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Cover image for Gender Queer: A Memoir Deluxe Edition
The matter will be devoted on the 20th of October. While the CBLDF will be running a couple of webinars next week regarding this topic too. Gender Queer in Virginia Beach: A Case Study –  Monday, September 19th noon EST Maia Kobabe's Gender Queer: A Memoir achieved resounding victory in the Virginia courts[...]
That Was The Bad Idea Comics SDCC Pin-Exclusive Party That Was
We caught art from Lewis LaRosa, Ramon Villalobos, Alberto Ponticelli, David Lapham and more. Also spotted at the party, Matt Kindt of course, but  Josh Dysart, Kevin McGuire, John Layman, Xander Canon, Gonzo, Kyle Higgins, Chip Mosher, Christina Merkler of DCBS and Lunar and the President of the CBLDF, Jenn Haines, President of ComicsPRO, Benny Potter of Comicstorian,[...]
San Diego Hilton Staff On Strike, CBLDF Auction Changes Date & Venue
A statement from the Hilton Bayfront reads, "We are continuing to welcome guests and have contingency plans in place to ensure operations run as smoothly as possible… We are confident that the hotel and the union will reach a fair agreement that is beneficial to both our valued Team Members and to our hotel." Strikers at[...]
Official: Charles Brownstein Fired By the CBLDF
Join the defense of comics by becoming a member of CBLDF or making a year end donation. Bleeding Cool has been covering a number of these events and more, which seem to have increased in number and intensity through 2021 Is this a forerunner of things for Comic Book Legal Defense Fund to deal with in[...]
Indiana School Shuts Down Over V For Vendetta Protest
I note that the Comic Book Legal Defense fund is already taking interest in this issue. Thank *you* for all you're doing to call attention to this! If you'd like to speak with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, we're here to help – @cbldf can be reached via https://t.co/5n0oKCf4R0 or my direct email, jeff.trexler@cbldf.org. — Comic[...]
Amy Chu, Joseph Illidge & Pam Noles Join CBLDF Board Of Directors
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund or CBLDF has added comic book creator Amy Chu, comic book editor Joseph Illidge, and comic convention organiser Pam Noles to its Board of Directors Illidge and Noles will start their tenure on the CBLDF Board of Directors immediately, while Chu will join in January 2022 Chu, Illidge, and[...]
Mike Deodato CBLDF and NFTs
And issued NFTs on a number of created artworks featuring DC Comics characters. And then Jeff Trexler, Interim Director of the CBLDF, took the opportunity to use this as a positive talking point He wrote with the CBLDF social media account on Twitter, This open letter @mikedeodato underscores the constructive potential of the NFT moment – it's[...]
The CBLDF Creates Its Own Ethics Committee
Tomorrow, the free speech activist charity, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), will be hosting a Zoom workshop, titled Ethics for All: Building Policy Together Schedules for the 25th of March at 5-6 pm PT, 8-9 pm ET and from midnight to 1 am GMT. The CBLDF Creates Its Own Ethics Committee The CBDLF states "The[...]
CBLDF "Comics After COVID" Online Panel Today
The CBLDF – or Comic Book Legal Defense Fund – recently talked about their new leadership structure and plans to expand their role beyond a free speech charitable activist movement Bleeding Cool represented this as "defending whistleblowers and challenging algorithms." The CBLDF will be addressing recent issues over the last year regarding the pandemic, looking at[...]
CBLDF – Defending Whistleblowers, Challenging Algorithms and Brexit?
However, as a result, the CBLDF saw many partner publishers and organisations pull away from the body, as revelations regarding NDAs that the organisation had made people sign were lifted, board members retired and resigned, as accounts were given and shared. CBLDF – Defending Whistleblowers, Challenging Algorithms and Brexit? The meeting was attended by Education Director, Karen[...]
Soupy Leaves Home Graphic Novel Gains CBLDF Educational Supplement
But Ramshackle has his own demons to wrestle with, and he'll need Soupy just as much as she needs him. Soupy Leaves Home Graphic Novel Gains CBLDF Educational Supplement Dr Meryl Jaffe, PhD teaches visual literacy and critical reading at Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth Online Program and is the author of Worth A Thousand[...]
Jeff Trexler Appointed Interim Director at CBLDF
Brownstein was pushed/resigned and it emerged that some staffers had to sign NDAs – which seemed an anathema to a free speech organisation like the CBLDF. Today, the CBLDF has stated that it has "been going through a transitional period these last couple of months as we analyze our community's concerns and reevaluate our internal procedures[...]
Official: Charles Brownstein Fired By the CBLDF
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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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
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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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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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[...]