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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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Unparalleled Editor, Karen Berger – She Changed Comics

March 12, 2019
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Unparalleled Editor, Karen Berger – She Changed Comics

Karen Berger profile by Caitlin McCabe From modern masterpieces like Y: The Last Man, Fables, and The Invisibles, to seminal classics like V for Vendetta, Preacher, and Sandman, in a time when superheroes glutted the newsstand and comic shops, the former Executive Editor of Vertigo and original power woman of comics, Karen Berger, saw an…

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Celebrate World Book Day with Signed Fun Home, Saga, & Many More!

March 7, 2019
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Celebrate World Book Day with Signed Fun Home, Saga, & Many More!

Join CBLDF in celebrating World Book Day, today and every day, with your favorite banned and challenged graphic novels! CBLDF is offering donors a slew of resources and signed comics that have experienced band and challenges for their content, including: Fun Home, signed and sketched by Alison Bechdel; Saga Volume One Hardcover and Softcover Editions & Y: The Last Man Deluxe Hardcover,…

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Women in Underground Comix

March 4, 2019
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Women in Underground Comix

Editorial Note: In the month of March, CBLDF will be running a series of articles and resources from She Changed Comics. These articles and resources are meant not just to educate, but also spark conversations, and help create teachable moments surrounding the frequently neglected role of women in pioneering comics. We ask that, if you enjoy them,…

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It’s Not the National “Men’s” Cartoonists Society

March 1, 2019
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It’s Not the National “Men’s” Cartoonists Society

Editorial Note: In the month of March, CBLDF will be running a series of articles and resources from She Changed Comics. These articles and resources are meant not just to educate, but also spark conversations, and help create teachable moments surrounding the frequently neglected role of women in pioneering comics. We ask that, if you enjoy them,…

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Comics Pioneer Challenged Racism and Status Quo of Her Era

February 11, 2019
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Comics Pioneer Challenged Racism and Status Quo of Her Era

In celebration of Black History Month, CBLDF is rerunning some amazing profiles created in partnership with Black Nerd Problems to spotlight Black comics creators and cartoonists who made significant contributions to free expression. To see the full list of resources, visit http://cbldf.org/profiles-in-black-cartooning/ Profiles in Black Cartooning: Jackie Ormes Zelda Jackson Ormes, better known as Jackie, was the first…

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Bringing Comics into Your Classroom and Curriculum

November 19, 2018
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Bringing Comics into Your Classroom and Curriculum

Looking for ways to engage reluctant readers? Need gripping tales for those students with shorter attention spans? Interested in teaching visual literacy in addition to improving vocabulary and reading comprehension? Look no further than (trumpet sounds) comic books! If you are a regular CBLDF News Blog reader, you probably aren’t surprised by the idea of…

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Jackie Ormes to Enter Will Eisner Comics Hall of Fame

February 2, 2018
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Jackie Ormes to Enter Will Eisner Comics Hall of Fame

We at CBLDF were delighted to hear recently that Jackie Ormes, the first Black woman creator of a nationally syndicated comic strip, will be inducted into the Will Eisner Comics Hall of Fame later this year. We profiled Ormes in our book She Changed Comics, and also ran the expanded version below in conjunction with…

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Bechdel, Satrapi, Chast Featured in Simpsons Cameos

October 13, 2017
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Bechdel, Satrapi, Chast Featured in Simpsons Cameos

A women in comics dream team assembled for last week’s episode of The Simpsons , a team that also happened to include two creators whose graphic novels are frequently challenged — and a full slate of women who were also profiled in CBLDF’s book She Changed Comics! A convention panel in the episode “Springfield Splendor” featured…

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Join Us for She Changed Comics at UIUC!

April 19, 2017
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Join Us for She Changed Comics at UIUC!

Calling all central Illinoisans! Next Monday, April 24, CBLDF Editorial Director Betsy Gomez will join a panel discussion centered on our book She Changed Comics at the University of Illinois Undergrad Library. Gomez will be joined by comics scholar and UIUC iSchool professor Carol Tilley, cartoonist and animator Nina Paley, and UIUC South Asian Studies…

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