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: 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 ...

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 ...

VICTORY! CA “Autograph Law” Replaced, Protecting Comics Retailers & Artists

October 20, 2017
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VICTORY! CA “Autograph Law” Replaced, Protecting Comics Retailers & Artists

CBLDF cheers the passage of California Assembly Bill 228, a new law that amends the state’s flawed “autograph law” passed in 2016. The new law incorporates feedback from CBLDF and other advocacy groups in a way that offers protection for comic book stores, vendors, and artists...

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Library Displays Cause Controversy

October 20, 2017
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Library Displays Cause Controversy

Displays at libraries in Texas and Maryland have caused furor in their respective communities. In June, the Temple Public Library in Temple, Texas, spotlighted Pride Month with two displays: a rainbow decorated bulletin board that was displayed throughout the month and a table with informational sheets and books on LGBTQIA themes that was set up…

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Florida Community Pushes Back Against Superintendent’s Ban on ‘Inappropriate’ Books

October 20, 2017
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Florida Community Pushes Back Against Superintendent’s Ban on ‘Inappropriate’ Books

In the wake of a draconian censorship directive from the superintendent of schools in Dixie County, Florida, numerous students, teachers, parents, and community members are speaking up in defense of the freedom to read. The order from Superintendent Mike Thomas targets for removal any...

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The Goddamned & More Signed by Jason Aaron to Benefit CBLDF!

October 19, 2017
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The Goddamned & More Signed by Jason Aaron to Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF is rewarding your donations with a slew of excellent graphic novels, all signed by Jason Aaron! Get your hands on a signed copy of the soon-to-be-released The Goddamned oversized hardcover, The Other Side special edition hardcover, Southern Bastards Volume One hardcover, Scalped Volume One hardcover, and more! Keep reading or follow...

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Turkish Cartoonists Persist Despite Government Crackdown

October 19, 2017
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Turkish Cartoonists Persist Despite Government Crackdown

As Turkish political cartoonist Musa Kart and his journalist colleagues from the newspaper Cumhuriyet continue to await a verdict on baseless charges of “aiding and abetting” terrorist organizations, other cartoonists in Turkey are...

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CBLDF Joins Defense of To Kill a Mockingbird in Biloxi

October 18, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Defense of To Kill a Mockingbird in Biloxi

In response to the abrupt removal of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird from the 8th grade curriculum in Biloxi, Mississippi last week, CBLDF has joined with other members of the Kids’ Right to Read Project in...

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CBLDF Joins Defense of Absolutely True Diary in Illinois School District

October 17, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Defense of Absolutely True Diary in Illinois School District

For at least the fifth time this year, Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian has been challenged as part of a public school curriculum. This time it’s at Alton High School in Alton, Illinois, and CBLDF...

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Another Delay for Zunar in Challenge to Personal Travel Ban

October 16, 2017
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Another Delay for Zunar in Challenge to Personal Travel Ban

Malaysian cartoonist Zunar will have to wait at least another month for his day in court to challenge the personal travel ban that has prevented him from leaving the country since last year. A judge deferred the hearing to November 16 because Zunar’s...

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Bechdel, Satrapi, Chast Featured in Simpsons Cameos

October 13, 2017
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Bechdel, Satrapi, Chast Featured in Simpsons Cameos

A women in comics dream team assembled for last week’s episode of The Simpsons , a team that also happened to include two creators whose graphic novels are frequently challenged — and a full slate of women who were also profiled in CBLDF’s book She Changed Comics! A convention panel in the episode “Springfield Splendor”...

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To Kill a Mockingbird Pulled From Curriculum

October 13, 2017
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To Kill a Mockingbird Pulled From Curriculum

Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird has been removed from the 8th grade curriculum in Biloxi, Mississippi. Karen Nelson with the Biloxi Sun Herald reported on the ban, learning from a Biloxi school board member that it was “an administrative and...

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Cartoonist Outspoken Despite Political Unrest in Kenya

October 13, 2017
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Cartoonist Outspoken Despite Political Unrest in Kenya

Patrick Gathara is among the best known political cartoonists in Kenya. With a cartooning resume that spans more than 20 years, Gathara has also contributed political commentary to publications like The Washington Post and Al-Jazeera. He also maintains his own blog of political commentary. Gathara is working during a tumultuous period in Kenya’s...

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PEN America Creates Resource Directory for Artists at Risk

October 12, 2017
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PEN America Creates Resource Directory for Artists at Risk

In light of ongoing threats to artistic freedom around the world, PEN America this week announced its new resource called the Artists at Risk Connection (ARC). The project aims to connect threatened artists with...

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Graphic Novels Signed by NEIL GAIMAN Benefit CBLDF!

October 12, 2017
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Graphic Novels Signed by NEIL GAIMAN Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF is rewarding your donations with some fantastic graphic novels, including Death, Midnight Days, and Sandman Overture deluxe edition hardcovers, all signed by Neil Gaiman; How to Talk to Girls at Parties, signed by Fábio Moon, Gabriel Bá, and Neil Gaiman; and a signed print of “In Relig Oran,” a...

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Victory in MN: Annandale Board Rejects Challenge to Alexie Book

October 11, 2017
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Victory in MN: Annandale Board Rejects Challenge to Alexie Book

In a victory for the freedom to read, the school board in Annandale, Minnesota has chosen to keep Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian in the 9th grade curriculum despite calls from a small group of parents to ban it due...

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OUT TODAY: Panel Power, CBLDF’s New Resource for Parents, Educators, Librarians, and Retailers!

October 11, 2017
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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, school, or library in the CBLDF Rewards Zone. A...

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