Now Available: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #1, Featuring G. Willow Wilson!

CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the latest issue is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender brings e ...

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 ...

Inspiring Justice: CBLDF Annual Report 2016

CBLDF’s commitment to defending free expression is unwavering. In 2016, our extraordinary legal team protected retailers and artists, while also aiding librarians, educators, and readers who needed our assistance. Beyond fighting First Amendment emergencies, CBLDF works to prevent censorship from ...

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 ...

CBLDF Presents: Liberty Softcover Now Available!

The CBLDF Presents: Liberty softcover is now available on our online store! Support our mission to protect the First Amendment by ordering a copy of this captivating compilation, featuring cover artwork by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Fell, Wormwood)! If you’re looking for something a ...

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 ...

LepreCon36 Benefits CBLDF!

May 5, 2010
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LepreCon36 Benefits CBLDF!

LepreCon36 is an Arizona fan science fiction/fantasy convention dedicated to promoting the genre with an emphasis on art. It is scheduled for May 14-16, 2010 in Mesa, Arizona and will feature the very talented Charles Vess and the enormously popular George R.R. Martin as Guests. They will also have the notable illustrator and author, James…

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Premium – Strangers in Paradise Omnibus, Lettered Edition!

May 4, 2010
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Premium – Strangers in Paradise Omnibus, Lettered Edition!

Terry Moore and Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab have teamed up to create an extraordinary donation reward for the CBLDF - The Strangers in Paradise Omnibus Lettered Edition! Limited to just 26 copies, with fewer than 10 left in the CBLDF's stock, the SiP Omnibus Lettered Edition includes: One set of the strictly limited, and completely…

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Bone Survives School Library Challenge!

April 28, 2010
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Bone Survives School Library Challenge!

UPDATE: Jeff Smith responds to school board Twincities.com reports that the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school district has voted 10 to 1 that the graphic novel series Bone should not be banned in its schools. The graphic novel series came under fire earlier this month when parent Ramona DeLay objected to the series' placement in the school…

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CBLDF Supporter Auction Highlights!

April 28, 2010
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CBLDF Supporter Auction Highlights!

Did you know that you can support the CBLDF on eBay, with just one easy step? When listing your next auction, you can give 10% to 100% of the final auction value to the Fund by using eBay Giving Works! The CBLDF has been a recognized charity on eBay since 2007, our nonprofit ID is…

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News Media Responds to EMA v. Schwarzenegger

April 27, 2010
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News Media Responds to EMA v. Schwarzenegger

by Amy Long for The Media Coalition Over 100 newspapers, websites, and blogs reported on the Supreme Court’s decision to grant California’s petition for certiorari in EMA v. Schwarzenegger. Papers across the United States, Canada and Britain carried the news, which reached as far as New Zealand’s Top News, the Ethiopian Review and Thailand’s The…

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BPAL Debuts Neverwhere Fragrances!

April 27, 2010
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BPAL Debuts Neverwhere Fragrances!

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab continues their extraordinary series of fragrances based on the literary works of Neil Gaiman with Neverwhere, a set of fragrances based on the characters, locations, and ideas found within the popular Neil Gaiman novel! Neverwhere boasts eleven fragrances, and proceeds from each bottle benefit the First Amendment legal work of the…

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Supreme Court to Decide Whether States Can Regulate Violent Video Games

April 27, 2010
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Supreme Court to Decide Whether States Can Regulate Violent Video Games

On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to review a ruling that the First Amendment bars restrictions on video games with violent themes. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has actively opposed such restrictions, including participating in a 2008 friend-of-the-court (aka amicus) brief filed by the Media Coalition, addressing this same case. In hearing this case,…

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CBLDF Attends LA Times Festival of Books & Stumptown Comics Fest!

April 23, 2010
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CBLDF Attends LA Times Festival of Books & Stumptown Comics Fest!

This weekend, the CBLDF team will be hitting the West Coast to meet supporters in Los Angeles at the LA Times Festival of Books and Portland, Oregon at the Stumptown Comics Festival! Beanworld creator Larry Marder will join the Fund in LA, signing books and making sketches to benefit the Fund's legal work. The CBLDF…

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Overbroad Content Law in U.S. v. Stevens

April 22, 2010
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Overbroad Content Law in U.S. v. Stevens

By Alex Goldman In a ruling on Tuesday, the Supreme Court voted 8-1 to strike down a 1999 federal law that criminalizes the possession or sale of “depictions of animal cruelty,” saying that the statute is overbroad and it violates the First Amendment. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, who participated as a member of…

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Neil Gaiman Talks CBLDF in Chicago!

April 21, 2010
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Neil Gaiman Talks CBLDF in Chicago!

Neil Gaiman Talks CBLDF with Rick Marshall at MTV News at last week's C2E2 convention! Also check out Neil's press appearances in Time Out Chicago and Geek Girl On The Street!

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Bone Prompts School Library Controversy

April 20, 2010
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Bone Prompts School Library Controversy

By Alex Goldman Of all the comics out there, Jeff Smith’s self-published fantasy epic Bone, recipient of innumerable Harvey and Eisner awards is certainly not one you would think of as the subject of controversy. Yet it was last week when a Minnesota parent petitioned her school district to remove Bone comics from her son’s…

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Welcome To The New CBLDF.Org!

April 16, 2010
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a community of people who love comics and recognize the First Amendment as the cornerstone of the medium's creative vitality. The new CBLDF.org is designed to reflect and serve that community, with frequently updated news about comics, free expression, and the people who are taking strides to keep…

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The CBLDF Salutes Chicago With A World Class C2E2!

April 16, 2010
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The CBLDF Salutes Chicago With A World Class C2E2!

This weekend the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund lands in the windy city with an incredible array of events and exclusives for our supporters at the inaugural edition of C2E2! Join us for An Evening with Neil Gaiman with special items from CBLDF, BPAL & Neverwear; Signings with Tony Harris; an exclusive new print by…

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Premium – Who Killed Amanda Palmer Signed by Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer

April 16, 2010
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Premium – Who Killed Amanda Palmer Signed by Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer

Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer, the first couple of modern misfit lit, present a unique collection of photography and stories. This beautiful, hardcover, full color book boasts photography by Kyle Cassidy, Beth Hommel, and others, and is signed by Gaiman and Palmer to benefit the CBLDF!

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Will Japan Impose Bans on Explicit Manga?

April 15, 2010
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In what could mark a cataclysmic change in the content of Manga both in Japan and in the United States, Tokyo’s Metropolitan Government is considering a change to Tokyo law that makes any visual representations of minors in sexual situations illegal.

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