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Jeff Smith’s Bone Was The Tenth Most Banned Book For 2013

In 2010, there was an attempt by a mother in Minnesota to get the all-ages comic Bone banned in state-run libraries due to scenes of smoking and drinking. It failed. Was that that? Well no, there was a move to …

Paul Pope’s Escapo Book Launch Donates To The CBLDF, Boogies With The Jim Jones Review

On Saturday, April 19th, the multi-Eisner Award winner Paul Pope will be rocking the launch of his graphic novel from Z2 Comics, Escapo, by DJing alongside a performance of the UK grown band The Jim Jones Review, who are currently …

Free Comic Book Day 2014 – The Silver Books – Rocket Raccoon, Uber, Teen Titans Go, Bleeding Cool, Armor Hunters, Archaia Hardcover, Buck Rogers, CBLDF And More (UPDATE)

Last week, we saw the Golden books. Now we get the Silver books, comics that will be free from participating comic stores on Free Comic Book Day, Unlike the Gold books, these will be specifically chosen by individual stores to …

When There Was A Jeff Smith Extravaganza At Comic Arts Brooklyn – With A 10 Minute Video Of Smith Inking Bone For The CBLDF

Paul Karasik, head of programming for Comic Arts Brooklyn this year, interviewed Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL) on Saturday about his life in comics and the process behind his work, and then Smith live-inked a Bone illustration for the audience, and …

A Sneak Peek At Jeff Smith’s Tuki Save the Humans

Tomorrow, Jeff Smith will be unveiling his newest project: Tuki Save the Humans! at the Society of Illustrators during the benefit brunch for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Kids’ Right to Read program. Doors will open at 11am, brunch will …

Cover Variance: Jim Lee’s Sandman, For Retailers Who Join The CBLDF

Copies of this exclusive variant cover for Sandman Overture #1 are only available through the Diamond Previews membership drive for retailers who join the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, for a $100 membership and up.    

Knowing The Enemy: Wertham, Censorship And The CBLDF

From left: Charles Kochman, Editorial Director, Abrams ComicArts; Dr. Carol Tilley, Associate Professor, GSLIS, University of Illinois; and Charles Brownstein, Executive Director, CBLDF Ray Flook wrote from New York Comic Con for Bleeding Cool; Like many die-hard comic book fans, …

The Big Two Vs. Creator Owned Comics – Brian Wood at Baltimore Comic Con

In a panel Spotlight at Baltimore Comic Con hosted by Deputy Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Alex Cox, Brian Wood had a lot to say about the pros and cons of working for the Big Two versus …

Cover Variance: Jim Lee’s Sandman

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is running a retailer membership drive. After announcing DCBS and Things From Another World as their first comic store corporate sponsors, they will be giving exclusive CBLDF variant covers to retailer members who sign …

Patrick Vs Comic-Con Parts Two, Three And Finishing Kristan Morrison’s Drink – Afterwards They Will Explode

Patrick Willems brings you the second and third part of his San Diego Comic Con experience in video form. There are Jeff Goldblum impersonators, Gandalf traps and the CBLDF party – and who exactly finished off Kristan Morrison‘s drink. Get …

Bill Gaines Was Right, Right?

Brian M. Puaca writes for Bleeding Cool: The Comic Book Legal Defense unveiled a new t-shirt at the San Diego Comic Con last week commemorating William Gaines and his struggle against censorship. The red shirt, featuring the publisher of EC …

Artists Close out SDCC Sunday with a Discussion on Book Banning

Dustin Hall writes for Bleeding Cool: While SDCC is, for many, the happiest place on earth, there’s still important business to attend to. While others hunt down movie trailers, autographs, and snap shots with hot cosplayers, one panel of creators …

The CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013 – Help Spread The Word (Four Cover UPDATE)

Oopsie. This does sometimes happen. the CBLDF seems to have been missed out of Image Comics’ listings for October at CBR yesterday. I understand that it’ll be added back shortly. But this is for a charitable cause, so can everyone …

Greenest Night: A Celebration Of Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern, In Hollywood, For The CBLDF

You may not have noticed but Geoff Johns is coming off Green Lantern. And a week from Friday the CBLDF will be hosting a night’ at the Avalon Bardot Theater in Hollywood with Geoff Johns, a Q&A, a presentation with …

The CBLDF Auction Kicks Off At ComicsPRO Tonight

Tonight, the CBLDF are holding an auction of comic book artwork at the ComicsPRO event, including the Francesco Francavilla piece above. Bill Schanes who is stepping down from his VP position at Diamond Comic Distributors has also donated considerable works …

Neil Gaiman Talks About The Gaiman Foundation

Earlier today I ran a piece based on a CBLDF press release about the Gaimain Foundation donating $60,000. Bleeding Cool commenters asked how this tied in with Gaiman’s previous charitable body, Marvels & Miracles which was funded by Gaiman’s work …

Gaiman Grant For $60,000 To The CBLDF

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has that announced that Neil Gaiman‘s Gaiman Foundation, has donated $60,000 to the advocate charity, after he stepped down from the board after ten years. A press release reports Gaiman as saying “I’ve supported …

Remember, New Walking Dead Governor Story In Tomorrow’s CBLDF Liberty Annual 2012

It couldn’t have been better timed. In this week’s Walking Dead TV show, we saw the inner sanctum of The Governor and a certain item of decor that spoke to the heart of the character. In this week’s CBLDF Liberty …