Author: Charles Brownstein

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

CBLDF Advisory: CA AB 1570

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…

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.…

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…

CBLDF Job Openings

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…

CBLDF Portland Office Now Open!

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…

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…

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…

Free Speech Heroes Hang At Society of Illustrators!

Calling all New Yorkers! Make time this month to visit the Society of Illustrators, where two incredible exhibits spotlighting the high points of subversive comics and illustration from the 1960s through the 1980s are on view. First up is The…

CBLDF Relocating to Portland, Oregon, in 2016

This morning at the ComicsPRO Annual Meeting, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund announced that the organization is moving to Portland, Oregon, in 2016. In relocating, CBLDF brings its 30 years of experience at the nexus of comics, free expression,…

CBLDF’s Education Work in 2015

In addition to timely direct assistance and expert legal action, CBLDF maintains a deep, prevention-minded education program that helps fend off censorship crises at the start. We made vast strides in 2015 by launching a quarterly news magazine, publishing dozens of resource…