Posts Tagged ‘ underground comix ’

SDCC18: CBLDF Programming Guide!

July 5, 2018
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SDCC18: CBLDF Programming Guide!

CBLDF Programming Guide Mark your calendars so you don’t miss a single minute of fun with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. We have brand new educational panels this year to talk about comics in libraries, the history of social justice in comics, the state of censorship today, and so much more! Check out this year’s…

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 27: Ron Turner

May 31, 2018
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 27: Ron Turner

In this episode, we speak with legendary publisher Ron Turner, starting with his early days as an activist, through the creation of foundational publishing house LAST GASP, the heyday of the Underground Comix movement, and a myriad of other topics from an amazing life. TOPICS INCLUDE: Amputation, Activism, Air Pirates, Ecology, and R. Crumb The…

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Remembering Lyn Chevli, A Woman Who Truly Changed Comics

October 28, 2016
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Remembering Lyn Chevli, A Woman Who Truly Changed Comics

Comics legend Lyn Chevli has passed away. Co-founder of Nanny Goat Productions, along with legend in her own right Joyce Farmer, Chevli is credited as the co-publisher of some of the most important feminist works of the underground comix era. She passed away on October 8 of age-related causes in Laguna Beach, California. She was…

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The Bust: Orange County’s War on Underground Comix

September 15, 2016
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The Bust: Orange County’s War on Underground Comix

Joyce Farmer walked into Fahrenheit 451 Bookstore & Art Gallery the morning of December 4, 1973, feeling confident. She carried with her several copies of her new underground comic book Pandora’s Box, fresh from the printer. Like Joyce’s earlier comics, this one was best described as “blatantly outrageous.” She and Lyn Chevli had outdone themselves…

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How the Comics Code Laid the Foundation for LGBTQ Comix

June 29, 2016
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How the Comics Code Laid the Foundation for LGBTQ Comix

Along with giving rise to some of the industry’s greatest creators and laying the foundation for what has become the independent comics scene today, the undergrounds also fostered the development of the queer comix movement -- a wholly new and unique space where LGBTQ youth could, for once, express themselves and speak out freely about…

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Profiles in Black Cartooning: Richard Eugene “Grass” Green

February 19, 2016
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Profiles in Black Cartooning: Richard Eugene “Grass” Green

In celebration of Black History Month, CBLDF has partnered with Black Nerd Problems to spotlight Black comics creators and cartoonists who made significant contributions to free expression. Visit CBLDF.org throughout the month of February to learn more!   Black History Month has become a multifaceted parade of Black greatness in all of my social media feeds — first Black man…

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Profiles in Black Cartooning: Larry Fuller

February 17, 2016
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Profiles in Black Cartooning: Larry Fuller

In celebration of Black History Month, CBLDF has partnered with Black Nerd Problems to spotlight Black comics creators and cartoonists who made significant contributions to free expression. Visit CBLDF.org throughout the month of February to learn more!   Larry Fuller—a.k.a. A. Christian White—with his quick wit, eye for innovation, and keen sense of opportunity is regarded as one of the…

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Comix Legend Bill Griffith on Breaking Taboos in the Industry

June 10, 2015
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“Are we having fun yet?” In the late 1960s, the Underground Comix Movement emerged, and alongside it, the likes of R. Crumb, Trina Robbins, Art Spiegelman, and more, including Bill Griffith — creator of Zippy the Pinhead and practicing advocate for freedom of expression. From the zines of San Francisco to the illustrious pages of…

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San Francisco Celebrates Ron Turner Day in Style

May 7, 2015
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San Francisco Celebrates Ron Turner Day in Style

Underground comix legend and Last Gasp founder Ron Turner got some well-deserved recognition from his home city of San Francisco this week, as the Cartoon Art Museum and the Charles M. Schulz Museum presented him their annual Sparky Award which “celebrates the significant contributions of cartoon artists who embody the talent, innovation, and humanity” of…

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Denis Kitchen On Comix and Free Speech

April 10, 2015
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Comics publisher, activist, and free speech advocate Denis Kitchen has done a lot both for comics themselves as well as protecting the creators who produce them. In a recent interview with Mark Voger at NJ.com, Kitchen talks about his work as creator in the underground comix movement to his founding of the CBLDF to protect…

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