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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…

CBLDF Interviews Ian Rosenberg: Free Speech Handbook

Interim Director Jeff Trexler recently sat down for an interview with Ian Rosenberg, author of the book The Fight for Free Speech, and recently with co-creator Mike Cavallaro the graphic novel Free Speech Handbook. Below you’ll find the video interview plus a transcript from…

Bill Watch — Oklahoma Senate Bill 1142

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

New legislation was introduced today in Oklahoma that targets books in schools and will strengthen censors in the state. Senate Bill 1142, written by State Senator Rob Standridge, gives a single parent the authority to remove books from schools and allow…

CBLDF Interviews Karen Green: Protecting Your Legacy

Interim Director Jeff Trexler recently sat down for an interview with Karen Green, the Curator for Comics and Cartoons at Columbia University. The interview was recorded for presentation at the Comic-Con: Special Edition panel Protecting Your Legacy: Wills, Gifts, and the Creative Afterlife. We are…

Fighting Book Bans: A Teach-In for Students

The power of students! As demands to remove books from schools have reached a fever pitch, students have emerged as some of the most effective advocates for public access to diverse literature. Join us on Wednesday, December 15, 8:00–9:30 p.m. ET for…