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 ...

French Government Investigating New Death Threats Against Charlie Hebdo

June 30, 2016
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French Government Investigating New Death Threats Against Charlie Hebdo

French government prosecutors opened an investigation last week into new credible death threats against surviving members of the staff at Charlie Hebdo, an anonymous source told Le Parisien newspaper yesterday. The threats came by mail and on the...

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Celebrate PRIDE All Year with These LGBTQ Comics Creators

June 30, 2016
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Celebrate PRIDE All Year with These LGBTQ Comics Creators

Pride Month may be coming to an end, but you can keep the celebration going all year with these groundbreaking LGBTQ creators! 1. Alison Bechdel From her legendary alt-weekly strip Dykes to Watch Out For to a blockbuster Broadway musical and a MacArthur Genius Grant, Alison Bechdel has...

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IDW and Humble Bundle Offer Star Trek Comics Bundle for Charity, Including CBLDF!

June 29, 2016
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IDW and Humble Bundle Offer Star Trek Comics Bundle for Charity, Including CBLDF!

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek, Humble Bundle is partnering with IDW Publishing to offer a bundle of 50 volumes of comics. The Humble Comics Bundle: Star Trek presented by IDW features authors such as John Byrne, Roberto Orci, Mike Johnson, Ryan Parrott,...

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Humble and Archie Comics Expand Sonic the Hedgehog Comics Bundle to Benefit CBLDF!

June 29, 2016
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Humble and Archie Comics Expand Sonic the Hedgehog Comics Bundle to Benefit CBLDF!

  In celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog’s 25th Anniversary, Humble Bundle and Archie Comics are offering up a big digital collection of Sonic the Hedgehog comics! The Humble Comics Bundle: Sonic the Hedgehog features hundreds of pages of action-packed excitement from the longest-running video game comic book in...

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How the Comics Code Laid the Foundation for LGBTQ Comix

June 29, 2016
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How the Comics Code Laid the Foundation for LGBTQ Comix

Along with giving rise to some of the industry’s greatest creators and laying the foundation for what has become the independent comics scene today, the undergrounds also fostered the development of the queer comix movement -- a wholly new and unique space where LGBTQ youth could, for once, express themselves and speak out freely about…

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Thai Cartoonist “Invited” to Explain Himself to Government Commission

June 28, 2016
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Thai Cartoonist “Invited” to Explain Himself to Government Commission

A Thai political cartoonist and his editor at a weekly news magazine have been summoned to meet with government election commissioners this week and explain a cartoon that mocked a previous draft of Thailand’s nascent constitution. Even though...

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West Allegheny Students Petition for Freedom to Read

June 27, 2016
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West Allegheny Students Petition for Freedom to Read

About 200 students of West Allegheny High School in western Pennsylvania have signed a petition asking that the full text of Jeannette Walls’ memoir The Glass Castle be restored to the ninth grade...

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CBLDF Job Openings

June 24, 2016
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CBLDF has relocated to Portland, Oregon, and is hiring motivated individuals who want to help us advance our mission! We currently have two part-time positions open in our new home office — Development Manager, who assists in the development and implementation of CBLDF’s fundraising work, and Office Manager, who helps manage the day-to-day financial and practical...

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CBLDF Portland Office Now Open!

June 24, 2016
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is pleased to announce that we have opened our new home office in Portland, Oregon! CBLDF’s new contact information is: Mailing Address: Comic Book Legal Defense Fund 811 SW Naito Parkway, Suite 100 Portland, Oregon 97204 Email: info@cbldf.org Phone: 971.266.8212 Emergency Hotline: 800-99-CBLDF  

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Exiled Somali Cartoonist’s Design Featured on German Stamp for Refugees

June 24, 2016
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Exiled Somali Cartoonist’s Design Featured on German Stamp for Refugees

Eight years ago, Somali cartoonist and journalist Abduallahi Muhiaddin, who uses the pen name Abdul Arts, was forced to flee his home country under threat from militant group Al-Shabaab, which did not appreciate how it was depicted...

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Join CBLDF in Orlando this Weekend for ALA Annual!

June 24, 2016
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Join CBLDF in Orlando this Weekend for ALA Annual!

Join CBLDF in Orlando this weekend, June 24 – 28 for the American Library Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition! We’ll be at booth 509 with the debut of our Manga Book Club Handbook; the sixth issue of CBLDF Defender, our quarterly news magazine; and...

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The Humble History of The Adventures of Big Boy

June 24, 2016
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The Humble History of The Adventures of Big Boy

That hamburger-holding, chubby-cheeked cherub Bob’s Big Boy isn’t just a classic icon of the 1930s, selling burgers and seasonings across the United States. He is also the star of one of the longest running and most widely distributed comic book series in comics history, once published by none other than by Timely Comics (now Marvel)...

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Sedition Laws a Legacy of Colonialism Worldwide

June 23, 2016
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Sedition Laws a Legacy of Colonialism Worldwide

For many Americans, the criminal offense of sedition–that is, criticism of the government–probably conjures up the notorious but short-lived Sedition Act of 1798, which played an important role in the election of 1800 but was allowed to expire the following year. But for millions of people in other...

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VA Parent Leads Summer Reading Censorship Campaign

June 23, 2016
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The school year may be winding down for students across the United States, but upset parents in Chesterfield County, Virginia, have been hard at work the past few months in a successful campaign to have titles they call “pornographic,” “vile,” and “trash” removed from the county’s Public School summer reading list. As the Chesterfield Observer...

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Now Available: CBLDF Defender #6!

June 22, 2016
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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 engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of...

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