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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[...]
Official: Charles Brownstein Fired By 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 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
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
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
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[...]