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Portland: Celebrate Will Eisner Week with CBLDF!

February 21, 2017
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Portland: Celebrate Will Eisner Week with CBLDF!

Portland State University and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund are joining forces with a week of special events to celebrate the hundredth birthday of Will Eisner, the legendary cartoonist whose influence defined the contours and possibilities of American comics in his lifetime and beyond! Will Eisner Week is an annual celebration around the week of March 6th. It celebrates “graphic novels,…

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CBLDF in the Media: Defending Comics for the Future

December 2, 2016
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CBLDF in the Media: Defending Comics for the Future

CBLDF’s Executive Director Charles Brownstein has been busy as ever these past few months, making the rounds of TV, radio, and print media to discuss our work defending comics from censorship attempts and our plans for the future! This week in advance of Giving Tuesday, Brownstein spoke to the Washington Post‘s resident comics expert Michael…

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Brownstein Featured on Products of the Mind Podcast

July 22, 2016
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Brownstein Featured on Products of the Mind Podcast

This week, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein sat down with business law strategist David Lizerbram for the latest episode of the Products of the Mind podcast. In the 50-minute interview, the two discuss Brownstein’s comics background, landmark free-speech cases, book challenges in school libraries, and more! Lizerbram’s Products of the Mind is a weekly podcast…

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CBLDF’s Charles Brownstein Examines Representation and Free Expression in Comics

July 8, 2016
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CBLDF’s Charles Brownstein Examines Representation and Free Expression in Comics

Earlier this year, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein toured the exhibit Our Comics, Ourselves: Identity, Expression, and Representation in Comic Art at Brooklyn’s Interference Archive. The physical exhibit packed up in April, but it lives on as a Tumblr blog with a series of guest curators–and this week it’s Brownstein’s turn! In his posts this…

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Protect Yourself When Traveling With Manga

March 2, 2016
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Protect Yourself When Traveling With Manga

If there’s one thing we know about North American Customs officials, it’s that they are not, by and large, aficionados of manga. Art that’s fairly commonplace in Japan can easily be labeled as child porn at U.S. and Canadian ports of entry, sometimes resulting in criminal charges, even though a crime has not been committed…

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ALA Webinar Promises to Help Librarians Collaborate with Intellectual Freedom Advocates

February 26, 2016
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ALA Webinar Promises to Help Librarians Collaborate with Intellectual Freedom Advocates

On Monday, March 7, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m EST, librarians, educators, and community organizers are invited to join “Finding Intellectual Freedom Friends,” a webinar designed to help them connect with the wider free speech community. CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein is one of the featured speakers. Brownstein will join Emily Brock, publicist for Penguin Random House imprint…

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Banned Books Week Spotlights Diversity in 2016

February 23, 2016
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Why are so many diverse books banned? The 2016 celebration of Banned Books Week will examine this important question as part of its thematic focus on diversity, the event’s national coalition announced today. Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will run from September 25 – October 1, 2016, and will…

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Brooklyn Community Archive Features Protest Movement Comics in New Exhibit

February 5, 2016
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Brooklyn Community Archive Features Protest Movement Comics in New Exhibit

CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein recently had the opportunity to tour the current exhibit Our Comics, Ourselves: Identity, Expression, and Representation in Comic Art at Brooklyn’s Interference Archive. Impressed by the visit, he wrote it up for The Beat. Interference Archive is a volunteer-run, community-funded collection of “objects that are created as part of social movements…

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Publishers Weekly Celebrates Decade of Growth in Comics

January 6, 2016
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Publishers Weekly Celebrates Decade of Growth in Comics

In the past decade, comics and graphic novels have transitioned from a niche market to a key component of many publishers’ business models. Previously pigeonholed as the exclusive province of adolescents (even if that was never true), comics have not only seen a resurgence in the children’s market but also won praise across adult genres…

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Join CBLDF this Weekend at Comic Arts Brooklyn!

November 6, 2015
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Join CBLDF this Weekend at Comic Arts Brooklyn!

This weekend, join CBLDF for Comic Arts Brooklyn, a free annual celebration of comics and cartoon art presented by Desert Island! On Saturday, November 7, join CBLDF from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Mt. Carmel Gymnasium (12 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211) for exhibits and signings with some of the biggest names in…

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