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College Student Wants Four Graphic Novels “Eradicated from the System”

June 13, 2015
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College Student Wants Four Graphic Novels “Eradicated from the System”

A 20-year-old college student in Yucaipa, California is protesting the inclusion of four landmark graphic novels in an English class that she took during the recently-finished Spring 2015 semester at Crafton Hills College. According to the Redlands Daily Facts newspaper, Tara Shultz and her parents object to Persepolis, Fun Home, Y: The Last ManVol. 1,…

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Neil Gaiman Responds to One Million Moms’ Lucifer Shenanigans

June 3, 2015
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The American Family Association’s One Million Moms is raising hoopla yet again, this time protesting the release of Fox’s upcoming series Lucifer. The show, which is based on the character Neil Gaiman introduced in his critically acclaimed comic Sandman, follows the bored Lord of Hell as he leaves the underworld and discovers a new hobby…

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Spiegelman New Statesman Cover Pulled Amid Dispute Over Mohammed Comic

June 2, 2015
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Spiegelman New Statesman Cover Pulled Amid Dispute Over Mohammed Comic

The most recent issue of the UK’s New Statesman magazine, on the theme of “Saying the Unsayable,” was originally slated to feature a cover by Art Spiegelman. But the legendary creator of Maus pulled the cover “at the very last minute” by his own description, when the magazine reneged on an informal agreement to also…

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CBLDF Joins NCAC Response to Charlie Hebdo PEN America Award Controversy

May 8, 2015
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CBLDF Joins NCAC Response to Charlie Hebdo PEN America Award Controversy

Dozens of authors have registered their protest of PEN American Center’s presentation of its Freedom of Expression Courage Award to Charlie Hebdo staff. In response, the National Coalition Against Censorship issued a statement — which CBLDF signed — doubling down on their support of Charlie Hebdo’s right to free expression. In the wake of the…

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Spiegelman, Bechdel, Gaiman Take Over at PEN Literary Gala

May 4, 2015
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Spiegelman, Bechdel, Gaiman Take Over at PEN Literary Gala

A week after six authors withdrew as table hosts of PEN American Center’s literary gala in protest of the free speech group’s presentation of its Freedom of Expression Courage Award to Charlie Hebdo staff, some big names in comics are stepping in to take their place. Art Spiegelman, Alison Bechdel, and Neil Gaiman are among…

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Garry Trudeau Argues that Charlie Hebdo Crossed a Satirical Red Line

April 17, 2015
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Garry Trudeau Argues that Charlie Hebdo Crossed a Satirical Red Line

American political satirist and cartoonist Garry Trudeau is no stranger to inciting controversy with his work, and in his recent article published in The Atlantic, he invited further controversy with inflammatory comments equating the editorial decisions at the Charlie Hebdo office to hate speech and what he describes as a rising trend of “free-speech fanaticism.”…

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CBLDF Podcast BONUS EPISODE, featuring NEIL GAIMAN!

April 1, 2015
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CBLDF Podcast BONUS EPISODE, featuring NEIL GAIMAN!

To celebrate today’s launch of CBLDF Defender, we’ve uploaded a bonus episode of the CBLDF Podcast! In this episode, we speak to author and CBLDF Advisory Board Co-Chair (as well as CBLDF Board of Directors Alumnus) Neil Gaiman! Neil is one of the most popular authors working today, a ground-breaking graphic novelist, a humanitarian deeply…

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Don’t Miss CBLDF Defender, in Stores NOW!

April 1, 2015
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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to announce that CBLDF Defender, a new free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender…

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Retailers: Last Day to Order CBLDF Defender, Our New Quarterly News Magazine!

March 2, 2015
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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to soon be launching our inaugural issue of CBLDF Defender, a free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech! Each issue of CBLDF Defender will bring engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of current censorship news, and in-depth features that…

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Neil Gaiman Responds to Charlie Hebdo Attack

January 8, 2015
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Neil Gaiman’s outspoken advocacy for free expression is well known, so we reached out to Gaiman to comment on the Charlie Hebdo attack, and he expanded upon a tweet he sent shortly after learning about the attack: “As I tweeted on learning about it: How important are free speech and satire? Important enough that people…

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