Comic Book Club Handbook

Learn how to start and make the most of book clubs for comics and graphic novels with the Comic Book Club Handbook, a new resource produced by Comic Book Legal Defense Fund in collaboration with Comic-Con International! Designed for librarians, retailers, and individuals alike, the Comic Book Cl ...

CBLDF Defender #2 Hits Shelves Today!

CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the second issue is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender will bring eng ...

In Stores Now: Latest Edition of CBLDF’s Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read!

With Free Comic Book Day coming up, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is delighted that the latest edition of our proven resource, Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read! is in stores today! With more than 80,000 copies in print, Raising a Reader! How Comics &a ...

Protecting the Right to Read: CBLDF Annual Report 2014

CBLDF’s important work made huge strides in 2014! From leading a comics-focused Banned Books Week and expanding our education program, to fighting the rising tide of censorship in schools and providing legal aid in a wide range of comics-oriented cases, CBLDF’s efforts are more timely than ever. ...

Your Amazon Purchases Can Benefit CBLDF!

Do you have an Amazon habit? Now your purchases from the retail giant can benefit CBLDF! We’re now part of AmazonSmile, a program that gives 0.5% of the purchase price for items you’d buy anyway to eligible charities like CBLDF. To send funds our way, all...

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 ...

CBLDF Joins Coalition Opposed to Disclaimer for College Literature Course

June 29, 2015
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Opposed to Disclaimer for College Literature Course

Today, CBLDF joined the National Coalition Against Censorship to oppose a “disclaimer” on the English 250 syllabus at Crafton Hills College. The college affirmed that it will not be “eradicating” any graphic novels from the course, but it has stated that future syllabi for...

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Start Your SDCC Experience at the CBLDF Welcome Party, Presented by Image Comics & comiXology!

June 29, 2015
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Start Your SDCC Experience at the CBLDF Welcome Party, Presented by Image Comics & comiXology!

Kick-off Comic-Con with comics’ greatest creators at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party, sponsored by Image Comics and comiXology, with a special gallery display from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! The fun starts at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, at the Westgate Hotel, where CBLDF welcomes...

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Apple Pulls, Reinstates Games That Include Confederate Flag

June 29, 2015
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Apple Pulls, Reinstates Games That Include Confederate Flag

Last week, as businesses including WalMart, Target, and Amazon announced they would stop selling Confederate-flag-themed merchandise, Apple attempted to follow suit in its iOS App Store. Initially, however, this resulted in the disappearance of virtually all games about the U.S. Civil War, where the flag naturally features in its original context. When TouchArcade first ...

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Expand Your Comics Conversation With the Comic Book Club Handbook!

June 26, 2015
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Learn how to start and make the most of book clubs for comics and graphic novels with the Comic Book Club Handbook, a new resource produced by Comic Book Legal Defense Fund in collaboration with Comic-Con International! Designed for librarians, retailers, and individuals alike, the Comic Book Club Handbook goes inside the how’s and why’s of creating a graphic...

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EXCLUSIVE: CBLDF Talks with Sonny Liew About The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye and Censorship

June 26, 2015
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When it came time to print Sonny Liew’s newest graphic novel, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, the National Arts Council in Singapore abruptly withdrew their grant, leaving publisher Epigram Books with a financial burden. Taking on difficult subjects like Singapore’s historical struggle for independence and the repression of free expression, there was...

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Celebrate the Freedom to Read with the Latest Edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook!

June 26, 2015
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Today, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release the latest edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook! Boasting a cover by Raina Telgemeier, whose book Drama was one of America’s most frequently challenged books in 2014, the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook 2015 is a free resource that gives you the scoop about...

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Adding Saga to Your Library or Classroom Collection

June 25, 2015
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Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staple’s sci-fi epic Saga has quickly become one of the most critically acclaimed and celebrated comic series published in recent history. Applauded for its narrative complexity, world building, and characterization, Saga is a pure example of a great sci-fi/fantasy adventure, an instant classic and staple for all comic book collections. With…

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Join CBLDF This Weekend in San Francisco for ALA Annual!

June 25, 2015
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Join CBLDF This Weekend in San Francisco for ALA Annual!

Join CBLDF in San Francisco this weekend, June 26 – 29 for the American Library Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition! We’ll be at booth 211 with the debut of the 2015 edition of CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook; the second issue of CBLDF Defender, our...

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SDCC 2015: CBLDF Exclusives!

June 25, 2015
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SDCC 2015: CBLDF Exclusives!

Comic-Con is just around the corner, so you know what that means, right? EXCLUSIVES! CBLDF has been working hard to put together an exclusive assortment for Comic-Con attendees, and we have so many must-haves that you better walk quickly (there’s no running in the exhibit hall!) to booth 1918 when the show opens on July...

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 13: Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson

June 24, 2015
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 13: Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson

To celebrate today’s launch of CBLDF Defender #2, we have a special edition of the CBLDF PODCAST! In this episode, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein speaks to Image Comics Publisher (and author of Nowhere Men and They’re Not Like Us) Eric Stephenson. Topics: being offended, being...

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Adding The Sandman to Your Library or Classroom Collection

June 24, 2015
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Since its release in 1989, The Sandman has been listed as one of the most challenged comic series by the American Library Association. Despite its critical acclaim and numerous awards, Neil Gaiman’s epic series, spanning 75 issues and inspiring a variety of spin-off series and collected editions, The Sandman still faces censorship — the most recent...

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Tintin in America Deemed Too Adult for the Kid’s Section in Winnipeg Library

June 24, 2015
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Tintin in America will be returning to shelves in Winnipeg, Canada, public libraries after it was pulled entirely from the system based on numerous complaints received regarding its dated and controversial depictions of Native Americans, but it won’t be going back to the kid’s section — it will be shelved in the adult section of...

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CBLDF Defender #2 Hits Shelves Today!

June 24, 2015
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CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the second issue is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender will bring engaging creator interviews,...

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North Carolina Review Committee Unanimously Recommends The Kite Runner Stay in Class

June 23, 2015
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North Carolina Review Committee Unanimously Recommends The Kite Runner Stay in Class

Despite a mother and former school board member’s contention that The Kite Runner is inappropriate for a 10th grade Honors English class, a district-wide review committee in Buncombe County, North Carolina unanimously recommended last week that the school board allow the book to...

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Adding Fun Home to Your Library or Classroom Collection

June 23, 2015
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Adding Fun Home to Your Library or Classroom Collection

Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, a memoir of her complicated relationship with her closeted gay father and her own realization that she was gay as well, has the rare distinction of being frequently challenged at the post-secondary level. Challenges from individual students at the University of...

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