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CBLDF Heads to Seattle This Weekend for Emerald City Comicon!

March 25, 2015
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CBLDF Heads to Seattle This Weekend for Emerald City Comicon!

This weekend, CBLDF kicks off convention season with Emerald City Comicon! We’ll head to the Pacific Northwest for three days of comics fun. You’ll find us at booth #1239, where we’ll have our CBLDF Banned Comics Photo Booth, the CBLDF Convention Survival Kit (free for existing members and anyone who signs up at the show!),…

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Exhibit Examines “When Comics Imperiled America”

March 19, 2015
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Exhibit Examines “When Comics Imperiled America”

A little over 60 years ago, the comics industry almost met its demise in the form of a misguided psychologist, specious science, Senate hearings, and rampant self-censorship. An exhibit that opens today at the Flinn Gallery in the Greenwich Library explores the “menace” of comics and the birth of the Comics Code. “KA-POW! When Comics…

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Vote for ALA Conversation Starter Panel Discussing Graphic Novel Awards!

March 13, 2015
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Vote for ALA Conversation Starter Panel Discussing Graphic Novel Awards!

The ALA Annual Conference is coming to San Francisco, California, June 25-30, and librarians, educators, publishers, and special guests will mingle to talk about transforming our libraries! Among the events and panels is the Conversation Starter program: fast-paced, 45-minute sessions on the hottest issues. Voting is now open to select these panels, and among the…

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Enter the Children’s Book Week Display Contest and Win an Author Visit!

March 13, 2015
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Enter the Children’s Book Week Display Contest and Win an Author Visit!

On May 2, comic book stores will kick off Children’s Book Week (May 4-10, 2015), the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading! Children’s Book Council, Every Child a Reader, and the ABC Children’s Group at the American Booksellers Association are sponsoring their annual display contest, and the contest winner will…

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Goodbye, Yoshihiro Tatsumi

March 9, 2015
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Goodbye, Yoshihiro Tatsumi

The celebrated mangaka and one of the founders of the “gekiga” school of alternative manga Yoshihiro Tatsumi has reportedly passed away at the age of 79. Tatsumi’s work was groundbreaking, boundary-pushing, and often breathtaking. He told stories that were haunting, and he explored complex topics such as guilt, sexuality, grief, and the bleaker aspects of…

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CBLDF to Release US & UK Versions of Raising A Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love to Read!

February 27, 2015
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CBLDF to Release US & UK Versions of Raising A Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love to Read!

Just in time for Children’s Book Week, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release a new printing of Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read!, CBLDF’s signature resource for parents and educators about the learning benefits of comics! By popular demand, we are also releasing…

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Adding This One Summer to Your Library or Classroom Collection

February 20, 2015
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Adding This One Summer to Your Library or Classroom Collection

The recent announcement of the Caldecott Medal winner and honorees has many people rushing to pick up the books for their library and classroom collections. Graphic novel This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki broke boundaries by becoming the first graphic novel to make the short list for the Caldecott Medal. Unfortunately, the…

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Strong Showing For Comics In Children’s Choice Book Awards!

February 19, 2015
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Strong Showing For Comics In Children’s Choice Book Awards!

Every Child a Reader (ECAR) and the Children’s Book Council (CBC) have announced the finalists in the eighth annual Children’s Choice Book Awards (CCBA), the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by kids and teens. Comics showed strongly in the finalist group, including nods for CBLDF board member Jennifer L.…

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Cartoon Art Museum Hosts Panel Discussion on Satire with Masters of Political Cartoons

February 16, 2015
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Cartoon Art Museum Hosts Panel Discussion on Satire with Masters of Political Cartoons

February 19 is shaping up to be a very busy day for satire. Aside from “After Charlie: What’s next for art, satire, and censorship?” with art spiegelman, Molly Crabapple, Francoise Mouly, and Emmanuel Letouzé in New York City, our friends at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco will be presenting “Slinging Satire,” a panel discussion featuring Matt Bors, Mark Fiore,…

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CBLDF and Comic-Con International Launch Education Alliance During Will Eisner Week!

February 13, 2015
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CBLDF and Comic-Con International Launch Education Alliance During Will Eisner Week!

On Wednesday, March 4, John Cassaday, Michael Cho, Charles Kochman, and Paul Pope consider the dynamic life, legacy and influence of Will Eisner at Society of Illustrators in New York City on the panel, The Spirit of Innovation: The Enduring Influence of Will Eisner’s The Spirit. Commemorating the 75th anniversary of The Spirit during Will…

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