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DEFEND COMICS: Free Comic Book Day 2015 Edition!

December 19, 2014
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DEFEND COMICS: Free Comic Book Day 2015 Edition!

For the second year, CBLDF is proud to be participating in Free Comic Book Day with a special, all-ages edition of Defend Comics, our anthology of tales about free speech, censorship, and the right to read! This year’s comic features new stories from Gene Yang and Sonny Liew (The Shadow Hero, American Born Chinese, Wonderland),…

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 9: History of the Comics Code Authority Live!

December 8, 2014
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In this episode, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein presents the History of the Comics Code Authority before a live audience at Wondercon 2014 in Anaheim, California. He discusses: Tarzan, Fellini, Johnny Craig, Speedy’s drug use, Wolfmans, Phil Sueling, Elfquests, and more! In support of our ongoing education work, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is…

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TONIGHT! CBLDF Holiday Comic Swap in Brooklyn!

December 3, 2014
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TONIGHT! CBLDF Holiday Comic Swap in Brooklyn!

Kick off the holiday season with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at our Holiday Comic Swap on Wednesday, December 3, at the Owl Farm in Park Slope, Brooklyn!  Creators Dan Goldman (Red Light Properties), Miss Lasko-Gross (Escape From Special), and Benjamin Marra (Blades & Lazers) will be on hand for mingling and sketching! Bring your comics to…

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Support CBLDF on #GivingTuesday — Get All-Star Comics Anthology as Thanks!

December 2, 2014
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All year round, CBLDF works hard to protect the right to read. Our efforts combat the rising tide of censorship facing students, educators, and libraries, and we continue to provide a valuable safety net for creators and retailers. We can only do this work because of the generosity of of our supporters. Today, we’re asking you…

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Protecting the Right to Read: CBLDF Annual Report 2014

December 2, 2014
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CBLDF’s important work made huge strides in 2014! From leading a comics-focused Banned Books Week and expanding our education program, to fighting the rising tide of censorship in schools and providing legal aid in a wide range of comics-oriented cases, CBLDF’s efforts are more timely than ever. CBLDF works hard to stop censorship in its…

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Giving Thanks for the Right to Read

November 27, 2014
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It’s Thanksgiving, and while CBLDF would prefer to give thanks to the end of censorship entirely, we’re not so lucky. Regardless, we’ve seen several victories for the right to read this year, and we’re happy to include them on our list of things to be thankful for! Let’s take a look at a few of…

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Celebrate the Holidays With CBLDF & MoCCA at Society of Illustrators on December 10!

November 25, 2014
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Join Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art for a festive holiday celebration at Society of Illustrators on Wednesday, December 10, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.! Toast a year of outstanding comics with special guests including Paul Pope, Chip Kidd, Bob Fingerman, Gregory Benton, and New York’s finest cartoonists…

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Ithaca Student Newspaper Lawsuit Dismissed After Decade Long Battle

November 21, 2014
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Recently, an almost decade long legal battle over censorship of a school newspaper came to disappointing end. Eight years ago, the editorial staff of Ithaca High School’s student newspaper, The Tattler, brought a censorship suit against the school district. The grounds for bringing the suit were that the publication guidelines imposed by the school district…

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Mingle with Comics Creators at CBLDF’s Holiday Comic Swap!

November 21, 2014
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Kick off the holiday season with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at our Holiday Comic Swap on Wednesday, December 3, at the Owl Farm in Park Slope, Brooklyn!  Creators Dan Goldman (Red Light Properties), Miss Lasko-Gross (Escape From Special), and Benjamin Marra (Blades & Lazers) will be on hand for mingling and sketching! Bring your comics to…

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Help Us Make Banned Books Week Better!

November 19, 2014
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Banned Books Week 2014 may be over, but we are already hard at work planning Banned Books Week 2015. And, we want to make it better than ever! We need your help to make this happen. We have created a short, 15-question survey, and we want to know your thoughts. Your input and feedback will…

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