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Bill Watch — Idaho HB 666

A dutch angle of the columns in front of a court house

Another problematic bill has reared its ugly head in the state of Idaho this winter. First introduced in February, Idaho House Bill 666, a bill that criminalizes librarians (among others), passed the House on Monday. It is now moving on…

Texas Legislators Target Vendors

Last week, Texas state representative Jared Patterson penned a letter to school superintendents across the state. The letter, signed by twenty-six fellow Republican representatives, called on the schools to sign an enclosed pledge. The pledge calls on school officials to “neither knowingly partner…

Jeff Trexler and the Freedom To Read on the More To Come Podcast

CBLDF interim director Jeff Trexler appears in the latest episode of Publishers Weekly comic podcast, More To Come. In episode 506: “The CBLDF and the Right to Read,” host Calvin Reid sat down with Trexler to discuss the rise in book bannings and…

Celebrate Will Eisner Week With CBLDF

This week, CBLDF is celebrating Will Eisner Week. Running from March 1 through March 7, Will Eisner Week is an annual celebration honoring the legacy of Will Eisner, champion of the graphic novel. Comic-Con International is sponsoring a day of panels…

CBLDF and NCAC Present — How to Fight Book Bans: Student Strategies

Join us on February 28, 2022 at 8:00 pm ET for an interactive strategy session to discuss the current attacks on books in schools and learn how you can defend the right to read in your community and beyond. Meet authors, free expression…

Join CBLDF for Editorial Cartooning: A Workshop for Students

Unmute yourself with cartoons! Join Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and award-winning editorial cartoonists Ruben Bolling, Clay Jones, and Shannon Wheeler for “Editorial Cartooning: A Workshop for Students” on February 23, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PST. The artists will describe…

CBLDF Book Challenge Roundup

As projected, these first two months of 2022 have proven to be busy as book challenges continue. We have been working to stop censorship both publicly and privately. Last month, Maus made national news when a Tennessee school district removed it from…

CBLDF at the Alamo Drafthouse — Free Screening and Panel

Movie poster for The Never List. A Young women sits smiling lost in thought. A thought bubble behind her features a notebook titled The Never List as well as pictures of her with a friend as well as comic depictions of them.

Houston-area residents prepare for a double-feature! This Wednesday, February 9, at 7:30 PM, the Alamo Drafthouse in Katy, Texas, will be hosting a free screening of Michelle Mower’s The Never List, followed by a panel discussion about the recent wave of book…

CBLDF Comments on Maus Censorship

What does the removal of Art Spiegelman’s Maus from the eighth-grade public school curriculum in McMinn County, Tennessee, mean for the future of comic arts censorship? How should concerned members of the comics community respond? The following are excerpts from…