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New Chip Kidd #BATMAN Project To Be Revealed In The Next Issue of #CBLDF DEFENDER Magazine!

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  • July 2, 2017

This is just a quick tease to let all the extremely serious BATMAN Fans out there know that in the Fall 2017 issue of the CBLDF DEFENDER Magazine the Designer Chip Kidd will be sharing news about his next big “Batman-related” project he is working on! This issue hits newsstands in September and you can always view the magazine for FREE online at this LINK. Stay tuned for more info.

 

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#CBLDF Podcast Episode 19: Cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez!

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  • July 2, 2017

 

The CBLDF PODCAST (Episode 19) is embedded down below so you can listen for FREE!

As always, please remember to share this on your favorite social media like Facebook, Twitter, etc…

In this episode, the CBLDF PODCAST speaks with cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez (Love & Rockets, Blubber) about his career, his work, and his early inspirations. We discuss reactions to his work and controversies therein, and his personal views on mature content in comics and elsewhere.

Topics: Heavy Metal, Steve Ditko, Katy Perry, Grindhouse Cinema, Classics Illustrated

 

In support of our ongoing educational work, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is now part of the audio-sphere! A mix of interviews, discussions about current Free Speech events, convention panels recordings, and archival materials, the CBLDF PODCAST will be a monthly event, from our keyboards to your ears. The CBLDF PODCAST is made possible in part by a donation from the Neil Gaiman Foundation and member support.

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CLICK HERE for FREE Online Issue of #CBLDF DEFENDER Magazine #8

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  • January 16, 2017

 

In the latest issue of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s DEFENDER Magazine, CBLDF talked with Preacher writer, and sometimes controversial scribe, Garth Ennis about censorship, politics, and more. It’s a really great issue!

CBLDF DEFENDER #8 (Winter) also features a cover by the inimitable and gone-too-soon Steve Dillon. They also take a look back on CBLDF’s three decades of protecting comics, including the biggest censorship stories of 2016.

 

 

DEFENDER Magazine is Distributed for FREE by Support from Readers Like You and The Gaiman Foundation, Thanks!

 

 

#CBLDF – Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators

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  • November 3, 2016

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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund just released one of their new publications and it’s titled, Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators. 

This new booklet provides comics creators with a valuable insider’s perspective on the library world and the systems librarians have to navigate to bring comics to their patrons. The handbook details the basics of public, school, and academic libraries, explains the collection development process, and offers suggestions for ways creators can collaborate with libraries in developing events and programs.

The CBLDF education program is made possible by The Neil Gaiman Foundation and CBLDF’s members.

You can download a FREE PDF Copy of “Working With Libraries!” Click Here!

You can also view Working With Libraries down below:

 


 

 

 

SUPPORT THE #CBLDF With This New PAPER GIRLS Comic Book Art Pin Set!

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  • October 21, 2016

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The Comic Book legal Defense Fund is now offering these exclusive PAPER GIRLS items, these pins come as a set, or as part of a package featuring PAPER GIRLS Volume 1, signed by artist Cliff Chiang! Your purchase goes towards funding the fight against comic book censorship. For more information, or to make a purchase, just CLICK HERE!

The images on these enamel pins are based on the best-selling series by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang, this pin set features the mascots of the American Newspaper Delivery Guild!

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Free #CBLDF DEFENDER Magazine #7 – Fall 2016 BLACK PANTHER Cover!

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  • September 21, 2016

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CBLDF DEFENDER is a free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech! You can find it on sale at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and for free at CHIPKIDD.com. It is also always available (for free!) at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF DEFENDER will bring engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of current censorship news, and in-depth features that tell the story of the people fighting for the freedom to read!

In this new issue we get a behind the scenes look at Marvel’s hit reincarnation of Black Panther with artist Brian Stelfreeze, who shares his thoughts on working with author Ta-Nehisi Coates, the history of Black cartooning, and the state of free expression! Plus a preview of Banned Books Week, a look at cartoonists who lived in fear of obscenity charges, and all the latest news from CBLDF.

Click the PDF File down below to read the full issue for free… right now!

 


 

SUPPORT THE #CBLDF and Get Ready For Banned Books Week!

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  • September 21, 2016

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Banned Books Week begins next Sunday, September 25th, and YOU can now show your support for free speech with some super high-quality apparel! Yes, the COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND is currently offering “I Read Banned Comics” t-shirts and Comics Code Authority pins (shown up above) and patches!

They are also offering kits and bundles that include the 2016 edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook, “I Read Banned Comics” stickers, buttons, and a Lady Justice “Celebrate Banned Books Week” print illustrated by Mike Allred (MadmanSilver Surfer). All ya gotta do is just follow the links provided or…

Support CBLDF while spreading the word about banned books and free expression by donating here

 

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THE TWEEKS Interview Betsy Gomez About Banned Books and the #CBLDF

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  • September 7, 2016

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At San Diego Comic Con, THE TWEEKS spoke with Editorial Director, Betsy Gomez from the COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND about why people try to ban books and had her show us some of their resources available to help those who find their reading rights are being taken away. So, Please be sure to check out the video down below!

Also, For More Information Be Sure to Visit the CBLDF Today!

 

 


 

 

SUPPORT THE CBLDF – Neil Gaiman’s SANDMAN OVERTURE Wins the Hugo Award and Signed Copies are Available!

