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...

Humble Dynamite 10th Anniversary Bundle Rewards Fans to Benefit CBLDF!

To celebrate their first decade of comic book publishing, Dynamite Entertainment launches its first ever Humble Bundle promotion which will allow fans to purchase over 120 digital comics books and graphic novels (the largest Humble Bumble comics collection in history) at a cost of each person’ ...

Fight for the Freedom to Read with CBLDF in 2014!

Roll up your sleeves! Join the fight! Joining the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund puts you on the front line of the fight against censorship! Your membership dollars provide the tools to fight back when comic book readers, retailers, and artists are muzzled, censored, or attacked!...

Defending Manga: The Ryan Matheson Story

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release Defending Manga: The Ryan Matheson Story, a short documentary video recounting the young American citzen’s fight for justice after being wrongfully accused of criminal activity because of fantasy and humor manga on his laptop computer.  Th ...

Celebrate the Freedom to Read With CBLDF’s New Banned Books Week Handbook!

Today, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release its first-ever Banned Books Week Handbook! Boasting a cover by Jeff Smith, whose Bone series is one of America’s most frequently challenged books, the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook is a free resource that gives you the...

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 ...

A Greater Force for Good: CBLDF Annual Report 2013

With the holiday giving season upon us and the year drawing to a close, CBLDF is proud to share our accomplishments protecting the freedom to read comics with our 2013 Annual Report! Please consider making a donation to CBLDF today to support...

SDCC 2014: Preview Night with CBLDF

July 23, 2014
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SDCC 2014: Preview Night with CBLDF

It’s heeere! Comic-Con International kicks off tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the San Diego Convention Center, and you’ll get your first chance to come by booth #1920 and pick up CBLDF exclusive premiums, including a gorgeous print by J.H. Williams III and Todd Klein and the Gilbert Hernandez CBLDF Liberty Variant of Valiant’s...

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Superintendent Admits Policy Ignored in Little Brother Case

July 23, 2014
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Superintendent Admits Policy Ignored in Little Brother Case

Well over a month after a high school principal in Pensacola, Florida cancelled a summer reading program rather than allow students to read Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, we finally heard this week from that principal’s boss, Escambia County School District Superintendent Malcolm Thomas. While...

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SDCC 2014: All CBLDF, All the Time!

July 22, 2014
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SDCC 2014: All CBLDF, All the Time!

Comic-Con is upon us, and CBLDF is excited to once again to be part of the action! We’ll be joining thousands of comics fans from around the world, and you’ll find us at booth 192o with exclusive premiums, informative panels, and the best party at Comic-Con,...

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Partial Victory in Singapore: Two Out of Three Books Back in Libraries

July 22, 2014
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Partial Victory in Singapore: Two Out of Three Books Back in Libraries

Singapore Communications and Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim last week reversed course on the planned destruction of two children’s books that had been pulled from public library shelves, instructing the National Library Board to instead have the books restored to library collections but moved to the adult section. The two books that earned a partial...

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CBLDF Joins Defense of Looking for Alaska in Wisconsin

July 21, 2014
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CBLDF Joins Defense of Looking for Alaska in Wisconsin

Last week CBLDF joined a coalition of free speech groups defending John Green’s novel Looking for Alaska against a challenge from a parent who wants it removed from schools in Waukesha, Wisconsin. In a letter sent Friday on behalf of the National Coalition...

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CBLDF Releases Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators

July 21, 2014
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CBLDF Releases Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators, featuring an introduction by Jeff Smith, and written by Eva Volin (Supervising Librarian, Children’s Services, Alameda Free Library, Alameda, CA), Katherine Keller (Sequential Tart, UNLV), Jessica Lee (Teacher...

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Graphitti Designs Protects Free Speech As CBLDF’s Newest Corporate Member

July 21, 2014
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Graphitti Designs Protects Free Speech As CBLDF’s Newest Corporate Member

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to welcome Graphitti Designs, the trailblazing manufacturer of pop culture and comics-related merchandise, as the organization’s newest corporate member! Building on a long history of support for the organization, Graphitti Designs joins CBLDF on the eve of...

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The CBLDF Live Art Auction at SDCC!

July 18, 2014
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The CBLDF Live Art Auction at SDCC!

CBLDF hosts its biggest original art auction of the year at Comic-Con! On Saturday, July 26, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, join CBLDF to in the Sapphire Ballroom EF, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, to bid on amazing original art from Jeff...

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SDCC 2014: CBLDF Signing and Panel Schedule!

July 18, 2014
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SDCC 2014: CBLDF Signing and Panel Schedule!

Comic-Con International is just around the corner, and CBLDF is going to be on hand with some amazing signings and panels in support of our mission to fight for the right to read comics! SIGNINGS We’re delighted to host some of our favorite creator supporters at booth 1920...

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Russian Media Watchdog Says Avengers May Incite Violence, Cruelty

July 18, 2014
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Russian Media Watchdog Says Avengers May Incite Violence, Cruelty

A Russian government media regulator is investigating an upcoming Avengers comic as “propaganda of a cult of violence,” possibly resulting in an official warning to Swedish publisher Egmont which distributes the books in Russia. The government is particularly concerned about the character Vanguard, who bears a Soviet hammer and sickle on his...

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San Diego Public Library and CBLDF Warm up for SDCC with a Discussion of Banned Comics

July 18, 2014
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San Diego Public Library and CBLDF Warm up for SDCC with a Discussion of Banned Comics

CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein will be warming up for an action-packed Comic-Con International by presenting “Banned Comics! The True Story of How Comics Are Banned & How You Can Fight Back!” with the San Diego Public Library on July 22 at 6:00 p.m. The talk...

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Google Requires Music Site to Censor Album Covers

July 17, 2014
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Google Requires Music Site to Censor Album Covers

Google appears to be cracking down on websites that use its advertising service on their pages alongside any content that the search giant deems to be “adult or mature.” In the case of UK music magazine Drowned in Sound, the objectionable content was several album...

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Start SDCC With CBLDF’s Comic-Con Welcome Party!

July 17, 2014
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Start SDCC With CBLDF’s Comic-Con Welcome Party!

Kick-off Comic-Con with comics’ greatest creators at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party, sponsored by Image Comics, Kickstarter, comiXology, and Eventbrite, with special gallery displays from TFAW.com and Black...

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Singapore Censorship Continues With Archie: The Married Life 3

July 17, 2014
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Singapore Censorship Continues With Archie: The Married Life 3

More bad news out of Singapore: in the wake of a ban on three children’s books featuring same-sex parents from the city-state’s libraries, today we learned that the government has also barred booksellers from importing Archie: The Married Life vol....

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VALIANT and CBLDF Team Up for Exclusive GILBERT HERNANDEZ HARBINGER #25 SDCC Liberty Variant

July 16, 2014
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VALIANT and CBLDF Team Up for Exclusive GILBERT HERNANDEZ HARBINGER #25 SDCC Liberty Variant

Valiant is proud to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) with the HARBINGER #25 SDCC Liberty Variant, a limited edition release of July’s 48-page anniversary spectacular that features a brand new cover by Harvey Award-winning cartoonist and industry icon Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets, Marble...

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