Author: Charles Brownstein

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

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…

Please Consider CBLDF In Your Holiday Giving

All year round, CBLDF works hard to protect the right to read.  If you’re doing your charitable giving for the year over this holiday weekend, we ask you to please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us continue to…

Why Banning Extreme Manga Fails To Protect Children

Recent media coverage of UN Special Envoy Maud de Boer-Buquicchio’s recommendations to Japan for combating child sexual abuse emphasized her assertion that the country should, “ban manga of extreme child pornographic content.” This recommendation is a wrong-minded and unfortunate distraction from the…

Frank Miller, Phoebe Gloeckner, Goon, & The Fifth Beatle Join CBLDF Spirit of Giving Holiday Fundraiser!

Frank Miller, Phoebe Gloeckner, Eric Powell, Vivek Tiwary, and Andrew Robinson have added their support to CBLDF’s SPIRIT OF GIVING Holiday Fundraiser! Plus, we have new items from Neil Gaiman and Alison Bechdel! Get the best gifts for the comics fans on your list…

Support CBLDF on #GivingTuesday — Get Vintage Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore Podcast and More As Thanks!

All year round, CBLDF works hard to protect the right to read. This year saw the most attacks on the freedom to read comics in a generation, including calls to ban graphic novels in schools and libraries, threatened legal actions,…

CBLDF’s Cyber Monday: Gifts by Gaiman, Bechdel, Dodson, & More Personalized GNs!

This Cyber Monday, get the best gifts for the comics fans on your list with SIGNED items benefiting Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! Our supporters have offered a huge assortment of signed, sketched, and even personalized graphic novels to thank you…

Sandman: Overture Signed by Neil Gaiman & J.H. Williams For CBLDF Donors!

Twenty-five years since The Sandman first changed the landscape of modern comics, Neil Gaiman’s legendary series is back in a deluxe edition! Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams have both signed this special edition on an exclusive oversized bookplate, featuring art by Williams!…