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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.



#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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  • September 30, 2016



It’s always a complete honor to have your book reviewed and we always try to give a shout-out to those who do. This one is for Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor’s BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN, published by DC Comics. This book review was just recently posted by Marco Sciarra over at the RED CAPES website in Italy where they cover Comics, Movies, TV Series, Video Games and much much more.




So, please be sure to check it out by clicking HERE and, as always, please share this review on your favorite social media page (Like Facebook or Twitter).  Oh yeah, as a side-note, this review is in Italian but you can very easily use Google Translate. Thanks Marco!






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

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  • September 7, 2016



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!





13th DIMENSION – Interview with CHIP KIDD on the Brilliance of Marshall Rogers’ #BATMAN

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  • January 25, 2016


If you head on over to the 13th DIMENSION website the Editor Dan Greenfield has just posted Part 3 of his interview with Chip Kidd. In this episode they discuss the complete and total brilliance of  the legendary BATMAN Comic Book Artist Marshall Rogers.  Also, if you’re a fan of this artist’s work then the post there has a lot of delicious eye-candy to enjoy. To check it out, just CLICK HERE!





The 13th DIMENSION “Chip Kidd” Interview Continues with the #BATMAN FAMOUS 1ST EDITION

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  • January 21, 2016



Dan Greenfield, a writer/reporter for the always brilliant 13th DIMENSION website, has been interviewing a ton of Batman-related artists and writers lately and here is a shout-out for an interview he did with the designer and author, Chip Kidd (This is actually “Part 2” in a continuing series).

Anyone who knows Chip knows he is crazy about “Batman”, ha ha, so they get pretty serious about the character. In this segment (link down below) they discuss the BATMAN #1 “Famous 1st Edition” Treasury Comic Book, published many years ago by DC Comics, that reprinted the very 1st issue of Batman.

To read the article please CLICK HERE!






#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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#BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE: The Sketch Covers Lecture Opens SEPT. 29th

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  • September 28, 2015


It’s now official! The ART LECTURE event for the “BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE: The Sketch Covers” show is on Tuesday, September 29th and it starts at 6:30 pm and runs until 8:00 pm or maybe a little bit later. One thing to remember is that this is just a few days before the 2015 New York Comic Con. So, if you have plans to go to NYCC then you should also make plans to visit this show.

$10 Members | $15 Non-members | $7 Seniors/students (with valid ID. Undergraduate students)

Now, if you can’t make the lecture then don’t worry. The actual show opened on September 9th and will run until November 7th, 2015. So even if you can’t make this new lecture event you still have time to enjoy the artwork.

For the location of the Art Gallery and to purchase tickets just CLICK HERE!






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