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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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She Changed Comics Retail Orders Due Monday 8/8

August 5, 2016
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She Changed Comics Retail Orders Due Monday 8/8

Retailers! The final order cut off for CBLDF’s She Changed Comics published by Image Comics, is this coming Monday, 8/8. Please use Diamond order code JUL160793.  She Changed Comics is a definitive history of the women who changed free expression in comics, with profiles of more than 60 groundbreaking female professionals and interviews with the women who are…

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CBLDF Job Openings

June 24, 2016
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CBLDF has relocated to Portland, Oregon, and is hiring motivated individuals who want to help us advance our mission! We currently have two part-time positions open in our new home office — Development Manager, who assists in the development and implementation of CBLDF’s fundraising work, and Office Manager, who helps manage the day-to-day financial and practical…

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CBLDF Portland Office Now Open!

June 24, 2016
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is pleased to announce that we have opened our new home office in Portland, Oregon! CBLDF’s new contact information is: Mailing Address: Comic Book Legal Defense Fund 811 SW Naito Parkway, Suite 100 Portland, Oregon 97204 Email: info@cbldf.org Phone: 971.266.8212 Emergency Hotline: 800-99-CBLDF  

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Celebrate Free Comic Book Day With CBLDF!

May 6, 2016
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Celebrate Free Comic Book Day With CBLDF!

Tomorrow celebrate Free Comic Book Day with CBLDF! Pick up a copy of Defend Comics, an all-star, all-ages spectacular featuring the greatest in kid’s comics! The 2016 edition of CBLDF’s Defend Comics features a a cavalcade of great all-ages cartoonists! Sporting a colorful cover by Craig Thompson (Space Dumplins, Blankets), you’ll find something readers from 2 to 92 will like, including Andy Runton (Owly), James Kochalka (Dragon Punchers, Johnny Boo), Lucy…

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Support CBLDF At C2E2!

March 18, 2016
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Support CBLDF At C2E2!

This weekend the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is excited to arrive in the City of Broad Shoulders, to exhibit at C2E2! We will be in booth 539, with a ton of great stuff new for 2016, including new CBLDF 2016 member premiums by Craig Thompson! While supplies last, we also will be offering Darth Vader &…

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