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The CBLDF presents interviews and conversations about Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Content, Censorship, the First Amendment, and More.

Latest Episodes

CBLDF Podcast Episode 28: RONALD WIMBERLY

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist/writer/editor/designerRONALD WIMBERLY about hiscareer and current work, includingthe new magazine LAAB, his webcomic/essay LIGHTEN UP, and his upcoming book SUNSET PARK. We discuss his inspirations, his thoughts on politics, art, and activism, and a dozen other fascinating tangents from one of the sharpest minds in comics. TOPICS INCLUDE: Gekiga, Kreigstein, Zipatone, and BAD BRAINS. The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support. More information can be found at cbldf.org

50 MIN2018 AUG 3
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 28: RONALD WIMBERLY

CBLDF Podcast Episode 27: RON TURNER of LAST GASP

In this episode, we speak with legendary publisher RON TURNER, starting with his early days as an activist, through the creationof foundational publishing house LAST GASP, the heyday of the Underground Comix movement, and a myriad of other topics from an amazing life. TOPICS INCLUDE:Amputation, Activism, Air Pirates, Ecology, and R. Crumb The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support. More information can be found at cbldf.org

80 MIN2018 MAY 31
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 27: RON TURNER of LAST GASP

CBLDF Podcast Episode 26: SINA GRACE

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist.writer/editor SINA GRACE about hiscareer and current work, including NOTHING LASTS FOREVER from Image Comics, and Marvel Comics' ICEMAN. We discuss his start in the industry, the various roles he has filled over the years, his creative process, and his approach to adult content. TOPICS INCLUDE: LONGSHOT, CHVRCHES, gentrification, and Jeffrey Brown The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support. More information can be found at cbldf.org NOTE: This episode contains language you will not hear on a prime-time network sitcom, and frank discussions of sex and sexuality.

49 MIN2018 JAN 4
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 26: SINA GRACE

CBLDF Podcast Episode 25: R SIKORYAK

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist R SIKORYAKabout his latest book, THE UNQUOTABLE TRUMP, from Drawn & Quarterly. We discuss his career, his thoughts on activism, the variety of places he's been published, and the wide world of literature and comics he has managed to mush together, recontextualizing both in the process. TOPICS INCLUDE:Hostess Twinkies, X-Ray Specs, Picasso, and RAW. The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support. More information can be found at cbldf.org

40 MIN2017 DEC 15
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 25: R SIKORYAK

CBLDF Podcast Episode 24: JEFFREY BROWN

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist JEFFREY BROWNabout his work, and thechanges (and lack of changes) in his art and his interests over the years. We discuss as many aspects of his career as we could fit into 45 minutes, with is really just the tip of the iceberg. Brown is an enormously prolific artist, with a wide library includingClumsy, Unlikely, AEIOU (Any Easy Intimacy),Every Girl is the End of the World For Me,Little Things, Funny Misshapen Body, A Matter Of Life, Bighead,I Am Going To Be Small, Cat Getting Out Of A Bag, Kids Are Weird, and the series Incredible Change-bots. His career took a Lucas-y turn recently, with the immensely popularDarth Vader and Son, Vader's Little Princess, Goodnight, Darth Vader,Darth Vader and Friends,and three volumes in the Jedi Academy series. His current series is the wonderful Lucy and Andy Neanderthal. TOPICS INCLUDE: Autobiography, Bad Reviews, the Transformers, and being comics-typecast. The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support. More information can be found at cbldf.org

55 MIN2017 OCT 21
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 24: JEFFREY BROWN

CBLDF Podcast Episode 23: ANNE ISHII of MASSIVE GOODS

In this episode, we speak with editor, publisher, writer, and translator ANNE ISHIIabout her current venture MASSIVE GOODS, and the world of gay manga. We discuss cultural differences with regards to erotica, gender politics, and pornography, niche subcultures, and take a diversioninto our mutual love of the greatest Death Metal manga ever made. TOPICS INCLUDE:Yaoi/BL, Osamu Tezuka, Detroit Metal City FULL DISCLOSURE, this episode contains frank conversations about sex, sexuality, BDSM, sexual violence in literature, and pornography. The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support. More information can be found at cbldf.org

47 MIN2017 SEP 13
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 23: ANNE ISHII of MASSIVE GOODS

CBLDF Podcast Episode 22: MATTHEW ROSENBERG

In this episode, we speak with writer MATTHEW ROSENBERG (We Can Never Go Hom, 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank, Rocket Raccoon , Kingpin, 12 Reasons To Die) about his work, and the influence on his career of personal politics and activism. We discuss the early days of BLACK MASK STUDIOS, interacting with an angry audience, and maintaining nuance in politically divisive times. TOPICS INCLUDE: Raymond Chandler, OCCUPY COMICS, The NY Mets The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support. More information can be found at cbldf.org

