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Support CBLDF At C2E2!

March 18, 2016
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Support CBLDF At C2E2!

This weekend the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is excited to arrive in the City of Broad Shoulders, to exhibit at C2E2! We will be in booth 539, with a ton of great stuff new for 2016, including new CBLDF 2016 member premiums by Craig Thompson! While supplies last, we also will be offering Darth Vader &…

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Free Speech Heroes Hang At Society of Illustrators!

March 4, 2016
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Free Speech Heroes Hang At Society of Illustrators!

Calling all New Yorkers! Make time this month to visit the Society of Illustrators, where two incredible exhibits spotlighting the high points of subversive comics and illustration from the 1960s through the 1980s are on view. First up is The Zap Show: A Cultural Revolution, a monumental retrospective of original art from the epoch-shattering comix…

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CBLDF Relocating to Portland, Oregon, in 2016

February 18, 2016
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This morning at the ComicsPRO Annual Meeting, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund announced that the organization is moving to Portland, Oregon, in 2016. In relocating, CBLDF brings its 30 years of experience at the nexus of comics, free expression, and advocacy to one of the nation’s most vibrant communities of creators, readers, and educators,…

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CBLDF’s Education Work in 2015

December 31, 2015
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CBLDF’s Education Work in 2015

In addition to timely direct assistance and expert legal action, CBLDF maintains a deep, prevention-minded education program that helps fend off censorship crises at the start. We made vast strides in 2015 by launching a quarterly news magazine, publishing dozens of resource items for educators, advancing our coalition efforts in Banned Books Week, Children’s Book Week, and…

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Please Consider CBLDF In Your Holiday Giving

December 23, 2015
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All year round, CBLDF works hard to protect the right to read.  If you’re doing your charitable giving for the year over this holiday weekend, we ask you to please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us continue to perform this important work.  This year saw the most attacks on the freedom to read comics…

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Why Banning Extreme Manga Fails To Protect Children

December 16, 2015
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Recent media coverage of UN Special Envoy Maud de Boer-Buquicchio’s recommendations to Japan for combating child sexual abuse emphasized her assertion that the country should, “ban manga of extreme child pornographic content.” This recommendation is a wrong-minded and unfortunate distraction from the larger substance of her worthy efforts – ending the abuse and exploitation of real children. A glance…

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CBLDF Thanks Members With Vintage Gaiman, Moore, & Gibbons Podcast — Join Now!

December 8, 2015
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CBLDF members make our work possible! From now until the end of the year, we’re thanking all of our members for helping us do this work with a CBLDF-exclusive podcast featuring a vintage 1980s interview among Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, and Dave Gibbons as they discuss Watchmen, free expression, creativity, and the power of comics! If…

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Frank Miller, Phoebe Gloeckner, Goon, & The Fifth Beatle Join CBLDF Spirit of Giving Holiday Fundraiser!

December 4, 2015
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Frank Miller, Phoebe Gloeckner, Goon, & The Fifth Beatle Join CBLDF Spirit of Giving Holiday Fundraiser!

Frank Miller, Phoebe Gloeckner, Eric Powell, Vivek Tiwary, and Andrew Robinson have added their support to CBLDF’s SPIRIT OF GIVING Holiday Fundraiser! Plus, we have new items from Neil Gaiman and Alison Bechdel! Get the best gifts for the comics fans on your list with SIGNED items benefiting Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! Our supporters have offered a huge…

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Support CBLDF on #GivingTuesday — Get Vintage Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore Podcast and More As Thanks!

December 1, 2015
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Support CBLDF on #GivingTuesday — Get Vintage Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore Podcast and More As Thanks!

All year round, CBLDF works hard to protect the right to read. This year saw the most attacks on the freedom to read comics in a generation, including calls to ban graphic novels in schools and libraries, threatened legal actions, and unconstitutional legislation that endangers the rights of readers, creators, and retailers. CBLDF responded to…

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CBLDF’s Cyber Monday: Gifts by Gaiman, Bechdel, Dodson, & More Personalized GNs!

November 30, 2015
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CBLDF’s Cyber Monday: Gifts by Gaiman, Bechdel, Dodson, & More Personalized GNs!

This Cyber Monday, get the best gifts for the comics fans on your list with SIGNED items benefiting Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! Our supporters have offered a huge assortment of signed, sketched, and even personalized graphic novels to thank you for your donation to CBLDF! Give the gift of protecting free speech this holiday season! Check…

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