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 ...

Know Your Rights with CBLDF’s Newest Resource!

November 12, 2019
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 Know Your Rights  with CBLDF’s Newest Resource!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund says students and teachers should “Know Your Rights” with this brand new, free printable resource of essential Supreme Court cases about student rights. Designed for easy printing, sharing and posting in classrooms, “Know Your Rights” is a great tool...

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Illinois Department of Corrections New Book Review Policy Leaves Door Open for Future Censorship 

November 8, 2019
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Illinois Department of Corrections New Book Review Policy Leaves Door Open for Future Censorship 

Following the removal of 200 “controversial” books from the Danville Prison library and the loud public outcry that followed, the Illinois Department of Corrections has issued a new policy for book review. This policy, which attempts to target the viewpoint discrimination which led to the last...

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All-Ages GNs Signed by Jeffrey Brown, Liniers, & More Benefit CBLDF!

November 7, 2019
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All-Ages GNs Signed by Jeffrey Brown, Liniers, & More Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF supporters have the chance to make a donation and grab a signed copy of some great all-ages material! We’re offering some great titles for readers of all ages, including Lucy and Andy Neanderthal Volumes One, Two, and

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Exclusive Army of Darkness Comic Part of Dynamite Humble Bundle Benefitting CBLDF!

November 6, 2019
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Exclusive Army of Darkness Comic Part of Dynamite Humble Bundle Benefitting CBLDF!

Celebrate 15 years of Dynamite with nearly 12,000 pages comics in this special Anniversary Humble Bundle that benefits CBLDF and the fight for free expression! Pay what you want for $852 worth of great Dynamite Comics including titles like The Boys, John Wick, Nancy Drew, Red Sonja, Vampirella, and...

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Comics Top Publishers Weekly‘s Best of 2019 Lists

November 5, 2019
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Comics Top Publishers Weekly‘s Best of 2019 Lists

Comics break another barrier, as Mira Jacob’s Good Talk, a graphic memoir, earns a spot in Publisher’s Weekly Top Ten Books of 2019 List. “It’s a wonderfully enchanting memoir that couldn’t be more of-the-moment, with its take on race in America that’s equally smart, pointed, funny, and touching. (There is also some wisdom in there...

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November Webinars with CBLDF!

November 4, 2019
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November Webinars with CBLDF!

Managing Media—Monday, November 11, 2019 @ 1:00-2:00 pm PST Comic book stores are the industry’s front line, which often makes their employees the first people local media turns to when a comic book story comes up – the good ones...

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CBLDF Offers Retailer Resources

November 1, 2019
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CBLDF Offers Retailer Resources

Whether you’re a local comics shop owner, a future comics retailer, or an independent bookseller, you should check out the host of retailer resources CBLDF continually creates, like our free webinar series which offers free workshops devoted to important topics like November 2nd’s Retailing...

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Support CBLDF With Spooky GNs Signed by Emil Ferris, Eddie Campbell, & Many More!

October 31, 2019
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Support CBLDF With Spooky GNs Signed by Emil Ferris, Eddie Campbell, & Many More!

This year you can celebrate Halloween by treating yourself to these spooky graphic novels, signed by their incredible creators to benefit CBLDF’s important work! Make a donation today to grab signed premiums, including: My Favorite Thing is Monsters SC, signed...

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JUST ANNOUNCED! Support CBLDF with the Dynamite’s 15th Anniversary Humble Bundle!

October 30, 2019
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JUST ANNOUNCED! Support CBLDF with the Dynamite’s 15th Anniversary Humble Bundle!

Celebrate Dynamite’s 15th year of publishing amazing titles and involvement with the comics community, by getting the latest amazing Humble Bundle. Get $850+ worth of comics for 98% off, that’s nearly 12,000 pages of stores from the source material for this year’s hottest shows, like The...

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62 Years Later, Howl Still Causes Uproar and Avid Defense

October 29, 2019
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62 Years Later, Howl Still Causes Uproar and Avid Defense

Allen Ginsburg’s generation-defining poem Howl recently caused a challenge in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. According to the local news, the original complaint was never released, but a second parent took up the challenge, speaking out against the poem at a September school board meeting, quoting “who let...

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CBLDF Calls Out Viewpoint Discrimination in Georgia Book Removal

October 28, 2019
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CBLDF Calls Out Viewpoint Discrimination in Georgia Book Removal

Last week CBLDF joined with other partners in Kids’ Right to Read Project (KRRP), writing to Columbia County Superintendent Dr. Sandra Carraway in Georgia to express concern over three books pulled from their supplemental curriculum: Dear Martin by Nic Stone, The Curious Incident of the Dog...

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CBLDF Retailer Memberships Final Order Cutoff is Monday, 10/28!

October 25, 2019
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CBLDF Retailer Memberships Final Order Cutoff is Monday, 10/28!

Retailers! Don’t miss out on CBLDF’s 2019/2020 Retailer Membership program and incentives! Find more information on each donation level, item codes, and FOC dates below. As...

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Librarian Resources from CBLDF

October 23, 2019
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Librarian Resources from CBLDF

It is National Friends of the Library Week, a week set aside to draw attention to those amazing volunteers and fundraisers who support libraries in their community. But it’s also a great excuse to remind everyone there are lots of ways to be a good friend to your library. For example, you could share the...

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Sneak Peek: San Diego Comic Con 2020 CBLDF Art Jam Piece

October 22, 2019
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Sneak Peek: San Diego Comic Con 2020 CBLDF Art Jam Piece

It’s never to early to start getting excited for CBLDF’S popular San Diego Comic Con Live Art Jam! Scott Dunbier, Special Projects Senior Editor at IDW has been showing off a special project for the 2020 Jam. According to Bleeding Cool Dunbier says it...

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Catch Up with CBLDF Webinars Anytime!

October 21, 2019
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Catch Up with CBLDF Webinars Anytime!

Now CBLDF’s Webinar series can be viewed anytime! Did you miss a CBLDF Webinar that interested you? Or maybe you attended but wanted to look back and revisit some core concepts that you think would be helpful with your current work? Now you can access these amazing resources at your convenience. Check out past popular webinars...

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