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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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After Charlie Hebdo: All-Star Panel to Discuss What’s Next for the Cartooning World

February 13, 2015
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After Charlie Hebdo: All-Star Panel to Discuss What’s Next for the Cartooning World

On Thursday, February 19, PEN American Center, the National Coalition Against Censorship, and the French Institute Alliance Française will gather in New York City for “After Charlie: What’s next for art, satire, and censorship?” a panel featuring art spiegelman, Molly Crabapple, Francoise Mouly, and Emmanuel Letouzé. The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Florence Gould…

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Retailers! TODAY is FOC for the 2015 FCBD Edition of Defend Comics!

February 9, 2015
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Retailers! TODAY is FOC for the 2015 FCBD Edition of Defend Comics!

Retailers: Today is Final Order Cut Off for Free Comic Book Day, so now’s the time to place your orders this year’s Help the CBLDF… Defend Comics!, our FCBD book! It features a cover by Dean Trippe and terrific original content, spotlighting some of the most popular books for kids on the shelves today. It’s…

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Free Comic Book Day Titles for Celebrating Children’s Book Week

February 6, 2015
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This Free Comic Book Day, comic book stores will be among the first to kick off Children’s Book Week (May 4-10, 2015), the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading, by giving away over two million comics to younger readers! With over two dozen kid-friendly offerings from a wide array…

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Retailers! FOC for the 2015 FCBD Edition of Defend Comics is Monday!

February 6, 2015
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Retailers! FOC for the 2015 FCBD Edition of Defend Comics is Monday!

This Monday, February 9, is the Final Order Cut Off for Free Comic Book Day, so we wanted to take a moment at let our friends in comic shops across the world know how proud we are of this year’s Help the CBLDF… Defend Comics!, our FCBD book! It features a cover by Dean Trippe…

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Free Comic Book Day Kicks Off 96th Annual Children’s Book Week Celebration!

February 5, 2015
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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, by giving away over two million comics to younger readers on Free Comic Book Day!  With over two dozen kid-friendly titles to choose from, there’s a free…

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Angoulême Honors Fallen Charlie Hebdo Staff with “Charlie Freedom of Speech” Award

February 3, 2015
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The aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks has left the comics world shaken, but it has also motivated cartoonists around the world to stand in solidarity with creators’ fundamental right to free expression. This past week, was another demonstration of the strength of cartooning community took place at the 42nd Angoulême International Comics Festival in…

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