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 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, UN ...

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...

Banned Books Week Events Around the Country!

September 19, 2014
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Banned Books Week Events Around the Country!

Banned Books Week starts this Sunday, and libraries, schools, and retailers around the country are sponsoring events to celebrate the freedom to read. This year, Banned Books Week focuses on comics and graphic novels. CBLDF is literally travelling across the country to defend comics, and there...

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CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein to Talk Banned Comics on Project Censored Today!

September 19, 2014
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CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein to Talk Banned Comics on Project Censored Today!

Project Censored is one of the sponsors of Banned Books Week, and to celebrate the freedom to read, they’ll be talking to CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein today about Banned Books Week, comics books, and censorship. You can tune in online or via 94.1 FM...

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High School Students Show Increased Concern Over First Amendment Rights According To National Poll

September 19, 2014
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High School Students Show Increased Concern Over First Amendment Rights According To National Poll

According to a national poll, this year marked an important shift in how our nation’s youth views the freedom of speech. For the first time since the poll’s inception, the results indicate that American high school students value the protections granted by the First Amendment...

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Australian Supermarket Chain Takes Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes Off Shelves

September 19, 2014
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Australian Supermarket Chain Takes Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes Off Shelves

Australian supermarket chain Aldi has removed Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes from its shelves. Revolting Rhymes, first published in 1982,is Dahl’s collection of poems, reimagining traditional fables through the author’s signature deranged humor. One of the stories in the book is “Cinderalla,” in which...

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Alison Bechdel Wins MacArthur “Genius Grant”

September 18, 2014
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Alison Bechdel Wins MacArthur “Genius Grant”

Fun Home creator Alison Bechdel received some well-deserved recognition and support for her work yesterday, when it was announced that she is one of the 21 recipients of a 2014 MacArthur Foundation “genius grant.” In a profile on its website, the Foundation said that “Bechdel...

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CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Kick-Off Party in Brooklyn!

September 18, 2014
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CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Kick-Off Party in Brooklyn!

Celebrate the Freedom to Read with the city’s greatest graphic novelists at CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Kick-Off this Monday, September 22 at 6:00 p.m.! Join us to wind down another successful Brooklyn Book Festival, and to celebrate the opening of Banned Books Week, which this year celebrates comics...

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CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Tour!

September 18, 2014
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CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Tour!

Banned Books Week launches this Sunday, September 21, and CBLDF has events planned coast to coast all week to celebrate the freedom to read! From New York City to California, CBLDF will spend the week celebrating comics and graphic novels with parties, talks, and more! CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Kick-Off! Monday, September 22 • 6:00...

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Free Posters and Resources for Banned Books Week!

September 17, 2014
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Free Posters and Resources for Banned Books Week!

Banned Books Week is coming right up next week, September 21-27, and we have some great free resources for librarians, teachers, retailers, and anyone else who wants to celebrate! First, the posters. That beauty at right featuring characters from banned and challenged comics comes to us courtesy of Jonathan Hill and First Second Books. In…

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Presenting the Humble Valiant Bundle: A Massive Digital Collection Benefiting CBLDF, Hero Initiative, and Doctors Without Borders

September 17, 2014
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Presenting the Humble Valiant Bundle: A Massive Digital Collection Benefiting CBLDF, Hero Initiative, and Doctors Without Borders

Pay what you want for Valiant’s ultimate digital comic collection of your favorite titles and characters, while supporting charities that make truly heroic differences around the world. Humble Bundle and award-winning comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment are proud to present the Humble Valiant Bundle – the ultimate...

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Friday 9/19 – Brandon Graham in NYC For CBLDF!

September 17, 2014
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Friday 9/19 – Brandon Graham in NYC For CBLDF!

This Friday, September 19, Brandon Graham, the acclaimed cartoonist of the highly influential graphic novels King City and Multiple Warheads, and the driving force behind the genre-bending science fiction series Prophet is benefiting CBLDF with a lecture and party in New York City at the Society of Illustrators!  Get...

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Dynamite Digital Adds Bitcoin Option, 10% Goes to CBLDF!

September 17, 2014
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Dynamite Digital Adds Bitcoin Option, 10% Goes to CBLDF!

Dynamite Entertainment is excited to announce the addition of Bitcoin as an accepted form of payment at http://dynamite.com/digital/, the company’s recently-launched digital store for DRM-Free digital comics. The Bitcoin payment system joins existing payment options that include Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. ...

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Bill Teoh: From Comics Censor to Comics Retailer

September 16, 2014
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Bill Teoh: From Comics Censor to Comics Retailer

Bill Teoh, the 80-year-old owner of one of the few comic book stores in Singapore, took an unlikely path to that business. Before opening Comics World in 1987, Teoh was a police inspector on the censorship board that reviewed and often banned comics imported into the...

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Gilbert Hernandez Signing Friday at Cosmic Comics in Las Vegas!

September 16, 2014
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Gilbert Hernandez Signing Friday at Cosmic Comics in Las Vegas!

This Friday at Cosmic Comics in Las Vegas, Gilbert Hernandez and other area creators will be signing and sketching to benefit CBLDF! For a $10 donation, this is your chance to get a signed Harbinger #25 SDCC Liberty Variant. Hernandez will also be signing his...

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Public Libraries Are for Everyone: A Response to the Illinois Family Institute

September 15, 2014
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Public Libraries Are for Everyone: A Response to the Illinois Family Institute

Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute thinks that librarians who celebrate Banned Books Week are hypocrites. In an article on the organization’s website last week, she argued that the real banned books are not the oft-targeted ones like And Tango...

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Retail Orders for CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014 Due TODAY!

September 15, 2014
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Retail Orders for CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014 Due TODAY!

Retailers: Today is the last day to place orders for CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014! To get you — and fans of the right to read everywhere — ready for this all-ages event, we’re delighted to share a video with CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014 contributors Marc Guggenheim, Janet Lee, Jeremy Lambert, Amy Chu, Shannon Wheeler, Declan...

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