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 ...

On the Front Lines of Free Expression: CBLDF Annual Report 2018

Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2018. 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 providing legal aid and expertise to protecting access to valuable books, CB ...

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Announces Christina Merkler as New President 

August 30, 2018 – The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the industry’s voice for free speech advocacy and education, is proud to announce that Christina Merkler has been named President of the CBLDF by unanimous vote of its board of directors. Merkler is the co-founder of Discount Comic Book Ser ...

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 ...

Join CBLDF in September to get Practical Tools for Developing Curriculum

August 19, 2019
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Join CBLDF in September to get Practical Tools for Developing Curriculum

Using Comics in the Classroom: Practical Tools for Developing Curriculum Saturday, September 7, 2019 @ 12:00-1:00 pm PST  Although comics are an incredible tool for engaging...

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This Is What Democracy Looks Like Comes To Comics Stores – Order Your Copies Today

August 16, 2019
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This Is What Democracy Looks Like Comes To Comics Stores – Order Your Copies Today

  This Is What Democracy Looks Like is coming to comic book stores for Constitution Day! Retailers – order your copies of this dynamic resource by August 19 using order code JUL191805. Constitution Day is September 17, this book will arrive in stores on September 11. This Is...

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Leander Fails to Address Trans Discrimination, Instead Bans Room Rentals

August 16, 2019
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Leander Fails to Address Trans Discrimination, Instead Bans Room Rentals

Last night’s city council meeting in Leander, Texas was a disappointment for many looking for the city council to rectify the previous prejudiced cancellation of transgender comics author Lilah Sturges. However, in new developments to the ongoing library policies saga,  the council voted 5-2 to prohibit members of the...

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Fiona Staples & Brian K. Vaughan Support CBLDF With Signed Saga HCs!

August 15, 2019
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Fiona Staples & Brian K. Vaughan Support CBLDF With Signed Saga HCs!

CBLDF is thrilled to offer our supporters copies of Saga Volume One, Two, and Three Deluxe hardcovers, all double-signed by incredible creative team Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan! This multiple award-winning series changed the landscape of modern comics,...

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Action Alert! Help CBLDF Fight Trans Discrimination in Leander, Texas

August 14, 2019
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Action Alert! Help CBLDF Fight Trans Discrimination in Leander, Texas

This Thursday – August 15, 2019 – the Leander, Texas City Council will meet to discuss the proposed changes to Public Library Programming Policy that led to the discriminatory cancellation of an event with renowned transgender comics author, Lilah Sturges. Comic Book Legal Defense...

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Don’t Miss This Week’s CBLDF Webinar About Comics Development!

August 13, 2019
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Don’t Miss This Week’s CBLDF Webinar About Comics Development!

This week CBLDF offers a free webinar that educators and librarians won’t want to miss! When developing a classroom or library comics collection, even the most eager and knowledgeable can come across unexpected barriers. Join CBLDF and a host of expert panelists including, Aron Nels Steinke, Jill Gerber, Michael Gianfrancesco, and Nora Flanagan to discuss strategies for overcoming barriers,...

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Listen to CBLDF’s Charles Brownstein Discuss Censorship Trends (& Get More In-Depth Information)

August 12, 2019
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Listen to CBLDF’s Charles Brownstein Discuss Censorship Trends (& Get More In-Depth Information)

Earlier this month, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Executive Director, Charles Brownstein sat down with Barry Lynn, host of Culture Shocks on KCAA, NBC News Radio for Southern California. From the Comics Code to the recent Walking Dead ban, Charles and Barry explore the state of...

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RETAILERS: Don’t Miss CBLDF’s Read Banned Books! FOCs 8/12!

August 9, 2019
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RETAILERS: Don’t Miss CBLDF’s Read Banned Books! FOCs 8/12!

Local Comics Shops! Engage with your community during Banned Books week with the 2019 edition of the CBLDF’s Read Banned Books publication! Stock up now — it FOCs on Monday, August 12 (Diamond order code JUL191804)! Comics are the most banned books in...

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9 Great Graphic Novels to Gear Up for Back to School!

August 9, 2019
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9 Great Graphic Novels to Gear Up for Back to School!

As the summer winds down and the excitement of a new school year begins, some parents – plus aunts, uncles, grandparents, and babysitters – may worry about how to get kids/teens in their lives to switch gears back towards academics. Sure, people could enlist a strict regiment of daily algebra and spelling exams,...

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Toni Morrison, Patron Saint of Banned Books and Their Readers

August 8, 2019
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Toni Morrison, Patron Saint of Banned Books and Their Readers

Nobel Laureate and master author Toni Morrison passed away at 88 earlier this week. There have been many beautiful and thoughtful obituaries that examine her trailblazing life and life-changing words. Morrison’s books are critically respected the literary canon and successful in a commercial way...

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Support Free Speech & Smell Great with New, CBLDF Exclusive BPAL Scents!

August 8, 2019
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Support Free Speech & Smell Great with New, CBLDF Exclusive BPAL Scents!

This week CBLDF supporters have the chance to donate and receive new & exclusive premiums from our friends and longtime supporters at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! We’re offering a slew of their wonderful scents, including: British Invasion, High-Pitched Shriek, and Screamers–a brand-new set that debuted at CBLDF’s San Diego welcome...

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Think First Campaign Tries to Demystify First Amendment

August 7, 2019
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Think First Campaign Tries to Demystify First Amendment

Last year, a survey received national attention when 40% of respondents couldn’t name a single right guaranteed by the First Amendment, and one one person out of 1009 could name all five. As a way to combat what is clearly a lack of...

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Engage, Prepare, and Protect Students’ First Amendment Rights with CBLDF’s Be Heard!

August 6, 2019
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Engage, Prepare, and Protect Students’ First Amendment Rights with CBLDF’s Be Heard!

Following recent tragic events across the country, and with the increased campaigning of the election cycle beginning, it is certain that this year will see more students, teachers, and communities creating and participating in protests to voice their concerns both locally and on the national stage. For educators interested in conveying both the knowledge of First...

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Retailer Spotlight: Bridge City Comics in Portland Oregon!

August 2, 2019
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Retailer Spotlight: Bridge City Comics in Portland Oregon!

Whether you’re looking to buy new comics, trade-in your used graphic novels, or join a killer book club, Bridge City in Portland has something for every type of fan. Located conveniently on Mississippi Ave, it’s the perfect place to drop in on a nice day of walking through the city perusing shops. Well lit with...

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Support CBLDF With Graphic Novels Signed by Neil Gaiman!

August 1, 2019
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Support CBLDF With Graphic Novels Signed by Neil Gaiman!

This week CBLDF supporters have the opportunity to donate to CBLDF and receive some incredible graphic novels, all signed by the wonderful Neil Gaiman! You can also donate and grab a copy of a brand-new Sandman Death and Dream prints, illustrated and signed by...

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