43 MIN2017 AUG 9
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 22: MATTHEW ROSENBERG

CBLDF Podcast Episode 21: SARAH GLIDDEN

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist and journalist SARAH GLIDDEN (ROLLING BLACKOUTS, HOW TO UNDERSTAND ISRAEL IN 60 DAYS OR LESS) about her work, and the evolution thereof. We discuss the process of becoming a journalist, and the role and responsibilities of reporters in the world. TOPICS INCLUDE: Birthright Trips, German Book Reviewers, Art School, Activism, Jill Stein The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support. More information can be found at cbldf.org

34 MIN2017 JUL 12
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 21: SARAH GLIDDEN

CBLDF Podcast Episode 20: ED LUCE

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist ED LUCE(WUVABLE OAF) about coming to comics from fine arts, educating a new generation, and life in the OAF-O-VERSE. We discusshis early inspirations, and how he has managed to find broad appeal with what was once considering niche content... TOPICS INCLUDE: Johnny Ryan, Shepard Fairey, Full Frontal Nudity, and Paper Dolls. The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support. More information can be found at cbldf.org

39 MIN2017 JUN 13
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 20: ED LUCE

CBLDF Podcast Episode 19: GILBERT HERNANDEZ

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist GILBERT HERNANDEZ(LOVE & ROCKETS, BLUBBER) about his career, his work, and his early inspirations. We discuss reactions to his work and controversies therein, and his personal views on mature content in comics and elsewhere. TOPICS INCLUDE: HEAVY METAL, Steve Ditko, Katy Perry, Grindhouse cinema, CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support. More information can be found at cbldf.org ADDENDUM: Two corrections. Mr. Hernandez would like to clarify that Ditko wasn't offered $200 a page at Charlton, but $20 a page to do whatever he wanted. He also mistated Katy Perry, rather thanBrittany Spears.

35 MIN2017 MAY 25
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 19: GILBERT HERNANDEZ

Latest Episodes

CBLDF Podcast Episode 28: RONALD WIMBERLY

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist/writer/editor/designerRONALD WIMBERLY about hiscareer and current work, includingthe new magazine LAAB, his webcomic/essay LIGHTEN UP, and his upcoming book SUNSET PARK. We discuss his inspirations, his thoughts on politics, art, and activism, and a dozen other fascinating tangents from one of the sharpest minds in comics. TOPICS INCLUDE: Gekiga, Kreigstein, Zipatone, and BAD BRAINS. The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support. More information can be found at cbldf.org

50 MIN2018 AUG 3
Comments
CBLDF Podcast Episode 28: RONALD WIMBERLY

CBLDF Podcast Episode 27: RON TURNER of LAST GASP

In this episode, we speak with legendary publisher RON TURNER, starting with his early days as an activist, through the creationof foundational publishing house LAST GASP, the heyday of the Underground Comix movement, and a myriad of other topics from an amazing life. TOPICS INCLUDE:Amputation, Activism, Air Pirates, Ecology, and R. Crumb The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support. More information can be found at cbldf.org

80 MIN2018 MAY 31
Comments
CBLDF Podcast Episode 27: RON TURNER of LAST GASP

CBLDF Podcast Episode 26: SINA GRACE

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist.writer/editor SINA GRACE about hiscareer and current work, including NOTHING LASTS FOREVER from Image Comics, and Marvel Comics' ICEMAN. We discuss his start in the industry, the various roles he has filled over the years, his creative process, and his approach to adult content. TOPICS INCLUDE: LONGSHOT, CHVRCHES, gentrification, and Jeffrey Brown The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support. More information can be found at cbldf.org NOTE: This episode contains language you will not hear on a prime-time network sitcom, and frank discussions of sex and sexuality.

49 MIN2018 JAN 4
Comments
CBLDF Podcast Episode 26: SINA GRACE

CBLDF Podcast Episode 25: R SIKORYAK

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist R SIKORYAKabout his latest book, THE UNQUOTABLE TRUMP, from Drawn & Quarterly. We discuss his career, his thoughts on activism, the variety of places he's been published, and the wide world of literature and comics he has managed to mush together, recontextualizing both in the process. TOPICS INCLUDE:Hostess Twinkies, X-Ray Specs, Picasso, and RAW. The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support. More information can be found at cbldf.org

