Author: Charles Brownstein

Charles Brownstein is the Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

How To Apply For SBA Coronavirus Disaster Loans

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that businesses in all states and territories are eligible for Coronavirus Disaster Loan Assistance from the Federal Government. For comic book retailers and other comics industry businesses suffering interruptions because of the…

What To Do During A Shutdown Order

Today California and Pennsylvania implemented a complete shutdown of activity for non-life-sustaining businesses, with the number of states under similar orders set to rise over the weekend, including Connecticut, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, and New York. This places enormous strain…

Resources For Comics Industry Businesses Impacted By Coronavirus

The Coronavirus crisis impacts all of us. To help support the comics business community that makes our mission possible, we’ve assembled this clearinghouse resource for financial aid, training tools, and other information. We’re continuing to monitor the situation surrounding the outbreak…

CBLDF Elects David Steinberger To Board of Directors

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to welcome David Steinberger, Co-founder and CEO of comiXology, an Amazon Company, to its Board of Directors, where he will serve alongside other current officers: President Christina Merkler; Vice President Chris Powell; Treasurer…

Kodansha’s Manga 2 Anime Bundle Benefits CBLDF!

Humble Bundle and Kodansha Comics have your summer reading sorted with this amazing Manga 2 Anime Bundle supporting CBLDF! Pay what you want and get amazing titles like Blame!, Vinland Saga, Attack on Titan, Aposimz & more! The Humble Manga Bundle: Manga 2 Anime by…

MAINE: Speak Up To Protect LGBTQ+ Graphic Novels From Ban Today

  CBLDF has learned of an attempt to ban several books, including the LGBTQ themed graphic novels My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness by Nagata Kabi and Queer: A Graphic History by Meg John-Barker and Julia Scheele from the Rumford Public Library in Maine. Locals supporting…

CBLDF’s Manga Member Drive – Get Original Art, Signed Manga & More!

While supplies last, CBLDF is proud to reward new members with signed books by legendary manga creators Yoshitaka Amano, Toshio Maeda, Yusei Matsui, Yuto Tsukuda, and Akira Himekawa, plus original art from Girls und Panzer by Takeshi Nogami! Help CBLDF’s work promoting the free expression rights…

Remembering Rory Root

Ten years gone, and not only do I still miss Rory Root, but I often reflect that comics has never recovered from his loss. Rory was a true nexus, encouraging creators, retailers, publishers, and educators not only to interact with…

Be Heard! A Comic For Student Rights From CBLDF & NCAC

As millions of American students assert their First Amendment rights in protests across the country, advocacy groups Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and National Coalition Against Censorship today released a new comic book to help protect students’ rights. Be Heard!…

Support CBLDF Today For 2017 Tax-Deductions!

CBLDF made a major difference in the fight for free expression this year. Help us continue this important work by making a tax-deductible donation today! Donations made before the end of the year are tax-deductible in 2017.  Become a CBLDF member today…