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Resources For Comics Creators and Employees Impacted By Coronavirus

April 8, 2020
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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 as a result of the COVID-19 shutdowns. If you see something we haven’t listed yet,…

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Register Now: Government Relief Loans for Comics Businesses Webinar

April 3, 2020
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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 Injury Disaster Loans. Join Clover Press Publisher and CBLDF Treasurer Ted Adams and First Republic Bank Managing…

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

March 30, 2020
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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 to include independent contractors and the self-employed, providing a modest safety net for many creative…

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How To Apply For SBA Coronavirus Disaster Loans

March 26, 2020
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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 crisis, these low-interest loans are the first wave of financial relief. With changes made by…

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What To Do During A Shutdown Order

March 20, 2020
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What To Do During A Shutdown Order

Today California and Pennsylvania implemented a complete shutdown of activity for non-life-sustaining businesses, with the number of states under similar orders set to rise over the weekend, including Connecticut, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, and New York. This places enormous strain on everyone, and is a serious challenge for comics stores and industry businesses. Below are…

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Resources For Comics Industry Businesses Impacted By Coronavirus

March 19, 2020
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Resources For Comics Industry Businesses Impacted By Coronavirus

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 to monitor the situation surrounding the outbreak and will provide updates and resources for retailers here on an ongoing basis. If you…

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CBLDF Elects David Steinberger To Board of Directors

June 17, 2019
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CBLDF Elects David Steinberger To Board of Directors

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to welcome David Steinberger, Co-founder and CEO of comiXology, an Amazon Company, to its Board of Directors, where he will serve alongside other current officers: President Christina Merkler; Vice President Chris Powell; Treasurer Ted Adams; and Secretary Dale Cendali. CBLDF’s at-large directors are Jeff Abraham, Jennifer L. Holm,…

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Kodansha’s Manga 2 Anime Bundle Benefits CBLDF!

June 10, 2019
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Kodansha’s Manga 2 Anime Bundle Benefits CBLDF!

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 by Kodansha will run from June 10 – June 24 at 11 a.m. PT. Customers can pay…

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MAINE: Speak Up To Protect LGBTQ+ Graphic Novels From Ban Today

September 17, 2018
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MAINE: Speak Up To Protect LGBTQ+ Graphic Novels From Ban Today

  CBLDF has learned of an attempt to ban several books, including the LGBTQ themed graphic novels My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness by Nagata Kabi and Queer: A Graphic History by Meg John-Barker and Julia Scheele from the Rumford Public Library in Maine. Locals supporting the books have expressed an urgent call to Maine residents in the Rumford area to…

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CBLDF’s Manga Member Drive – Get Original Art, Signed Manga & More!

June 12, 2018
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CBLDF’s Manga Member Drive – Get Original Art, Signed Manga & More!

While supplies last, CBLDF is proud to reward new members with signed books by legendary manga creators Yoshitaka Amano, Toshio Maeda, Yusei Matsui, Yuto Tsukuda, and Akira Himekawa, plus original art from Girls und Panzer by Takeshi Nogami! Help CBLDF’s work promoting the free expression rights of the manga community by joining CBLDF Today! Donors at every level will receive a Manga Book Club…

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