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Get Ready for Comic-Con with CBLDF!

July 15, 2019
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Get Ready for Comic-Con with CBLDF!

Your guide to Free Expression at the biggest comic convention of the year. The 50th annual Comic-Con starts this week, and here’s a quick breakdown of CBLDF events you need to RSVP for, where to go, and what to add to your calendar this year to make the most out of San Diego.  If you’re skipping…

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Just Announced! CBLDF Comic-Con Auction, Open to All!

July 12, 2019
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CBLDF Comic-Con Auction Sponsored by IDW Publishing   Live Art by Gabriel Rodriguez Keynote by Paul Levitz   Saturday, July 20, Hilton Bayfront, Sapphire AB Register to Bid: cbldfauction2019.eventbrite.com Join IDW Publishing to support Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Auction, happening Saturday, July 20, at the Hilton Bayfront Sapphire AB. The event kicks off at 8:00 p.m. Gabriel Rodriguez, acclaimed…

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Love Is Love: An Inside Look At the Banning of an LGBTQ+ Comic

July 11, 2019
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Love Is Love: An Inside Look At the Banning of an LGBTQ+ Comic

Recently Anna Waugh, an English teacher in Texas, wrote a piece offering an inside glimpse of the process that led to her old school banning the comic anthology Love is Love. It is an upsetting look at the bigotry that LGBTQ+ comics still face in many environments, as well as a cautionary tale for teachers…

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Take This Quick Survey and Help CBLDF Today!

July 10, 2019
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Take This Quick Survey and Help CBLDF Today!

Teachers! Help CBLDF and be entered to win a classroom comics library! There’s still time to take CBLDF’s survey about comics in the classroom! This quick questionnaire asks teachers to help us understand how they’re using comics in schools, and what new resources they would like to see us create. As a thank you, all participants are…

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Fight Club 2, Avengers Vault, and Deadpool Among Banned Comics in OR Prisons

July 9, 2019
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Fight Club 2, Avengers Vault, and Deadpool Among Banned Comics in OR Prisons

In late June The Salem Reporter released a list of over 1,600 titles that have been banned in Oregon prisons, including volumes of Deadpool, Preacher, The Avengers , and the graphic novel Fight Club 2 . Also on the list are a wide variety of manga titles, like Berserk and How to Summon a Demon…

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CBLDF 2019 Summer Update is Here! Read it for Free Today

July 8, 2019
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CBLDF 2019 Summer Update is Here! Read it for Free Today

It’s hard to believe but 2019 is half over, and this year has been filled to the brim with exciting news at CBLDF. If you want to keep up with what’s going on at the front lines of free expression, as well as see what’s in store for the second half of the year, make…

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CBLDF Retailer Spotlight: Rebel Base Comics & Toys

July 4, 2019
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CBLDF Retailer Spotlight: Rebel Base Comics & Toys

In honor of the 4th of July, CBLDF Retailer Spotlight falls on Rebel Base Comics and Toys in Charlotte, North Carolina, because what were the founding fathers if not Rebels fighting against the Empire? Like a proper secret base, the store resides underground, down an unassuming hallway. However, its location is far from secret, with…

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CBLDF Announces Exclusives, Signings, and New Programs for Comic-Con!

July 3, 2019
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CBLDF Announces Exclusives, Signings, and New Programs for Comic-Con!

It’s that special time of year where die-hard fans from every corner of the globe and every type of fandom start gearing up for San Diego Comic-Con, the largest convention in the comics-sphere. From July 18 – 21, 2019 you can find Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at Booth #1918 nonstop, plus our Annual Welcome…

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CBLDF Speaks Up for The Walking Dead in Idaho

July 2, 2019
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CBLDF Speaks Up for The Walking Dead in Idaho

Last week, CBLDF reported on the removal of the best-selling Walking Dead comics series from an Idaho school. The removal was not the entirety of the removal, as the administration asked students not to bring copies of the work into school to read on their free time, and are contemplating a two-tiered library card system to…

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Canadian Cartoonist Let Go After Trump Cartoon Goes Viral

July 1, 2019
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Canadian Cartoonist Let Go After Trump Cartoon Goes Viral

Editorial cartoonist, Michael de Adder, was let go from Canada’s Brunswick News Inc. (BNI), a group which controls all the major papers in his hometown, the day after a cartoon he drew that was critical of the American President went viral. The cartoon depicted the American President attempting to play golf, but impeded by the…

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