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Bangladeshi Cartoonist Ahmed Kishore Released from Jail

It was confirmed on Thursday that the Bangladeshi cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore was released from jail on bail for six months. Kishore was arrested along with ten others in May 2020 for “propagating disinformation against the government” by posting opinions…

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…

This Week is Freedom to Read Week in Canada!

This week, February 21 – 27, is Freedom to Read Week in Canada. Organized by the Book and Periodical Council, Freedom to Read Week “is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed…

S. Clay Wilson (1941–2021)

We are saddened to hear of the passing of revolutionary cartoonist S. Clay Wilson on February 7. Wilson was a pioneer in Underground Comix and was one of the contributors for R. Crumb’s Zap Comix. His work was included in…

Profiles in Black Cartooning

CBLDF is kicking off Black History Month with our Profiles in Black Cartooning series. The series, created in 2016 in partnership with Black Nerd Problems, features Black cartoonists and creators both past and present. Each profile features an artist that…

CBLDF’s Comics in Education Survey Relaunches Today!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to announce the second annual Comics in Education Survey! Educators have until July 31, 2021, to respond to the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CBLDF2021. Everyone who completes the survey will be entered in a drawing for…

Con Report: 9th Annual Black Comic Book Festival

This past week, the Schomburg Center, a research library that is a part of the New York Public Library, hosted the 9th Annual Black Comic Book Festival. The event, which ran from January 13 through 16, was hosted digitally on…

CBLDF 2021: New Year, Next Steps

Join us on Thursday, January 28th, as we host an online membership event to talk about our plans for 2021!  This panel will provide an overview of our projects for the coming year, from rebooting current programs to launching new…