Posts Tagged ‘ underground comix ’

SDCC18: Sunday with CBLDF!

July 22, 2018
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Sunday with CBLDF CBLDF Live Art Jam 12:15 – 1:45 pm – Room 5 AB Celebrate the legacy of underground comix by seeing art made right before your eyes! The CBLDF Live Art Jam brings together a panel of comics artists, including Denis Kitchen, the legendary underground cartoonist and publisher; Emil Ferris, whose My Favorite…

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SDCC18 – Friday & Saturday with CBLDF!

July 20, 2018
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SDCC18 – Friday & Saturday with CBLDF!

What a great first day! It was amazing to meet so many supporters at the CBLDF Booth #1918, at panels, and of course at the annual Welcome Party! But while one day is done, there’s far too much to do to get bogged down with reminiscing. Follow CBLDF on Twitter to get updates throughout the…

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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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