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Official: Charles Brownstein Fired By the CBLDF

Shy Allott Talks CBLDF NDA as Mike Richardson Quits Advisory Board

We reported last month how former employee Shy Allott had requested - and received permission from the CBLDF to disregard the NDA she had signed years ago, and she tells the Comics Journal what that NDA covered and why she was made to sign it And states that as part of an oft-gruelling job, she[...]

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Paul Levitz Retires From CBLDF, Katherine Keller, Jeff Abraham Resign

Last weekend saw mounting criticism of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) and its then-director Charles Brownstein, over claims of sexual molestation against a number comic creators, from 2005 and afterwards, and over an NDA held by the CBLDF board against a former employee As well as Brownstein stepping down, there were calls for[...]

Official: Charles Brownstein Fired By the CBLDF

Alongside New Claims, CBLDF Releases Former Employee From NDA

Following the resignation of Executive Director Charles Brownstein as a response to long-reported sexual assault allegations and following a vote by the board to remove him, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) has agreed to release Cheyenne "Shy" Allott from a 2010 NDA she signed when leaving the company Allott posted a letter requesting release[...]

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CBLDF Board Made Employee Sign NDA Not to Talk About Her Departure

I understand this was very much at the invitation from the CBLDF board after a vote this past weekend This was a much-delayed result of events of 2005, where he sexually assaulted comic creator Taki Soma at a comic book convention, coming back to light on social media over the weekend, as creators stated they[...]

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ReedPOP, Rebellion, BPAL Removed from CBLDF Corporate Partnership List

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is a maker of scents and oils well-known in fandom circles for products inspired by the likes of creators such as Neil Gaiman and Clive Barker, and franchises like The Dark Crystal, Hellboy, Labyrinth, and Grendel, among others.  The company is also well known for its stance on social activism, explaining[...]

Official: Charles Brownstein Fired By the CBLDF

Charles Brownstein Resigns as Executive Director of the CBLDF

One Frank Miller.But earlier today, I also ran the story that we had learned the board of the CBLDF had held a virtual emergency meeting over the weekend, as a direct result of these comic book creator comments And that the board members had voted to remove Brownstein, immediately The board members at present are Christina[...]

Charles Brownstein, Ejected From the CBLDF?

Jennifer de Guzman and Steve Flack retweeted a Comics Journal article by Michael Dean from 2006 over the assault, that was later updated in 2018, and this weekend Taki Soma reconfirmed the account, and thanking those who spoke up for her, then and now.Brian Bendis tweeted "With every fiber of my being and as loud[...]

The CBLDF Beats Donald Trump Campaign Over MAGA Cartoon

The CBLDF Beats Donald Trump Campaign Over MAGA Cartoon

The Comic Book League Defense Fund, or CBLDF, led a coalition protesting the removal of a cartoon satirizing President Donald Trump by Pulitzer Prize–winning editorial cartoonist Nick Anderson from the online marketplace Redbubble Nick's cartoon was removed after Redbubble received a trademark infringement notice from the Trump campaign because the cartoon featured characters wearing MAGA[...]

CBLDF and ComicHub Help Comic Stores Move To Digital Order Distribution During Coronavirus

CBLDF and ComicHub Help Comic Stores Move To Digital Order Distribution

As more and more comic book stores are having to close their doors to passing traffic, the challenges of becoming an online/curbside/Uber comic store can be a big one to comic stores more used to the more traditional method of doing business.ComicHub one of a number of computerised comic book management schemes being pushed, that[...]



Top Six Banned Comics of the Decade According to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Get the Top Banned Comics of the Decade Signed From the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Anyway, here are the comics that have most upset schools, libraries, prisons and the like, courtesy of CBLDF’s Patricia Mastricolo. Who shares her own take on these books And also offers signed copies of these books that will help benefit the CBLDF in the process.Fun Home by Alison Bechdel Two of CBLDF’s brightest victories this year[...]


The Top 11 Comics Being Used In Schools Today

The Top 11 Comics Being Used In Schools Today – and How They Are Being Used

Less than 3% of respondents indicate student resistance to comics.Educators rely on a variety of resources to support their use of comics, with nearly half of respondents identifying comics retailers, CBLDF, comics conventions, comics websites and media, and comics publishers, as vital sources to support their use of the medium The survey itself adds to[...]


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Bob Schreck Made Deputy Director of the CBLDF

Former DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics editor, and Oni Press co-founder, Bob Schreck, has been appointed Deputy Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund or CBLDF.Schreck will oversee the organization’s fundraising and marketing activities, including membership, conventions and events “I have been a proud and devoted supporter of CBLDF for many years,” Schreck[...]

Raina Telgemeier Joins CBLDF Call to Leander, Texas City Council Over Lilah Sturges Lumberjanes Event #JusticeForLilah

Raina Telgemeier Joins CBLDF Call to Leander, Texas City Council Over Lilah Sturges Lumberjanes Event #JusticeForLilah

and we begin with a certain special someone.I support #JusticeforLilah! @cityofleander @LeanderPL @cbldf @lilah_sturges https://t.co/hXwcXhhbZ8 — Raina Telgemeier (@goraina) July 26, 2019hey, @CityofLeander this is your big moment to right your wrongs and allow #UncensoredPride for your citizens #JusticeForLilah! .@lilah_sturges — Cinerina: Eiron the side of caution (@cinerina) August 15, 2019@CityofLeander As a young LGBT creator raised in[...]

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Kieron Gillen to DJ San Diego Comic-Con at CBLDF Party

And now The Wicked + The Divine's Kieron Gillen is to DJ at San Diego Comic-Con at the Comic Book Legal Defence Fund Welcome Party, hosted by Jock and Thought Bubble founder Tula Lotay. It's all part of the British Invasion theme for the CBLDF Party, open to the public, and kicking off the show on[...]

Walking Dead Comics Banned in Idaho Junior/Senior High School

Walking Dead Comics Banned in Idaho Junior/Senior High School

Considering. And yes, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is monitoring this matter closely. The CBLDF describes The Walking Dead thus; The Walking Dead‘s intense popularity is obviously not limited to comics, it has sparked two hit TV shows (as well as a TV show that just talks about the two hit TV shows), three TV movies are[...]

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David Steinberger of ComiXology Joins CBLDF Board of Directors

ComiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger has been added to the board of directors of the retailer and publisher free speech activist group, The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.“The CBLDF serves an essential function in the world of comics, manga, and graphic novels,” Steinberger said in a statement “As a member of this community, I’m excited[...]