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CBLDF to Release US & UK Versions of Raising A Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love to Read!

February 27, 2015
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CBLDF to Release US & UK Versions of Raising A Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love to Read!

Just in time for Children’s Book Week, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release a new printing of Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read!, CBLDF’s signature resource for parents and educators about the learning benefits of comics! By popular demand, we are also releasing…

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Censorship 2014: Manga and Anime Blamed for Crime

January 2, 2015
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Misconceptions and deliberate hyperbole about manga and anime are nothing new, but a CNN segment that aired in June was so impressively wrong that our piece on it was one of the most visited on the site this year. In the deceptively edited video, CNN Tokyo correspondent Will Ripley made every effort to suggest that…

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UK Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Illegal Manga

October 22, 2014
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UK Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Illegal Manga

A UK man last week pleaded guilty to 10 counts of possessing illegal manga and anime, a first since manga was added to the country’s child pornography laws in 2010. Robul Hoque of South Bank, Middlesbrough was sentenced to nine months in prison, but the sentence was suspended as long as he does not break…

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Hertfordshire Libraries Restrict Comics Borrowing for Children and Teens

May 21, 2014
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Hertfordshire Libraries Restrict Comics Borrowing for Children and Teens

After a parent in the small English town of Harpenden complained that one of her children was able to access adult graphic novels in the local library, new borrowing restrictions for minors have been imposed across the entire Hertfordshire library system. Children and teens under 16 are now barred from checking out any comics or…

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Comics Unmasked Opens at British Library

May 6, 2014
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Comics Unmasked Opens at British Library

The monumental British Library comics exhibit that we told you about back in January is open at last! Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK runs through August 19, featuring over 200 works by Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, and many more British comics luminaries. In a recent article for the…

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Flying Spaghetti Monster Banned From UK University Event

February 11, 2014
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Flying Spaghetti Monster Banned From UK University Event

Pastafarians, don your colanders! Posters depicting the satirical deity Flying Spaghetti Monster were recently banned from an activities fair at a public university in London because they could be “religiously offensive,” reports The Independent. On their recruitment posters, members of London South Bank University’s Atheist Society had used a popular modification of Michelangelo’s Creation of…

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British Library Exhibition Will Feature Comics and “Naughtiness”

January 24, 2014
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British Library Exhibition Will Feature Comics and “Naughtiness”

Exciting news! This summer, the British Library in London will be holding the largest exhibition of landmark and historical comics ever presented in the UK. The show, called Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK, will run from May 2 through August 19 and include over 200 works by Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Mark…

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