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Don’t Miss Tonight’s Library Livestream with East of West Artist, Nick Dragotta

September 26, 2018
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Don’t Miss Tonight’s Library Livestream with East of West Artist, Nick Dragotta

Tonight, 7pm – 8pm EST, tune in to Image’s Library Livestream with Nick Dragotta, artist and co-creator of East of West. Don’t miss the chance to experience in-depth creator conversations with one of the top comics artists working today. Celebrate Banned Books Week with Image Comics, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and The Graphic Novels and…

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A Look Inside Comic Book Challenges and Bans

September 25, 2018
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A Look Inside Comic Book Challenges and Bans

Recently on nomansland.blog, writer Lavender Vroman took a look at “What happens when someone comes for your comics, Neil Gaiman, and Harry Potter?” Most nerds would think the only way someone is prying those three away from them, is out of their carbonite frozen hands – but as Vroman demonstrates, these books (and many others) are…

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Celebrate Banned Books Week with Infidel Writer, Pornsak Pichetshote!

September 25, 2018
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Celebrate Banned Books Week with Infidel Writer, Pornsak Pichetshote!

Tonight, 7pm – 8pm EST, tune in to Image’s Library Livestream with Pornsak Pichetshote, writer of Infidel. Don’t miss the unique chance to experience in-depth creator conversations with one of the top comics professionals working today. Celebrate Banned Books Week with Image Comics, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and The Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table…

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Kick Off Banned Books Week with CBLDF and Events Around the Country

September 21, 2018
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Kick Off Banned Books Week with CBLDF and Events Around the Country

Monday, September 23 kicks off Banned Books Week, this year’s theme is “Banning Books Silences Stories – Speak Up!” Whether you want to learn more about book challenges or just participate in fun and educational programming, there are events scheduled all across the U.S. to help raise awareness and funds protecting free expression. Rebellion Fun…

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Maine LGBTQ Book Ban Fails!

September 18, 2018
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Maine LGBTQ Book Ban Fails!

Following a challenge by local religious leaders, Maine’s Rumford Library Board has voted unanimously to retain its Banned Books Week display, following a call to ban several LGBTQ books, including two graphic novels. CBLDF  was among the first to respond in support for the library, alongside National Coalition Against Censorship and the American Library Association’s…

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CBLDF & NCAC Speak Out To Protect LGBT Books In Maine!

September 17, 2018
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CBLDF & NCAC Speak Out To Protect LGBT Books In Maine!

Comics Book Legal Defense Fund and the National Coalition Against Censorship have joined together to speak out against the challenge Rumford Public Library is facing to their Banned Books Week display. Below is the statement released today by the organizations in support of the library. A group of pastors in Rumford, Maine are attempting to have…

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CBLDF at SPX This Weekend, September 15 & 16!

September 14, 2018
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CBLDF at SPX This Weekend, September 15 & 16!

Join Comic Book Legal Defense Fund this weekend at SPX and meet amazing indie comic creators at special signings! Roz Chast, Jules Feiffer, David Small and more! Plus you can snag pre-signed copies of favorite graphic novels as donation rewards or become a CBLDF member and support free expression in comics! Find us at tables…

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SPX Announces GoFundMe to #Defend The 11

September 13, 2018
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SPX Announces GoFundMe to #Defend The 11

Following up on an announcement made last week, SPX has announced the launch of a GoFundMe campaign to support eleven members of the independent comics community fighting a defamation case. The full announcement follows: Last month, eleven members of the independent comics community and one publisher were served with a defamation lawsuit because of concerns they…

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Banned Spotlight on ALA’s Top 10 Challenged Books

September 12, 2018
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Banned Spotlight on ALA’s Top 10 Challenged Books

BannedBooksWeek.org is doing a series of articles spotlighting the ALA’s Top Ten Challenged Books of 2017 to lead up to this year’s Banned Books Week, September 23 – 29. In 2017, two comic books – Drama and Sex is a Funny Word – were three and six respectively on the top ten list. Three other books…

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Banned Together Censorship Cabarets During Banned Books Week

September 11, 2018
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Banned Together Censorship Cabarets During Banned Books Week

Theater lovers can take part in the annual Banned Books Week activities this year by attending “censorship cabarets” comprised of songs and scenes from plays that have been challenged or banned in America. The shows, known as Banned Together were organized by Dramatists Legal Defense Fund and will run September 23 – 29 in 15…

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