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Support the Right to Read with CBLDF at WonderCon!

April 18, 2014
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Support the Right to Read with CBLDF at WonderCon!

This weekend, CBLDF head’s to the West Coast for WonderCon! WonderCon takes place in the Anaheim Convention Center (800 W. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802) April 18 – 20, 2014. CBLDF will be at booth #509 with a scarce few copies of our variant of STARLIGHT #1, which debuted in the UK, and makes its first…

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Bone Named Among 10 Most Banned Books of 2013!

April 14, 2014
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Bone Named Among 10 Most Banned Books of 2013!

Today, the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom posted their annual list of the ten most-challenged books. The 2013 list has many of the “usual suspects” and one not-so-usual suspect: Jeff Smith’s Bone secured the rank of tenth most challenged book of the year for “political viewpoint, racism, violence.” Bone author and CBLDF Board…

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Cartoon Mysteriously Removed from Revolution News Facebook Page

April 9, 2014
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Cartoon Mysteriously Removed from Revolution News Facebook Page

On April 3, 2014, Revolution News published an article containing three Carlos Latuff political cartoons. One cartoon in particular caused the article to be removed from Facebook, where the news site shared a link to the posting. The cartoon featured a caricature of Death resurrecting nazi fascism from the grave, referencing a recent scandal over…

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CBLDF Hosts Amazing Creators at MoCCA Arts Festival!

April 3, 2014
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CBLDF Hosts Amazing Creators at MoCCA Arts Festival!

This weekend, CBLDF will be exhibiting at the MoCCA Arts Festival, where we’ll be hosting signings with guests of honor Alison Bechdel, Robert Williams, Fiona Staples, and Howard Cruse. Running Saturday April 4 and Sunday April 5, the MoCCA Arts Festival is presented by the Society of Illustrators at the 69th Regiment Armory on 68…

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Make A Difference: NCAC Seeks Program Associate For Youth Free Expression Work!

April 2, 2014
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Make A Difference: NCAC Seeks Program Associate For Youth Free Expression Work!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a sponsoring partner in the Kids’ Right to Read Project, an effort founded and supervised by the National Coalition Against Censorship as part of its Youth Free Expression Project. NCAC is currently seeking a new Program Associate to coordinate that project. The full job description and details are…

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RADIO FREE COMIX: Annoucing the CBLDF Podcast!

April 2, 2014
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RADIO FREE COMIX: Annoucing the CBLDF Podcast!

Continuing our ongoing education work, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund makes the move into the AUDIO-SPHERE! Available streaming below or downloadable via iTunes, we’re delighted to introduce the CBLDF Podcast! A mix of interviews, discussions about current Free Speech events, convention panels recordings, and archival materials, the CBLDF Podcast will be a monthly event,…

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April 4: Join the Day of Action Against Censorship in Libraries!

March 28, 2014
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April 4: Join the Day of Action Against Censorship in Libraries!

On April 4, the National Coalition Against Censorship — of which CBLDF is a member — is partnering with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Center for Civic Media at MIT to protest censorship in libraries. Dubbed 404 Day, April 4 is a nation-wide day of action protesting the censorship of the Internet at public…

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NYC: Don’t Miss Paul Pope’s CBLDF Party This Saturday!

March 27, 2014
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NYC: Don’t Miss Paul Pope’s CBLDF Party This Saturday!

Saturday night, March 29, Paul Pope will unveil his new mural at Brooklyn’s The Diamond!  Pope will be on hand spinning a live DJ set, and will be joined on the steel wheels by Ted McGrath.  There’ll be a raffle to benefit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund too, featuring prizes from Forbidden Planet, Desert Island,…

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Meet Alison Bechdel & Howard Cruse Hosted by Chip Kidd on April 4!

March 21, 2014
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Meet Alison Bechdel & Howard Cruse Hosted by Chip Kidd on April 4!

Meet Alison Bechdel and Howard Cruse at a special pre-MoCCA reception hosted by Chip Kidd on April 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  This cocktail reception is hosted at Chip’s apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, where you’ll be able to view his incredible collection of original art from the likes of Chris Ware, Alex Ross,…

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Urging SC Senate to Restore Funding to Universities

March 18, 2014
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Urging SC Senate to Restore Funding to Universities

Last week, the South Carolina House of Representatives passed a budget that punitively cut the budgets of two colleges that had incorporated LGBT-themed books into elective reading programs. CBLDF has joined a coalition of free speech advocates to urge the South Carolina Senate to reject the budget cuts. The budget cuts specifically affect two schools:…

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