Category: media

Jeff Trexler and the Freedom To Read on the More To Come Podcast

CBLDF interim director Jeff Trexler appears in the latest episode of Publishers Weekly comic podcast, More To Come. In episode 506: “The CBLDF and the Right to Read,” host Calvin Reid sat down with Trexler to discuss the rise in book bannings and…

Join CBLDF for Editorial Cartooning: A Workshop for Students

Unmute yourself with cartoons! Join Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and award-winning editorial cartoonists Ruben Bolling, Clay Jones, and Shannon Wheeler for “Editorial Cartooning: A Workshop for Students” on February 23, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PST. The artists will describe…

CBLDF at the Alamo Drafthouse — Free Screening and Panel

Movie poster for The Never List. A Young women sits smiling lost in thought. A thought bubble behind her features a notebook titled The Never List as well as pictures of her with a friend as well as comic depictions of them.

Houston-area residents prepare for a double-feature! This Wednesday, February 9, at 7:30 PM, the Alamo Drafthouse in Katy, Texas, will be hosting a free screening of Michelle Mower’s The Never List, followed by a panel discussion about the recent wave of book…

CBLDF Interviews Karen Green: Protecting Your Legacy

Interim Director Jeff Trexler recently sat down for an interview with Karen Green, the Curator for Comics and Cartoons at Columbia University. The interview was recorded for presentation at the Comic-Con: Special Edition panel Protecting Your Legacy: Wills, Gifts, and the Creative Afterlife. We are…

Talking Comics in Higher Ed with Comics@SDSU

Blue background with CBLDF logo and COmics@SDSU logo in white bubbles. Text reads, Talking Comics in Higher Education with Comics@SDSU

This week, I had the opportunity to sit down for an interview with popular culture librarian/comic arts curator Pamela Jackson and professor of history Elizabeth Pollard of Comics@SDSU. Comics@SDSU is a comics studies collaborative affiliated with San Diego State University.…

Almodóvar and Claytoons Battle the Algorithms

This month saw two art takedowns at the behest of algorithms. Facebook removed an anti-Taliban editorial cartoon by Clay Jones, and earlier this month, Pedro Almodóvar’s latest film Madres Paralelas (Parallel Mothers) had its poster removed from Instagram. Both images were taken…

Watch Decoding Censorship Now!

Photo of the panel featuring all five participants. CBLDF: Decoding Censorship. cbldf.org

Thank you to everyone who attended our June membership meeting Decoding Censorship. We had a great lineup of panelists, Terry Anderson, Gordon Danning, Jackie Farmer, and Betsy Gomez.  The Comics Code may be gone, but its specter remains. Recoding Censorship examined the changing state of censorship and what…

Panelists Announced for Recoding Censorship

Banner of event title Recoding Censorship. Underneath is the Approved by the Comics Code Authority seal

Join us this Thursday, June 24 at 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern for our June Membership Meeting Recoding Censorship. We are pleased to announce the stellar panelists that will be joining us for our event. Guest panelists include Terry Anderson (Cartoonists…

Watch Contract Rights and Wrongs NOW!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our May membership meeting Contract Rights & Wrongs. We want to give an extra special thanks to our generous panelists Robyn Williams, Skinner, Lillian Laserson, Stu Rees, and Thomas Crowell. Recently, CBLDF…

Watch Comics After COVID Now!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our February panel Comics After COVID. We want to give a special thanks to our generous panelists Anna Warren Cebrian, Amy Chu, and Gamal Hennessey.   The panelists had an insightful discussion…