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Parting Shot: Support the CBLDF, Have Lunch with Neil Gaiman and Other Comics Pros

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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit group that defends free speech rights in comics, needs to raise over $100,000 by October to contribute to the legal fees of an American facing a minimum year in prison for possessing "obscene" comics at the Canadian border, and for educational development to help prevent the challenges to comics material that librarians and retailers often face.

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Link Ink: Comics College With The CBLDF, Catwoman’s Animated Short And Lego MODOK

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Events: If you want to help the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund AND learn about comic book promotion from Our Love is Real writer Sam Humphries and our own Andy Khouri, pick up a ticket for the Comics College master session at Los Angeles' Meltdown Comics. Class begins Se

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‘Liberty’ Trading Cards by Comics Creators Raise Funds For The CBLDF

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There are a number of outlets to support the comic book community's first line of defense against censorship, but at $3.50 a pack, Cryptozoic Entertainment's Liberty trading cards might be one of the easiest ways to raise money for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Arriving in stores this Tuesday, September 13, each pack of five cards (and one nine-card chase set) dra

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J. Michael Straczynski’s CBLDF Liberty Annual Comic: ‘Separation of Church and State’ [Exclusive]

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The 2011 edition of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's Liberty Annual hits stores this October from Image Comics, with proceeds from the 48-page comics anthology to benefit the CBLDF, a non-profit organization that defends the First Amendment rights of comics creators. Contr

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Neil Gaiman Signing and Selling His Own T-Shirts For The CBLDF

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Have you ever wanted to wear the same t-shirts sported by the author who penned American Gods, The Sandman, Coraline? The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit U.S. group devoted to protecting free speech in comics, has made this a very attainable goal. Donate $50 to the CBLDF w

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U.S. Citizen Charged in Canada for Manga on Laptop, Faces Minimum 1 Year in Prison

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After the recent seizure of comics at the Canadian border from creators on their way to the Toronto Comics Art Festival -- and an official advisory from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund on the aggressive searches of comics fans at Canadian customs -- ComicsAlliance posted a series of t

Parting Shot: The CBLDF Auctions 8-Foot Drawing by Molly Crabapple

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Molly Crabapple auctions off the eight-foot wall of art she created live at the Stumptown Comics Festival on behalf of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

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Why Comics Get Confiscated at the Canadian Border (And How to Protect Yours)

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As reported last week, comics owned by cartoonist Tom Neely and Sparkplug publisher Dylan Williams were confiscated by authorities at the Canadian border as potentially obscene material while they traveled together to the Toronto Comics Art Festival (TCAF). We spoke with Neely and CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein and combed through Canadian customs documentation to get the details on how this happe

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Indie Comics Seized by Customs Agents at U.S.-Canada Border

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Agents of the Canadian Border Services confiscated last weekend a number of independently produced comic books en route to the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Copies of the graphic novella Young Lions by Blaise Larmee and an anthology called Black Eye 1: Graphic Transmissions to Cause Ocular Hypertension were seized from artist Tom Neely and small press publisher Dylan Williams at the border in Buffalo, New York, and if Canada's Prohibited Importations Unit deems the material obscene, the comics will be destroyed.Published by Rotland Press as part of a crowd-sourced Kickstarer fundraising project, Black Eye is an

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Link Ink: A Director for the ‘Robocop’ Reboot?, Adam Warrock’s Awesome ‘Oni Press Mixtape’ and Dylan Dog’s Release Date

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YourMoveCreeps: The upcoming Robocop reboot miiiiight have a director in Jose Padilha.

Digital: Neil Gaiman and Jim Lee's illustrated poem 100 Words is now available for the first time digitally via comiXology's DC app for $0.99.

Lists: Topless Robot confirms the existence of a Sup

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