Can You Help Protect the First Amendment?

CBLDF is looking for writers of all stripes, from talented newcomers to experienced journalists, to add to our roster of bloggers. Whether you can commit to an article a week, an article a month, or an article a year, we want your voice! CBLDF is looking for writers to help generate ongoing features ...

Mike Allred Creates 2018 CBLDF Member Art!

Mike Allred wants you to join CBLDF! The legendary creator of Madman and iZombie created this year’s CBLDF membership art, which is featured on members-only gear including a membership card, t-shirt, stickers, buttons and more! Show the world that you’re standing up for the right to rea ...

Protecting Our Rights: 2017 CBLDF Annual Report

Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2017. 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 deploying our lawyers to help comics creators to counseling educators and li ...

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 ...

Can You Help Protect the First Amendment?

January 19, 2018
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CBLDF is looking for writers of all stripes, from talented newcomers to experienced journalists, to add to our roster of bloggers. Whether you can commit to an article a week, an article a month, or an article a year, we want your voice! CBLDF is looking for writers to help generate ongoing features and website…

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The Hate U Give Restored to Katy High School Libraries–with Restrictions

January 19, 2018
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The Hate U Give Restored to Katy High School Libraries–with Restrictions

The critically-acclaimed Young Adult novel The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas has returned to high school library shelves in Katy, Texas–but students need parental permission to check it out, and it...

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Reginald Hudlin Personalizes Black Panther Books For CBLDF Donors!

January 18, 2018
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Reginald Hudlin Personalizes Black Panther Books For CBLDF Donors!

Reginald Hudlin, the entertainment icon behind the motion pictures Marshall and House Party is personalizing his character defining Black Panther graphic novels to support CBLDF’s free expression work! Donate today and get copies of Black Panther by Reginald Hudlin: Complete Collection Volumes One, Two, and Three personalized...

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California Middle School Challenges Night in Curriculum

January 17, 2018
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California Middle School Challenges Night in Curriculum

 Editor’s Note: 1/19/2018  It has just come to our attention that the reputable sources referenced in the reporting of this article, are now uncertain of the facts concerning this book challenge. We will keep you updated as we find out more information in...

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Cuomo Ditches Flawed Prison Directive

January 16, 2018
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Cuomo Ditches Flawed Prison Directive

On January 12th, 2018, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted he would rescind directive 4911A, which greatly restricted inmates access to books as well as fresh fruit and vegetables. The directive was a pilot program designed to roll out to all state prisons by...

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Teaching Dr. King’s Legacy with Award Winning Comics

January 15, 2018
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Teaching Dr. King’s Legacy with Award Winning Comics

As we recognize Martin Luther King, Jr., and celebrate his legacy today, one way we can explore his contributions to civil rights is by reading comics. Whether you’re a comics fan looking for a way to learn more about Dr. King or a teacher looking for books to use in your classroom, there are graphic novels that...

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Katy School Board Will Consider Challenge to The Hate U Give

January 12, 2018
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Katy School Board Will Consider Challenge to The Hate U Give

Last month, Angie Thomas’ critically-acclaimed Young Adult novel The Hate U Give was removed from school library shelves in Katy, Texas after it was challenged by a parent who complained of “inappropriate language.” On Monday, the board...

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One Million Moms Mad at George

January 11, 2018
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One Million Moms Mad at George

One Million Moms, an offshoot of the hate group American Family Association, has decided to take a break from yelling at the TV and turn their collective ire towards that devilish bastion of children’s literacy, Scholastic Inc. They posted a call to action, encouraging...

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Mike Allred Personalizes Books For CBLDF Donors!

January 11, 2018
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Mike Allred Personalizes Books For CBLDF Donors!

To celebrate the launch of his fantastic 2018 CBLDF membership artwork, legendary comics creator Mike Allred will be signing and personalizing some of his greatest graphic novels for donors supporting CBLDF’s important work! Books available for personalization include Madman, iZombie, and Silver Surfer–personalizations are due by 1/26, so don’t wait, donate today to get...

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Can You Help? ALA Needs Reports on 2017 Censorship

January 10, 2018
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Can You Help? ALA Needs Reports on 2017 Censorship

The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) believes that somewhere between 82% – 97% of book challenges go unreported. They are encouraging people with information regarding censorship incidents in 2017 to fill out this online report, which gives the option...

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Ahmed Naji to Face Trial Again for Book Excerpt

January 10, 2018
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Ahmed Naji to Face Trial Again for Book Excerpt

Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji will be tried a third time for “harming public morality” with an excerpt from his book Use of Life which was reprinted in Akhbar al-Adab newspaper in 2014. Naji was previously convicted and sentenced to two...

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CBLDF Joins Amicus Brief Supporting Congressional Art Contest Winner

January 9, 2018
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CBLDF Joins Amicus Brief Supporting Congressional Art Contest Winner

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has joined with a diverse group of nonprofits advocating for free expression and the arts in filing an amicus brief with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. The brief is in support of Missouri representative William Clay...

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Mike Allred Creates 2018 CBLDF Member Art!

January 8, 2018
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Mike Allred wants you to join CBLDF! The legendary creator of Madman and iZombie created this year’s CBLDF membership art, which is featured on members-only gear including a membership card, t-shirt, stickers, buttons and more! Show the world that you’re standing up for the right to read while making a difference to protect the comics community’s...

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Zunar Challenges Malaysia’s Latest Ban on Cartoon Book

January 5, 2018
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Zunar Challenges Malaysia’s Latest Ban on Cartoon Book

Malaysian cartoonist Zunar was back in court this week, filing a legal challenge to the government’s ban on his latest book Sapuman: The Man of Steal. The ban was imposed last year...

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CBLDF Joins Amicus Brief in Support of Grand Theft Auto V

January 5, 2018
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CBLDF Joins Amicus Brief in Support of Grand Theft Auto V

On December 27, 2017, CBLDF filed an amicus brief with nine other media organizations, asking the New York Court of Appeals to reject actress Lindsey Lohan’s and former Mob Wives star Karen Gravano’s invitation to expand the state’s right of publicity...

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