Posts Tagged ‘ comics ’

CBLDF Argues Against Expressive Content Restrictions In UN Guidelines

April 3, 2019
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CBLDF Argues Against Expressive Content Restrictions In UN Guidelines

Recent draft guidelines circulated by a United Nations agency with the goal of expanding child protection also included provisions targeting expressive content, including comics, prose and other forms of artistic expression. Last week, CBLDF submitted comments on the draft that applaud the UN’s efforts to protect children, while cautioning against encouraging governments to place new…

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Celebrate Will Eisner Week!

March 5, 2019
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Celebrate Will Eisner Week!

The first week of March each year is nationally known as Will Eisner Week, aimed at not only celebrating Eisner’s life and accomplishments, but also to celebrate the things that Eisner stood for – literacy, community, free expression. Individuals and institutions set aside time this to offer classes, symposiums, screenings, and more, all in honor…

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LGBTQIA Muslim Comics Mysteriously Removed from Instagram

February 15, 2019
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LGBTQIA Muslim Comics Mysteriously Removed from Instagram

Indonesian Government Takes Credit, Instagram Denies Involvement This week, Instagram account @Alpantuni, which posted comics about a gay Muslim character in Indonesia, disappeared to the dismay of its 6,000 followers. The government in Indonesia was quick to take credit, claiming they had reached out to the social media Instagram and requested the comics be removed…

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New Spawn Humble Bundle from Image Comics Benefits CBLDF!

February 6, 2019
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New Spawn Humble Bundle from Image Comics Benefits CBLDF!

Humble Comics Bundle: Spawn by Image Since the ’90s, few characters have held the public’s imagination the way that Spawn has. Consistently a best-seller, Spawn inspired an Emmy Award-winning animated show long before the days where comics ruled the television programming, and a live action feature film as well – with upcoming reboots planned for…

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Donate Comics, Manga, and Drawing Books to People Who Really Want Them

December 17, 2018
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Donate Comics, Manga, and Drawing Books to People Who Really Want Them

One of the front lines in the fight for First Amendment rights was in prisons around the country in 2018. CBLDF tried to cover these news stories, as lists of censored works emerged, or lawsuits were filed, or legislation overturned. No matter what individuals feel about the mass incarceration problem in this country, it is…

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Yes, Comic Books are “Real Reading”

August 22, 2018
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Yes, Comic Books are “Real Reading”

Lucas Maxwell posted a great (and friendly) reminder the other day, that even though comics are enjoying mainstream popularity on television and at the local multiplex, many parents and teachers still think reading graphic novels don’t really count as reading. They aren’t real books. As though Watchmen is easily equated with The Very Hungry Caterpillar…

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Tonight! CBLDF Invites You to MARCH, a Special Reception for Supporters of Free Expression

May 4, 2018
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Tonight! CBLDF Invites You to MARCH, a Special Reception for Supporters of Free Expression

  The Art of MARCH: Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Reception May 4 – 6:30 – 9PM Do not miss this unique opportunity to join Nate Powell, artist of the National Book Award-winning MARCH trilogy at a special reception for The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece on tonight, Friday, May 4. Powell will be…

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CBLDF Welcomes Lion Forge as Newest Corporate Member!

April 19, 2018
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CBLDF Welcomes Lion Forge as Newest Corporate Member!

Publisher of “Comics for Everyone” Joins the Efforts of the Industry’s Premier Free Speech Organization Lion Forge is proud to join the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund as the organization’s newest Corporate Member! Lion Forge is a trans-media studio with a focus on comics publishing across all age groups. A company committed to “Comics for Everyone,” Lion Forge…

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CBLDF Needs Your Help! Do You Read, Sell, or Shelve Comics?

March 2, 2018
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CBLDF Needs Your Help! Do You Read, Sell, or Shelve Comics?

Ensuring the freedom to read starts with ensuring the best access to books possible. With that in mind Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has partnered with graduate students at University of Washington iSchool to figure out how everyone finds comic books (or doesn’t) in their local libraries. With this quick survey we can improve the way…

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Despite Challenges, Russian Indie Comics Scene Continues to Grow

December 14, 2016
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Despite Challenges, Russian Indie Comics Scene Continues to Grow

Around the world, comics have been embraced as literature and a medium for free speech. Russia is no exception. In a recent editorial piece on Vice News, Thomas Carey Frazier shares his experiences visiting the country’s Astro Con and the “strange and beautiful” indie comics scene that has emerged in the past five years. From…

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