CBLDF Podcast Episode 24: JEFFREY BROWN

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist Jeffrey Brown about his work, and the changes (and lack of changes) in his art and his interests over the years. We discuss as many aspects of his career as we could fit into 45 minutes, with is really just the tip of the iceberg. Brown is an enormously pr ...

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 ...

AVAILABLE NOW: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #3, Featuring Jason Aaron!

CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the September issue, CBLDF talks with prodigious comics scribe Jason Aaron (Thor, Doctor Strange, Star Wars)! You can find the issue at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue ...

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 ...

Celebrate Neil Gaiman’s Birthday with a CBLDF Fundraiser!

November 3, 2011
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Perennial Fund supporter Neil Gaiman celebrates his birthday on November 10, and the ladies with the Fangirls: Comics Club and A Comic Shop are ready to party! You can join them at The Geek Easy inside A Comic Shop (114 S. Semoran Blvd, Winter Park, FL) on November 10 from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. for…

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Come See The CBLDF At MIX!

November 3, 2011
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Come See The CBLDF At MIX!

This weekend, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is headed to MIX, the Minneapolis Indie Xpo! We'll have a booth open both days, where we're thanking donors with a terrific array of signed books from authors including Charles Burns, Dan Clowes, Michael Kupperman, Jeff Lemire, Craig Thompson, Jim Woodring, and more! The Fund's Charles Brownstein…

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CBLDF Congratulates General Counsel Robert Corn-Revere On Winning CBS Super Bowl Wardrobe Malfunction Case!

November 2, 2011
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CBLDF Congratulates General Counsel Robert Corn-Revere On Winning CBS Super Bowl Wardrobe Malfunction Case!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund congratulates Robert Corn-Revere, who represents the organization as General Counsel, on his victory in CBS v. FCC in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. The federal agency fined CBS Corporation television stations $550,000 for airing the "wardrobe malfunction" that exposed singer Janet Jackson's breast during the 2004 Super Bowl…

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Beguiling Raises Funds for Canadian Side of Customs Case

November 2, 2011
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Beguiling Raises Funds for Canadian Side of Customs Case

If you're in Toronto, you can join The Beguiling and Steamwhistle Brewery for TORONTO DRAWS TINTIN, an exhibit featuring the work of dozens of Canadian creators. The opening party is tonight, from 7:00 - 11:00 pm at the Steamwhistle Gallery (255 Bremner Blvd) in Toronto. Several of the contributing artists will be in attendance, and…

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Be a “Redshirt” with IDW’s Star Trek Comics Contest, Benefitting CBLDF

November 2, 2011
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Be a “Redshirt” with IDW’s Star Trek Comics Contest, Benefitting CBLDF

CBLDF stands ready to defend retailers against censorship. Are you ready to do the same? Test your mettle with IDW Publishing's "Be a Redshirt" contest, benefitting CBLDF! More details in the official press release from IDW: Are you a comics fan who loves your local comics store? Are you willing to “die” to protect your…

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The CBLDF Thanks You For Being Counted!

November 1, 2011
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Thanks to our generous community of supporters, CBLDF raised over $82,000 for our important work to protect comics and the First Amendment during our Be Counted fundraising campaign. We're grateful to the many donors, professionals, organizations, and volunteers who made this possible. These contributions will help the CBLDF perform our important legal work. CBLDF's Executive…

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CBLDF Be Counted Membership Drive Closes at Midnight Tonight!

October 31, 2011
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CBLDF Be Counted Membership Drive Closes at Midnight Tonight!

Last month, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund asked the comics community to Be Counted as members of the organization, and set a fundraising goal of $100,000 by October 31 to support their important legal and education work. Today, the Fund has raised over $77,000 of that goal, thanks to the generosity of those who…

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Mid-Ohio Comic Con Delivers Much Needed Support for CBLDF

October 27, 2011
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Mid-Ohio Comic Con Delivers Much Needed Support for CBLDF

Last weekend, Laughing Ogre Comics founder Gib Bickel and volunteers Patrick Watson and Brett Montgomery took it upon themselves to represent CBLDF at Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con. Together, they manned a table to raise funds and increase awareness of CBLDF and it's important First Amendment work, all the more important in light of our…

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Geoff Johns, Neil Gaiman & Garth Ennis Rewards For Everyone Signing Up To Be Counted!

October 26, 2011
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Geoff Johns, Neil Gaiman & Garth Ennis Rewards For Everyone Signing Up To Be Counted!

Since launching our Be Counted membership drive, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has raised over $61,500 of our goal to raise $100,000 for our important work by October 31. We've gotten this far because of the generous support of comics readers, creators, and business professionals, all of whom donated their money and time to…

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Retailers — Be Counted In Diamond’s CBLDF Member Drive!

October 26, 2011
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Retailers — Be Counted In Diamond’s CBLDF Member Drive!

In this month’s Diamond Previews, Retailers and Comic Shop Owners will find the most important item they will order this year -- their CBLDF Retailer Membership! Retail Members are a vital component to the ongoing work of the CBLDF, and this Thursday is the deadline to sign up your store on the Previews order form…

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CSUN Student Newspaper Gets to the Heart of the Canada Customs Case

October 25, 2011
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In an editorial for California State University, Northridge's Daily Sundial, opinion writer Braulio Campos gets to the heart of the Canada Customs Case: that drawings do not constitute child pornography. Campos spoke with fellow students about the case, and asked for their take on the case, finding support for Brandon X: “I don’t think he…

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Review Round Up: CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011

October 24, 2011
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Review Round Up: CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011

Since it's release the week of New York Comic Con, CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011 has been universally praised by reviewers, and they have plenty to say about the latest issue of CBLDF's annual anthology! Chris Arrant with CBR's Robot 6 blog would gladly pick up a copy of CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011 before eating, and…

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Find CBLDF at MID-OHIO COMIC CON This Weekend!

October 21, 2011
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Find CBLDF at MID-OHIO COMIC CON This Weekend!

CBLDF is hot off a huge NYCC weekend and headed to Columbus, Ohio, for Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con this weekend! Held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center October 22-23, Mid-Ohio Comic Con has an exciting array of comics and media guests! Gib Bickel, founder of Laughing Ogre Comics (recent host of one of our…

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Artists Step Up To Be Counted With Membership Art Auctions!

October 20, 2011
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Artists Step Up To Be Counted With Membership Art Auctions!

Artists are stepping up to Be Counted as CBLDF supporters with a round of auctions benefiting the organization on eBay this week. Frank Quitely, Jim Lee & Scott Williams, Cliff Chiang, Neal Adams, and other titans of comics have contributed prime pieces of original art that the CBLDF is auctioning off this week to individuals…

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CBLDF’s New Fall Incentives Are Now Online!

October 20, 2011
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CBLDF’s New Fall Incentives Are Now Online!

With the announcement during NYCC that Becky Cloonan and Brian Wood would be taking the reins of Conan the Barbarian, CBLDF launched an exclusive letterpress Conan print. Limited to 100 copies, the print features characters from Robert E. Howard’s “Queen of the Black Coast,” which forms the basis of Wood and Cloonan’s first Conan arc.…

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