CBLDF Podcast Episode 25: R SIKORYAK

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist R Sikoryak about his latest book, The Unquotable Trump, from Drawn & Quarterly. We discuss his career, his thoughts on activism, the variety of places he’s been published, and the wide world of literature and comics he has managed to mush together ...

NOW IN STORES: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4, Featuring Scott Snyder!

CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the last issue of 2017, we share Batman scribe Scott Snyder’s inspiring keynote address! CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4 features an iconic cover of Batman by frequent Snyder collaborator Greg Capullo (Batman, Spawn). In the issu ...

OUT TODAY: Panel Power, CBLDF’s New Resource for Parents, Educators, Librarians, and Retailers!

Inspire kids to become lifelong readers with Panel Power, a CBLDF resource that provides an introduction to comics and background on why they’re good for kids! You can find the issue at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and below! You can also get bundles for your store, scho ...

Join CBLDF! Protect The First Amendment & Get Inspiring Premiums by Vanesa R. Del Rey!

Make a stand for free speech by joining CBLDF today! We’re in uncertain times where the CBLDF’s efforts are more important than ever. It’s unclear how government – federal, and especially local – will treat the First Amendment. CBLDF is prepared to defend the rights of everyone in our fiel ...

AVAILABLE NOW: She Changed Comics!

Women have been making comics since the beginning, but there was an important story that hadn’t been told: how women changed free expression in comics. CBLDF tells that story in She Changed Comics, out today around the country! Kickstarter orders are on their way, and CBLDF will have copies of t ...

Radio Free Comix: The CBLDF Podcast

In support of our ongoing education work, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is now part of the audio-sphere! A mix of interviews, discussions about current Free Speech events, convention panels recordings, and archival materials, the CBLDF Podcast will be a monthly event, from our keyboards to your ...

CBLDF Protects The First Amendment!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics medium. Our work takes us into courtrooms, classrooms, conventions and libraries all over the United States where we provide legal aid, education, and advocacy to protect th ...

Why Tucson Matters

February 3, 2012
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Last year, the state of Arizona passed HB 2281, a controversial bill that resulted in the termination of the highly praised Mexican American Studies program in the Tucson Independent School District. The program was ended despite an independent audit that advocated for its continuation. Last week, TUSD released a list of books that would be…

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Who Would You Team With Lady Liberty?

February 2, 2012
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Who Would You Team With Lady Liberty?

Comics Should Be Good over at CBR is having some fun with Twitter in honor of CBLDF! Brian Cronin with The Line Is Drawn posted this week's challenge, calling for entries from CSBG's Twitter followers: In honor of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's 2012 Membership Drive, team-up various comic book characters with Lady Liberty,…

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Last Day to Bid on Latest Round of Signed Exclusives from CBLDF

February 2, 2012
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Last Day to Bid on Latest Round of Signed Exclusives from CBLDF

CBLDF currently has a load of amazing signed books -- including Elektra: Assassin, George R.R. Martin's The Hedge Knight, Bloom County, a copy of the Halo graphic novel signed sketched by Moebius, Rasl, and more -- up for bid. But your chance to take one home is coming to a close! The auctions end today,…

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Big Easy Turns Out Big Time For CBLDF!

February 1, 2012
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Big Easy Turns Out Big Time For CBLDF!

Last week, the CBLDF launched the first Member Appreciation events of 2012 in New Orleans with a party at Crescent City Comics and a booth at Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, raising a total of $2,600 and meeting dozens of loyal supporters from all over the south. CBLDF's Executive Director Charles Brownstein looks back…

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Vietnam Censorship Fuels Interest in Banned Comics

January 31, 2012
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Early comic book censorship in the United States was fueled by fears many adults had over a burgeoning youth culture that they could not understand and that they perceived as violent. Even today, would-be censors continually -- and incorrectly -- argue that comic books and other media are bad for children, something that has yet…

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Comics Should Be Good: Why Joining the CBLDF Matters

