Category: Features

Join CBLDF for Exclusive Q&A and Live Art Experiences

CBLDF needs your help today! CBLDF has been on the front lines protecting the comic industry’s First Amendment rights all while providing essential resources to help comics businesses and educators get through the COVID-19 crisis. Just this week, we aided…

Comic Book Greats Host Fan Experiences for CBLDF Members

CBLDF needs your help today! Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, you’ve counted on CBLDF to provide essential resources to help comics businesses and educators, including government aid analysis and remote learning tools. We’ve also maintained our core legal program, funding important…

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.…

Remote Retailer Spotlight: Community Engagement

With comic shops closed temporarily across the country, fans are missing the fun of weekly visits to their local comic shops. But many comic book retailers are coming up with cool new ways to stay engaged with their customers during…

Kids, Tweens, Teens: Graphic Novels for Mental Health

Minds and emotions of all ages need tending to! In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, CBLDF has gathered great graphic novels and illustrated texts for kids ages 3 and up. These stories help young people understand their experiences and the experiences…

New to You Comic Book Day and Your Shop

Spring has seen a pause in the release of new comic books. But that doesn’t mean comic shops can’t still celebrate Wednesday as New Comic Book Day. Richard John Early, owner of Paradox Comics-N-Cards, helped create New to You Comic…

CBLDF at Socially Distant Comic Con

In lieu of SDCC, Sara and Cecil will be interviewing a host of incredible comic creators, writers, actors, producers, comedians, podcast hosts and more. Entry to the con is proof of donation to CBLDF or BINC. You can also gain…

Using Graphic Novels in Education: Speak

By Nora Flanagan Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of graphic novels and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we examine graphic…

CBLDF Creator Chat with Mariko Tamaki and Gene Luen Yang

CBLDF is creating resources to fight identity censorship. CBLDF Creator Conversations: Mariko Tamaki & Gene Yang is a conversation about intellectual freedom, visibility, and creativity as CBLDF commemorates National Library Week! Watch the full video on the CBLDF YouTube channel and check out the additional resources available…