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Bad Weekend and More GNs Signed by Brubaker & Phillips to Benefit CBLDF!

July 12, 2019
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Bad Weekend and More GNs Signed by Brubaker & Phillips to Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF supporters have the opportunity to grab a slew of graphic novels signed by powerhouse creative team Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips! We’ve got some great premiums available, including the brand-new Bad Weekend HC; The Fade Out Deluxe HC; My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies HC; Kill or Be Killed Volume One TP; and Sleeper Volume One TP, all signed by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips! All…

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Check Out These LGBTQ+ Comics for Summer

June 28, 2019
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Check Out These LGBTQ+ Comics for Summer

To honor Pride Month, CBLDF aims to highlight resources and comics that celebrate LGBTQ+ characters, content, and creators. Each year the American Library Association releases a list of the most challenged and banned books and comics based on reported challenges, and the majority of that list is challenged for the inclusion of Queer stories and…

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Retailer Spotlight: Captain Nemo, California

May 31, 2019
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Retailer Spotlight: Captain Nemo, California

Take a walk through a huge local comics shop in central California! Captain Nemo’s has a great selection of everything from graphic novels and manga, to movies, anime DVD, and every type of game you can imagine. This wild store has has something for everyone, and is situated with Cheap Thrills record store, so it’s…

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Start Summer Reading with Banned and Challenged Comics!

May 27, 2019
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Start Summer Reading with Banned and Challenged Comics!

Summer reading is not just for kids. Whether you are lining up beach reads months in advance of vacation or drawn to the allure of an airport bookstore for a last minute treat (and the hope of scoring a secretly signed book), reading is ingrained in the unplugged joys of summer. This summer, make it…

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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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