The CBLDF is moving to Portland, OR

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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 […]

Help cats AND freedom of speech and get some art with just one auction!

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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.

The CBLDF announces Comic Connection to aid educators, librarians and creators

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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, […]

Holiday Party Must do: CBLDF/Society of Illustrators festive bash is tomorrow 12/10

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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 […]

Today only: The CBLDF offers exclusive #givingTuesday anthology

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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 […]

To do tonight, San Diego: Scott McCloud and Larry Marder on Banned Books Week

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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 […]

NYC’s real super week and TONIGHT’S TO DOs with Eleanor Davis and the CBLDF

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The week between SPX and the Brooklyn Book Festival has evolved into a real “indie super week” on the eastern seaboard, as touring cartoonists barnstormed and socialized at a furious pace. The week perhaps culminated in the Bergen Street Comic/Fantagraphics Brooklyn Book Fest kick off party Saturday, where Eleanor Davis, Michael Deforge, Patrick Kyle, Simon […]

Tonight to do: Brandon Graham on Comics, Creativity, and Censorship

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And here’s another great event for the weekend, Brandon Graham talking about Comics, Creativity, and Censorship at the Society of Illustrators/ The event is sponsored by the CBLDF. Brandon Graham, the acclaimed cartoonist of the highly influential graphic novels King City and Multiple Warheads, and the driving force behind the genre-bending science fiction series Prophet […]