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 ...

Beaverton Deputy Superintendent Bans Book from District Middle Schools

February 21, 2018
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Beaverton Deputy Superintendent Bans Book from District Middle Schools

Andrew Smith’s young adult novel has been banned from middle schools in the Beaverton, Oregon, school district. A parent and student filed a complaint over the book, saying it was inappropriate because of vulgar language. A review committee made up of two community members, two English teachers,...

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NEW Hunie Sekai Added to Humble Bundle! LAST WEEK!

February 20, 2018
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NEW Hunie Sekai Added to Humble Bundle! LAST WEEK!

They added even more awesomeness to this visual novel extravaganza that benefits CBLDF! Now if you pay more than the average of $7.05 you also get the popular Highway Blossoms, a visual delight set in the American southwest. But stop waiting! Go get it, because this deal will...

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In Their Own Words – Presidential Edition

February 19, 2018
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In Their Own Words – Presidential Edition

“If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all—except the censor....

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Wisconsin School District Stands By Mockingbird

February 16, 2018
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Wisconsin School District Stands By Mockingbird

  A committee formed to review the challenge on To Kill a Mockingbird in Monona Grove school district, voted 4-1 to recommend retaining the classic. The book was challenged by a concerned parent who felt the work was not so seminal as to...

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South Dakota Backs Off Anti-Trans Education Bill

February 16, 2018
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South Dakota Backs Off Anti-Trans Education Bill

South Dakota Senator Phil Jensen (R) changed his mind about making history with the first bill to ban discussion of gender identity and gender expression in K-7 classrooms throughout the state. Jensen originally proposed SB 160 because he felt gender was not appropriate for anyone below...

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Comic Book Fans & Librarians Needed! For Science!

February 16, 2018
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Comic Book Fans & Librarians Needed! For Science!

Ensuring the freedom to read starts with ensuring the best access to books possible. With that in mind, graduate students at University of Washington iSchool have put together a quick survey to improve how we find comic books in libraries. Our library system is amazing, but together we...

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Marv Wolfman Personalizes New Teen Titans & Crisis for CBLDF Donors!

February 15, 2018
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Marv Wolfman Personalizes New Teen Titans & Crisis for CBLDF  Donors!

Marv Wolfman, renowned author and co-creator of a multitude of enduring comics characters including the New Teen Titans, is personalizing his classic graphic novels to support CBLDF’s free expression work! Donate today to grab a copy of the New Teen Titans Omnibus HC Volumes One & Two,  New Teen Titans: Judas Contract Deluxe HC, or ...

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Court Grants Zunar’s Ban Challenge

February 14, 2018
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Court Grants Zunar’s Ban Challenge

Cartoonist Zunar has been granted leave for a judicial review of his challenge to the ban to his book Sapuman: Man of Steal. Zunar filed the legal action in early January. The next court date for the challenge is February 27. Despite...

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Humble Hunie Sekai Bundle to Benefit CBLDF!

February 14, 2018
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Humble Hunie Sekai Bundle to Benefit CBLDF!

Get over $200 worth of visual novels from Japan and the U.S. with the latest Humble Bundle!   Titles like Sunrider Academy, KARAKARA, and  Saku Saku: Love Blooms with the Cherry Blossoms, and a ton more – all that benefit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and...

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South Dakota Bill Would Ban Transgender Discussion with Students

February 14, 2018
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South Dakota Bill Would Ban Transgender Discussion with Students

South Dakota lawmakers are considering a bill that would prohibit gender identity from being discussed in elementary and middle school classrooms. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Phil Jensen (R) thinks that gender issues are not age appropriate, and wants children to focus on “reading, writing,...

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Happy Birthday, Judy Blume!

February 12, 2018
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Happy Birthday, Judy Blume!

Today, the beloved YA author, free speech advocate, kick-ass feminist, and all around amazing human being, Judy Blume turned 80. Blume has sold more than 80 million books worldwide, written over twenty best selling novels, and essentially created the space between children’s and adult literature...

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Retailers: CBLDF Defender Vol. 1 #3, Featuring JORDIE BELLAIRE, FOCs TODAY!

February 12, 2018
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Retailers: CBLDF Defender Vol. 1 #3, Featuring JORDIE BELLAIRE, FOCs TODAY!

CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the first issue of 2018, CBLDF talks to Eisner winning colorist and advocate Jordie Bellaire (Redlands, Pretty Deadly, Injection) and Japanese mangaka Takeshi Nogami (Girls und Panzer)! Retailers, FOC is today (JAN181466), so now’s the time to stock up! CBLDF...

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Indiana Fails to Restore Student’s First Amendment Rights

February 9, 2018
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Indiana Fails to Restore Student’s First Amendment Rights

Indiana’s House Bill 1016, which sought to reinstate student journalists First Amendment rights, failed 47 – 45, missing by four votes the constitutional majority required to pass it to the Senate. This outcome closely echoes the hollow victory of a similar bill last...

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Journalist Uncovers Censorship Attempts in Missouri Schools and Libraries

February 9, 2018
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Journalist Uncovers Censorship Attempts in Missouri Schools and Libraries

The recent challenge to Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give in Springfield, Missouri, inspired a local journalist to dig into attempts to remove content in schools and libraries in the state. In her research, Claudette Riley of the Springfield News-Leader uncovered 36...

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Classic X-Men Graphic Novels Signed by Chris Claremont Benefit CBLDF!

February 9, 2018
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Classic X-Men Graphic Novels Signed by Chris Claremont Benefit CBLDF!

This week we are thrilled to reward your donations with a selection of classic X-Men graphic novels signed by Chris Claremont, longtime CBLDF supporter and one of the most influential authors in comics! We’re proud to offer our donors signed copies of his celebrated graphic novels, including the character-defining Wolverine by Claremont & Miller HC, signed by Chris...

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