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OIFC Releases Annual Report on Challenges to Intellectual Freedom

The Oregon Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse (OIFC) recently released its annual report for 2020 detailing all the reported challenges to intellectual freedom from Oregon libraries and schools. The OIFC reports that the number of challenges has gone down this year, but…

Charlie Hebdo was the Intended Target of Recent Violent Attack

This past Friday, September 25, two employees of the Premieres Lignes news production agency were attacked with a knife and wounded outside their offices in Paris, France. Sources from the AFP news agency learned the attacker’s intended target was members…

Join Banned Books Week for a Live Conversation with Gene Luen Yang

Next week, September 28 through October 3, is Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating our freedom to read. This coming Monday at 5:00 p.m. CDT, Banned Books Week is presenting a Facebook LIVE conversation with comics creator Gene Luen…

Mission: What’s Possible

Image of giant head examining frightened person through large magnifying glass - cover of Mysteries of Unexplored Worlds #3, cover art by Steve Ditko

What is the mission of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund? At first glance, the answer to this question seems to be obvious. After all, it’s right there in the name – legal protection for the comics industry, with no…

A Personal Note from Jeff Trexler

Thank you to everyone for the welcoming words and heartfelt comments following yesterday’s announcement. They were a powerful reminder that even more than superheroes the most important legacy of comic books is the comics community.  I’ll have a lot more…

CBLDF Welcomes Jeff Trexler as Interim Director

CBLDF has been going through a transitional period these last couple of months as we analyze our community’s concerns and reevaluate our internal procedures. We’ve been laying the groundwork for a lot of work to come and are excited to…

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Board Update

The CBLDF announced today that Paul Levitz is retiring from our Board of Directors. In addition, the Board has accepted the resignations of Katherine Keller and Jeff Abraham. We respect the decisions that Paul, Katherine and Jeff have made to…