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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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
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'sLiberty 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
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
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
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
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
Agents of the Canadian Border Servicesconfiscated 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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