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Comic Artists Illustrate Custom Kicks for SEEN and the CBLDF

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Most Americans typically associate 4th of July celebrations with food and fireworks, but for those attending yesterday's "Red, White and Brews" event for the newly launched pop culture website SEEN in New York City, the day will likely be remembered for its footwear as well.

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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Gets a New Look Online

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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has been on the move of late with a heavy presence at this past weekend's C2E2 in Chicago and other shows, along with expanding its staff. Now, to reflect its growth, the CBLDF has launched a new Web site with a new logo.

CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein summe

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Man Sentenced to 6 Months in Prison for Buying Lolicon Manga

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Manga collector Christopher Handley was sentenced to 6 months in prison last Thursday, after importing lolicon and yaoi manga from Japan that the federal government deemed obscene and prosecuted under the PROTECT Act of 2003, which states that any obscene illustrations

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Hot Ink — Liberty Comics 2, Hector Plasm: Totentanz, Deadpool 900

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ComicsAlliance's Chris Murphy reviews the biggest -- and best -- comic books hitting the shelves this week.

SO THAT'S TWO FIRST AMENDMENT COMICS TO MATCH THE SEVERAL HUNDRED SECOND AMENDMENT COMICS -- Liberty Comics 2

Since the rise of the American comics industry in the 1930s, there has been a long and proud tradition of respecting the right to free speech.

Wait, wait, no, not free speech. Like that, but the opposite. C

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Link Ink — Eastern European Gangsters, Lego Movie?

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-- HollyVOOD is a comic book about a different type of gangster than you're used. Check out the animated trailer for the Eastern European gangster epic about survival and pursuit of the American Dream.

-- If Warner Brothers actually moves forward with filming a movie about Legos, I will be there at

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Amanda Palmer Holds CBLDF Benefit Concert at Comic-Con

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Singer Amanda Palmer will not only release her corpse-themed "Who Killed Amanda Palmer?" photo book -- featuring stories by her boyfriend, Neil Gaiman -- at Comic-Con, she'll also be holding a concert in San Diego next Friday night to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and its work for first amendment rights.

If you're not

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CBLDF Auction Coming at Comic-Con

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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) is planning a big auction at Comic-Con next month in collaboration with the comic shop Things from Another World, selling art from generous comics creators to raise funds for the first amendment rights charity.

If you're a creator, get on board this train and pull the whist

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Gutterball: The Handley Verdict

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I said before, and I will say it again: Thanks to an overzealous piece of legislation passed by Bush that treats drawings of children as though they were real people, an Iowa man now faces 15 years in pris

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Star-Studded CBLDF Auction Begins on eBay!

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This year's annual CBLDF holiday auction has now kicked off on eBay, and if you're looking for some holiday gift ideas for the comics fan on your list, there are some truly outstanding goodies included here. There are many rare items signed by luminaries including Jim Lee, Frank Cho, Robert Kirkman, Neil Gaman, Charles Vess, Harlan Ellison, and Laur

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Gordon Lee Trial Delayed Again

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The long running case of Georgia v. Gordon Lee just got longer. The closely watched Free Expression case, which was scheduled to go to trial yesterday, was postponed because the judge was unable to appear due to illness. The case will be rescheduled, and is likely to run on the next mi

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