40 MIN2017 DEC 15
Comments
CBLDF Podcast Episode 25: R SIKORYAK

CBLDF Podcast Episode 24: JEFFREY BROWN

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist JEFFREY BROWNabout his work, and thechanges (and lack of changes) in his art and his interests over the years. We discuss as many aspects of his career as we could fit into 45 minutes, with is really just the tip of the iceberg. Brown is an enormously prolific artist, with a wide library includingClumsy, Unlikely, AEIOU (Any Easy Intimacy),Every Girl is the End of the World For Me,Little Things, Funny Misshapen Body, A Matter Of Life, Bighead,I Am Going To Be Small, Cat Getting Out Of A Bag, Kids Are Weird, and the series Incredible Change-bots. His career took a Lucas-y turn recently, with the immensely popularDarth Vader and Son, Vader's Little Princess, Goodnight, Darth Vader,Darth Vader and Friends,and three volumes in the Jedi Academy series. His current series is the wonderful Lucy and Andy Neanderthal. TOPICS INCLUDE: Autobiography, Bad Reviews, the Transformers, and being comics-typecast. The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support. More information can be found at cbldf.org

55 MIN2017 OCT 21
Comments
CBLDF Podcast Episode 24: JEFFREY BROWN

CBLDF Podcast Episode 23: ANNE ISHII of MASSIVE GOODS

In this episode, we speak with editor, publisher, writer, and translator ANNE ISHIIabout her current venture MASSIVE GOODS, and the world of gay manga. We discuss cultural differences with regards to erotica, gender politics, and pornography, niche subcultures, and take a diversioninto our mutual love of the greatest Death Metal manga ever made. TOPICS INCLUDE:Yaoi/BL, Osamu Tezuka, Detroit Metal City FULL DISCLOSURE, this episode contains frank conversations about sex, sexuality, BDSM, sexual violence in literature, and pornography. The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support. More information can be found at cbldf.org

47 MIN2017 SEP 13
Comments
CBLDF Podcast Episode 23: ANNE ISHII of MASSIVE GOODS

CBLDF Podcast Episode 22: MATTHEW ROSENBERG

In this episode, we speak with writer MATTHEW ROSENBERG (We Can Never Go Hom, 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank, Rocket Raccoon , Kingpin, 12 Reasons To Die) about his work, and the influence on his career of personal politics and activism. We discuss the early days of BLACK MASK STUDIOS, interacting with an angry audience, and maintaining nuance in politically divisive times. TOPICS INCLUDE: Raymond Chandler, OCCUPY COMICS, The NY Mets The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support. More information can be found at cbldf.org

43 MIN2017 AUG 9
Comments
CBLDF Podcast Episode 22: MATTHEW ROSENBERG

CBLDF Podcast Episode 21: SARAH GLIDDEN

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist and journalist SARAH GLIDDEN (ROLLING BLACKOUTS, HOW TO UNDERSTAND ISRAEL IN 60 DAYS OR LESS) about her work, and the evolution thereof. We discuss the process of becoming a journalist, and the role and responsibilities of reporters in the world. TOPICS INCLUDE: Birthright Trips, German Book Reviewers, Art School, Activism, Jill Stein The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support. More information can be found at cbldf.org

34 MIN2017 JUL 12
Comments
CBLDF Podcast Episode 21: SARAH GLIDDEN

CBLDF Podcast Episode 20: ED LUCE

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist ED LUCE(WUVABLE OAF) about coming to comics from fine arts, educating a new generation, and life in the OAF-O-VERSE. We discusshis early inspirations, and how he has managed to find broad appeal with what was once considering niche content... TOPICS INCLUDE: Johnny Ryan, Shepard Fairey, Full Frontal Nudity, and Paper Dolls. The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support. More information can be found at cbldf.org

39 MIN2017 JUN 13
Comments
CBLDF Podcast Episode 20: ED LUCE

CBLDF Podcast Episode 19: GILBERT HERNANDEZ

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist GILBERT HERNANDEZ(LOVE & ROCKETS, BLUBBER) about his career, his work, and his early inspirations. We discuss reactions to his work and controversies therein, and his personal views on mature content in comics and elsewhere. TOPICS INCLUDE: HEAVY METAL, Steve Ditko, Katy Perry, Grindhouse cinema, CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED The CBLDF Podcast is part of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's ongoing education program, made possible in part with a donation from The Gaiman Foundation, and member support. More information can be found at cbldf.org ADDENDUM: Two corrections. Mr. Hernandez would like to clarify that Ditko wasn't offered $200 a page at Charlton, but $20 a page to do whatever he wanted. He also mistated Katy Perry, rather thanBrittany Spears.

35 MIN2017 MAY 25
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 19: GILBERT HERNANDEZ
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