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...

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...

Cape Henlopen Board Eliminates Entire Reading List in Dispute Over Cameron Post

July 28, 2014
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Cape Henlopen Board Eliminates Entire Reading List in Dispute Over Cameron Post

In a disheartening turn of events, the Cape Henlopen School Board in Delaware last week eliminated an entire summer reading list for incoming high school freshmen amidst confusion over how to handle a challenge to one book. The board had previously raised the ire of both...

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SDCC 2014: Sunday Events with CBLDF!

July 27, 2014
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SDCC 2014: Sunday Events with CBLDF!

This is it! Today wraps up fours days worth of comics, parties, panels and more as SDCC draws to a close! Maximize your fun with CBLDF’s ever-popular and always entertaining Live Art Jam, and run by booth 1920 for exclusive premiums and signed graphic novels! PANELS Sunday CBLDF:...

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SDCC 2014: CBLDF Live Art Auction in Hilton Bayfront Sapphire CD!

July 27, 2014
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SDCC 2014: CBLDF Live Art Auction in Hilton Bayfront Sapphire CD!

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 CD, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, to bid on amazing original art from Jeff...

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SDCC 2014: Saturday Events with CBLDF

July 26, 2014
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SDCC 2014: Saturday Events with CBLDF

It’s Saturday at SDCC, and CBLDF has our most action packed day of the con with signings, panels, and the CBLDF Live Art Auction. Let’s take a look… SIGNINGS We’re delighted to host some of our favorite creator supporters at booth 1920 during Comic-Con! Saturday 12:00pm – 2:00 pm Continuing a tradition of support for…

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Charlie Adlard & John Cassaday Join CBLDF SDCC Auction!

July 25, 2014
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Charlie Adlard & John Cassaday Join CBLDF SDCC Auction!

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!  Charlie Adlard has just contributed TWO pieces from The Walking Dead...

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SDCC 2014: Friday Events with CBLDF

July 25, 2014
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SDCC 2014: Friday Events with CBLDF

Let’s take a look at what you can expect from CBLDF on Friday at SDCC… PANELS Friday CBLDF: Graphic Novels and Their Turbulent Past: Now Classroom Tools of Tolerance 12:00pm – 1:00pm • Room 30CDE Graphic novels are often...

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North Carolina Woman Continues Fight to Ban Absolutely True Diary

July 25, 2014
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North Carolina Woman Continues Fight to Ban Absolutely True Diary

Since we last checked in with Brunswick County, North Carolina, where local resident Frances Wood is on a one-woman crusade to have Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian banned from Cedar Grove Middle School, there is good news and bad news....

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SDCC 2014: Thursday Events with CBLDF

July 24, 2014
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SDCC 2014: Thursday Events with CBLDF

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 1920 with exclusive premiums, informative panels, and the best party at Comic-Con,...

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Expert to School Board: Listen to Students on Cameron Post

July 24, 2014
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Expert to School Board: Listen to Students on Cameron Post

Tonight, the Delaware school board that last month voted 6-1 to remove emily m. danforth’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post from a high school reading list may reconsider their hasty action, which was not in line with district policy on book challenges. The Cape...

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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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