Posts Tagged ‘ maus ’

History of Comics Censorship, Part Three

September 6, 2019
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History of Comics Censorship, Part Three

Editor’s Note: This resource is the second of a six-part series based on one of CBLDF’s most popular presentations about the history of comics censorship. We’ll be posting a segment each week leading up to and including Banned Books Week, September 22 – 28. The series goes chronologically and you can read along on as we…

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Listen to CBLDF’s Charles Brownstein Discuss Censorship Trends (& Get More In-Depth Information)

August 12, 2019
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Listen to CBLDF’s Charles Brownstein Discuss Censorship Trends (& Get More In-Depth Information)

Earlier this month, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Executive Director, Charles Brownstein sat down with Barry Lynn, host of Culture Shocks on KCAA, NBC News Radio for Southern California. From the Comics Code to the recent Walking Dead ban, Charles and Barry explore the state of censorship, as well as why comics are often the…

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She Changed Comics: Marjane Satrapi

March 20, 2019
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She Changed Comics: Marjane Satrapi

In the early 2000s, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis set a new standard for graphic memoirs. Taking an inside look at the brutality and absurdity that overtook her native Iran in the early 1980s, Satrapi’s book met with resounding success amount casual readers as well as educators and librarians who embraced its capacity for increasing cultural understanding.…

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CBLDF Gift Guide 2018!

November 20, 2018
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CBLDF Gift Guide 2018!

CBLDF 2018 Holiday Gift Guide! This holiday season you can support CBLDF and find something for everyone on your list! We’re offering our donors the chance to grab gifts signed by incredible creators, including Classic GNs signed by Neil Gaiman, Stan Sakai, Alison Bechdel, & more; Modern GNs signed by Robert Kirkman, Brian K. Vaughan, Chuck Palahniuk, & more; Superhero GNs…

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Celebrate Banned Books Week With GNs signed by Art Spiegelman, Neil Gaiman, Jeff Smith, & Many More!

September 20, 2018
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Celebrate Banned Books Week With GNs signed by Art Spiegelman, Neil Gaiman, Jeff Smith, & Many  More!

You can celebrate Banned Books Week and support CBLDF’s important work fighting bans and challenges by making a donation for one of these incredible signed graphic novels! These titles or their creators have all faced bans and challenges for their work, and your donations help CBLDF keep their books on shelves nationwide. Donate today to grab The…

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Support CBLDF With GNs Signed by New Yorker Cartoonists Roz Chast, Art Spiegelman, & Shannon Wheeler!

May 10, 2018
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Support CBLDF With GNs Signed by New Yorker Cartoonists Roz Chast, Art Spiegelman, & Shannon Wheeler!

This week CBLDF is excited to offer our donors an incredible selection of graphic novels signed by acclaimed New Yorker Cartoonists! You can make a difference in our fight for free speech and grab a great new graphic novel, including Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant, Going into Town, What I Hate from A to Z, The Party, After You…

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GNs Signed by Art Spiegelman, Neil Gaiman, Stan Sakai, & More Benefit CBLDF!

January 25, 2018
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GNs Signed by Art Spiegelman, Neil Gaiman, Stan Sakai, & More Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF is rewarding your donations with graphic novels signed by comics greats, including The Complete Maus HC, signed by Art Spiegelman; Sandman Overture HC, DC Universe by Neil Gaiman HC, Death Deluxe Ed HC, Complete Graveyard Book HC, Neverwhere Illustrated Ed HC, & more, all signed by Neil Gaiman; Usagi Yojimbo: Senso HC signed & sketched by Stan Sakai; and Groo: Friends & Foes HC signed by Sergio Aragonés! Keep reading or…

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College Courses on Graphic Novels Criticized as Less ‘Intellectually Demanding’

May 19, 2017
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College Courses on Graphic Novels Criticized as Less ‘Intellectually Demanding’

We may be biased (we’re biased), but it is difficult to see how the increased use of comics in higher education could be a bad thing. Starting with Art Spiegelman’s Maus over thirty years ago, educators at all levels have discovered the unique benefits of graphic literature in the classroom. Today entire courses built around…

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ComicMix’s Tweeks Challenge Kids and Parents to Read Challenged Comics This Summer!

June 19, 2015
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ComicMix’s Tweeks Challenge Kids and Parents to Read Challenged Comics This Summer!

Twin tween geeks Maddy and Anya Ernst, aka the Tweeks, just announced their Challenged Graphic Novel Reading Challenge on the ComicMix website, and their summer reading list is chock full of amazing graphic novels that have been attacked by censors! This year’s Banned Books Week will focus on young adult fiction, and YA comics are…

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Maus Pulled from Russia Bookstores for Depicting Nazi Propaganda

May 1, 2015
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Although no formal complaints were issued, several major bookstore chains in Russia have begun pulling the Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel Maus off of their store shelves and internet sites. The reason: The cover depicts a Nazi swastika. According to a recent law passed last December, all Nazi propaganda is forbidden from being displayed in…

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