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 […]

SDCC ’14: Werthamania

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This year marks the 60th anniversary of Fredric Wertham’s influential and notorious Seduction of the Innocent, and Comic Con’s programming schedule includes several panels addressing the book and its core themes.

Bone gives Shades of Grey a run as one of the 10 Most Banned Books of 2013

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If you were to guess what the 10 most banned or challenged books in the US in 2013 were, you might guess 50 Shades of Grey for its class-consciousness tinged bondage romance; or John Green’s Looking for Alaska with its classic themes of coming of age and the required drugs and sexuality. And yes both […]

GIFT GUIDE: LAST DAY for Holiday delivery of the CBLDF’s signed goodies

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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund website has a bunch of giftables available now, including signed books by Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Geoff Johns, Art Spiegelman and pretty much anyone who is anyone. Here’s the listing and today is the last day to guarantee delivery in time for Christmas. Among the books available are The […]

SDCC13: Watchtower Thursday

How many have you read?

Okay… here’s a sampling of what’s been being fed through the newswires today from the Comic-Carnival in San Diego…

SDCC ’13: Comic-Con In Booth Signing Schedules—from Archie to Zenescope — UPDATE

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Here’s a list of the creators and artists signing at individual booths — we’ll update it as we go so please send us updates.

NYCC 10 Party Poop — Thursday and Friday — UPDATED

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Wow, this is going to be a VERY crowded schedule! There are a ton of things to do throughout New York Comic-Con and no matter what you choose, you’re sure to get a little cultural edification, whether it’s comics of Kirby Krackle. There are so many events and parties we had to slit this into two. We’ll have Saturday’s line-up later on.