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Last Day to Support CBLDF and Get $800 of Manga – Starting at $1!

June 19, 2018
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Last Day to Support CBLDF and Get $800 of Manga – Starting at $1!

Humble Manga Bundle x Kodansha Comics: Manga to Anime This is the LAST DAY to support Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and take advantage of the epic Kodansha Comics manga Humble Bundle. 80 digital volumes of legendary science-fiction and fantasy manga that inspired some of the biggest hits in anime! Buyers pay what they want…

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Sharing the Language of Comics – Charles Brownstein on Manga and Comics Censorship Today

June 15, 2018
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Sharing the Language of Comics – Charles Brownstein on Manga and Comics Censorship Today

Last year, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Executive Director, Charles Brownstein, was invited by the Institute for Contents Cultures and Uguisu Ribbon Campaign in Tokyo to speak about the manga and comics communities and the continued importance of fighting on the front lines of free expression. Brownstein’s presentation discussed the history of comics censorship, and…

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Genghis Kahn and the Dangers of Self-Censorship

June 14, 2018
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Genghis Kahn and the Dangers of Self-Censorship

Back in February Japanese manga magazine, Coro Coro wildly offended Mongolians with a portrait of Genghis Kahn with male genitalia scrawled on his forehead, and some wordplay above it, which translates to penis. As funny as it may sound some, the censorship that followed is was anything but. If the art sounds random, that’s because it…

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Get $800+ of Kodansha Manga and Support CBLDF! LAST WEEK!

June 13, 2018
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Get $800+ of Kodansha Manga and Support CBLDF! LAST WEEK!

Kodansha Comics x Humble Books Bundle: Manga to Anime Discover the origins of your favorite anime and live action features with this massive manga Humble Bundle that benefits CBLDF! Instantly download over $800 worth of the groundbreaking Kodansha manga that inspired hit movies and TV shows, for a fraction of the price. It’s the last…

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Editorial Cartoonist, Rob Rogers, Pulled From Pittsburgh Paper

June 11, 2018
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Editorial Cartoonist, Rob Rogers, Pulled From Pittsburgh Paper

Award-winning editorial cartoonist for The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rob Rogers, had a full week’s worth of cartoons killed by his superiors, an unprecedented editorial move that prompted public backlash in support of the cartoonist. Rogers has subsequently decided to take a vacation while differences between himself and his supervising editor are settled. According to The Washington Post,…

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Love Is Love: Activism and Community in LGBTQIA Comics

June 8, 2018
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Love Is Love: Activism and Community in LGBTQIA Comics

Editor’s note: This interview first appeared summer of 2017 in CBLDF Defender Vol. 2, Issue 2. As we approach the second year anniversary of the horrific shooting at Pulse nightclub, this is a look back at the queer comics community responding to the tragedy and utilzing comics as a platform for activism and change.   On June…

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Kodansha Comics offers Huge Manga Humble Bundle to Benefit CBLDF

June 6, 2018
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Kodansha Comics offers Huge Manga Humble Bundle to Benefit CBLDF

Humble Manga Bundle x Kodansha Comics: Manga to Anime Kodansha Comics has joined with Humble Bundle to bring readers a huge cache of legendary science-fiction and fantasy manga that benefits Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! 80 digital volumes of the biggest hits in manga! Buyers pay what they want for manga hits that went on…

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CBLDF and Kids Right to Read Project Defend Fun Home

June 5, 2018
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CBLDF and Kids Right to Read Project Defend Fun Home

After the recent attack on Alison Bechdel’s groundbreaking graphic memoir, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic in New Jersey, CBLDF and the Kids Right to Read Project drafted a letter of support to encourage the Superintendent of Watchung Hills Regional High School to stand behind their own curriculum. Fun Home Was assigned to several senior English…

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Love Manga? CBLDF Needs Your Help!

June 1, 2018
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Love Manga? CBLDF Needs Your Help!

Do you love manga and free speech? Can you tell the difference between shonen and seinen in a heartbeat? Do you have an elaborate Hellsing tattoo? Then CBLDF wants you to lend your expertise and voice to our team of dedicated volunteers. CBLDF is currently looking for a volunteer that is familiar with manga comics…

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Maryland Restricts Inmates Access to Books

May 30, 2018
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Maryland Restricts Inmates Access to Books

Maryland prisons are infringing on inmates right to read under the guise of reducing drug smuggling. In a statewide policy, Maryland prisoners may no longer receive books sent by friends, relatives, online retailers, and nonprofits, limiting the access of 20,000 inmates to two approved vendors, with limited selections often at a higher price. The new…

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