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Drama’s 5th Year on ALA’s Most Banned & Challenged List

The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (ALA OIF) released their annual list of most frequently challenged and banned books of 2019 and once again Raina Telgemeier’s graphic novel Drama is included in the Top 10. This is Drama’s fifth year as one of the most challenged…

Mariko Tamaki & Gene Yang Celebrate National Library Week Live — Register Now!

Join celebrated authors Mariko Tamaki and Gene Luen Yang for a conversation about intellectual freedom, visibility, and creativity as CBLDF commemorates National Library Week! Sign up now for this live webinar happening on Thursday, April 23 at 12:30 PDT/ 3:30 EDT – Register here.…

UPDATED Resources For Comics Industry Businesses Impacted By Coronavirus

UPDATED 4/15/20 to reflect new State-by-State resources. The Coronavirus crisis impacts all of us. To help support the comics business community that makes our mission possible, we’ve assembled this clearinghouse resource for financial aid, training tools, and other information. We’re continuing…

Resources For Comics Creators and Employees Impacted By Coronavirus

To help support the creative communities that make our mission possible, we’ve assembled this clearinghouse resource for financial aid, community tools, and other information. These resources can help comics creators, as well as industry employees who have lost their jobs…

Register Now: Government Relief Loans for Comics Businesses Webinar

Government Relief Loans for Comics Businesses: How to Apply & Use Your Benefits Wednesday, April 8 1 PM Pacific/4 PM Eastern Register Now Comics retailers, publishers, and other industry businesses are eligible to apply for forgivable 7(A) Payroll Protection Loans and Economic…

Retailer Resource for Remote Comic & Manga Book Clubs

In a continuing effort to provide the community with tools and resources to succeed in the current coronavirus crisis and beyond, CBLDF has released a retailer one-sheet to help utilize our newest Comic & Manga Book Club Handbooks with priority…

How The CARES Act Helps Retailers, Creators & Other Comics Businesses

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act (CARES Act) will help comics industry businesses, employees, and creative professionals affected by the emergency manage their immediate financial needs. The rescue bill passed into law last week expands unemployment insurance coverage…

Remote Retailer Spotlight: Black Cat Comics – Milpitas, California

Black Cat Comics Milpitas, CA Black Cat Comics is currently closed to the public. They are offering mail-order shipping with free shipping for all orders over $25. Customers can also order comics online through their virtual online shop or over the phone and have them shipped to their…

How To Apply For SBA Coronavirus Disaster Loans

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that businesses in all states and territories are eligible for Coronavirus Disaster Loan Assistance from the Federal Government. For comic book retailers and other comics industry businesses suffering interruptions because of the…