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CBLDF Podcast Episode 19: Gilbert Hernandez!

May 25, 2017
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 19: Gilbert Hernandez!

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez (Love & Rockets, Blubber) about his career, his work, and his early inspirations. We discuss reactions to his work and controversies therein, and his personal views on mature content in comics and elsewhere. Topics: Heavy Metal, Steve Ditko, Katy Perry, Grindhouse cinema, Classics Illustrated In support…

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Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez, Peter Bagge, and Sergio Aragonés Signed Books Now Available From CBLDF!

March 30, 2017
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Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez, Peter Bagge, and Sergio Aragonés Signed Books Now Available From CBLDF!

This week, check out our premiums signed by Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, Peter Bagge, and Sergio Aragonés! CBLDF is rewarding your donations with great books like Grip, Citizen Rex, Speak of the Devil, and Fatima signed by Gilbert Hernandez, The Art of Jaime Hernandez signed by Jaime Hernandez, Apocalypse Nerd and Reset signed by Peter Bagge, and Scatterbrain…

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Two Graphic Novels on Toronto Public Library’s Annual Challenged Books Report

July 1, 2016
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Toronto Public Library recently released their yearly Reconsideration of Materials Summary, recapping the books and movies challenged in one of Canada’s largest library systems, and two graphic novels were among the books challenged. Similar to the American Library Association’s yearly Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books, the Materials Review Committee of the Toronto Public…

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Censorship Battles Take a Toll on Educators

January 14, 2016
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Censorship Battles Take a Toll on Educators

Virtually every public school district across the country has a policy on how challenges to materials should be handled. One of the many benefits of observing these policies is that they help to shield the districts’ own employees — teachers and librarians — from personal attacks hashed out in public. All too often, book challenge…

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Adding Palomar to Your Library or Classroom Collection

July 24, 2015
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Adding Palomar to Your Library or Classroom Collection

Palomar by Gilbert Hernandez collects the author’s “Heartbreak Soup” stories, which originally appeared in the Love and Rockets series, a collaboration with his brothers Jaime and Mario. The book, which has received widespread critical praise, focuses on the interconnected lives of characters from one family in the fictional South American town of Palomar. In February…

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Emails Show Confused Response to Palomar Challenge in Rio Rancho

July 16, 2015
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Emails Show Confused Response to Palomar Challenge in Rio Rancho

Although we got word last week that Palomar by Gilbert Hernandez would be returning to high school library shelves in Rio Rancho, New Mexico after a parent’s challenge was resolved, a new report from Albuquerque radio station KUNM indicates that things may not be so straightforward. School district emails obtained via FOIA request show that…

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Palomar Back in Rio Rancho Schools–But Restricted

July 9, 2015
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Palomar Back in Rio Rancho Schools–But Restricted

When classes resume next month at New Mexico’s Rio Rancho High School, the acclaimed graphic novel Palomar by Gilbert Hernandez will be back on shelves in the library–but students under 18 will need a parent’s signature to check it out. This story first broke back in February with a heavily biased news report from Albuquerque-area…

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New Mexico TV Station Continues Vendetta Against Palomar

April 9, 2015
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New Mexico TV Station Continues Vendetta Against Palomar

As we told you last week, the parent who wants Gilbert Hernadez’s Palomar removed from a high school library in Rio Rancho, New Mexico is appealing the decision of a review committee that voted to retain the book on shelves. Now Albuquerque-area news station KOAT, which originally broke the story with a biased and sensational…

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Rio Rancho Parent Appeals Palomar Decision

March 30, 2015
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Rio Rancho Parent Appeals Palomar Decision

Last week’s good news that a Rio Rancho, New Mexico school district review committee voted to retain Gilbert Hernandez’s Palomar in a high school library collection is today tempered by the additional information that the parent who challenged the book is appealing that decision to the school board. The board is expected to consider the…

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Rio Rancho Public Schools to Observe Challenge Policy for Palomar

March 16, 2015
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Rio Rancho Public Schools to Observe Challenge Policy for Palomar

Good news out of Rio Rancho, New Mexico: Despite a school district official’s initial assessment last month that Gilbert Hernandez’s Palomar was “clearly inappropriate” for a high school library collection, it has been confirmed that the district will follow its challenge policy with a committee review of the book beginning this week. News coverage of…

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