If you are familiar, or in the least semi-familiar, with the early history of the comic medium, images of fit men flying and punching everything in sight while wearing tights might blip through your imagination. Perhaps to your surprise, comics in the early 1900’s were diverse and meant for a broad audience. In fact, it […]
Cheating a little here for ComiXology Sunday, but here’s a 16 page handbook created by the CBLDF about banned comics (including Drama and Bone), how to fight banning and other actions. Maybe a little inspiration for those who wish for it. It’s a free download here.
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund announced yesterday that Viz Media will be joining their ranks as the newest publisher to become a corporate member. As part of the move, Viz will be giving out copies of a Manga Book Club Handbook, which is designed to allow libraries, retailers and and communities to catch up […]
Frankly, we need this book.
At the ComicsPRO meeting this morning, it was just announced that the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is moving it’s offices from New York to Portland this year. The CBLDF, which is run by executive director Charles Brownstein, has been located in NYC for a decade, after moving from Northhampton, Mass. As with many people […]
A new auction that runs until tomorrow features some tasty comics art and benefits both The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the Saved Whiskers Rescue Organization. You get some great art and help free speech AND cats? How is this not the win of the year?
Dynamic Forces has teamed with the auction house Comic Link for the auction.
Librarians and educators have become some of the strongest proponents for graphic novels as teaching tools and good reading; the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has just announced Comics Connector, a resource that will help institutions find comics creators who are willing to make appearances. While it sounds a bit like Tinder for library visits, lets face it, […]
Christmas/Seasonal parties for comics folks in in NYC are mostly about the big two and not everyone gets invited to those. But tomorrow the CBLDF and the Society of Illustrators are teaming for a holiday party that should be a chance for the rest of us to celebrate together. The Society of Illustrators has a […]
After black and small and cyber on the Holiday schedule comes #giving —#givingTuesday, the day on which charitable contributions are suggested. The CBLDF is offering a premium for contributions made today: a #GivingTuesday edition of Defend Comics, a 54-page all-star anthology featuring stories by Neil Gaiman and Jim Lee, Jason Aaron and Moritat, Andy Diggle and Ben Templesmith, Terry Moore, Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier, Evan Dorkin, Amy Chu and Shannon Wheeler, and […]
It’s Banned Books Week, a n annual event mostly held in libraries which spotlights attempts to remove books. This year’s theme is graphic novels, as discussed in this article from PW by Rich Shivener. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is sponsoring several events this week and has much more information and a list of […]