Let’s Create Comic Books! New Free Templates for Inspiring Activities

New Free Comic Book Template for Parents, Educators, Kids & More Whether you’re a parent looking for something fun to entertain your kids over and over, or you’re an educator looking for remote resources to utilize, CBLDF has you covered with a new series of free tools designed to ge ...

Book Clubs

For years CBLDF’s Comic & Manga Book Club Handbooks have provided proven strategies for getting started, selecting books, engaging your community, and much more. Now this resource has been revamped with all-new sections addressing remote book clubs in light of the current coronavirus guide ...

Coronavirus Resources

The Coronavirus crisis impacts all of us. At CBLDF, we’re here to serve the community, so this week we’re sharing resources that can help you cope with the challenges we’re all facing. We have created new tools, including a comprehensive state-by-state clearinghouse resource for f ...

She Changed Comics: Name Your Price eBook & Free Lessons For Remote Learning

Celebrate Women’s History Month with She Changed Comics, the untold story of the women who changed free expression in comics.  To help provide for our community, CBLDF is making the digital edition of She Changed Comics pay what you want ...

Get Free Resources for Remote Learning with CBLDF

CBLDF is committed to helping parents, educators, and students turn challenges into triumphs in remote learning situations. Check out all the free resources we have for you to help keep your kids interested and learning, including lesson plans and discussion guides for more than 50 graphic novels! ...

Retailer Spotlight on COVID-19

Comic book retailers are the foundation of the comic book industry as we know it. They serve as beacons of light in increasingly troubled times, hubs in their communities where people can find the stories that they need. CBLDF is working to do...

Support CBLDF With (Almost) Everything You Buy Online!

There’s an easy way to fight for free expression with everything you buy online: designate CBLDF for your Amazon Smile donations! When you shop at smile.amazon.com, a nonprofit of your choosing will get a portion of the proceeds,...

CBLDF’s 2019 Annual Report Shows How Critical Your Help Is!

Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2019 and through it all, thanks to the support of donors like you, CBLDF stood proudly at the front lines and fought to protect the voices of our community this year. From providing legal aid and expertise to protecting access to important books a ...

Webinars

  Remote Retailing: Connecting with Your Customer Online The COVID-19 Crisis is causing massive disruptions to the way retail stores conduct business. With the need for social distancing and an influx of mandatory business shut-downs, retailers are now required to find innovative ways to...

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 ...

Retailer Resource: Social Media Training Webinar

April 9, 2020
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Retailer Resource: Social Media Training Webinar

  Social Media: Best Practices for the Comic Book Retailer Friday, April 17th @ 1 PM PST Social media platforms have become essential spaces for millions of Americans looking to build connection and community. As a result these platforms have...

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Resources For Comics Creators and Employees Impacted By Coronavirus

April 8, 2020
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Resources For Comics Creators and Employees Impacted By Coronavirus

To help support the creative communities that make our mission possible, we’ve assembled this clearinghouse resource for financial aid, community tools, and other information. These resources can help comics creators, as well as industry employees who have lost their jobs as a result of the...

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Retailer Resource for Selling Comics Online

April 7, 2020
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Retailer Resource for Selling Comics Online

The Coronavirus crisis affects us all. Statewide shutdowns and social distancing have led to an unprecedented mass closure of physical retail locations. To maintain business, many stores have moved toward remote retailing solutions. E-commerce platforms like eBay allow retailers to...

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Let’s Create Comic Books! New Free Templates for Inspiring Activities

April 6, 2020
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Featured Let's Create!

New Free Comic Book Template for Parents, Educators, Kids & More Whether you’re a parent looking for something fun to entertain your kids over and over, or you’re an educator looking for remote resources to utilize, CBLDF has you covered with a new series of free tools designed to get...

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Register Now: Government Relief Loans for Comics Businesses Webinar

April 3, 2020
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Register Now: Government Relief Loans for Comics Businesses Webinar

Government Relief Loans for Comics Businesses: How to Apply & Use Your Benefits Wednesday, April 8 1 PM Pacific/4 PM Eastern Register Now

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Remote Retailer Spotlight: Facebook Live Edition

April 2, 2020
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Remote Retailer Spotlight: Facebook Live Edition

  Mandatory shutdown orders are affecting retailers across the country. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still grab some new comics from your local comic shop! Where stores are closed, retailers are coming up with innovative ways to best serve their communities...

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Going Remote: CBLDF’s Newest Guide for Virtual Comic and Manga Book Clubs

March 31, 2020
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Going Remote: CBLDF’s Newest Guide for Virtual Comic and Manga Book Clubs

Book clubs are a great tool to create community, stay connected, and share the love of comics! If you have an existing book club, the closures of libraries, schools, comic stores and other meeting venues create a challenge. So we assembled some resources and updated...

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Retailer Resource for Remote Comic & Manga Book Clubs

March 31, 2020
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Retailer Resource for Remote Comic & Manga Book Clubs

In a continuing effort to provide the community with tools and resources to succeed in the current coronavirus crisis and beyond, CBLDF has released a retailer one-sheet to help utilize our newest Comic & Manga Book Club Handbooks with priority on remote meetings. As statewide...

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How The CARES Act Helps Retailers, Creators & Other Comics Businesses

March 30, 2020
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How The CARES Act Helps Retailers, Creators & Other Comics Businesses

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act (CARES Act) will help comics industry businesses, employees, and creative professionals affected by the emergency manage their immediate financial needs. The rescue bill passed into law last week expands unemployment insurance coverage to include independent contractors and the self-employed, providing a modest...

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How To Apply For SBA Coronavirus Disaster Loans

March 26, 2020
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How To Apply For SBA Coronavirus Disaster Loans

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that businesses in all states and territories are eligible for Coronavirus Disaster Loan Assistance from the Federal Government. For comic book retailers and other comics industry businesses suffering interruptions...

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Retailer Checklist For Temporary Store Closures

March 25, 2020
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Retailer Checklist For Temporary Store Closures

Mandatory shutdown orders are affecting retailers across the country. Here’s a brief checklist of some important steps you should take if you are required to temporarily close your shop to comply. 1. Take Photos or Do a Video Walkthrough of Your Store It’s important to take steps to...

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She Changed Comics: Name Your Price eBook & Free Lessons For Remote Learning

March 25, 2020
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Featured PayWhatYouWant

Celebrate Women’s History Month with She Changed Comics, the untold story of the women who changed free expression in comics.  To help provide for our community, CBLDF is making the digital edition of She Changed Comics pay what you want ...

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Remote Retailing: Sales Strategies for Stores Affected by a Shutdown

March 24, 2020
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Remote Retailing: Sales Strategies for Stores Affected by a Shutdown

As statewide shutdown orders become more widespread, retailers forced to close their shops are faced with serious challenges in maintaining their businesses. Below are some sales and income generating strategies for retailers currently working remotely. We’ll discuss these strategies and more during our Remote Retailing webinar happening...

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5 Comics for a Rainy Day (Each a Different School Subject)

March 23, 2020
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5 Comics for a Rainy Day (Each a Different School Subject)

Many families are making new routines and creating new habits to prioritize learning and self-improvement during this stressful time. Within that self-improvement, a lot of the activities kids can still participate in involve going outside with family and getting exercise, playing sports, and...

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What To Do During A Shutdown Order

March 20, 2020
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What To Do During A Shutdown Order

Today California and Pennsylvania implemented a complete shutdown of activity for non-life-sustaining businesses, with the number of states under similar orders set to rise over the weekend, including Connecticut, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, and New York. This places enormous strain on everyone, and is a serious...

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