Posts Tagged ‘ free expression ’

CBLDF Announces Exclusives, Signings, and New Programs for Comic-Con!

July 3, 2019
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CBLDF Announces Exclusives, Signings, and New Programs for Comic-Con!

It’s that special time of year where die-hard fans from every corner of the globe and every type of fandom start gearing up for San Diego Comic-Con, the largest convention in the comics-sphere. From July 18 – 21, 2019 you can find Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at Booth #1918 nonstop, plus our Annual Welcome…

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Start a Book Club with CBLDF’s Help!

April 23, 2019
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Start a Book Club with CBLDF’s Help!

Whether you’re planning activities for Banned Books Week, trying to read more, or looking to engage with others during the spring and summer, there are few things that bring as much joy as starting a comic book club. Check out this post for free resources like handbooks, lists of comics to read, and discussion guides. Handbooks…

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The Magicians Demonstrates Library Shelving is a Crucial Form of Speech

March 22, 2019
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The Magicians Demonstrates Library Shelving is a Crucial Form of Speech

“That’s why these books are so important; they’re such a gift. They can allow you to see other points of view.” – Penny 23, The Magicians on SyFy Last month, a long-fought victory in a Kansas library allowed the continued shelving of LGBTQIA kids books with other books for readers of a similar age instead…

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CBLDF Seeks Community Development Manager

December 14, 2018
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CBLDF Seeks Community Development Manager

If you are looking for a career that gives you more than just a paycheck, and are interested in developing skills and contacts that help you fight for free expression – consider joining the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! We are a lean nonprofit organization devoted to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the…

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Celebrate Banned Books Week At Your Library with Image Comics’ Library Livestreams

September 13, 2018
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Celebrate Banned Books Week At Your Library with Image Comics’ Library Livestreams

PORTLAND, OR, 09/13/2018 — Image Comics is celebrating Banned Books Week with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and The Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table of the American Library Association by producing a week of Library Livestreams featuring creators Nick Dragotta (East of West), Grace Ellis (Moonstruck, Lumberjanes), Pornsak Pichetshote (Infidel), Charles Soule (Curse Words), and…

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Francoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman RESIST!

January 13, 2017
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Francoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman RESIST!

The November election and the events leading up to it left many with the desire to express themselves about the result. Among them were Francoise Mouly (The New Yorker) and Nadja Spiegelman (I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This), who have partnered with Gabe Fowler to produce RESIST!, a free 40-page protest newspaper featuring cartoons…

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Burmese Artists Explore Freedom of Expression

October 18, 2016
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Burmese Artists Explore Freedom of Expression

Although 2012 saw the abolition of pre-publication censorship in Burma, many still feel the influence of the decades-long political climate that silenced artists and closed bookstores. A recent set of interviews by DVB demonstrates that a new wave of Burmese artists aren’t standing by, instead testing their new artistic freedom and stepping up to fill a void…

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She Changed Comics! Help Back CBLDF’s History of the Women Who Changed Free Expression on Kickstarter!

March 29, 2016
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Women have been making comics since the medium’s very beginning, but there’s an important story that hasn’t yet been told: how women changed free expression in comics. With your help, CBLDF will tell that story in She Changed Comics, a full-color, 160-page book coming out this fall! Please back this important project now on Kickstarter, where…

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Two Puppeteers at Center of Heated Free Speech Debate in Spain

February 19, 2016
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Two puppeteers in Madrid, Spain, are being charged with “glorifying terrorism” and have become the center of a heated debate on the state of free expression in the country. When Alfonso Lazaro de la Fuente and Raul Garcia Perez, puppet masters of the Puppets from Below theater group, put on their show “The Witch and…

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Watching Big Brother: Chinese Cartoonist Watches Back

February 11, 2016
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Prolific and controversial political cartoonist Badiucao has made a career out of tackling China’s difficult political and social issues. A new ebook Watching Big Brother: Political Cartoons by Badiucao collects his work and offers a glimpse into Badiucao’s perspective on the state of free speech in China. Born in Shanghai but now residing in Australia, Badiucao utilizes satire…

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