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 ...

5 Creepy Comics for the Classroom this Halloween

October 18, 2019
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5 Creepy Comics for the Classroom this Halloween

As CBLDF’s recent Comics in Education Survey just demonstrated, Comics are a killer tool for capturing students’ intention, increasing involvement in the classroom and helping students with all different needs succeed. But it’s autumn, kids are recently back to school and their routines. For many students, the high point of fall is not the return...

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GNs Signed by Chris Ware, Raina Telgemeier, and Aimée de Jongh Benefit CBLDF!

October 17, 2019
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GNs Signed by Chris Ware, Raina Telgemeier, and Aimée de Jongh Benefit CBLDF!

Even if you weren’t able to stop by CBLDF’s booth this convention season, you still have the chance to check out some of the incredible signed graphic novels we brought back with us! Donate today to snag your own copies of these incredible premiums, including: Rusty Brown HC, Jimmy Corrigan SC, Building Stories HC, and ...

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SF Mayor Enjoys CBLDF Resource (and you can too)!

October 15, 2019
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SF Mayor Enjoys CBLDF Resource (and you can too)!

  Last Week Comix Experience, a landmark San Francisco comics shop, enjoyed an unexpected visit from London Breed, the city’s current mayor. There to discuss the trials and tribulations facing small businesses with owner Brian Hibbs. Breed found some extra time to check out This is What Democracy Looks Like, a free comic...

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You’re Invited to CBLDF’s Popular Retailer Webinar on Working with Schools and Libraries

October 14, 2019
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You’re Invited to CBLDF’s Popular Retailer Webinar on Working with Schools and Libraries

Whether you’re a local comics shop owner, a future comics retailer, or an independent bookseller, you’ll want to check out CBLDF’s popular webinar that offers insight into creating a relationship with schools and libraries in your community. This webinar offers tools and resources for retailers interested in helping schools and libraries...

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CBLDF Invades England and the Lakes International Comics Art Festival

October 11, 2019
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CBLDF Invades England and the Lakes International Comics Art Festival

CBLDF’s Executive Director Charles Brownstein is going to be making a splash at the Lakes International Comics Art Festival this weekend. If you’re in the UK (or can get there easily) make sure you drop by to check out some of the amazing panels that Brownstein...

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The 11 Top Comics in Classrooms (& Free Resources for Each)

October 11, 2019
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The 11 Top Comics in Classrooms (& Free Resources for Each)

CBLDF’s recent groundbreaking survey offered concrete evidence that teachers and students are embracing comics as valuable tools in the classroom. Across ages and demographics, the study showed who are using comics, what comics they’re using, what obstacles comics face in classrooms, and a path forward for how educators and the industry can...

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Register Now for “Using Comics to Teach Tough Topics”

October 10, 2019
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Register Now for “Using Comics to Teach Tough Topics”

    Time is Running Out.  Register NOW!   Using Comics to Teach Tough Topics Saturday, October 12, 2019 @ 12:00-1:00 pm PST Many educators and librarians feel raising social awareness is an important educational objective, but helping young...

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X-Men XXL & More HCs Signed by Jim Lee Benefit CBLDF!

October 10, 2019
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X-Men XXL & More HCs Signed by Jim Lee Benefit CBLDF!

  This week you can support CBLDF and grab great graphic novels signed by the legendary Jim Lee! We’re offering a wide selection of his classic work, including the brand-new X-Men XXL collection! Don’t miss out on this beautiful hardcover, collecting over 300 pages of Lee’s incredible...

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CBLDF Retailer Webinars

October 10, 2019
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CBLDF Retailer Webinars

CBLDF is excited to announce three retailer webinars for November 2019!  Our webinar series is intended to provide practical advice, strategies, and resources to help comics retailers better serve their communities.  Register now to be a part of...

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CBLDF to be Recognized by New York Library Association

October 8, 2019
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CBLDF to be Recognized by New York Library Association

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to announce that we will be among those honored this year for the Intellectual Freedom Award at the 126th Annual New York Library Conference and Trade Show in Saratoga Springs this November 15th. Each year New...

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Best of CBLDF’s Inktober 2019!

October 7, 2019
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Best of CBLDF’s Inktober 2019!

The first week of CBLDF’s #Inktober2019 challenge is nearly complete and we’re thrilled that so many people have been getting in the free expression spirit. Check out some of our favorites here or head on over to our Instagram and tag us in your submission. Each week we’ll feature our favorites on...

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Colorado Comics Store Drag Show Continues Despite Protests

October 4, 2019
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Colorado Comics Store Drag Show Continues Despite Protests

In September, CBLDF reported on an all-ages Drag Show at Mile High Comics in Colorado that had drawn the attention of protestors, including an SPLC identified hate group, Proud Boys. Now this iconic local comics shop has made national news again, as flyers warning...

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Support Free Expression at New York City Comic Con with CBLDF! Booth#2109

October 3, 2019
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Support Free Expression at New York City Comic Con with CBLDF! Booth#2109

It is time for the largest annual East Coast Convention, as NYCC 2019 kicks off today, Thursday, October 3rd. CBLDF has brought tons of amazing rewards just for you, and can’t wait to see and hear how you’re celebrating free expression this year. Stop by the Booth...

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Charlie Adlard Personalizes & Sketches The Walking Dead for CBLDF Donors!

October 3, 2019
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Charlie Adlard Personalizes & Sketches The Walking Dead for CBLDF Donors!

CBLDF is thrilled to offer our donors the opportunity to have award-winning illustrator Charlie Adlard sign, sketch, and personalize a selection of Walking Dead collections to you or a loved one! For a limited time only, you can support CBLDF’s year-round efforts to keep books like The Walking Dead on shelves and grab...

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CBLDF’s Comics In Education Survey Reveals Top Comics in Schools & A Broad Embrace of the Format

October 2, 2019
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CBLDF’s Comics In Education Survey Reveals Top Comics in Schools & A Broad Embrace of the Format

Portland, Oregon 10/2/2019 — Results of a survey released today by Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the industry’s leading voice for free speech advocacy and education, offers concrete evidence of what has been long been believed true but unverified: teachers and students are embracing comics as valuable tools in the classroom. This groundbreaking work offers...

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