Mike Allred Creates 2018 CBLDF Member Art!

Mike Allred wants you to join CBLDF! The legendary creator of Madman and iZombie created this year’s CBLDF membership art, which is featured on members-only gear including a membership card, t-shirt, print, hoodie, and more! Show the world that you’re standing up for the right to read ...

Protecting Our Rights: 2017 CBLDF Annual Report

Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2017. Thanks to donors like you, CBLDF was at the forefront, protecting our community from an increasing tempo of challenges to comics and other expressive material. From deploying our lawyers to help comics creators to counseling educators and li ...

OUT TODAY: Panel Power, CBLDF’s New Resource for Parents, Educators, Librarians, and Retailers!

Inspire kids to become lifelong readers with Panel Power, a CBLDF resource that provides an introduction to comics and background on why they’re good for kids! You can find the issue at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and below! You can also get bundles for your store, scho ...

AVAILABLE NOW: She Changed Comics!

Women have been making comics since the beginning, but there was an important story that hadn’t been told: how women changed free expression in comics. CBLDF tells that story in She Changed Comics, out today around the country! Kickstarter orders are on their way, and CBLDF will have copies of t ...

Radio Free Comix: The CBLDF Podcast

In support of our ongoing education work, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is now part of the audio-sphere! A mix of interviews, discussions about current Free Speech events, convention panels recordings, and archival materials, the CBLDF Podcast will be a monthly event, from our keyboards to your ...

CBLDF Protects The First Amendment!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics medium. Our work takes us into courtrooms, classrooms, conventions and libraries all over the United States where we provide legal aid, education, and advocacy to protect th ...

GNs Signed by Legendary Creators Moebius & Mike Mignola Benefit CBLDF!

April 19, 2018
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GNs Signed by Legendary Creators Moebius & Mike Mignola Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF is proud to offer our donors graphic novels signed by legendary artists and creators Moebius and Mike Mignola! Grab your very own copy of Moebius: Blueberry Volumes Four and Five HCs, hand-signed and numbered by Moebius! We’re also offering Hellboy Library Edition Volume Five HC, Hellboy: The Troll Witch TP, plus B.P.R.D. Plague...

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CBLDF Welcomes Lion Forge as Newest Corporate Member!

April 19, 2018
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CBLDF Welcomes Lion Forge as Newest Corporate Member!

Publisher of “Comics for Everyone” Joins the Efforts of the Industry’s Premier Free Speech Organization Lion Forge is proud to join the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund as the organization’s newest Corporate Member! Lion Forge is a trans-media studio with a...

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Influential Comic Book Artist Mystery Solved

April 18, 2018
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Influential Comic Book Artist Mystery Solved

Last weekend, artist and comics journalist James Romberger discovered Sy Barry was the identity of the artist behind Martin Luther King and The Montgomery Story, a civil rights comic that not only changed the medium, but the history of the United...

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Digital Comic Duo Wins Pulitzer

April 17, 2018
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Digital Comic Duo Wins Pulitzer

Breaking with their own long-established conventions, the Pulitzer committee awarded the Prize for Editorial Cartooning to the creative team behind Welcome to the New World, a digital comic book delivered in installments by The New York Times. The creators are Jake Halpern,...

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CBLDF at the Library of Congress

April 16, 2018
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CBLDF at the Library of Congress

Last September, Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of CBLDF, was honored with an invitation to speak at the Library of Congress about the history of comics and the role of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund in protecting the intellectual freedom of American readers. The talk was part of an ongoing relationship the Library of Congress...

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CBLDF on the Road: MoCCA Fest 2018

April 13, 2018
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CBLDF on the Road: MoCCA Fest 2018

Last weekend, CBLDF was thrilled to be in New York City, hanging out with awesome comic book creators, retailers, publishers, and especially readers at the MoCCA Fest. Some of the top names in comics stopped by to support free speech and sign their work for fans at the convention.

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Wear Your Support for CBLDF with T-Shirts, Enamel Pins, & More!

April 13, 2018
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Wear Your Support for CBLDF with T-Shirts, Enamel Pins, & More!

You can support CBLDF and get yourself an exclusive t-shirt, enamel pin, or signed print by donating today! Show your support for free speech with one of our comfy t-shirts featuring the designs of Simon Hanselmann, Brian Wood, Tony Shasteen, and more; or grab our exclusive Comics Code Authority, Bill Gaines,...

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Banned Books Week 2018 Declares “Banning Books Silences Stories”

April 12, 2018
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Banned Books Week 2018 Declares “Banning Books Silences Stories”

Banned Books Week just announced their theme for this year’s highly anticipated week of censorship awareness.  The annual tradition is held is in September and features everything from library displays to special author events held all around the country, designed to shine a...

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Censorship By the Numbers: Beyond Books

April 11, 2018
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Censorship By the Numbers: Beyond Books

This week American Library Association‘s Office for Intellectual Freedom released its ...

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ALA’s Banned Book Video | A Call To Activism

April 10, 2018
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American Library Association released a video detailing their annual top ten list of most frequently challenged books. The video starts off with instances of censorship like an illustration of “To Kill a Mockingbird” scrawled on a chalkboard, paired with the narrator saying “imagine having a challenging discussion about a book in your English class then…

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Drama Named Among Top 10 Most Banned Books of 2017

April 10, 2018
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Drama Named Among Top 10 Most Banned Books of 2017

For the third time, Raina Telgemeier’s YA classic Drama has been named to the American Library Association’s Most Banned Books list. This week, ALA released their top ten list of most frequently challenged books in 2017. Once again, the list is disproportionately filled with illustrated works. As a...

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CBLDF Hosts Mike Mignola, Roz Chast, Max de Radiguès Signings at MoCCA!

April 6, 2018
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CBLDF Hosts Mike Mignola, Roz Chast, Max de Radiguès Signings at MoCCA!

MoCCA Arts Festival is Manhattan’s largest indie comics, cartoon, and animation festival in the heart of midtown. Each year over 7,000 people attend to see what the best and brightest of established creators and newcomers are working on. There are lectures, film screenings, workshops, and over...

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Rebellion Becomes CBLDF’s Newest Corporate Member

April 6, 2018
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Rebellion Becomes CBLDF’s Newest Corporate Member

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to welcome Rebellion, one of Europe’s leading independent publishing and game developers, as the organization’s newest corporate member! Rebellion publishes the iconic 2000 AD family of comics and graphic novels, alongside publishing imprints Abaddon Books, Solaris, and Ravenstone. “We are...

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CBLDF Unveils Exclusive Shirt at C2E2 for Donors!

April 5, 2018
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CBLDF Unveils Exclusive Shirt at C2E2 for Donors!

It’s that time of year again! CBLDF is going to be at C2E2 and we are bringing another limited edition CBLDF shirt just for Chicago! Whether you scored one or missed out on last year’s shirt, you already know these will go fast! So make...

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X-Men GNs Signed by Chris Claremont, Ed Piskor, & More Benefit CBLDF!

April 5, 2018
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X-Men GNs Signed by Chris Claremont, Ed Piskor, & More Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF is excited to offer our donors some fantastic X-Men graphic novels signed by their creators, including  a slew of classic X-Men graphic novels personalized by legendary author Chris Claremont; the brand-new X-Men: Grand Design Treasury Edition, signed by Eisner award-winning creator Ed Piskor; All-New X-Men Volume One HC, signed by Stuart Immonen; and Astonishing X-Men: Gifted TP, signed...

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