SDCC 2016: All Things CBLDF!

Comic-Con kicks of Wednesday with Preview Night, and CBLDF is ready to rumble! Kick Comic-Con off is style at our Comic-Con Welcome Party, bid on original artwork at the Comic-Con Art Auction, catch a CBLDF panel every day of con, and take home awesome convention exclusives! You’ll find us a ...

Now Available: CBLDF Defender #6!

CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the sixth issue is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender brings en ...

Banned Books Week Spotlights Diversity in 2016

Why are so many diverse books banned? The 2016 celebration of Banned Books Week will examine this important question as part of its thematic focus on diversity, the event’s national coalition announced today. Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will run from Septe ...

CBLDF Announces 2016 Membership Incentives, Featuring Art by CRAIG THOMPSON!

CBLDF's work defending the right to read is more important than ever. But we can’t do it without your support! When you join CBLDF in 2016, we’ll thank you with the best incentives in the free speech community, including member exclusives with stunning art by acclaimed cartoonist Craig Thompson!

Leading the Fight for Free Expression: CBLDF Annual Report 2015

Although comics have never been a bigger part of  mainstream pop culture, they sustained more censorship attacks in 2015 than at any other time this century. CBLDF was on the case, fighting back by providing expert support to keep comics available for everyone! CBLDF is at the forefront of defendin ...

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 ...

SDCC 2016: Saturday with CBLDF — It’s Auction Time!

July 23, 2016
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SDCC 2016: Saturday with CBLDF — It’s Auction Time!

We’re halfway through Comic-Con, but the fun has just started — today, CBLDF has our annual Comic-Con Auction, where you can bid on amazing new art for your walls after taking in a keynote by William Gibson and live art by Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key)! Get your education on with our Saturday panels, and...

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Brownstein Featured on Products of the Mind Podcast

July 22, 2016
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Brownstein Featured on Products of the Mind Podcast

This week, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein sat down with business law strategist David Lizerbram for the latest episode of the Products of the Mind podcast. In the 50-minute interview, the two discuss Brownstein’s comics background, landmark free-speech cases, book challenges in school libraries, and more! Lizerbram’s...

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SDCC 2016: Friday with CBLDF — Panels and More!

July 22, 2016
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SDCC 2016: Friday with CBLDF — Panels and More!

Comic-Con Day Two: CBLDF is doubling up on the panel action, with panels at both the San Diego convention center and the San Diego Central Library! And don’t miss a signing with Ronald Wimberly (The Prince of Cats) and our exclusives and signed premiums galore at booth #1918, all in support of our important First Amendment work!…

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Turkish Leman Censored in Post-Coup Crackdown

July 21, 2016
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Turkish Leman Censored in Post-Coup Crackdown

The already dire situation for freedom of expression and other basic human rights in Turkey has sharply worsened since last week’s failed military coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government. In just the past few days, 10,000...

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VIZ Media Joins CBLDF As Corporate Member, Co-Releases Manga Book Club Resource!

July 21, 2016
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VIZ Media Joins CBLDF As Corporate Member, Co-Releases Manga Book Club Resource!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to welcome VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the premier publisher, distributor and licensor of Japanese and global content in North America, as the organization’s newest corporate member! VIZ Media additionally supports CBLDF by this week co-releasing the Manga Book Club...

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SDCC 2016: Thursday with CBLDF Means It’s Party Time!

July 21, 2016
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SDCC 2016: Thursday with CBLDF Means It’s Party Time!

Comic-Con is HERE! It’s the first official day of the con, and you know what that means: the CBLDF Comic-Con Welcome Party! We also have panels and an autograph session with Faith writer Jody Houser! You’ll find us at booth #1918 all week with signed premiums galore, all in support of our important First Amendment work.…

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SDCC 2016: PREVIEW NIGHT!

July 20, 2016
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SDCC 2016: PREVIEW NIGHT!

It’s here! At 6:00 p.m. PDT, we’ll be ready for free speech fans at Comic-Con International booth #1918! Are you ready to be a Comic Defender?! All proceeds from our exclusives benefit CBLDF’s important First Amendment work, so you aren’t just getting something cool and rare — you’re helping us continue the fight! Come by...

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Farghadani Discusses Past Imprisonment and Future Plans

July 20, 2016
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Farghadani Discusses Past Imprisonment and Future Plans

Just over two months ago, Iranian artist and activist Atena Farghadani was freed from prison after her draconian prison sentence of 12 years and 9 months for mocking her country’s parliament in a cartoon was shortened to the 18 months she’d already served. Last week, she gave an exclusive...

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SDCC 2016: BPAL Launches New Scents at the CBLDF Comic-Con Welcome Party!

July 19, 2016
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SDCC 2016: BPAL Launches New Scents at the CBLDF Comic-Con Welcome Party!

This Thursday, all the cool kids will kick-off Comic-Con at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party. Along with goodies from sponsors Image Comics and comiXology, party goers will have the opportunity to take home all new fragrances from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! BPAL will unveil their Comics Code-inspired series,...

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Chinese Cartoonist Speaks Out About Censorship

July 19, 2016
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Chinese Cartoonist Speaks Out About Censorship

For over a year, Chinese cartoonist Wang Liming (best known as Rebel Pepper) has been living in exile in Japan after landing in hot water with the Chinese government for his subversive and highly controversial cartoons. In a recent interview with Index on...

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Egyptian Court Denies Ailing Author’s Request for Bail Pending Appeal

July 18, 2016
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Egyptian Court Denies Ailing Author’s Request for Bail Pending Appeal

Egyptian author Ahmed Naji’s request to be released from prison pending an appeal in his obscenity case was denied last week, meaning he will continue to serve his two-year sentence for “violating public modesty” until a higher court decides to consider the appeal....

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SDCC 2016: All Things CBLDF!

July 18, 2016
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Comic-Con kicks of Wednesday with Preview Night, and CBLDF is ready to rumble! Kick Comic-Con off is style at our Comic-Con Welcome Party, bid on original artwork at the Comic-Con Art Auction, catch a CBLDF panel every day of con, and take home awesome convention exclusives! You’ll find us at booth #1918 all week with signed...

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Cartoonists Discuss Taboos and Censorship in Italian Media

July 15, 2016
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Cartoonists Discuss Taboos and Censorship in Italian Media

At the Cartoon Movement website, more than 400 political cartoonists from around the world have the chance to share their work internationally and build a community across borders. After remarking what seemed a high proportion of Italians among the contributors’ ranks, the editors of the Cartoon Movement blog...

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SDCC 2016: CBLDF Autograph Sessions

July 15, 2016
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SDCC 2016: CBLDF Autograph Sessions

CBLDF already has amazing signed premiums, but you can also come by booth #1918 to meet some of the spectacular creators who make your favorite comics and help us fight for the freedom to read! THURSDAY 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. — Jody Houser (Faith) FRIDAY ...

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Malaysian Police Investigate Lawmaker for Cartoon on Facebook

July 14, 2016
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Malaysian Police Investigate Lawmaker for Cartoon on Facebook

A Malaysian Member of Parliament is under investigation for sedition after he allegedly shared a cartoon that offended some members of the majority party on Facebook. After heated demonstrations against Nga Kor...

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