Author: Jordan Smith

Missouri: Part 2 — SB 775

(This article is the second part of our look at Senate Bill 775 in Missouri. You can find the first part here.) Missouri Senate Bill 775 went into effect on August 28, 2022. It is a lengthy bill coming in…

Panelists Announced for NYCC Defending Comics Today!

CBLDF is proud to announce we will be joined by three stellar guests for our panel this weekend at New York Comic Con. Interim director Jeff Trexler and digital editor Jordan Smith will be joined by CBLDF board members Amy…

Missouri: Part 1 — Banning Comics in St. Louis

This week, at a local school board meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, a group of fifteen parents and students spoke in opposition to the recent removal of multiple titles in their school district. The speakers were alarmed that the school…

Catch CBLDF at New York Comic Con!

New York Comic Con will take over the Javits Center in New York City next week, October 6 through 9. ReedPop once again presents the largest pop culture convention on the East Coast. CBLDF will be in attendance offering the…

Gender Queer Victory in Virginia Explained in 38 Tweets

Tuesday marked a victory for Maia Kobabe and er graphic novel Gender Queer as a Virginia judge dismissed a lawsuit against it. The case that targeted both Gender Queer and A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas…

Flamer Sparks Police Investigation in Texas

Police temporarily removed the graphic novel Flamer by Mike Curato from a Katy ISD high school before the start of school this year. A criminal complaint alleging the district was providing material harmful to minors is what prompted the removal.  The initial…

Keller ISD Removes Graphic Novels for the Second Time

There are fewer books on the shelves this year in the Keller International School District. Keller ISD, in Texas, removed forty-one books before the start of school this year. Last Tuesday, the day before classes started, principals in the district…

Tonight is the Night

San Diego, July 23 — Tonight is the night. The CBLDF Art Auction will be returning to the Hilton Bayfront in Sapphire AB tonight Saturday, July 23, from 8pm–10pm! Check-in for auction paddles will begin at 7:30. All of the…

Update: CBLDF Saturday Auction at Hilton

San Diego, July 22 — The CBLDF Art Auction receives a second printing! The Hilton Bayfront, our original venue, and the workers at Unite Here Local 30 have announced a contract agreement, so the CBLDF Art Auction will be returning…