2258 in the Javits Center with exclusive CBLDF merchandise and apparel, signed graphic novels, prints, and more! SIGNINGS & EXCLUSIVES Cliff Chiang Signing Saturday, October 8, 2:00 pm, Booth #2258…

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CBLDF Resources: Using Graphic Novels in Education

September 21, 2016
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CBLDF Resources: Using Graphic Novels in Education

Banned Books Week starts this Sunday and runs through October 1, which means you still have time to plan your Banned Books Week event! Celebrate the freedom to read and this year’s theme of diversity with CBLDF resources, including our regular column, Using Graphic Novels in Education! Using Graphic Novels in Education is an ongoing feature…

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CBLDF Resources: Publications

September 20, 2016
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CBLDF Resources: Publications

Banned Books Week starts this Sunday and runs through October 1, which means you still have time to plan your Banned Books Week event! Celebrate the freedom to read and this year’s theme of diversity with CBLDF resources, including our print and online publications! CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook The CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook is…

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CBLDF Resources: CBLDF Comics Connector

September 19, 2016
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CBLDF Resources: CBLDF Comics Connector

Banned Books Week starts this Sunday and runs through October 1, which means you still have time to plan your Banned Books Week event! Celebrate the freedom to read and this year’s theme of diversity with CBLDF resources, including the CBLDF Comics Connector! The CBLDF Comics Connector is a free a resource that lists comics creators…

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Celebrate PRIDE All Year with These LGBTQ Comics Creators

June 30, 2016
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Celebrate PRIDE All Year with These LGBTQ Comics Creators

Pride Month may be coming to an end, but you can keep the celebration going all year with these groundbreaking LGBTQ creators! 1. Alison Bechdel From her legendary alt-weekly strip Dykes to Watch Out For to a blockbuster Broadway musical and a MacArthur Genius Grant, Alison Bechdel has transformed all comics and brought LGBTQ stories…

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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Presents: The CBLDF ARCHIVES Moving Sale!

May 19, 2016
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Presents: The CBLDF ARCHIVES Moving Sale!

As part of our cross-country move from New York City to Portland, Oregon, we’ve opened our archives for some great original art, sketches, and rarely seen or out of production prints! Be sure to see the other pieces in this collection for more amazing ONE-OF-A-KIND rarities.  Terry Moore Strangers in Paradise Original Art Sketch This 8.5″…

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