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Kashmiri Protest Art Blinds Icons As Resistance

August 15, 2016
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Kashmiri Protest Art Blinds Icons As Resistance

Gandhi, Van Gogh, and Mona Lisa are peering out from bloodied bandaged eyes in new art by cartoonist Mir Suhail, who aims to raise awareness of the consequences of “non-lethal” pellet guns that are causing a wave of deaths, blindings, and mutilations among Kashmiri protestors. Suhail regards his images as a “means of resistance,” a topic he recently discussed with…

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She Changed Comics Retail Orders Due Monday 8/8

August 5, 2016
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She Changed Comics Retail Orders Due Monday 8/8

Retailers! The final order cut off for CBLDF’s She Changed Comics published by Image Comics, is this coming Monday, 8/8. Please use Diamond order code JUL160793.  She Changed Comics is a definitive history of the women who changed free expression in comics, with profiles of more than 60 groundbreaking female professionals and interviews with the women who are…

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CBLDF Job Openings

June 24, 2016
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CBLDF has relocated to Portland, Oregon, and is hiring motivated individuals who want to help us advance our mission! We currently have two part-time positions open in our new home office — Development Manager, who assists in the development and implementation of CBLDF’s fundraising work, and Office Manager, who helps manage the day-to-day financial and practical…

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CBLDF Portland Office Now Open!

June 24, 2016
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is pleased to announce that we have opened our new home office in Portland, Oregon! CBLDF’s new contact information is: Mailing Address: Comic Book Legal Defense Fund 811 SW Naito Parkway, Suite 100 Portland, Oregon 97204 Email: info@cbldf.org Phone: 971.266.8212 Emergency Hotline: 800-99-CBLDF  

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Celebrate Free Comic Book Day With CBLDF!

May 6, 2016
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Celebrate Free Comic Book Day With CBLDF!

Tomorrow celebrate Free Comic Book Day with CBLDF! Pick up a copy of Defend Comics, an all-star, all-ages spectacular featuring the greatest in kid’s comics! The 2016 edition of CBLDF’s Defend Comics features a a cavalcade of great all-ages cartoonists! Sporting a colorful cover by Craig Thompson (Space Dumplins, Blankets), you’ll find something readers from 2 to 92 will like, including Andy Runton (Owly), James Kochalka (Dragon Punchers, Johnny Boo), Lucy…

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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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