January 30, 2012
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Comics Should Be Good: Why Joining the CBLDF Matters

CBLDF Deputy Director Alex Cox and co-founder of the Comics Should Be Good blog at Comic Book Resources took a moment to explain why people should join the CBLDF on today's CSBG blog. Head over to CBR to get the low down on CBLDF, comic book censorship, and how CBLDF protects your right to make,…

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CBLDF Joins National Organizations in Condemning Arizona School Censorship

January 30, 2012
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In response to an Arizona state law banning the teaching of ethnic studies courses, the Tucson Unified School District released a list of books that have been banned from the classroom. Popular textbooks, novels, and collections by revered Mexican American and Native American authors were among the titles removed from classrooms. CBLDF has joined a…

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Cartoonist Susie Cagle Arrested, Released During Weekend Occupy Oakland Protests

January 30, 2012
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by Betsy Gomez Over the weekend, more than 400 people were taken in during a mass arrest in response to the latest Occupy Oakland protests. Cartoonist Susie Cagle, who was arrested during protests in November, was one of several credential journalists taken in during the mass arrest despite Oakland Police Department policy that members of…

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Comics Alliance Talks to Cliff Chiang About the CBLDF Member Card Artwork

January 27, 2012
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Comics Alliance Talks to Cliff Chiang About the CBLDF Member Card Artwork

Comics Alliance sat down with superstar artist Cliff Chiang to talk about the gorgeous original artwork he created for the 2012 member card. Keep reading to find out what Chiang told Comics Alliance about his motivation behind the artwork. Fight Censorship! Celebrate Liberty! Join the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund today, and get your own…

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The Good Fighters: Louise Nemschoff

January 27, 2012
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The Good Fighters: Louise Nemschoff

Lawyers too often get a bum rap. Even Shakespeare couldn't help himself from dumping on lawyers with his imminently quotable quip, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." But that's really not fair. A good many lawyers work selflessly and passionately to advance the greater good. Louise Nemschoff is most certainly among…

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CBLDF Member Appreciation Events In New Orleans This Weekend!

January 27, 2012
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CBLDF Member Appreciation Events In New Orleans This Weekend!

Member Appreciation Party, Free Gifts For Members & Librarians, and Much More! This weekend the CBLDF thanks the members supporting our First Amendment legal work at Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con! The festivities kick off at Crescent City Comics tonight, where we’ll have a Member Appreciation Welcome Party with free gifts for CBLDF members,…

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CBLDF Announces 2012 Member Benefits!

January 26, 2012
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CBLDF Announces 2012 Member Benefits!

Fight Censorship! Celebrate Liberty! Join the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund today! Today, the CBLDF unveiled its 2012 Membership Drive, featuring the best incentives and benefits in the free speech community, starting off with a stunning membership card by superstar creator Cliff Chiang! Channeling the classic depiction of Liberty through the influence of WPA art…

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Come Support CBLDF At Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con!

January 24, 2012
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Come Support CBLDF At Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con!

This weekend come support the CBLDF's First Amendment legal work at Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con! The festivities kick off at Crescent City Comics on Friday night, where we'll have a Member Appreciation Welcome Party with free gifts for CBLDF members, a raffle, and more! Then, you can visit us all weekend at Wizard…

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Great Books, Great Authors Up for Auction Now!

January 23, 2012
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Great Books, Great Authors Up for Auction Now!

by Betsy Gomez The CBLDF is kicking the year off right, with some amazing items from our archives! From classic books that every library needs to books signed by some of the greatest authors and artists to work in comics, this round of auctions has something for every fan! Keep reading for a rundown of…

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Tunisian Trial Over Airing of Persepolis Movie Delayed Until April

January 23, 2012
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by Betsy Gomez The trial of Nabil Karoui, the director of Tunisia's Nessma television channel, has been delayed until April. Karoui is on trial because he approved the airing of Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi's film adaptation of her critically acclaimed graphic novel. The movie has a scene that depicts God, a portrayal that is not permitted…

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