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Drama and This One Summer Named in Top 11 Most Frequently Challenged and Banned

April 8, 2019
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Drama and This One Summer Named in Top 11 Most Frequently Challenged and Banned

The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (ALA OIF) released their annual list of most frequently challenged and and banned books of 2018 and both Raina Telgemeier’s Drama, and This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki are included in the Top 11. This is Drama’s fourth year as one of the most challenged and…

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Conejo Valley, Return of the Asterisk Saga

April 5, 2019
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Conejo Valley, Return of the Asterisk Saga

Conejo Valley School District in California is reconsidering their policy of asterisking books with mature content on syllabuses – again. This policy, which has only been in effect for about 18 months, has generated controversy, news articles, and seemingly endless School Board meetings. Now with a new majority on the school board, there’s a chance…

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WA Slyly Forbids Nonprofit Book Donation to Prisoners

April 4, 2019
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WA Slyly Forbids Nonprofit Book Donation to Prisoners

Without warning, Washington state’s Department of Corrections (WA DOC) enacted a policy banning direct book and comics donations from nonprofits to people incarcerated in the state. WA DOC claims this change is necessary to due to lack of resources available for checking materials sent in for contraband and inappropriate content. Books to Prisoners, one of…

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Check out CBLDF at Portland City Hall for Comic Book Month Opening

April 3, 2019
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Check out CBLDF at Portland City Hall for Comic Book Month Opening

  Portland’s City Hall is going to be transformed for one night into a free, mini comics convention! Featuring more than 20 vendors, including CBLDF, local vendors, creators, publishers, and others that exemplify the strong comics community in Portland. This is how the city is planning on kicking off the official 10th Anniversary of Comics…

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One Week Left! Get Humble Hot Date Bundle and Support Free Speech!

April 2, 2019
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One Week Left! Get Humble Hot Date Bundle and Support Free Speech!

Just one week left to pay-what-you-want for $164 of visual novels, dating sims, and suggestive party games! Date a grasshopper, romance an island full of talking cats, travers the beautiful vistas of the American Southwest, and more – all while supporting the important work of Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and National Coalition Against Censorship!…

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WonderCon Round-Up, CBLDF Exclusives Go Live!

April 2, 2019
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WonderCon Round-Up, CBLDF Exclusives Go Live!

Sadly WonderCon is over, but it was another great year at the Anaheim convention, and we want to thank all the creators and contributors who made it so successful! Check out the pictures below to get a glimpse of all the fun, learn about the new programming that was offered, and get the link to…

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Retailer Spotlight: Comix Experience Turns 30 Today!

April 1, 2019
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Retailer Spotlight: Comix Experience Turns 30 Today!

Comix Experience in San Francisco is the type of local comics shop that fans envision when thinking of their dream neighborhood. On a basic level, it’s well lit, laid out with intention, utilizes display racks as well as copious bookshelves and spinners to highlight its wide selection of new and classic titles. Since there is…

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County Cancels Drag Queen Story Hour Against Library’s Wishes

March 29, 2019
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County Cancels Drag Queen Story Hour Against Library’s Wishes

Georgia’s Fulton County decided to cancel a popular Drag Queen Story Time with Miss Terra Cotta Sugerbaker without provided any explanation. Miss Sugarbaker, a character performed by Steven Igarashi-Ball, took to Facebook asking for supporters of the event to reach out to the county and defend their free speech rights. Project Q Atlanta spoke with…

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CBLDF Exclusives – Rick & Morty, Lumberjanes – Signings, Programming, and More at Wondercon!

March 28, 2019
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CBLDF Exclusives – Rick & Morty, Lumberjanes – Signings, Programming, and More at Wondercon!

Make sure you mark your calendars so you don’t miss a minute of the excitement at Wondercon this year, March 29 – 31. Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is bringing a ton of killer rewards including new exclusive comics, offering new programming about the Comics Code Authority, and hosting signings at the booth you will…

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An Oddly Compelling Interview, Denis Kitchen Talks Comics and Creation of CBLDF

March 27, 2019
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An Oddly Compelling Interview, Denis Kitchen Talks Comics and Creation of CBLDF

CBLDF Founder and Advisory Board Co-Chair, Denis Kitchen was a guest on S.W. Conser’s Words and Pictures radio show on KBOO FM dedicated to the visual arts. During their hour chat, Kitchen waxed eloquently about underground comix, Stan Lee as an unlikely pen pal, the genius of his friend Will Eisner, and the creation of…

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