CBLDF Podcast Episode 25: R SIKORYAK

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist R Sikoryak about his latest book, The Unquotable Trump, from Drawn & Quarterly. We discuss his career, his thoughts on activism, the variety of places he’s been published, and the wide world of literature and comics he has managed to mush together ...

NOW IN STORES: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4, Featuring Scott Snyder!

CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the last issue of 2017, we share Batman scribe Scott Snyder’s inspiring keynote address! CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4 features an iconic cover of Batman by frequent Snyder collaborator Greg Capullo (Batman, Spawn). In the issu ...

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 ...

Join CBLDF! Protect The First Amendment & Get Inspiring Premiums by Vanesa R. Del Rey!

Make a stand for free speech by joining CBLDF today! We’re in uncertain times where the CBLDF’s efforts are more important than ever. It’s unclear how government – federal, and especially local – will treat the First Amendment. CBLDF is prepared to defend the rights of everyone in our fiel ...

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 ...

Indian Political Cartoonist Faces New Charges

December 15, 2017
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Indian Political Cartoonist Faces New Charges

Five years ago, Aseem Trivedi dodged a bullet when sedition charges against the Indian political cartoonist were dropped. But that bullet has come back around: new charges have been brought against the outspoken artist. In 2012, Trivedi was arrested for sedition and insulting national symbols for cartoons critical of government corruption that he shared on...

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 25: R SIKORYAK

December 14, 2017
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In this episode, we speak with cartoonist R Sikoryak about his latest book, The Unquotable Trump, from Drawn & Quarterly. We discuss his career, his thoughts on activism, the variety of places he’s been published, and the wide world of literature and comics he has managed to mush together, recontextualizing both in the process. Topics include: Hostess…

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Signed Books from CBLDF – Order by Friday for Standard Shipping!

December 14, 2017
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Signed Books from CBLDF – Order by Friday for Standard Shipping!

Be a holiday superhero! CBLDF has an amazing array of graphic novels for all ages and interests, signed by the creators to help us fight for the right to read! But act fast – orders for regular shipping are due Friday, December 15, and orders for expedited shipping are due Monday, December 18! Get amazing books signed by Neil…

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The Burial and Resurrection of LGBTQIA Comics

December 13, 2017
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The Burial and Resurrection of LGBTQIA Comics

The history of LGBTQIA comics is in the spotlight this week at The Paris Review, where an excerpt from Hillary Chute’s new book Why Comics? traces how sequential art by and...

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The Humble MangaGamer and Friends Bundle Benefits CBLDF!

December 13, 2017
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The Humble MangaGamer and Friends Bundle Benefits CBLDF!

Humble Bundle has visualized The Humble MangaGamer and Friends Bundle to benefit CBLDF! This collection of visual novels includes episodic horror, sound novels, virtual tours, and other story-driven delights from MangaGamer and friends. You’ll score If My Heart Had Wings, Princess Evangile...

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ONE DAY LEFT for the Humble Comics Bundle: Riverdale & Archie, Benefitting CBLDF!

December 12, 2017
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ONE DAY LEFT for the Humble Comics Bundle: Riverdale & Archie, Benefitting CBLDF!

The gang’s all here in the Humble Comics Bundle: Riverdale & Archie from Humble Bundle and Archie Comics to benefit CBLDF! But this bundle won’t last forever — there’s just one more day to name your price on $375 worth of Archie Comics and support CBLDF in the...

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Webcomic Illustrates Detention of Ramón Esono Ebalé

December 11, 2017
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Almost three months ago, graphic novelist and political cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé was arrested in his native country of Equatorial Guinea. Although the arrest was almost certainly in retaliation for his work critical of dictator Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, he still has yet to be charged with any crime. In observance of International Human Rights...

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The Dynamite 2017 Blockbuster Holiday Bundle From Groupees.com Benefits CBLDF

December 11, 2017
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The Dynamite 2017 Blockbuster Holiday Bundle From Groupees.com Benefits CBLDF

Dynamite Entertainment has once again partnered with Groupees.com to launch the Dynamite 2017 Blockbuster Holiday Bundle! A portion of the proceeds benefit CBLDF’s important First Amendment work! The Dynamite 2017 Blockbuster Holiday Bundle has seven tiers to choose from, ranging from free to $15 for digital comics, along with...

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Baltimore Pulls Buck Out of School

December 8, 2017
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Baltimore County School District has caved to pressure from parents and removed MK Asante’s award winning memoir Buck from the curriculum at Digital Harbor High School. Parents claimed profanity, as well as graphically described sexual acts, were the reasons Buck was inappropriate for 9th graders. Out of...

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Zunar Condemns Malaysian Government’s Hypocrisy on Free Expression

December 8, 2017
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Zunar Condemns Malaysian Government’s Hypocrisy on Free Expression

Even as he faces up to 43 years in prison on sedition charges, political cartoonist Zunar is not holding back from calling out the Malaysian government’s hypocrisy and retaliatory blacklisting of performers who dare to speak up for regular citizens. Given that his exhibition...

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ALA Members Establish Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table

December 7, 2017
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ALA Members Establish Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table

Comics and the librarians who love them will soon have a more stable home within the American Library Association, thanks to the establishment of a Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Round Table which will have a budget...

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Signed Books from CBLDF: The Gifts That Keep on Giving!

December 7, 2017
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Signed Books from CBLDF: The Gifts That Keep on Giving!

Still looking for the perfect gift? You’re in luck — we have an amazing array of graphic novels for all ages and interests, signed by the creators to help us fight for the right to read! Get amazing books signed by Neil Gaiman, Robert Kirkman, Bernie Wrightson, Frank Miller, Scott Snyder, G. Willow Wilson, Greg Rucka,…

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NCAC Tells Texas School District to Reverse Ban on The Hate U Give

December 6, 2017
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NCAC Tells Texas School District to Reverse Ban on The Hate U Give

The National Coalition Against Censorship today urged the school district in Katy, Texas to obey its own challenge policy and restore Angie Thomas’ award-winning and critically-acclaimed novel The Hate U Give to school library shelves. The book...

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ONE WEEK LEFT for the Humble Comics Bundle: Riverdale & Archie, Benefitting CBLDF!

December 6, 2017
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ONE WEEK LEFT for the Humble Comics Bundle: Riverdale & Archie, Benefitting CBLDF!

The gang’s all here in the Humble Comics Bundle: Riverdale & Archie from Humble Bundle and Archie Comics to benefit CBLDF! But this bundle won’t last forever — there’s just one more week to name your price on $375 worth of Archie Comics and support CBLDF in the process! Get Road...

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Florida School District Won’t Ban Fahrenheit 451

December 5, 2017
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Florida School District Won’t Ban Fahrenheit 451

The school district in Santa Rosa County, Florida is standing by Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, despite a complaint from an irony-challenged parent who demanded that the cautionary tale about censorship be removed from the...

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