This weekend, the CBLDF will be exhibiting in Canada for the first time at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, where we’ll be offering a brand new print by Jeff Smith! You can find us all weekend at table 264, just outside the Canadian Reading Series space, as you exit the upstairs exhibit area. We’ll also be delivering a special presentation on Sunday at 1 PM on “How to Fight Censorship,” and bringing signed comics, graphic novels, and prints to support our work defending the freedom to read!
Jeff Smith’s Be Free to Read print, created exclusively for TCAF, measures 9 x 12, and will be available from CBLDF for any donation of $10 or more, and is limited to a run of 200 pieces.
1pm: Special Presentation: “How to Fight Censorship” with Charles Brownstein, CBLDF
Many take it for granted that censorship couldn’t possibly be an issue in 21st Century North America, but the sad truth is that the issue is growing more serious every year. From bans & school funding cuts because of comics like Bone & Fun Home in the United States, to serious criminal charges against manga readers at Canada Customs, the freedom to read is very much imperiled. Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Executive Director Charles Brownstein presents an overview of the censorship challenges facing readers right now, and talks about ways you can make an impact to combat censorship in your communities at this informative presentation.