Category: History

The History of Censorship in America

Stacker recently posted their list of milestone moments in American censorship history. The list contains forty entries and spans several hundred years from 1722–2020. The size of the list serves as a reminder that the fight for Free Speech is a…

She Changed Comics: Marjane Satrapi

In the early 2000s, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis set a new standard for graphic memoirs. Taking an inside look at the brutality and absurdity that overtook her native Iran in the early 1980s, Satrapi’s book met with resounding success amount casual…

Unparalleled Editor, Karen Berger – She Changed Comics

Karen Berger profile by Caitlin McCabe From modern masterpieces like Y: The Last Man, Fables, and The Invisibles, to seminal classics like V for Vendetta, Preacher, and Sandman, in a time when superheroes glutted the newsstand and comic shops, the…

Women in Underground Comix

Editorial Note: In the month of March, CBLDF will be running a series of articles and resources from She Changed Comics. These articles and resources are meant not just to educate, but also spark conversations, and help create teachable moments surrounding the…

It’s Not the National “Men’s” Cartoonists Society

Editorial Note: In the month of March, CBLDF will be running a series of articles and resources from She Changed Comics. These articles and resources are meant not just to educate, but also spark conversations, and help create teachable moments surrounding the…

50 Years After Tinker, Erosion is Evident

In recent months, free speech within schools has come to the forefront as districts abandoned their own policies for reviewing educational materials; efforts to ban books have increased; and, in one instance, a student was arrested after refusing to recite the pledge of…

Influential Censored Comics: Saga, A Story for Every Type of Family

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples sci-fi epic adventure, Saga,  quickly emerged as a genre redefining, bestselling addition to the comic book cannon. It rapidly picked up a shelf-full of awards from the Eisner’s, Harvey’s, Hugo’s, and even a British…

Activism in the Funny Pages

In celebration of Black History, CBLDF is rerunning some amazing profiles created in partnership with Black Nerd Problems to spotlight Black comics creators and cartoonists who made significant contributions to free expression. To see the full list of resources, visit http://cbldf.org/profiles-in-black-cartooning/ Profiles in…