Category: Archived Content

All old press releases and content ported over from the old website.

New Extension! It’s Not Too Late For Retailers And Creators To Apply For PPP Loans and EIDL

Comic shop retailers and comics creators, if you have been looking for financial relief due to the pandemic, there are still two months for you to apply for the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). President Biden recently signed the PPP Extension…

Celebrate International Women’s Day with She Changed Comics

Celebrate International Women’s Day with She Changed Comics, the untold story of the women who changed free expression in comics. Today is the perfect day to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness against bias, and take action for equality. In celebration of today,…

CBLDF Member Meeting — New Year, Next Steps

Thursday, January 28, CBLDF hosted a members meeting. If you missed it, never fear, you can watch a recording of the event on the CBLDF YouTube channel or through the embed below. In the meeting, the staff had the opportunity…

CBLDF’s “Virtual Event Safety” Resource Helps You Support Your Community!

Ensure the safety of your patrons with CBLDF’s new best practices guide, “Virtual Event Safety.” This simple visual reference will support retailers, educators, libraries, and creators who are using online gathering tools in making wise decisions to protect themselves and…

Using Graphic Novels In Education: Hey, Kiddo

Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF designed to highlight the depth and complexity of graphic novels and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we provide teaching and discussion suggestions for…

Tips on Hosting a Virtual Event for Your Store

The COVID-19 crisis has changed the way comic shops are able to do business. Despite new restrictions, it’s important that comic shops continue to serve their communities. Hosting a virtual event is a great way to bring people together and…

Preparing Your Shop for When You’re Ready to Reopen

Many comic shops have been temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 crisis. As some areas begin easing restrictions, it’s important to have a plan in place for when your store reopens, when it has been deemed safe to do so.…