Author: Jordan Smith

Panelists Announced for Recoding Censorship

Banner of event title Recoding Censorship. Underneath is the Approved by the Comics Code Authority seal

Join us this Thursday, June 24 at 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern for our June Membership Meeting Recoding Censorship. We are pleased to announce the stellar panelists that will be joining us for our event. Guest panelists include Terry Anderson (Cartoonists…

Persepolis Removed from Required Reading List for “Graphic Nature”

Persepolis

It has appeared on numerous “Best of” lists, including The Guardian 100 Best Books of the 21st Century, it has won multiple awards and weathered numerous challenges. Despite all that, Persepolis is still causing controversy twenty years after its publication date. Long Island’s…

Facebook Censors “Fake News” Satire as “Fake News”

Three Panel comic strip by Gorg Mallia

Facebook’s censorship algorithms strike again! Editorial cartoonist Ġorġ Mallia had his cartoon taken down for violating community standards; the strip in question was removed for spreading “false information about COVID-19 that could contribute to physical harm.” The problem is, the…

Recoding Censorship — June Membership Meeting

Banner of event title Recoding Censorship. Underneath is the Approved by the Comics Code Authority seal

The Comics Code may be gone, but its specter remains. Our next online event, Recoding Censorship, will examine the changing state of censorship and what it means for comics today. How have challenges to comics in schools and libraries evolved in…

Drama Challenge Leads to Proposed Policy Change

Three main characters from Drama walking across the stage with a purple curtain drawn.

Drama is under attack again. After several failed attempts to have the book removed this year, one parent has started a petition to change the book lending policy for the Columbia County School District in Georgia. As reported in The Augusta…

CBLDF Joins Letter Calling on NC School Board to Clarify Policy

A child holding up a picture of themself dressed as a princess.

Last week, CBLDF co-sponsored a letter initiated by the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) in support of the book One of a Kind, Like Me/Único como yo written by Laurin Mayeno, with art by Robert Liu-Trujillo. The letter was sent to the…

Watch Contract Rights and Wrongs NOW!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our May membership meeting Contract Rights & Wrongs. We want to give an extra special thanks to our generous panelists Robyn Williams, Skinner, Lillian Laserson, Stu Rees, and Thomas Crowell. Recently, CBLDF…

Don’t Miss CBLDF’s Contract Rights and Wrongs Panel Today!

May 27 CBLDF Event, Contract Rights and Wrongs. Register to join us at cbldf.org

Please join us today May 27, 10–11 a.m. (PDT) / 1–2 p.m. (EDT) for our May membership meeting, Contract Rights and Wrongs. We are excited to announce the featured panelists for the event: Thomas Crowell (LaneCrowell LLC), Lillian Laserson (Lillian Laserson P.C.), Stuart M. Rees (Entertainment Attorney), Skinner (Artist), and Robyn Williams (Devlin…

Digital Self-Censorship and the New eBay Policy Change

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Recent changes to the eBay Adult Items Policy will become a barrier to online comic sales for retailers and fans. The policy, which goes into effect June 15, specifically mentions banning the sale of “Sexually explicit anime, comics, books, animation,…