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December 21, 2017

2017 membership

The year is almost over, but CBLDF still needs your support! Help us continue our important work in 2018 by becoming a member, donating through the Rewards Zone, or making a cash donation before the end of the year. Keep reading to check out some of the new signed books we have available or to see if there’s a membership level that’s right for you! Starting at only $5 per year, you can make a tax-deductible donation and renew or join as a member today to support CBLDF and get our 2017 member premiums, designed by Vanesa R. Del Rey!

CBLDF Rewards Zone

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Don’t miss out on the great new signed books available on the Rewards Zone, including I Hate Fairyland Deluxe Edition HC, signed by Skottie Young; Legacy: An Off-Color Novella for You to Color HC, signed by Chuck PalahniukMy Favorite Thing is Monsters GN, signed by Emil Ferris; and so many more! Get yourself a brand-new signed graphic novel and support CBLDF in one fell swoop with these fantastic premiums!

*Please note: orders are not guaranteed to arrive before Christmas.

Become a 2017 Member!

In these uncertain times, CBLDF is prepared to defend the First Amendment and the comics medium–but we can’t do it without your help! Whether you’re joining as a new member or renewing your current CBLDF membership, your donation will support CBLDF’s mission to defend free speech and provide legal assistance to comic creators, publishers, and retailers! Your donations allow us to continue this important work, and to reward your support we have some great 2017 membership premiums by artist Vanesa R. Del Rey. No matter what your donation level, each membership is tax-deductible and includes premiums featuring Vanesa’s beautiful artwork. Keep reading or follow this link for detailed descriptions of each membership level!

2017 Member — $100

The standard level for membership includes the CBLDF membership card, and an EXCLUSIVE MEMBER-ONLY t-shirt, featuring the art of Vanesa R. Del Rey! This unisex shirt is printed on organic cotton, available ONLY to Members. You will also receive a CBLDF button set and a CBLDF sticker set, which includes an assortment of high quality CBLDF stickers! Finally, you will get a CBLDF pocket sketchbook and a fully-embroidered CBLDF member patch, featuring the classic CBLDF member logo!

2017 Associate Member — Name your donation!

At this membership level, donors receive the CBLDF membership card, featuring artwork by Vanesa R. Del Rey!

2017 Supporter Member — $50

CBLDF Supporter Members receive the CBLDF membership card and the CBLDF button set, CBLDF sticker set, and CBLDF member patch, featuring the classic CBLDF Member Logo!

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2017 Defender Member — $250

As a Defender Member, you will receive the awesome aluminum CBLDF water bottle and a copy of She Changed Comics!

YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE: The EXCLUSIVE member-only t-shirt, CBLDF button set, CBLDF sticker set, CBLDF member patch and CBLDF pocket sketchbook!


2017 Protector Member — $500

As a Protector Member, you will receive an exclusive CBLDF embossed executive memo book.

YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE: The EXCLUSIVE member-only t-shirt, CBLDF button set, CBLDF sticker set, CBLDF member patch, CBLDF pocket sketchbook, CBLDF water bottle, and a copy of She Changed Comics!


2017 Champion Member — $1,000

As a Champion Member, you will receive recognition in CBLDF Liberty Annual 2018, as well as an exclusive CBLDF tote bag.

YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE: The EXCLUSIVE member-only t-shirt, CBLDF button set, CBLDF sticker set, CBLDF member patch, CBLDF embossed executive memo book, CBLDF water bottle, and a copy of She Changed Comics!


2017 Guardian Member — $2,500

As a Guardian Member, you will receive all of the previous, as well as special recognition in select publications throughout 2018!

Membership also includes a member-exclusive rate (or complimentary at every membership level above Defender) for a subscription to the CBLDF Defender, a quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech! Each issue of CBLDF Defender will bring engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of current censorship news, and in-depth features that tell the story of the people fighting for the freedom to read!

Retail Membership


Independent comic book, manga, and book retailers are a vital part of today’s comic book culture. Unfortunately, they are also often the first to be attacked when censorship rears its ugly head.

Since CBLDF was founded in 1986, retailers have been among the Fund’s strongest supporters, and retailers perform a valuable service by providing comics to their local communities and educating consumers. They’re also among the first to support their brethren when they come under attack, and many are doing so as Retailer Members of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Sign up your store to be a member! Join the Fund today and receive special rewards that tell your customers you’re fighting the good fight. You’ll get exclusive comics, signed prints, and more as a thank you for your support!

All stores joining receive:

  • CBLDF window cling
  • Annual Variant Set, and assorted educational publications as supplies last
  • a CBLDF donation can
  • a CBLDF membership card

The levels for Retailer Membership are as follows:

$100: Retailer Advocate

$250: Retailer Defender

$500: Retailer Protector

$1,000: Retailer Champion

Corporate Membership

If you’re a leader in the graphic novel industry, then you should be a corporate member of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. CBLDF’s corporate members recognize that the First Amendment is the cornerstone of our business, and their efforts support CBLDF’s important work to protect those rights for the comic book, manga, and graphic novel industries. Corporate members are listed on the CBLDF website, in all of our publications, and on event signage. They also have first access to partnership opportunities throughout the year. To learn more about the benefits of Corporate Membership, please contact Executive Director Charles Brownstein at

Already a Member? Here’s how you can help:

Make a Cash Donation

You can make a cash donation online via the CBLDF Rewards Zone here. You can also make one-time or recurring donations by visiting CBLDF on PayPal here.

Visit the CBLDF Rewards Zone

CBLDF offers a variety of signed books, exclusive prints, branded premiums, and much more to thank you for your donation. Visit the CBLDF Rewards Zone here to check out the amazing items we have up for grabs!

Find CBLDF on eBay!

Looking for something extra special? Check us out on eBay here, where we have rare and exclusive signed books, posters, sketches, and more up for bid. You won’t find many of these items anywhere else!

CBLDF is classified as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service, and donations are tax-deductible in the year they are given. Please consult with your tax advisor to determine the full extent to which your donation is deductible.

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