Posts Tagged ‘ graphic novel ’

Mike Allred Personalizes Books For CBLDF Donors!

January 11, 2018
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Mike Allred Personalizes Books For CBLDF Donors!

To celebrate the launch of his fantastic 2018 CBLDF membership artwork, legendary comics creator Mike Allred will be signing and personalizing some of his greatest graphic novels for donors supporting CBLDF’s important work! Books available for personalization include Madman, iZombie, and Silver Surfer–personalizations are due by 1/26, so don’t wait, donate today to get your own signed & personalized graphic…

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Will Eisner and the Mysterious Origin of the Graphic Novel

December 23, 2015
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Levitz Will Eisner

This year as part of our Spirit of Giving fundraiser, CBLDF is proud to offer a signed edition of board member Paul Levitz’s newest biography on comics luminary Will Eisner, Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel (you can still get a copy here). To celebrate Will Eisner and his lasting impact on comics storytelling,…

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New Graphic Novel Challenges Free Speech Limitations

December 4, 2015
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Free Our Media

A new graphic novel by the European Youth Press explores the state of free press in Europe as seen through the eyes and pens of young European cartoonists and journalists coming into their craft. Entitled Free Our Media, the graphic novel is the collaborative effort of 15 cartoonists and journalists from 15 different European countries,…

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Financial Setback Doesn’t Stop Sonny Liew Graphic Novel from Selling Out

June 9, 2015
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Financial Setback Doesn’t Stop Sonny Liew Graphic Novel from Selling Out

“The retelling of Singapore’s history in the work potentially undermines the authority or legitimacy of the government and its public institutions, and thus breaches our funding guidelines.” This guideline was what led the National Arts Council (NAC) of Singapore to withdraw a grant issued to support the publication of Sonny Liew’s newest graphic novel The…

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Comic Artist Tackles Censorship in Singapore

May 26, 2015
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charliecover

Comic artist Sonny Liew has done work for the biggest publishers in the industry, but now he is tackling a very important, highly personal, and potentially controversial project — a graphic novel depicting some of Singapore’s most controversial events. From Marvel’s Spider-Man to Flight from Image Comics to his collaboration with Gene Luen Yang on…

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Censorship Gone Awry in Cabbagetown Coffee Shop

January 27, 2015
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Censorship Gone Awry in Cabbagetown Coffee Shop

At first glance, it appeared that a downtown Toronto coffee shop, Jet Fuel Coffee, was propagating anti-Semitic sentiment by hanging a series of art pieces entitled “The Jew Funnies” on their walls. Taking offense to the art, a man entered the store and began removing two of the pieces, forcibly attempting to drive off with…

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Teachers: Don’t Miss These 2013 Graphic Novels

January 14, 2014
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Teachers: Don’t Miss These 2013 Graphic Novels

One of our missions here at CBLDF is promoting the use of comics and graphic novels in schools — hence our publications Raising a Reader! How Comic & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love to Read! and CBLDF Presents Manga: Introduction, Challenges, and Best Practices, as well as Meryl Jaffe’s column Using Graphic Novels…

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Massachusetts Library Stands by Tintin

January 3, 2014
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Massachusetts Library Stands by Tintin

Yesterday, library officials with the Jones Library in Amherst, Massachusetts, refused to reshelve — and thus restrict access to — several Tintin titles after a group of parents filed a complaint about racist caricatures in the books. Scott Merzbach covered the story for the Daily Hampshire Gazette: Jeannette Wicks-Lim of Belchertown Road said she and…

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Censorship 2013: Student Protest Saves Persepolis in Chicago Public Schools

January 3, 2014
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Censorship 2013: Student Protest Saves Persepolis in Chicago Public Schools

When a blogger leaked a March 14 email from the principal of Lane Tech College Prep in Chicago, Illinois, students in the district took immediate action. Within hours of discovering the email, students used social media to organize a protest that put hundreds of them on the rainy streets outside Lane Tech and in front…

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