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 ...

Mar. 11: CBLDF Members Get Discount To ATLAS AT LAST Opening!

March 10, 2011
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Mar. 11: CBLDF Members Get Discount To ATLAS AT LAST Opening!

Our friends at Baltimore's Geppi Entertainment Museum are offering a savings coupon to CBLDF members to the opening of "Atlas at Last," an exhibit debuting on March 11, 2011! Save $10 on admission to the opening party for an exhibit commemorating the period of comics history that saw the cult favorite Atlas-Seaboard comics line on…

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Neil Gaiman and Jim Lee’s Collaboration, 100 Words, Now Available Digitally

March 2, 2011
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Neil Gaiman and Jim Lee’s Collaboration, 100 Words, Now Available Digitally

DC's The Source is reporting: New York Times bestselling novelist Neil Gaiman and DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee’s illustrated poem “100 Words” is available today for the first time digitally. This seven page poem can be purchased for .99 cents through the DC app and DCcomics.com. All of DC Comics’ proceeds benefit the Comic Book…

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First Amendment Fan Boys

March 1, 2011
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First Amendment Fan Boys

Calvin Reid of Publishers Weekly checked in with CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein about the Fund's new digs and plans for 2011. Brownstein expects a busy year: “Stuff keeps coming in, comics are being challenged in libraries, librarians and patrons are being harassed by law enforcement and the issue is growing and very often its…

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Cryptozoic Entertainment Partners With CBLDF For Liberty Trading Cards!

February 28, 2011
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Cryptozoic Entertainment Partners With CBLDF For Liberty Trading Cards!

Cryptozoic Entertainment™ and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund™ have joined forces to protect creativity by collaborating on a new trading card set. The Liberty Trading Cards set tells the story of the fight to defend the First Amendment and includes chase cards from the greatest creators in comics and entertainment. The set will be…

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First Look at Liberty Sketch Cards

February 28, 2011
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First Look at Liberty Sketch Cards

Thanks to the talent of Portland, Oregon's comics community, the CBLDF is proud to kickstart the Liberty Trading Cards with this first look at cards created during a jam session held last week! Click the full story to see the full sneak preview!

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Green Lantern Member Card Leads 2011 CBLDF Member Incentives!

February 9, 2011
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Green Lantern Member Card Leads 2011 CBLDF Member Incentives!

The CBLDF is proud to unveil our 2011 Member incentives! Leading off with a Green Lantern member card by Ivan Reis and Oclair Albert, produced by Graphitti Designs, this year's member program is the best ever. Read on to learn about our exclusive button set, tote bag, personalized member cards, original art, and other fine…

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Transmet Art Book Cover Revealed

February 4, 2011
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Transmet Art Book Cover Revealed

Hypergeek.ca has a first look at Darick Robertson & Nathan Eyring's cover to the upcoming Transmetropolitan Art Book, benefiting CBLDF! The project has met its goal, but the only way to get a copy is to preorder through Kickstarter, so reserve yours today!

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Transmetropolitan Art Book Video!

February 1, 2011
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UPDATE: Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the Transmet Art Book goal was accomplished today! Thanks to everyone supporting this great project! The Transmetropolitan Art book is just slightly more than $1,000 away from its goal! To celebrate, ComicVine has brought you this great video featuring Darick Robertson talking about the book! Preorder it…

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RIP Jeff Alexander

January 31, 2011
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RIP Jeff Alexander

The CBLDF is sad to report the passing of Jeff Alexander, past organizer of SPX, the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD. Jeff was an energetic advocate for comics, a cartoonist, and an avid supporter of the CBLDF. He will be missed. The SPX website offers a tribute to Jeff, and fellow SPX organizer Greg…

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Transmetropolitan Art Book Nears Goal!

January 28, 2011
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Transmetropolitan Art Book Nears Goal!

With 17 days left to go, the Transmetropolitan Art Book is less than $6,000 away from its Kickstarter goal! A fundraiser for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund organized by Susan Auġér, this astonishing collection assembles a monster array of great art by great artists to commemorate the visionary graphic novel series! Preorder your copy…

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Paul Pope Launches New CBLDF Benefit Print

January 24, 2011
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Paul Pope has created an all new fine art print with master art printers Axelle Fine Arts to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! See Pope at work on the print, and learn about his passion for CBLDF in this exclusive video by Shahriar Shadab. Then go behind the scenes courtesy of our friends…

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The Transmetropolitan Art Book Is Coming — If You Make It So!

January 21, 2011
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The Transmetropolitan Art Book Is Coming — If You Make It So!

It has been nearly ten years since the release of the final issue of TRANSMETROPOLITAN, the Eisner-nominated comics series from writer Warren Ellis and artist Darick Robertson. Now an all-star ensemble of artists have joined forces to create a tremendous, one-time-only tribute art book with the proceeds going to the CBLDF. This project is being…

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CHEW’s John Layman Kicks Off CBLDF Lecture Series

January 11, 2011
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CHEW’s John Layman Kicks Off CBLDF Lecture Series

On Saturday, December 18th, the writer, and former Wildstorm Editor, John Layman (CHEW, GAMBIT) became the first Guest Lecturer to visit the CBLDF offices in Manhattan. Twenty lucky fans were able to spend Saturday afternoon learning from someone who is simultaneously a respected veteran and an overnight success...

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CBLDF Accepts Downs Intellectual Freedom Award at ALA Midwinter

January 10, 2011
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CBLDF Accepts Downs Intellectual Freedom Award at ALA Midwinter

Last weekend, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund was presented the Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award, an honor presented by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to acknowledge individuals or groups who have furthered the cause of intellectual freedom, particularly as it impacts libraries and…

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See CBLDF At the Amazing Arizona Comic Con!

January 6, 2011
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See CBLDF At the Amazing Arizona Comic Con!

Wahoolazuma! This weekend CBLDF president and Beanworld creator Larry Marder will be helming the CBLDF's table at the inaugural Amazing Arizona Comic Con! Boasting a huge array of great guests including headliners Robert Kirkman, Rob Liefeld, and Jeph Loeb, the Amazing Arizona Comic Con is a convention spanning the latest and greatest from the world…

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