Singapore’s government will not destroy library copies of And Tango Makes Three and The White Swan Express after all, but will move them to adult sections. But a third book, Who’s In My Family by Robie Harris, was already destroyed months ago, and Archie: The Married Life 3 still can’t be imported or sold there.
Last week CBLDF joined a coalition of free speech groups defending John Green’s novel Looking for Alaska against a challenge from a parent who wants it removed from schools in Waukesha, Wisconsin. In a letter sent Friday on behalf of the National Coalition Against Censorship’s Kids’ Right to Read Project, the Waukesha superintendent and school board members were reminded of students’ constitutional rights and the legal precedents that back them up.
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CBLDF’s brand-new publication Working With Libraries! provides comics creators with a valuable insider’s perspective on the library world and the systems librarians have to navigate to bring comics to their patrons. The handbook details the basics of public, school, and academic libraries, explains the collection development process, and offers suggestions for ways creators can collaborate with libraries in developing events and programs.
The handbook is available now as a free download at cbldf.org. Printed copies will be available from CBLDF at booth #1920 during this week’s Comic-Con International convention in San Diego.
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to welcome Graphitti Designs, the trailblazing manufacturer of pop culture and comics-related merchandise, as the organization’s newest corporate member! Building on a long history of support for the organization, Graphitti Designs joins CBLDF on the eve of Comic-Con International: San Diego, where they are offering the CBLDF’s first ever official Comic-Con souvenir shirt, featuring Jeff Smith’s beloved character Bone proclaiming “Free Speech is Patriotic!”
Here it is! Everything we’ll be up to at Comic-Con International in San Diego this week. Stop by and see us at booth 1920, but don’t miss our numerous panels and signings starting Thursday as well!
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Full details on the CBLDF/TFAW art auction at Comic-Con International are finally here! This beauty is by Cliff Chiang, and you can see many of the other original pieces generously donated by creators at the link.
If you can’t be in San Diego for the auction but would still like to bid, there are remote bidding instructions as well—check it out!
A Russian government media regulator is investigating an upcoming Avengers comic as “propaganda of a cult of violence,” possibly resulting in an official warning to Swedish publisher Egmont which distributes the books in Russia. The government is particularly concerned about the character Vanguard, who bears a Soviet hammer and sickle on his chest, and his fighting companions the Winter Guard.
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Yes, that’s one of them. Shield your eyes!