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

CBLDF’s webinar series is intended to provide practical advice, strategies, and resources to help educators and librarians include comics-based curriculum and programming into their classrooms and libraries and to help comics retailers better serve their communities.  Below you will find desc ...

Support CBLDF With Everything You Buy This Holiday Season!

    There’s an easy way to fight for free expression with (almost) everything you buy online this holiday season: 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, so you can buy the ...

2019 Comics in Education Survey

Portland, Oregon 10/2/2019 — Results of a survey released today by Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the industry’s leading voice for free speech advocacy and education, offers concrete evidence of what has been long been believed true but unverified: teachers and students are embracing comics as v ...

Selling Comics Available Today!

  The much-anticipated Selling Comics is finally here! Brought to you from CBLDF and Dark Horse, this is the guide for those interested in, starting out, or looking for community in the comics retailer community. Grab yours today from CBLDF (and then go register for new retailer webinars)! Edit ...

Jeffrey Brown Creates 2019 CBLDF Member Art!

CBLDF is excited to announce that award-winning  cartoonist and longtime supporter Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader & Son, Clumsy, Lucy & Andy Neanderthal) has created this year’s CBLDF membership art! His design is featured on a slew of members-only gear, including: a membership card, rin ...

Watch Image Library LiveStreams Anytime

  Watch the Image Library Livestreams Anytime In 2018, Image Comics celebrated Banned Books Week with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and The Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table of the American Library Association by producing a week of Library Livestreams featuring creators Nick Dragotta (Ea ...

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 ...

President’s Day & Free Expression in Their Own Words

February 17, 2020
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President’s Day & Free Expression in Their Own Words

We are lucky that those who founded America cared deeply about free speech and valued the importance of knowledge and information. But this commitment to free expression didn’t stop with the founding fathers, it has been protected and exalted...

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Will Eisner Week 2020, Join Us for a Discussion

February 14, 2020
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Will Eisner Week 2020, Join Us for a Discussion

March 3rd, 2020 Publishing Will: Will Eisner & The Business of Comics with Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Comics & Ted Adams of Clover Press and IDW Discussion moderated by Charles Brownstein of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Free and...

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Portland Area Comics Fans: Join the CBLDF Team!

February 14, 2020
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Portland Area Comics Fans: Join the CBLDF Team!

CBLDF is currently looking for a part-time Office Assistant. We’re located in Portland, Oregon, and this position is on-site. Check out the posting below, and please reach out if you’re interested! OFFICE ASSISTANT (Part-Time, Hourly | $15 per...

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Umbrella Academy and More GNs Signed by Gabriel Bá & Fábio Moon!

February 13, 2020
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Umbrella Academy and More GNs Signed by Gabriel Bá & Fábio Moon!

This week CBLDF supporters have the opportunity to grab some great graphic novels, signed by Gabriel Bá & Fábio Moon! Your donation to CBLDF makes a difference in our work, and we’re excited to reward your support with signed comics, including: HCs of The Umbrella Academy Volume One...

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5 LGBTQ+ Comics to Enjoy with (or without) a Valentine

February 12, 2020
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5 LGBTQ+ Comics to Enjoy with (or without) a Valentine

If you love Spinning or are still trying to get Firefly back on the air: On A Sunbeam by Tillie Walden An epic story of women, space travel, and lost love. A spaceship crew flies in a giant goldfish-shaped ship through the deepest...

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VA Lawmakers Gut New Voices Legislation

February 11, 2020
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VA Lawmakers Gut New Voices Legislation

The Student Press Law Center (SPLC) released a statement expressing their concerns and disappointment with Virginia House of Delegates for removing First Amendment protections for high school students from HB 36. Just two weeks before student journalists and advisors testified on Student...

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Fiction Titles to Pair with the March Series & King Graphic Novel

February 10, 2020
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Fiction Titles to Pair with the March Series & King Graphic Novel

More than likely, educators looking to incorporate sequential art in their study of the Civil Rights Movement are familiar with the pedagogical and literary value of non-fiction narratives, like those found in the March series and King: A Comics Biography of MLK, Jr.  However, there...

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Celebrate Birds of Prey With GNs Signed by Gail Simone, Amanda Conner, & More!

February 6, 2020
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Celebrate Birds of Prey With GNs Signed by Gail Simone, Amanda Conner, & More!

This week, CBLDF supporters have the chance to gear up for the ‘Birds of Prey’ premiere with a slew of signed graphic novels! We’re offering some great Birds of Prey and Harley Quinn titles, signed by creators including Gail Simone, Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti, and Greg...

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Kindred

February 5, 2020
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Kindred

Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of banned books and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we examine books that have been targeted by censors and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for...

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Using Kyle Baker’s Nat Turner In Education

February 4, 2020
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Using Kyle Baker’s Nat Turner In Education

Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of graphic novels and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we examine graphic novels, including those that have been targeted by censors, and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the...

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Profiles in Black Cartooning: Kyle Baker

February 4, 2020
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Profiles in Black Cartooning: Kyle Baker

Over a more than 30-year career, Kyle Baker has seemingly made his mark in every corner of mass media, from Cartoon Network to The New York Times. But it’s in the comics world that his boundless creative energy has truly taken flight, whether he’s reimagining existing characters...

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Siena Fallon Joins CBLDF as Community Development Manager

February 3, 2020
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Siena Fallon Joins CBLDF as Community Development Manager

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the industry’s voice for free speech advocacy and education, is excited to welcome Siena Fallon as the organization’s Community Development Manager. Fallon will work with the CBLDF staff in developing the organization’s fundraising programs as well as their outreach to the...

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Victory in WY for Drama and Free Expression!

February 3, 2020
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Victory in WY for Drama and Free Expression!

Officials voted unanimously to retain Raina Telgemeier’s Drama in an elementary school library in Cheyenne, Wyoming. CBLDF wrote to support the graphic novel, and offered resources to provide context for educators, librarians, administrators, and parents who may be interested in learning more about the comic. Drama was...

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New Kid Comic First to Win Prestigious Newbery Medal

January 31, 2020
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New Kid Comic First to Win Prestigious Newbery Medal

Comics break another barrier with Jerry Craft’s New Kid winning the coveted Newbery Medal for Young Adult Literature. School Library Journal interviewed Craft about being the creator of the first graphic novel to win this honor in the almost century since its inception he highlighted...

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Joe Hill Signs Locke & Key HCs to Support CBLDF!

January 30, 2020
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Joe Hill Signs Locke & Key HCs to Support CBLDF!

To celebrate the long-awaited premiere of Locke & Key Season One, CBLDF is thrilled to give our supporters the chance to donate and receive a copy of these award-winning graphic novels, signed by author Joe Hill! A series The A.V....

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