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Thursday, July 19


CBLDF #1 Comics, Start Here!
It's hard to believe, but comics used to be the black sheep of reading and were once synonymous with juvenile delinquency. Today, they're at the center of pop culture! But just because graphic novels are popular, that doesn't mean everyone knows how to use them in their library. Never fear, CBLDF is here! Panelists will help you make the most of this incredible creative medium for all of your patrons. Learn about CBLDF's new research on cataloging comics and get helpful tips about collection development and defense that will help everyone in your library love comics. Featuring CBLDF board member Katherine Keller, librarian and advocate Amie Wright, and researchers Staci Crouch, Hallie Clawson, and Allison Bailund.

Thursday July 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 11


CBLDF #2 State of Censorship
Get a global look at comics censorship from CBLDF. Learn about current censorship challenges in the U.S., including new bills attempting to regulate internet use, and the abundance of local challenges to comics addressing diversity and equality. Explore how cartoonists are being prosecuted, threatened, and intimidated by authorities around the globe for making art. Learn how you can participate with CBLDF in making a difference and standing up for free expression! CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein leads the conversation.

Thursday July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 11
Friday, July 20


CBLDF #3 Intellectual Property, Comics, and the Law
Some of comics' greatest clashes never appeared within the panels-they were decided by a gavel! CBLDF board member Dale Cendali, an intellectual property attorney known for litigating high profile cases (including in the Supreme Court), walks through the history of comics IP in the courts, examining some of the most important cases creators need to know about to protect themselves and their work in 2018.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 11


CBLDF #4 Comics Change the World: The History of Activism in Comics
From the medium's earliest days, activists have taken to the comics form to communicate their messages to the world. CBLDF deputy director Alex Cox brings you on an image-filled march through more than a century of comics activism, revealing the history of how comics can change the world.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 11
Saturday, July 21


CBLDF #5 EC Comics: Fighting for Change!
The untold story of comics' original social justice crusaders! From 1950 to 1955, the young creators of EC Comics changed the face of the medium, injecting new heights of craft, storytelling, and artistry to comics. In titles like Tales from The Crypt, Weird Fantasy, MAD, and Shock SuspenStories, EC addressed civil rights, the injustices of war, gender fluidity, vegetarianism, and other vital topics. Discover how EC's unprecedented social consciousness changed comics in this presentation by CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein.

Saturday July 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 11


CBLDF #6 Outlaw Art: The Trials of Underground Comix
Underground comix were more than an art revolution-they were a scandal in the courts! Busts spread from Berkeley to New York as law enforcement used obscenity laws to crack down on this renegade form of free expression. How did the creators and publishers of this historical art movement take the heat? Join Ron Turner, publisher of Last Gasp and Air Pirates, which was convicted in California; Robert Williams of Zap Comix #4,which was convicted in New York; and Joyce Farmer, iconic underground cartoonist and editor of the controversial Abortion Eve for this freewheeling discussion moderated by CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein.

Saturday July 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 11
Sunday, July 22


CBLDF Live Art Jam
Celebrate the legacy of underground comix by seeing art made right before your eyes! The CBLDF Live Art Jam brings together a panel of comics artists, including Denis Kitchen, the legendary underground cartoonist and publisher; Emil Ferris, whose My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the most acclaimed debut in a generation; and Tom Neely, of Henry & Glenn Forever and The Humans, whose work carries the anarchic tradition of underground comix into the 21st century. Watch live art being created, learn about censorship, and bid to win the pieces made during the panel! All proceeds benefit the important free speech work of CBLDF.

Sunday July 22, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Room 5AB