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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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She Changed Comics: Teaching Resources Now Available!

March 31, 2017
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She Changed Comics: Teaching Resources Now Available!

Thanks to your overwhelming support, we didn’t just fund She Changed Comics, our resource about the women who changed free expression in comics — we also funded teaching guides for higher education, high school, and middle school. Those guides are now available! Covering female comics creators from the turn of the 20th century to present…

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Join CBLDF at WonderCon Anaheim This Weekend!

March 29, 2017
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Join CBLDF at WonderCon Anaheim This Weekend!

WonderCon has returned to Anaheim this year, and we’ll be there to fight for the freedom to read comics! Find us at booth #1209 at the Anaheim Convention Center, March 31 – April 2, with a slew of signed goodies and more! WonderCon is a perfect opportunity to join CBLDF! Your contributions help us defend creators,…

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She Changed Comics: Roberta Gregory Interview

March 29, 2017
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She Changed Comics: Roberta Gregory Interview

Roberta Gregory uses dark humor to explore the modern world from a feminist perspective, and her groundbreaking work garners a broad spectrum of reactions, from veneration to outright rejection. During Emerald City Comicon she sat down with She Changed Comics editor Betsy Gomez to discuss her work and the role of women in the industry.  Your father…

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She Changed Comics: It’s Not the National “Men’s” Cartoonists Society

March 24, 2017
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She Changed Comics: It’s Not the National “Men’s” Cartoonists Society

Edwina Dumm, Barbara Shermund, and Hilda Terry helped pave the way for women in the cartooning business today. These women produced persuasive illustrations for the suffrage movement and emphasized the strength of women in daily life, often with notable humor, and their work increased acceptance of female cartoonists in the industry. Arguably one of the most…

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Teaching and Library Resources for Comics by Women

March 23, 2017
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Teaching and Library Resources for Comics by Women

There’s still about a week left in Women’s History Month, but librarians and educators can use our resources all year round! Below, you’ll find 19 comics by women for which we’ve made CBLDF Discussion Guides, Using Graphic Novels in Education columns, or Adding Graphic Novels to Your Collection resources — in some cases all three!…

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She Changed Comics: Lou Rogers, Advocate for Women’s Rights

March 17, 2017
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She Changed Comics: Lou Rogers, Advocate for Women’s Rights

When Lou Rogers first tried to break into political cartooning around 1908, “Editors said there were no women cartoonists,” a reporter and childhood friend recalled about 15 years later. “They said women couldn’t even draw jokes. They hadn’t any humor” (Lewiston Daily Sun 1924). The naysayers were almost right on one score: Rogers was indeed…

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She Changed Comics Makes 2017 Amelia Bloomer List

February 3, 2017
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She Changed Comics Makes 2017 Amelia Bloomer List

CBLDF is proud to announce that She Changed Comics, our book collecting profiles of more than 60 women who transformed the landscape of free expression and expanded the comics artform, has been named to the 2017 Amelia Bloomer List of notable feminist literature for young people! We’re in great company on the list compiled by…

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