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5 Creepy Comics for the Classroom this Halloween

October 18, 2019
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5 Creepy Comics for the Classroom this Halloween

As CBLDF’s recent Comics in Education Survey just demonstrated, Comics are a killer tool for capturing students’ intention, increasing involvement in the classroom and helping students with all different needs succeed. But it’s autumn, kids are recently back to school and their routines. For many students, the high point of fall is not the return…

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The 11 Top Comics in Classrooms (& Free Resources for Each)

October 11, 2019
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The 11 Top Comics in Classrooms (& Free Resources for Each)

CBLDF’s recent groundbreaking survey offered concrete evidence that teachers and students are embracing comics as valuable tools in the classroom. Across ages and demographics, the study showed who are using comics, what comics they’re using, what obstacles comics face in classrooms, and a path forward for how educators and the industry can work together to advance…

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CBLDF Retailer Webinars

October 10, 2019
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CBLDF Retailer Webinars

CBLDF is excited to announce three retailer webinars for November 2019!  Our webinar series is intended to provide practical advice, strategies, and resources to help comics retailers better serve their communities.  Register now to be a part of these valuable educational tools.  Check out the list below and register for one or all today.   Retailing…

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Best of CBLDF’s Inktober 2019!

October 7, 2019
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Best of CBLDF’s Inktober 2019!

The first week of CBLDF’s #Inktober2019 challenge is nearly complete and we’re thrilled that so many people have been getting in the free expression spirit. Check out some of our favorites here or head on over to our Instagram and tag us in your submission. Each week we’ll feature our favorites on our blog, in…

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Colorado Comics Store Drag Show Continues Despite Protests

October 4, 2019
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Colorado Comics Store Drag Show Continues Despite Protests

In September, CBLDF reported on an all-ages Drag Show at Mile High Comics in Colorado that had drawn the attention of protestors, including an SPLC identified hate group, Proud Boys. Now this iconic local comics shop has made national news again, as flyers warning of white supremacist groups planning to protest the next event get…

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Support Free Expression at New York City Comic Con with CBLDF! Booth#2109

October 3, 2019
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Support Free Expression at New York City Comic Con with CBLDF! Booth#2109

It is time for the largest annual East Coast Convention, as NYCC 2019 kicks off today, Thursday, October 3rd. CBLDF has brought tons of amazing rewards just for you, and can’t wait to see and hear how you’re celebrating free expression this year. Stop by the Booth #2109  to say hi, grab free copies of some…

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Show Off Your Free Expression with CBLDF This Inktober

October 1, 2019
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Show Off Your Free Expression with CBLDF This Inktober

Join CBLDF this October is a special drawing challenge aimed at daily creativity, community, and free expression! Inktober is an Instagram tradition for the month of October that anyone can participate in.  Designed to flex and improve drawing skills, plus develop communities around art and artistic support. Best of all,  all you need to participate…

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Graphic Novelist & Educator Lynda Barry Named MacArthur Genius

September 26, 2019
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The prestigious MacArthur Foundation has recognized one of the stand out voices in the comics community with a 2019 Genius Grant. Lynda Barry is the creator behind One! Hundred! Demons!, What It Is, The Good Times Are Killing Me, and much more. Later in 2019, Barry’s much anticipated Making Comics will be published by Drawn…

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Selling Comics Available Today!

September 18, 2019
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Selling Comics Available Today!

The much-anticipated Selling Comics is finally here! Brought to you from CBLDF and Dark Horse, this is the guide for those interested in, starting out, or looking for community in the comics retailer community. Grab yours today from CBLDF (and then go register for new retailer webinars)! Edited by CBLDF alumni Alex Cox (previously an…

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Get Ready For Banned Books Week With CBLDF!

September 17, 2019
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Get Ready For Banned Books Week With CBLDF!

Next week is Banned Books Week, September 22 – 28. For educators, librarians, and parents, it falls at a hectic time of year, getting kids back into the routine of homework, school, not to mention all of the extracurriculars the students and the adults take part in. So look no further than CBLDF to give…

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