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  • September 1, 2016

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First off, we would love to congratulate Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III, who received the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story for their work on Sandman: Overture!  Wow, that’s so cool! The book is really great and the award is very well deserved. We also wanna share the information that YOU can get a signed copy autographed by Neil Gaiman himself through the CBLDF Online Store. 

Now, what does CBLDF mean? It’s the “Comic Book Legal Defense Fund” and it’s a non-profit organization that fights censorship in the comic book and graphic novel community. Neil Gaiman is the Advisory Board Co-Chair and a Board of Directors alumnus at CBLDF and has been a long-time supporter of their mission to preserve and protect the First Amendment.

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As a side note, they have many other Neil Gaiman-signed books there and many other novels by a variety of comic book creators: Frank Miller, Paul Pope, Brian Azzarello, Gene Luen Yang, Jim Lee, Frank Quitely, Jeff Smith, and many many more!

Here’s a LINK to check them out, or just CLICK HERE!

 

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Free #CBLDF DEFENDER Magazine #6 – Summer 2016

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  • July 28, 2016

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CBLDF DEFENDER is a free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech! You can find it on sale at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and for free at CHIPKIDD.com. It is also always available (for free!) at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF DEFENDER will bring engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of current censorship news, and in-depth features that tell the story of the people fighting for the freedom to read!

In this new issue we look behind the scenes of the runaway hits Lumberjanes and Nimona with an in-depth interview with Noelle Stevenson! Cartoonists are behind bars for making comics — CBLDF examines their plight. Plus a preview of our upcoming history of the women who changed free expression in comics, tips for engaging kids in summer reading with comics, and all the latest news from CBLDF.

Click the PDF File down below to read the full issue for free… right now!

 


CBLDF Podcast Episode 17: CHUCK PALAHNIUK – FIGHT CLUB 2 Graphic Novel

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  • June 23, 2016

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In this episode, the CBLDF Podcast speaks with author Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club, Fight Club 2, Choke), who has just completed adapting Fight Club 2 as a graphic novel with artist Cameron Stewart.

Topics: Kolchak the Night Stalker, EC Comics, radiation poisoning, and more!

In support of their ongoing education work, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is now part of the audio-sphere! A mix of interviews, discussions about current Free Speech events, convention panels recordings, and archival materials, the CBLDF Podcast will be a monthly event, from our keyboards to your ears. The CBLDF podcast is made possible in part by a donation from the Neil Gaiman Foundation and member support.

Listen here to Radio Free Comix with the CBLDF Podcast!

 

 

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Free CBLDF Defender Magazine #5 – Spring 2016

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  • May 25, 2016

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CBLDF DEFENDER is a free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech! You can find it on sale at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and for free at CHIPKIDD.com. It is also always available (for free!) at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF DEFENDER will bring engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of current censorship news, and in-depth features that tell the story of the people fighting for the freedom to read!

Boasting a cover by the inimitable Jimmie Robinson, this issue includes an interview with Reginald Hudlin, Milestone Media) about the future of Black comics! You can also check out profiles of Black cartoonists from comics’ earliest days to now, learn about diversity and censorship in comics. You’ll also get all the latest censorship news from CBLDF, including the latest attacks on Jillian and Mariko Tamaki! Click the PDF File down below to read the full issue for free… right now!

 


 

 

#CBLDF Announces New 2016 Membership Incentives, Featuring Art by CRAIG THOMPSON!

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  • January 16, 2016

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Become a member of the COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND, and help preserve comics as a vital medium for this century!

CBLDF’s work defending the right to read is more important than ever. But we can’t do it without your support! When you join CBLDF in 2016, we’ll thank you with the best incentives in the free speech community, starting off with a membership card and member exclusives featuring stunning art by acclaimed cartoonist Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi, Space Dumplings)!

Although comics have never been a bigger part of  mainstream pop culture, challenges to comics and other books have been rapidly increasing over the last few years — and we expect even more challenges in 2016 if the trend continues. We need your help to continue the fight for the right to read!

Please CLICK HERE for more information about joining the CBLDF.

Plus, check out this LINK to see how your donation works.

 

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#CBLDF DEFENDER Magazine News – Issue #3 in Stores Now!

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  • November 14, 2015

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Here is the latest issue of DEFENDER Magazine from the CBLDF non-profit organization. For friends that don’t know that stand for “Comic Book Legal Defense Fund” and they help defend censorship of comics. As a side-note: Chip Kidd is on the Board of Directors.

In this issue: Back to school with comics! Learn how to add comics to the classroom with articles about ways comics teach different types of learners and resources for educators. Superstar creator Raina Telgemeier (Smile,Drama, Sisters) responds to attempts to censor her work in a feature interview. Plus the latest news and analysis on censorship battles raging across the USA! Features a cover by SideScrollers creator Matthew Loux!

You can always view this magazine for FREE either here at CHIPKIDD.COM (posted down below) or, just click here & bookmark, CBLDF.


#BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE: The Sketch Covers Art Show Runs Till Nov. 7th

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  • October 25, 2015

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This post is just a friendly quick reminder that the BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE: SKETCH COVERS Art Show is still happening at the Society of Illustrators Art Gallery in New York City and will run until November 7th.

There are way over 80 different artists featured in this event and the variety is amazing! Down below is a video they did of the opening reception and it will give you an idea of the incredible artwork presented there.


For more information please be sure to visit our “Next Appearance” page.

Also, for more details about the gallery, just CLICK HERE!


© 2016 Chip Kidd

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