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Bone and Watchmen: This Week’s Recommended Summer Reading

This week, we’re challenging you to read a banned or challenged graphic novel! Comic books, graphic novels, and manga are frequently challenged and even banned because the medium thrives on the power of static images that can be taken out of context, and because there is a lingering stigma that comics are low-value speech. Check out our two selections for your #CBLDFSummerReads and download printables to keep track of your reading and more.

CBLDF’s “Virtual Event Safety” Resource Helps You Support Your Community!

Ensure the safety of your patrons with CBLDF’s new best practices guide, “Virtual Event Safety.” This simple visual reference will support retailers, educators, libraries, and creators who are using online gathering tools in making wise decisions to protect themselves and…

CBLDF Launches a New Summer Reading Challenge

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is launching an all new Summer Reading Challenge to encourage a diverse and continuous reading habit through graphic novels and comic books! Are you up for the challenge? Join the CBLDF Summer Reading Challenge and…

The CBLDF Victory Everyone is Talking About

President Trump’s campaign issued a complaint causing the removal of Nick Anderson’s political cartoon from @redbubble. Today, we’re leading a coalition calling on Redbubble to affirm its commitment to the First Amendment and reinstate Mr. Anderson’s work. https://t.co/g3DXeNggbr pic.twitter.com/01YSnm9VWS —…

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…

Just Announced! CBLDF 2nd Comics in Education Survey Starts Today!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to announce the second annual Comics in Education Survey! Educators have until July 31, 2020, to respond to the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CBLDF2020, and everyone who completes the survey will be entered in a drawing for a classroom comics library.

Using Graphic Novels In Education: Hey, Kiddo

Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF designed to highlight the depth and complexity of graphic novels and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we provide teaching and discussion suggestions for…

CBLDF Leads Coalition to Protect the First Amendment Rights of Editorial Cartoonist

CBLDF is leading a coalition protesting the removal of a cartoon satirizing President Donald Trump by Pulitzer Prize–winning editorial cartoonist Nick Anderson from the online marketplace Redbubble. The removal arises from a meritless complaint by the Trump re-election campaign. The…