AVAILABLE NOW: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #3, Featuring Jason Aaron!

CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the September issue, CBLDF talks with prodigious comics scribe Jason Aaron (Thor, Doctor Strange, Star Wars)! You can find the issue at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue ...

CBLDF Podcast Episode 23: ANNE ISHII of Massive Goods

In this episode, we speak with editor, publisher, writer, and translator Anne Ishii about her current venture Massive Goods and the world of gay manga. We discuss cultural differences with regards to erotica, gender politics, and pornography; examine niche subcultures; and take a diversion into ou ...

NOW AVAILABLE: CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook 2017!

Banned Books Week is happening September 24 – 30, and CBLDF is delighted to release the latest edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook to help you celebrate! Comics are the most banned books in the U.S., and CBLDF’s handy visual guide helps you protect them! Discover the books facing c ...

Join CBLDF! Protect The First Amendment & Get Inspiring Premiums by Vanesa R. Del Rey!

Make a stand for free speech by joining CBLDF today! We’re in uncertain times where the CBLDF’s efforts are more important than ever. It’s unclear how government – federal, and especially local – will treat the First Amendment. CBLDF is prepared to defend the rights of everyone in our fiel ...

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 ...

Banned Books Week Starts Sunday!

September 22, 2017
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Banned Books Week Starts Sunday!

Banned Books Week is here! It starts this Sunday, September 24, and runs through Saturday, September 30, and CBLDF is delighted to help you prepare with the latest edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook and more! Keep reading for resources, events, and more! If you are hosting an event or...

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NCAC Praises CA School for Upholding Right to Read

September 22, 2017
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NCAC Praises CA School for Upholding Right to Read

Last week, CBLDF joined the National Coalition Against Censorship in asking a California school to uphold their policies for classroom reading. Earlier this week, the school board for Rocklin Academy Gateway voted to keep their literature policy unchanged. In June, some parents in the community challenged the...

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Latuff Sounds Alarm for Free Expression in Turkey

September 22, 2017
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Latuff Sounds Alarm for Free Expression in Turkey

As we continue to await a verdict in the politically-motivated trial of Turkish political cartoonist Musa Kart and 16 of his journalist and editorial colleagues from Cumhuriyet newspaper, fellow cartoonist Carlos Latuff is doing everything he can from his home country of Brazil to keep...

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Image HCs Signed by Jason Aaron, Scott Snyder, Cameron Stewart, Jeff Lemire & More Benefit CBLDF!

September 21, 2017
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Image HCs Signed by Jason Aaron, Scott Snyder, Cameron Stewart, Jeff Lemire & More Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF is rewarding your donations with some excellent Image hardcovers, including The Other Side, signed by Jason Aaron and Cameron Stewart; A.D.: After Death, signed by Scott Snyder or Jeff Lemire; Complete Phonogram and The Wicked & The Divine, signed by Kieron Gillen; Tokyo Ghost, signed by Rick Remender, and more! Keep reading or follow the links...

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Political Cartoonist Held Without Charge in Equatorial Guinea

September 21, 2017
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Political Cartoonist Held Without Charge in Equatorial Guinea

A political cartoonist and graphic novelist originally from Equatorial Guinea was arrested last week in the capital city of Malabo and is being held without charge. Ramón Esono Ebalé, who now lives in Paraguay, had briefly returned...

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California School District Reaffirms Support for Teacher Who Read Transgender Books

September 20, 2017
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California School District Reaffirms Support for Teacher Who Read Transgender Books

In front of a standing-room-only crowd of about 500 people, a public charter school system in Rocklin, California reaffirmed this week that a kindergarten teacher’s in-class reading of two transgender-themed picture books was in line with district policy. However,...

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AVAILABLE NOW: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #3, Featuring Jason Aaron!

September 20, 2017
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CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the September issue, CBLDF talks with prodigious comics scribe Jason Aaron (Thor, Doctor Strange, Star Wars)! You can find the issue at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender brings engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis...

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Sonny Liew Declines Singapore Government Grant With Strings Attached

September 19, 2017
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Sonny Liew Declines Singapore Government Grant With Strings Attached

In 2015 just before publication of Sonny Liew’s tour de force graphic history of Singapore, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, the city-state’s National Arts Council suddenly got cold feet and revoked...

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Retailers: Stock up on PANEL POWER! FOCs TODAY!

September 18, 2017
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Retailers: Stock up on PANEL POWER! FOCs TODAY!

Inspire kids to become lifelong readers with Panel Power, a new CBLDF resource that provides an introduction to comics and background on why they’re good for kids! Now is the time to order Panel Power — this invaluable publication FOCs TODAY! A tool for battling misconceptions about the format...

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Retailers: Celebrate the Power of Comics with PANEL POWER! FOCs 9/18!

September 15, 2017
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Retailers: Celebrate the Power of Comics with PANEL POWER! FOCs 9/18!

Inspire kids to become lifelong readers with Panel Power, a new CBLDF resource that provides an introduction to comics and background on why they’re good for kids! Now is the time to order Panel Power — this invaluable publication FOCs on September 18! A tool for battling misconceptions about...

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Raymond Pettibon Original Art From CAB Benefits CBLDF on Heritage!

September 15, 2017
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Raymond Pettibon Original Art From CAB Benefits CBLDF on Heritage!

American art icon Raymond Pettibon’s original art from Comic Arts Brooklyn is currently available for bid in Heritage’s Trending Contemporary auction, closing on Tuesday, September 19. Proceeds from this auction benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s important efforts protecting the freedom to read. The ink on...

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Humble Bundle Reaches $100 Million Milestone for Charity

September 15, 2017
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Humble Bundle Reaches $100 Million Milestone for Charity

CBLDF congratulates Humble Bundle, a pioneer of pay-what-you-want plus charity promotions in the games and publishing industries, today announced that it has raised more than $100 million generated for charity. Humble’s charitable efforts include generous support for CBLDF’s important work. “Humble’s influence has been transformative to CBLDF,”...

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ACLU & EFF Challenge Warrantless Border Searches of Electronic Devices

September 14, 2017
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ACLU & EFF Challenge Warrantless Border Searches of Electronic Devices

In response to a skyrocketing rate of warrantless searches of travelers’ smartphones and other electronic devices at U.S. border crossings, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation this week filed a lawsuit challenging the practice as unconstitutional. The plaintiffs are...

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Dark Knight III Master Race & More Signed Frank Miller GNs Benefit CBLDF!

September 14, 2017
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Dark Knight III Master Race & More Signed Frank Miller GNs Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF is rewarding your donations with some fantastic graphic novels, including the brand-new Dark Knight III: The Master Race hardcover, Dark Knight Saga hardcover, Ronin hardcover, and Sin City Volume One trade paperback, all signed by Frank Miller! We’ve also got the new Batman: Year One hardcover, signed by David Mazzucchelli, and Elektra Omnibus hardcover,...

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Be a Comic Defender with CBLDF This Weekend During SPX!

September 14, 2017
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Be a Comic Defender with CBLDF This Weekend During SPX!

This weekend, comics fans converge in Bethesda, Maryland, for the Small Press Expo, the annual celebration of independent comics and their creators! CBLDF will be on hand at table W84-87 with books and signings by Tillie Walden, Alex Alice, and...

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