Jeffrey Brown Creates 2019 CBLDF Member Art!

CBLDF is excited to announce that award-winning  cartoonist and longtime supporter Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader & Son, Clumsy, Lucy & Andy Neanderthal) has created this year’s CBLDF membership art! His design is featured on a slew of members-only gear, including: a membership card, rin ...

Watch Image Library LiveStreams Anytime

  Watch the Image Library Livestreams Anytime In 2018, Image Comics celebrated Banned Books Week with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and The Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table of the American Library Association by producing a week of Library Livestreams featuring creators Nick Dragotta (Ea ...

On the Front Lines of Free Expression: CBLDF Annual Report 2018

Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2018. 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 providing legal aid and expertise to protecting access to valuable books, CB ...

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Announces Christina Merkler as New President 

August 30, 2018 – The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the industry’s voice for free speech advocacy and education, is proud to announce that Christina Merkler has been named President of the CBLDF by unanimous vote of its board of directors. Merkler is the co-founder of Discount Comic Book Ser ...

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 ...

History of Comics Censorship, Part Five

September 20, 2019
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History of Comics Censorship, Part Five

Editor’s Note: This resource is the second of a six-part series based on one of CBLDF’s most popular presentations about the history of comics censorship. We’ll be posting a segment each week leading up to and including Banned Books Week, September 22 – 28. The series goes chronologically and you can read along on as...

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Celebrate Banned Books & Support CBLDF with Exclusive Merch & Signed GNs!

September 19, 2019
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Celebrate Banned Books & Support CBLDF with Exclusive Merch & Signed GNs!

CBLDF works year-round to protect free expression and the right to read in the comics community. We want to help readers celebrate Banned Books Week (September 22-28) with a slew of educational resources, in addition to signed graphic novels and exclusive

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Archie Comics Joins CBLDF As Corporate Member

September 19, 2019
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Archie Comics Joins CBLDF As Corporate Member

Archie Comics is proud to join the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund as the organization’s newest Corporate Member! Archie Comics is the leading mass market comic book publisher in the world, with franchises that have introduced comic books, art, and reading to billions...

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Selling Comics Available Today!

September 18, 2019
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Selling Comics Available Today!

The much-anticipated Selling Comics is finally here! Brought to you from CBLDF and Dark Horse, this is the guide for those interested in, starting out, or looking for community in the comics retailer community. Grab yours today from CBLDF...

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CBLDF Retailer Webinars Announced!

September 18, 2019
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CBLDF Retailer Webinars Announced!

Today Selling Comics, a brand new publication dedicated to advising current and future comics retailers, hit the shelves. In celebration of this new publication which is fundamental for those interested in comics retail, CBLDF has announced three new free webinars aimed at retailers.  Check out the...

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Get Ready For Banned Books Week With CBLDF!

September 17, 2019
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Get Ready For Banned Books Week With CBLDF!

Next week is Banned Books Week, September 22 – 28. For educators, librarians, and parents, it falls at a hectic time of year, getting kids back into the routine of homework, school, not to mention all of the extracurriculars the students and the...

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Musa Kart Freed By Top Turkish Appeals Court Order

September 16, 2019
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Musa Kart Freed By Top Turkish Appeals Court Order

Last Thursday, 142 days after turning themselves in on fabricated charges, cartoonist Musa Kart and four of his colleagues walked out of a prison and into the waiting arms of friends, family, and supporters, ready to celebrate the order of release from Turkey’s highest Court of Appeals. In total 14 staff members were charged with “aiding a...

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Don’t Miss CBLDF at SPX this Weekend! With Raina Telgemeier, Chris Ware, and More!

September 13, 2019
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Don’t Miss CBLDF at SPX this Weekend! With Raina Telgemeier, Chris Ware, and More!

CBLDF is proud to be at Small Press Expo, one of the premier indie comics conventions! Saturday, September 14 – Sunday, September 15, you can drop by CBLDF’s Booth W80-83  and snag amazing signed graphic novels, CBLDF merch, and copies of our latest free publications. Plus you’ll...

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Join CBLDF at Rose City Comic Con! Booth# 908

September 13, 2019
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Join CBLDF at Rose City Comic Con! Booth# 908

Join CBLDF this weekend at a hometown show, Rose City Comic Con, Friday – Sunday. If you’re in the Portland area, make sure you drop by Rose City Comic Con this weekend and stock up on rewards for your collection. CBLDF is going to be...

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History of Comics Censorship, Part Four

September 13, 2019
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History of Comics Censorship, Part Four

Editor’s Note: This resource is the second of a six-part series based on one of CBLDF’s most popular presentations about the history of comics censorship. We’ll be posting a segment each week leading up to and including Banned Books Week, September 22 – 28. The series goes chronologically and you...

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CBLDF Welcomes Bob Schreck As Deputy Director

September 12, 2019
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CBLDF Welcomes Bob Schreck As Deputy Director

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the industry’s leading voice for free speech advocacy and education, is proud to welcome groundbreaking editor and publisher Bob Schreck as the organization’s Deputy Director. Schreck will oversee the organization’s fundraising...

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Ask Your Local Comics Shop for This is What Democracy Looks Like Today!

September 11, 2019
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Ask Your Local Comics Shop for This is What Democracy Looks Like Today!

  This Is What Democracy Looks Like has just arrived, in time for Constitution Day!  This Is What Democracy Looks Like maps out how the US government was designed to foster democracy and encourages readers to become more informed and engaged citizens. Produced by the Eisner...

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Police Raid in Brazil to Confiscate Avengers with Same-Sex Kiss

September 11, 2019
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Police Raid in Brazil to Confiscate Avengers with Same-Sex Kiss

Last week law enforcement officials raided a book festival in Brazil at the mayor’s order, to seize copies of an Avengers comic featuring Hulkling and Wiccan, two male superheroes, kissing. The raid turned up no copies of the book, Avengers: The Children’s Crusade, as the booth carrying...

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Last Week! Red Sonja and Dynamite Support the Fight for Free Expression!

September 11, 2019
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Last Week! Red Sonja and Dynamite Support the Fight for Free Expression!

There’s just one week left to score a digital library of Red Sonja as part of the epic Dynamite Comics Humble Bundle that supports CBLDF on the front lines of the fight for free expression! Starting at $1, pay what you want for a great selection of...

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Free CBLDF Banned Books Week Webinar Announced! Addressing Identity Censorship

September 9, 2019
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Free CBLDF Banned Books Week Webinar Announced! Addressing Identity Censorship

Addressing Identity Censorship Friday, September 27, 2019, 12:00 – 1:30 pm PST (Banned Books Week) Identity censorship is the...

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