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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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Vietnamese Creators Fight Against Outdated “Comics Are for Kids” Mentality

November 10, 2016
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Vietnamese Creators Fight Against Outdated “Comics Are for Kids” Mentality

Vietnamese comic artists today are not only finding creative ways to combat censorship, but are also working to overcome many of the negative stereotypes still associated with the medium—most frequently, the fallacy that comics are for children and cannot be written for an adult readership. Tuoi Tre News spoke with a few creators about the…

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Reasons Why Every Child Should Read Comics

October 26, 2015
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Both parents and teachers know that it can sometimes be a challenge to find ways to inspire their children and students to read. “Each year, I have had a number of students who claim to hate reading,” writes teacher Creed Anthony in a recent article on Brilliant or Insane. In response to such a statement,…

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Chinese Censorship Undermines Animation and Comics Industry

August 25, 2015
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Chinese Censorship Undermines Animation and Comics Industry

Japanese manga promotes juvenile delinquency, violence, and sex — these were some of the reasons that the Chinese Ministry of Culture used to outright ban 38 Japanese manga and anime. But some are beginning to explore whether similar Chinese-produced materials would be held to the same standard and whether they can succeed in a country…

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The Return of CBLDF Grab Bags!

August 5, 2015
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The Return of CBLDF Grab Bags!

CBLDF is proud to present the return of the CBLDF Comics Grab Bags! Comics creators and industry professionals support the Fund in many ways, including donating comics from their own library! We’ve amassed a collection of comics spanning from the Silver to Modern Age.Look for works from your favorite publishers including Dark Horse, DC Comics, IDW, Image,…

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Angoulême Honors Fallen Charlie Hebdo Staff with “Charlie Freedom of Speech” Award

February 3, 2015
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The aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks has left the comics world shaken, but it has also motivated cartoonists around the world to stand in solidarity with creators’ fundamental right to free expression. This past week, was another demonstration of the strength of cartooning community took place at the 42nd Angoulême International Comics Festival in…

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Censorship 2013: Is Apple the New Face of Comics Censorship?

January 2, 2014
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Censorship 2013: Is Apple the New Face of Comics Censorship?

More people read comics digitally every year, but for Apple users, freedom of choice has been limited. Publishers and creators in the digital realm have been stymied by censorship arising from Apple’s inconsistent enforcement of content policies, which resulted in some of the more high-profile bans of 2013. In a landscape that includes competitors like…

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