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, print, hoodie, and more! Show the world that you’re standing up for the right to read ...

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 ...

Arts in the City Visits The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece

June 19, 2018
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Ernabel DeMillo of CUNY TV’s Arts in the City got a chance to chat with Nate Powell, the illustrator behind the MARCH trilogy, and CBLDF Executive Director, Charles Brownstein about The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece. The exhibit, which Brownstein co-curated with John Lind, Creative Director of Kitchen Sink Press...

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Last Day to Support CBLDF and Get $800 of Manga – Starting at $1!

June 19, 2018
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Last Day to Support CBLDF and Get $800 of Manga – Starting at $1!

Humble Manga Bundle x Kodansha Comics: Manga to Anime This is the LAST DAY to support Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and take advantage of the epic Kodansha Comics manga Humble Bundle. 80 digital volumes of legendary science-fiction and fantasy manga that inspired some of the biggest...

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Fight for Free Expression with Inuyashiki, an Unlikely Superhero

June 18, 2018
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Fight for Free Expression with Inuyashiki, an Unlikely Superhero

For a limited time, the full Inuyashiki series is available to benefit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund as part of a massive Kodansha Comics manga Humble Bundle. Pay what you want, to get groundbreaking $800+ manga that inspired favorite anime and live action features. Support CBLDF, and get these essential series to expand...

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Takeshi Nogami: Defending Manga

June 18, 2018
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Takeshi Nogami: Defending Manga

​​ Interview By Charles Brownstein, translated by Dan Kanemitsu Last year, members of the international manga community found themselves on the defensive after BBC journalist Stacey Dooley broadcast the documentary “Young Sex For Sale In Japan,” which advocated that Japan ban large swaths of erotic manga....

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Sharing the Language of Comics – Charles Brownstein on Manga and Comics Censorship Today

June 15, 2018
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Sharing the Language of Comics – Charles Brownstein on Manga and Comics Censorship Today

Last year, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Executive Director, Charles Brownstein, was invited by the Institute for Contents Cultures and Uguisu Ribbon Campaign in Tokyo to speak about the manga and comics communities and the continued importance of fighting on the front lines of free expression. Brownstein’s presentation discussed the history of comics...

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Battle Angel Alita Supports CBLDF!

June 15, 2018
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Battle Angel Alita Supports CBLDF!

Get ready for the 2018 feature film from Robert Rodriguez, and read Battle Angel Alita today! Download Battle Angel Alita, Ghost in the Shell, The Seven Deadly Sins, and more instantly with this limited Kodansha Comics Humble Bundle that Benefits Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Pay what you want for entire manga series that inspired…

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Genghis Kahn and the Dangers of Self-Censorship

June 14, 2018
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Genghis Kahn and the Dangers of Self-Censorship

Back in February Japanese manga magazine, Coro Coro wildly offended Mongolians with a portrait of Genghis Kahn with male genitalia scrawled on his forehead, and some wordplay above it, which translates to penis. As funny as it may sound some, the censorship that followed is...

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Celebrate Pride Month With GNs Signed by Alison Bechdel, Tillie Walden, Sina Grace, & Many More!

June 14, 2018
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Celebrate Pride Month With GNs Signed by Alison Bechdel, Tillie Walden, Sina Grace, & Many More!

Celebrate Pride with CBLDF! Donate to CBLDF today and grab one of these wonderful signed graphic novels that support our crucial work fighting the myriad bans and challenges on LGBTQ+ comics, including our ongoing defense of Fun Home in a New Jersey high school. Your support helps us ensure that these important stories and perspectives are...

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Paul Pope Talks Ghost in the Shell Supporting CBLDF!

June 13, 2018
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Paul Pope Talks Ghost in the Shell Supporting CBLDF!

Paul Pope (THB, Batman: Year 100) started at Kodansha comics in 1995. During his five years working for Japan’s largest publishing company a lot of the things he created didn’t make it to the shelves, but because of the caliber of people he worked with,...

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Get $800+ of Kodansha Manga and Support CBLDF! LAST WEEK!

June 13, 2018
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Get $800+ of Kodansha Manga and Support CBLDF! LAST WEEK!

Kodansha Comics x Humble Books Bundle: Manga to Anime Discover the origins of your favorite anime and live action features with this massive manga Humble Bundle that benefits CBLDF! Instantly download over $800 worth of the groundbreaking Kodansha manga that inspired hit movies and TV shows, for...

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CBLDF’s Manga Member Drive – Get Original Art, Signed Manga & More!

June 12, 2018
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CBLDF’s Manga Member Drive – Get Original Art, Signed Manga & More!

While supplies last, CBLDF is proud to reward new members with signed books by legendary manga creators Yoshitaka Amano, Toshio Maeda, Yusei Matsui, Yuto Tsukuda, and Akira Himekawa, plus original art from Girls und Panzer by Takeshi...

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Editorial Cartoonist, Rob Rogers, Pulled From Pittsburgh Paper

June 11, 2018
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Editorial Cartoonist, Rob Rogers, Pulled From Pittsburgh Paper

Award-winning editorial cartoonist for The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rob Rogers, had a full week’s worth of cartoons killed by his superiors, an...

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Love Is Love: Activism and Community in LGBTQIA Comics

June 8, 2018
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Love Is Love: Activism and Community in LGBTQIA Comics

Editor’s note: This interview first appeared summer of 2017 in CBLDF Defender Vol. 2, Issue 2. As we approach the second year anniversary of the horrific shooting at Pulse nightclub, this is a look back at the queer comics community responding to the tragedy and utilzing comics as a platform for activism and change.   ...

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Brian K. Vaughan Supports CBLDF! Get Signed Cloak & Dagger, Runaways, Saga, & Many More Great GNs!

June 7, 2018
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Brian K. Vaughan Supports CBLDF! Get Signed Cloak & Dagger, Runaways, Saga, & Many More Great GNs!

This week CBLDF is featuring a slew of fantastic graphic novels, all signed by acclaimed author Brian K. Vaughan! CBLDF donors can get ready for tonight’s premiere of Cloak and Dagger with a signed copy of Cloak & Dagger: Runaways & Reversals; or kill some time with this massive Runaways by Vaughan & Alphona Omnibus,...

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Kodansha Comics offers Huge Manga Humble Bundle to Benefit CBLDF

June 6, 2018
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Kodansha Comics offers Huge Manga Humble Bundle to Benefit CBLDF

Humble Manga Bundle x Kodansha Comics: Manga to Anime Kodansha Comics has joined with Humble Bundle to bring readers a huge cache of legendary science-fiction and fantasy manga that benefits Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! 80 digital volumes of the biggest hits in manga! Buyers pay what...

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