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Trump Tweets Benefit CBLDF!

September 8, 2017
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Trump Tweets Benefit CBLDF!

Shannon Wheeler, the bestselling New Yorker cartoonist, is supporting CBLDF with signed & sketched copies of his latest opus Sh*t My President Says! Donors who contribute $30 can receive a signed & sketched first edition of Wheeler’s runaway political hit, as well as a copy of the CBLDF Exclusive edition of Trump Tweets Continued! Supply is…

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Mouly & Spiegelman Continue To RESIST at MoCCA!

April 5, 2017
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Mouly & Spiegelman Continue To RESIST at MoCCA!

Françoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman have opened submissions for the second edition of their political comics newspaper RESIST! The mother-daughter team’s anti-Trump forum is published by Desert Island, who produced 60,000 copies of the first issue circulated at Women’s Marches across the country. They discussed their journey, and introduced some of the fellow travelers they…

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Join CBLDF! Protect The First Amendment & Get Inspiring Premiums by Vanesa R. Del Rey!

January 26, 2017
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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 field, and we need your support!…

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“Comics Are For Everybody” This #GivingTuesday

November 29, 2016
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“Comics Are For Everybody” This #GivingTuesday

This #GivingTuesday, join Comic Book Legal Defense Fund in proclaiming that Comics Are For Everybody! CBLDF is a non-profit organization dedicated to legal action and education in defense of the First Amendment. Their work is more important than ever. Donors supporting the organization on #GivingTuesday will receive exclusive Comics Are For Everybody merchandise created by…

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Inspiring Justice: CBLDF Annual Report 2016

November 28, 2016
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CBLDF’s commitment to defending free expression is unwavering. In 2016, our extraordinary legal team protected retailers and artists, while also aiding librarians, educators, and readers who needed our assistance. Beyond fighting First Amendment emergencies, CBLDF works to prevent censorship from happening. This year, that took two forms: legal action and education. We struck down an…

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DEFEND FREE SPEECH With New T-Shirt Available For Preorder Now

November 25, 2016
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DEFEND FREE SPEECH With New T-Shirt Available For Preorder Now

Proclaim your unwavering support for free expression and help CBLDF as we prepare for a busy 2017 by donating now to receive our newest t-shirt, “DEFEND FREE SPEECH!” This bold design makes a striking and direct statement about the importance of free expression. All proceeds will benefit CBLDF’s important work, including legal aid, legislative monitoring, and…

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Spirit of Giving: Comics’ Greatest Creators Personalize Books For CBLDF Supporters!

November 17, 2016
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Spirit of Giving: Comics’ Greatest Creators Personalize Books For CBLDF Supporters!

CBLDF’s work is more important than ever, which is why the medium’s greatest creators are supporting our 2016 Spirit of Giving holiday fundraiser! From now until December 5, you can receive graphic novels signed and personalized by creators including Neil Gaiman, Brian K. Vaughan, G. Willow Wilson, Geoff Johns, Wendy & Richard Pini, Joe Hill, Sarah Glidden,…

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A Look at CBLDF’s 30th Anniversary Auction

November 11, 2016
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A Look at CBLDF’s 30th Anniversary Auction

To celebrate its 30th anniversary of protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics community, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) and Heritage Auctions are offering 11 important works at auction. The pieces come from the 1987 “A Benefit Portfolio in Defense of the First Amendment” that led to the creation of the non-profit organization. Developed in partnership with IDW Publishing, consulting…

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CBLDF Advisory: CA AB 1570

November 3, 2016
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California recently passed Assembly Bill No. 1570, a law that governs the sale of autographed items and is of concern to many of our members. CBLDF reached out to the lawmakers and our legal experts to produce the following advisory about how the new law could affect the comics industry in California. This advisory is…

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Kashmiri Protest Art Blinds Icons As Resistance

August 15, 2016
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Kashmiri Protest Art Blinds Icons As Resistance

Gandhi, Van Gogh, and Mona Lisa are peering out from bloodied bandaged eyes in new art by cartoonist Mir Suhail, who aims to raise awareness of the consequences of “non-lethal” pellet guns that are causing a wave of deaths, blindings, and mutilations among Kashmiri protestors. Suhail regards his images as a “means of resistance,” a topic he recently discussed with…

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