Author: Jordan Smith

Talking Comics in Higher Ed with Comics@SDSU

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This week, I had the opportunity to sit down for an interview with popular culture librarian/comic arts curator Pamela Jackson and professor of history Elizabeth Pollard of Comics@SDSU. Comics@SDSU is a comics studies collaborative affiliated with San Diego State University.…

CBLDF at NYCC!

New York Comic Con is returning as an in-person event this week, and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund will be there! Join us this Thursday, October 7, at 2:45 p.m. for our panel Defending Comics Today: Contemporary Comics Censorship. Join Interim Director Jeff…

Banned Books: The Internet

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Banned Books Week started this week — it runs September 26–October 2. Each week this month, we will profile one of the many spaces in the United States where books are banned. We’ll examine who is banning and challenging them, the…

Banned Books: Censorship in Leander, Texas

Banned Books Week got kicked off early this year with a conversation about the recent censorship in Leander, Texas, which has affected several graphic novels. Organized by Betsy Gomez (BBW Coalition Coordinator, CBLDF Coalition Director) and moderated by Nora Pelizzari (National Coalition Against Censorship),…

Banned Books: Schools

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Banned Books Week starts this month, running from September 26–October 2. Each week leading up to the event, we will profile one of the many spaces in the United States where books are banned. We’ll examine who is banning and challenging…

Banned Books: Prisons

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Banned Books Week starts this month, running from September 26–October 2. Each week leading up to the event, we will profile one of the many spaces in the United States where books are banned. We’ll look at who is banning…

Flying Dog Brewery Sues NC Alcohol Board Over Censorship

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Flying Dog Brewery is proving itself once again as the brewery of free speech. Flying Dog is suing the North Carolina alcohol board for rejecting this year’s seasonal winter beer. The board decided the Maryland brewery’s “Freezin’ Season” Winter Ale…

New Apple Security May Lead to Problems

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Last month, Apple announced new security precautions they are implementing with help from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). These new security precautions will scan images on iPhones and other iOS products and compare them to NCMEC’s…

Comics@SDSU Awarded Grant to Further Comics Scholarship and Education

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Comics@SDSU was awarded a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The independent federal agency awarded the grant of nearly $150,000 to “advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations.” The grant will be a boost…