Jeffrey Brown Creates 2019 CBLDF Member Art!

CBLDF is excited to announce that award-winning  cartoonist and longtime supporter Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader & Son, Clumsy, Lucy & Andy Neanderthal) has created this year’s CBLDF membership art! His design is featured on a slew of members-only gear, including: a membership card, rin ...

Watch Image Library LiveStreams Anytime

  Watch the Image Library Livestreams Anytime In 2018, Image Comics celebrated Banned Books Week with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and The Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table of the American Library Association by producing a week of Library Livestreams featuring creators Nick Dragotta (Ea ...

On the Front Lines of Free Expression: CBLDF Annual Report 2018

Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2018. Thanks to donors like you, CBLDF was at the forefront, protecting our community from an increasing tempo of challenges to comics and other expressive material. From providing legal aid and expertise to protecting access to valuable books, CB ...

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Announces Christina Merkler as New President 

August 30, 2018 – The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the industry’s voice for free speech advocacy and education, is proud to announce that Christina Merkler has been named President of the CBLDF by unanimous vote of its board of directors. Merkler is the co-founder of Discount Comic Book Ser ...

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: 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 ...

Saga: A Comic for Every Type of Family

December 6, 2019
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Saga: A Comic for Every Type of Family

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples sci-fi epic adventure, Saga,  quickly emerged as a genre-redefining, bestselling addition to the comic book canon. It rapidly picked up a shelf-full of awards from the Eisner’s, Harvey’s, Hugo’s, and even a British Fantasy Award for Best Comic/Graphic Novel....

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CBLDF Salutes Certified Stores

December 6, 2019
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CBLDF Salutes Certified Stores

CBLDF is proud to announce our list of Certified Stores!  These stores are trained to help educators and librarians bring comics and graphic novels into their classrooms and libraries. Make...

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11 Most Popular Comics in Classrooms (with Signed Copies to Support CBLDF!)

December 5, 2019
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11 Most Popular Comics in Classrooms (with Signed Copies to Support CBLDF!)

Get signed comics and personalized copies of many of the Top Comics in Classrooms when you support CBLDF. Hurry, these special rewards are ending soon! CBLDF’s recent groundbreaking survey offered concrete evidence that teachers and students are embracing comics as valuable tools in the classroom. Across ages and demographics, the study...

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Your Voice Matters — Support CBLDF This Giving Tuesday!

December 3, 2019
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Your Voice Matters — Support CBLDF This Giving Tuesday!

This #GivingTuesday celebrate the positive power of Free Expression and get exclusive “Be The Light! Your Voice Matters” gear when you donate to CBLDF! Featuring art by Jim Lee, Jaime Hernandez, Emi Lenox with Steve Birch, and Steve Lieber/Helioscope with Justin Stewart, CBLDF’s “Be The Light” artwork beautifully declares...

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CBLDF’s 2019 Annual Report Shows How Critical Your Help Is!

December 2, 2019
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CBLDF’s 2019 Annual Report Shows How Critical Your Help Is!

Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2019 and through it all, thanks to the support of donors like you, CBLDF stood proudly at the front lines and fought to protect the voices of our community this year. From providing legal aid and expertise...

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LAST WEEK! Get Signed & Personalized Watchmen, Umbrella Academy, Fun Home & Many More!

December 2, 2019
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LAST WEEK! Get Signed & Personalized Watchmen, Umbrella Academy, Fun Home & Many More!

This is the last week to donate to a great cause and get the best comic gifts signed and personalized to you or your loved ones! Don’t miss Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s annual Spirit of Giving holiday fundraiser–but hurry, it ends next Monday, December 9!  Donate today to support our important work AND...

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Last Days to Get Supernatural Light Novels When You Support Free Expression! 

November 29, 2019
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Last Days to Get Supernatural Light Novels When You Support Free Expression! 

There are only days left to download a digital library of MONOGATARI, Supernatural Light Novels by NISIOISIN from Kodansha Comics & Humble Bundle, starting at $1! These multi-format, DRM-Free books are a great way to treat yourself instantly while supporting the important First Amendment work of...

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Support CBLDF With Everything You Buy This Holiday Season!

November 28, 2019
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Support CBLDF With Everything You Buy This Holiday Season!

  There’s an easy way to fight for free expression with (almost) everything you buy online this holiday season: designate CBLDF for your Amazon Smile donations! When you shop at smile.amazon.com, a nonprofit of your choosing will get a portion of the proceeds, so you can buy the things...

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CBLDF Gift Guide 2019!

November 27, 2019
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CBLDF Gift Guide 2019!

This holiday season you can support CBLDF and find something for everyone on your list! We’re offering donation premiums signed by incredible creators, including: Neil Gaiman, Stan Sakai, Alison Bechdel, Brian K. Vaughan, Raina Telgemeier, Roz Chast, & more! Looking for standout stocking-stuffers? We’ve got you covered with enamel pins, embroidered patches, t-shirts, prints,...

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LGBTQ+ Book Removed from West Virginia Library

November 26, 2019
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LGBTQ+ Book Removed from West Virginia Library

A West Virginia public library has pulled a children’s book one local website described as “promoting homosexuality” from the shelves after an elementary school child came across the age appropriate title. The book, Prince and Knight by Daniel Haack is...

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Adding The Handmaid’s Tale Graphic Novel to Your Library or Classroom Collection

November 25, 2019
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Adding The Handmaid’s Tale Graphic Novel to Your Library or Classroom Collection

Margaret Atwood’s dystopian classic The Handmaid’s Tale is experiencing a resurgence in popularity, its themes and message resonating with new and familiar audiences alike. Between Atwood’s long awaited sequel, The Testaments, being released and the award-winning television series, it’s likely teachers will be...

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5 Top Comics Censored This Decade

November 22, 2019
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5 Top Comics Censored This Decade

As 2019 is coming to a close, we’re looking back at the past decade of comics censorship. In the last ten years, comics have experienced a meteoric rise in popularity, unprecedented inclusion in schools, and a subsequent increase of censorship attempts. A look at the annual lists produced by the American Library Association’s...

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Support Free Expression with MONOGATARI Supernatural Light Novels by NISIOSIN

November 20, 2019
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Support Free Expression with MONOGATARI Supernatural Light Novels by NISIOSIN

Head back to high school with 22 volumes of ghosts, vampires, and more with the hit illustrated MONOGATARI—Supernatural Light Novels by NISIOISIN by Kodansha! Pay what you want for digital, DRM-Free light novels and support the critical First Amendment work of CBLDF and ACLU! This...

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Author Invited to IL High School in Attempt to Amend Recent LGBTQ+ Censorship of Programming

November 19, 2019
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Author Invited to IL High School in Attempt to Amend Recent LGBTQ+ Censorship of Programming

Last month, award-winning children’s author Robin Stevenson had a planned event cancelled the night before due to LGBTQ+ historical figures in her book Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change. This week, Illinois State Representative Terra Costa Howard has invited the...

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Remembering Mitchell Berger

November 18, 2019
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Remembering Mitchell Berger

Last week, the cartoon and legal worlds lost a brilliant mind and tireless activist when Mitchell Berger, a founding board member of Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, passed away. Berger had been fighting a rare form of cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, sometimes known as carcinoid...

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