Now Available: CBLDF Defender #8!

CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the seventh 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 ...

Inspiring Justice: CBLDF Annual Report 2016

CBLDF’s commitment to defending free expression is unwavering. In 2016, our extraordinary legal team protected retailers and artists, while also aiding librarians, educators, and readers who needed our assistance. Beyond fighting First Amendment emergencies, CBLDF works to prevent censorship from ...

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 ...

CBLDF Presents: Liberty Softcover Now Available!

The CBLDF Presents: Liberty softcover is now available on our online store! Support our mission to protect the First Amendment by ordering a copy of this captivating compilation, featuring cover artwork by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Fell, Wormwood)! If you’re looking for something a ...

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!

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 ...

Celebrate MLK and the Civil Rights Movement with Comics

January 16, 2017
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Celebrate MLK and the Civil Rights Movement with Comics

As we recognize Martin Luther King, Jr., and celebrate his legacy today, one way we can explore his contributions to civil rights is by reading comics. Whether you’re a comics fan looking for a way to learn more about Dr. King or a teacher looking for books to use in your classroom, there are graphic novels that...

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New Signed Brian K. Vaughan, Rick Remender Books and More Benefit CBLDF!

January 13, 2017
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New Signed Brian K. Vaughan, Rick Remender Books and More Benefit CBLDF!

This week we have some great signed books and merchandise newly available and back in stock to reward your donations to CBLDF, including work by Brian K. Vaughan, Rick Remender, Mike and Laura Allred, and more! New books include We Stand on Guard signed by Brian K. Vaughan, Winter Soldier: Bitter March  and ...

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Francoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman RESIST!

January 13, 2017
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Francoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman RESIST!

The November election and the events leading up to it left many with the desire to express themselves about the result. Among them were Francoise Mouly (The New Yorker) and Nadja Spiegelman (I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This), who have partnered with Gabe Fowler to...

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Speaker Paul Ryan Wants Student’s Painting Removed from Capitol

January 13, 2017
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Speaker Paul Ryan Wants Student’s Painting Removed from Capitol

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has jumped into the fray over a high school student’s painting that currently hangs in an office corridor of the U.S. Capitol complex and depicts police officers with animal heads. Ryan this week sent a letter to the Architect...

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CBLDF Joins Protest of Overly Broad NH Parental Notification Bill

January 13, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Protest of Overly Broad NH Parental Notification Bill

CBLDF has join a coalition led by the National Coalition Against Censorship to protest H.B. 103, a New Hampshire bill that would require school districts to provide two weeks’ advance parental notice about “curriculum course material used for instruction of human sexuality or human sexual education.” The bill...

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Join Scholastic Creators for Teach Graphix Week!

January 12, 2017
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Join Scholastic Creators for Teach Graphix Week!

During the last week in January, Scholastic’s Graphix imprint will celebrate comics in the classroom with Teach Graphix Week! Educators and their students will have the opportunity to connect live with Graphix creators in group Skype sessions, plus ...

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Nat Hentoff: Remembering a First Amendment Absolutist

January 12, 2017
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Nat Hentoff: Remembering a First Amendment Absolutist

Writer, jazz critic, and First Amendment advocate Nat Hentoff passed away on Saturday, January 7, at the age of 91. A passionate and sometimes combative champion of civil liberties, Hentoff’s contributions as a political commentator and a jazz critic were commemorated by outlets around the country. Hentoff was a long-time...

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State Lawmakers Increasingly Threaten Academic Freedom on Campus

January 11, 2017
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State Lawmakers Increasingly Threaten Academic Freedom on Campus

In 2014, South Carolina legislators displayed their utter disregard for academic freedom when they attempted to enact punitive budget cuts against two public institutions of higher education that utilized LGBTQ-themed books–including Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home–in...

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Announcing the Humble RPG Book Bundle: Pathfinder Worldscape Presented by Paizo and Dynamite

January 11, 2017
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Announcing the Humble RPG Book Bundle: Pathfinder Worldscape Presented by Paizo and Dynamite

In celebration of the launch of the “Humble RPG Book Bundle: Pathfinder Worldscape presented by Paizo and Dynamite,” Paizo, publisher of the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Dynamite Comics, publisher of best-selling comic book titles and properties, will host a live 10-hour Pathfinder and Starfinder gaming...

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Congressional Tug-of-War Over Art Contest Painting Continues

January 10, 2017
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Congressional Tug-of-War Over Art Contest Painting Continues

Congressman Duncan Hunter of California personally removed a student art contest painting from the wall of a U.S. Capitol office building late last week, claiming he was exercising his First Amendment right to express disapproval of the...

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Charlie Hebdo Two Years Later

January 9, 2017
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Charlie Hebdo Two Years Later

This past Saturday, January 7, marked the second anniversary of the attack that killed 12 people, including five well-known cartoonists, at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Below, we’ve brought together a few of the memorials, reflections, and critiques from around the Web. France remembers victims of Charlie Hebdo attacks 2 years...

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Facebook Blocks Anti-Racist Cartoon

January 9, 2017
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Facebook Blocks Anti-Racist Cartoon

An anti-racist cartoon by Austrian artist Manfred Deix has fallen prey to Facebook’s arbitrary enforcement of their content standards reports Variety. Over the weekend, the cartoon was blocked from the Manfred DEIX Forever Facebook page, and several users who took it upon themselves to repost the image...

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Start Your New Year with New Signed Books by Neil Gaiman, G. Willow Wilson, and More!

January 6, 2017
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Start Your New Year with New Signed Books by Neil Gaiman, G. Willow Wilson, and More!

Help CBLDF prepare for 2017 by getting yourself some excellent signed books to kick off the New Year! We have signed goodness from Neil Gaiman, G. Willow Wilson, Sarah Glidden, Raina Telgemeier and more, so treat yourself! We are currently offering copies of DC Universe by Neil Gaiman, The...

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Watch Manga Great Tsutomu Nihei at Work

January 6, 2017
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Watch Manga Great Tsutomu Nihei at Work

This week, Crunchyroll shared a video of manga great Tsutomu Nihei at work, drawing Tsumugi from his popular Knights of Sidonia series. Nihei recently teamed up with publisher Kodansha and Humble Bundle to offer the Humble Book Bundle: Science Fiction Manga by...

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CBLDF Joins Statement in Support of Simon & Schuster’s Right to Publish

January 6, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Statement in Support of Simon & Schuster’s Right to Publish

CBLDF and other organizational members of the National Coalition Against Censorship this week issued a statement regarding calls to boycott all books from publisher Simon & Schuster after one of its imprints announced the upcoming release of a...

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