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My Favorite Thing Is Monsters Nominated for 2018 Hugo Award

April 4, 2018
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My Favorite Thing Is Monsters Nominated for 2018 Hugo Award

The 2018 Hugo Award Nominations are out, and critical darling My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the only stand-alone graphic novel in the running for Best Graphic Story. Comic Riffs writer, Michael Cavna, thinks this nomination signals that “Emil Ferris’s year of coronation has arrived.” As we enter the first stages of the book awards season, Ferris’s…

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Website Protesting Book Ban Taken Down by Court Order

April 2, 2018
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Website Protesting Book Ban Taken Down by Court Order

Spain’s recent campaign against freedom of speech continues, as they shut down a website protesting the first book banned by the government in over thirty years. The Madrid Booksellers Guild set up the site so the text of Don Quixote visually recreated the text of Farina, to show the arbitrary futility of book banning in…

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First Amendment Vulnerable After Court Dismisses Video Game Lawsuit

March 30, 2018
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First Amendment Vulnerable After Court Dismisses Video Game Lawsuit

In a case involving the right of publicity, New York’s highest court dismissed Lindsey Lohan’s and Karen Gravano’s lawsuit appeals against Grand Theft Auto V game makers Take Two Interactive. CBLDF filed an amicus brief with other organizations last year urging the court to reject Lohan and Gravano’s arguments on First Amendment grounds, expressing concern…

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Obscene Artist, Mike Diana, Documentary Premieres in NYC

March 30, 2018
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Obscene Artist, Mike Diana, Documentary Premieres in NYC

Saturday, March 31 is the world premiere of Boiled Angels: The Trial of Mike Diana, a documentary about the first artist in the United States to be convicted of obscenity. Diana was first charged with obscenity after an undercover Florida detective posed as an artist to obtain copies of Boiled Angel. In a week-long case…

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Parents Complain About Michigan High School Course Materials

March 29, 2018
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Parents Complain About Michigan High School Course Materials

Linden Board of Education has developed policy changes to address parents’ concerns that the teaching materials being used were inappropriate. Six months ago, parents complained because they were unaware that R-rated movies were shown in classrooms and reading assignments contained graphic material. Superintendent Russ Ciesielski said that the school had not been following their own…

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7 Days Left to Get Dynamite Humble Bundle Benefiting CBLDF!

March 28, 2018
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7 Days Left to Get Dynamite Humble Bundle Benefiting CBLDF!

This is the last week to support Comic Book Legal Defense Fund by participating in the Humble Dynamic Forces bundle celebrating 25 years of excellence! Starting at $1, you decide what you pay to gain access to $422 worth of DRM-free digital comics and art books! Get classics like The Shadow and Witchblade! Discover fun-filled issues of Kiss rock-n-roll comics! Get hooked…

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ACLU Gets Suspension Erased from Student Activist’s Record

March 27, 2018
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ACLU Gets Suspension Erased from Student Activist’s Record

The ACLU won a partial victory in Nevada when Washoe County School District removed the record of the two-day suspension Noah Christiansen received for cursing at a congressman’s aide over the phone on March 14th. In a five-page response to the ACLU of Nevada, the school district’s counsel cited over 200 years of jurisprudence, that…

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Nevada Congressman Gets Student Suspended For Exercising Free Speech

March 23, 2018
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Nevada Congressman Gets Student Suspended For Exercising Free Speech

Following the National School Walkout on March 14, Noah Christiansen, a 17 year old student at McQueen High School in Reno, NV was given a two-day suspension for calling his congressman and exercising his First Amendment rights, complete with the f-word. The Washington Post covered Christiansen’s exact words in more detail, “I just said, ‘I believe…

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Don’t Miss CBLDF at WonderCon! March 23 – 25!

March 22, 2018
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Don’t Miss CBLDF at WonderCon! March 23 – 25!

If you are going to be in Anaheim this weekend, make sure that you stop by Booth #1209 and check out all the amazing premiums CBLDF will have! If you haven’t gotten your badge yet, don’t despair – there are still badges available for Friday and Sunday! While there don’t forget to check out CBLDF’s…

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Dynamic Forces Humble Bundle Benefits CBLDF

March 21, 2018
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Dynamic Forces Humble Bundle Benefits CBLDF

To celebrate Dynamic Forces 25th Anniversary serving the comics community, they’ve teamed up with Humble Bundle to create a treasure trove of comics for as little as $1! Get titles like George R.R. Martin’s A Clash Of Kings #1, Art of Atari, and Ten Frames Per Second. Plus, your purchase helps support Comic Book Legal…

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