Blog Archives

CBLDF Podcast Episode 28: Ronald Wimberly

August 3, 2018
By
CBLDF Podcast Episode 28: Ronald Wimberly

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist/writer/editor/designer RONALD WIMBERLY about his career and current work, including the new magazine LAAB, his webcomic/essay LIGHTEN UP, and his upcoming book SUNSET PARK. We discuss his inspirations, his thoughts on politics, art, and activism, and a dozen other fascinating tangents from one of the sharpest minds in comics.…

Read more »

Teaching Comics and Censorship: The National Archives and the 1954 Senate Subcommittee Hearings

July 26, 2018
By
Teaching Comics and Censorship: The National Archives and the 1954 Senate Subcommittee Hearings

“If the mothers of our beloved country would unite to have these pernicious comic books banned I am sure it would be a great step forward in the control of the young, especially the young boys.” – Eugenia Y Genovar, Letter to Senator Hendrickson, November 24, 1953 Teaching Comics and Censorship: The National Archives and the…

Read more »

Adding LGBTQIA+ Comics to Your Classroom or Library

June 29, 2018
By
Adding LGBTQIA+ Comics to Your Classroom or Library

As June comes to a close, we’ve compiled a list of comics that have LGBTQIA+ content and creators for which we have developed resources for educators and librarians. Many of these books are frequently banned or challenged. To get signed copies of some of these works, and so many more comics about LGBTQIA+ characters and from LGBTQIA+…

Read more »

Fight for Free Expression with Inuyashiki, an Unlikely Superhero

June 18, 2018
By
Fight for Free Expression with Inuyashiki, an Unlikely Superhero

For a limited time, the full Inuyashiki series is available to benefit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund as part of a massive Kodansha Comics manga Humble Bundle. Pay what you want, to get groundbreaking $800+ manga that inspired favorite anime and live action features. Support CBLDF, and get these essential series to expand your digital…

Read more »

Takeshi Nogami: Defending Manga

June 18, 2018
By
Takeshi Nogami: Defending Manga

​​ Interview By Charles Brownstein, translated by Dan Kanemitsu Last year, members of the international manga community found themselves on the defensive after BBC journalist Stacey Dooley broadcast the documentary “Young Sex For Sale In Japan,” which advocated that Japan ban large swaths of erotic manga. Takeshi Nogami, artist of the popular “Girls Und Panzer”…

Read more »

Battle Angel Alita Supports CBLDF!

June 15, 2018
By
Battle Angel Alita Supports CBLDF!

Get ready for the 2018 feature film from Robert Rodriguez, and read Battle Angel Alita today! Download Battle Angel Alita, Ghost in the Shell, The Seven Deadly Sins, and more instantly with this limited Kodansha Comics Humble Bundle that Benefits Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Pay what you want for entire manga series that inspired…

Read more »

Paul Pope Talks Ghost in the Shell Supporting CBLDF!

June 13, 2018
By
Paul Pope Talks Ghost in the Shell Supporting CBLDF!

Paul Pope (THB, Batman: Year 100) started at Kodansha comics in 1995. During his five years working for Japan’s largest publishing company a lot of the things he created didn’t make it to the shelves, but because of the caliber of people he worked with, he recalls the period fruitful in a different way –…

Read more »

“Farewell to a Friend”: Paul Levitz on MAD Magazine’s Nick Meglin

June 4, 2018
By
“Farewell to a Friend”: Paul Levitz on MAD Magazine’s Nick Meglin

Word is spreading of the sudden passing of Nick Meglin, an insufficiently celebrated but extraordinarily important influence on American culture and cartooning. Nick is close to the last survivor of the offices of E.C. Comics (hang in there, Marie and Angelo!) and one of the legendary Fleagle Gang of young creative turks that moved through…

Read more »

CBLDF Podcast Episode 27: Ron Turner

May 31, 2018
By
CBLDF Podcast Episode 27: Ron Turner

In this episode, we speak with legendary publisher Ron Turner, starting with his early days as an activist, through the creation of foundational publishing house LAST GASP, the heyday of the Underground Comix movement, and a myriad of other topics from an amazing life. TOPICS INCLUDE: Amputation, Activism, Air Pirates, Ecology, and R. Crumb The…

Read more »

Queer Comics Struggles, History, and Emergence: an Interview with Justin Hall

May 21, 2018
By
Queer Comics Struggles, History, and Emergence: an Interview with Justin Hall

Justin Hall, who brought together the elegant and poignant queer comics anthology, No Straight Lines has been working on a new documentary by the same name with Peabody Award-winning director, Vivian Kleinman. The documentary is set to follow several groundbreaking LBGTQ comic book creators who broke barriers and paved the way for queer comics today. Justin was…

Read more »