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Neil Gaiman on Censorship and the Perception of Comics as a “Gutter Medium”

December 19, 2014
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In the upcoming Winter 2014 issue of Index on Censorship magazine, political cartoonist Martin Rowson interviewed long-time free speech advocate and CBLDF Advisory Board Co-Chair Neil Gaiman on issues of censorship, comics as a gutter medium, and how graphic novels and literature are still thriving by shocking the mainstream today. With entertaining stories of their…

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Support CBLDF on #GivingTuesday — Get All-Star Comics Anthology as Thanks!

December 2, 2014
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All year round, CBLDF works hard to protect the right to read. Our efforts combat the rising tide of censorship facing students, educators, and libraries, and we continue to provide a valuable safety net for creators and retailers. We can only do this work because of the generosity of of our supporters. Today, we’re asking you…

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Neil Gaiman, Frank Quitely, & Bill Gaines Exclusives Launch CBLDF’s SPIRIT OF GIVING Holiday Gift Drive!

November 12, 2014
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Give the best holiday gifts to the comics fan in your life and support CBLDF during the Spirit of Giving Holiday Gift Drive!  Each week, CBLDF is offering donors a hand-picked selection of gift bundles featuring signed graphic novels or exclusive premiums all supporting the Fund’s efforts to protect the freedom to read! This week, CBLDF…

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Neil Gaiman, Robie Harris, Judy Blume, and More Hit the Red Carpet for NCAC

November 11, 2014
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Last week, author and comics creator (and CBLDF Advisory Board co-chair!) Neil Gaiman and 39 other honorees were awarded the title of 2014 Free Speech Defender by the National Collation Against Censorship. On November 3rd, during a gala New York City, NCAC celebrated their 40th Anniversary and 40 years of free speech by honoring those…

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Humble Horror Book Bundle Ups the Ante to Benefit CBLDF and RAINN!

November 5, 2014
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Humble Horror Book Bundle Ups the Ante to Benefit CBLDF and RAINN!

Halloween may be over, but the folks at Humble Bundle know how to keep folks awake at night: The Humble Horror Books Bundle! The bundle is entering Week 2, and Humble has added some amazing titles to the lineup: We Are All Completely Fine, by Daryl Gregory Angel Omnibus, stories by Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews,…

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Neil Gaiman to Be Honored as NCAC 2014 Free Speech Defender

November 3, 2014
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Neil Gaiman to Be Honored as NCAC 2014 Free Speech Defender

Today in New York City, the National Collation Against Censorship, along with thirty-nine other notable individuals, organizations, and initiatives, will honor award-winning author and comics creator Neil Gaiman the title of 2014 Free Speech Defender. For their 40th anniversary, at a gala event appropriately called 40 Years of Free Speech, NCAC will celebrate “the artists,…

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Humble Bundle Kicks Off Halloween with Humble Horror Book Bundle, Benefitting CBLDF!

October 29, 2014
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Humble Bundle Kicks Off Halloween with Humble Horror Book Bundle, Benefitting CBLDF!

‘Tis the season for terror in this chilling collection of horror books and comics! Humble Bundle has teamed with several of the leading publishers to kick off the Halloween season right with a variety of the most sought after horror books on the market. Customers can pay what they want while supporting charity and satisfying…

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9 Banned Books Week Quotes

September 26, 2014
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9 Banned Books Week Quotes

As Banned Books Week nears its end, it’s important to remember that the fight against censorship doesn’t end with it. These quotes serve as a reminder of how insidious censorship is and how people should celebrate — and defend — the freedom to read throughout the year! We need your help to keep fighting for…

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31 Comics to Use in Classrooms

September 23, 2014
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31 Comics to Use in Classrooms

What better way to celebrate the freedom to read than to use graphic novels in classrooms! CBLDF is delighted to have two resources to help you guide classroom discussions: Using Graphic Novels in Education and the CBLDF Discussion Guides! The list below includes all of the titles we’ve covered so far, but we add two…

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Toon Graphics Advocates for Comics in the Classroom

September 3, 2014
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Toon Graphics Advocates for Comics in the Classroom

Last week the New York Times made a discovery: teachers are using comics in the classroom. Of course this was not news to us at CBLDF, as we’ve been touting the learning and literacy benefits of comics for a while now and we know of many teachers who use them to great effect! The story…

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