All year round, CBLDF works hard to protect the right to read. This year saw the most attacks on the freedom to read comics in a generation, including calls to ban graphic novels in schools and libraries, threatened legal actions, and unconstitutional legislation that endangers the rights of readers, creators, and retailers. CBLDF responded to all of these threats with timely direct assistance, expert legal action, and a deep, prevention-minded education program. We can only do this work because of the generosity of our supporters.
Today, we’re asking you to help us continue this important work by making a tax-deductible #GivingTuesday donation to CBLDF. When you do, we’ll thank you with some very special #GivingTuesday thank you gifts:
Donate any amount, and receive a special #GivingTuesday edition of CBLDF’s podcast featuring a vintage 1980s interview between Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore, discussing creativity, free expression, and the power of comics! All donors who contribute by 12:00 a.m. PST today will receive this very special item!
Donate $20 or more, and receive a copy of Vader Down #1 CBLDF Exclusive Edition, featuring a striking Terry Dodson cover, along with the podcast!
Donate $50 or more, and receive a copy of Back To The Future #1 Grays Sports Almanac Variant edition, a double-page spread prop replica of Back to the Future‘s timeline altering Grays Sports Almanac, along with the podcast.
Donate $100 or more, and receive a copy of “It’s Not A Trick,” a lovely 22″ x 17″ full color lithograph signed and numbered by J.H. Williams in a limited run of 125 copies, along with the podcast.
Donate $250 or more, and receive a copy of Dark Knight III #1, CBLDF Variant edition, signed by Frank Miller, along with the podcast!
These thank you incentives are only available until midnight Pacific time, today, #GivingTuesday, while supplies last!
2015 was a busy year for CBLDF. We addressed more than 24 attempts to ban books, including the comics Drama, This One Summer, The Sandman, Fun Home, Palomar, The Graveyard Book, Persepolis, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Amityville: Jr. Graphic Ghost Stories, Y: The Last Man, and others. We provided legal support to individuals and businesses-facing First Amendment emergencies. We fought laws that infringe on free expression, including a dangerous Louisiana age-verification law and a petition to the Supreme Court seeking to establish a consistent right of publicity standard. We also expanded our education and awareness building efforts with the launch of CBLDF Defender, our quarterly news magazine, our sponsorship of Banned Books Week, and our extensive program of public events and online resources, including the brand new CBLDF Comics Connector. CBLDF does all of this work — and more — with a small dedicated staff.
To learn more about CBLDF’s accomplishments in 2015, and how your contributions are used, please take a look at our brand new annual report, below.
Thank you for helping CBLDF do our important work! Please help us to continue, and to do even more in 2016 by making a #GivingTuesday donation today!