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 ...

Preliminary Injunction Granted Against Massachusetts Online Censorship Law

October 28, 2010
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Preliminary Injunction Granted Against Massachusetts Online Censorship Law

U.S. District Judge Rya W. Zobel granted a preliminary injunction against the online censorship law that went into effect in Massachusetts earlier this year. Massachusetts booksellers, trade associations including the CBLDF, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts filed suit in July to block the law because it imposes severe restrictions on constitutionally protected…

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MTV Geek Launch Party benefits CBLDF

October 25, 2010
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MTV Geek Launch Party benefits CBLDF

Launching over the weekend of New York Comic Con, MTV Geek went live with a bang. A terrific new site covering comics and other pop culture, MTV Geek hosted a live art event to celebrate their premiere weekend.

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“Monsters Project” begins at Comics Alliance!

October 21, 2010
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“Monsters Project” begins at Comics Alliance!

With Halloween around the corner, our friends at Comics Alliance have launched the Monsters Project, an excellent, daily exhibition of Monsters drawn by cartoonists from every corner of the comics industry.

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Steve “The Dude” Rude Visits the CBLDF!

October 18, 2010
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Steve “The Dude” Rude Visits the CBLDF!

Today was a particularly exciting afternoon in the midtown offices of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Fan Favorite artist Steve "The Dude" Rude dropped by to produce a one-of-a-kind painting, on the premises, for the Fund. As longtime admirers of the Dude's work, it was a rare treat to watch him at work.

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CBLDF Goes APE!

October 15, 2010
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CBLDF Goes APE!

This weekend, the Alternative Press Expo takes over the Concourse Exhibitions Center in San Francisco! APE is the West Coast's premiere exhibition of literary and art comics, and this year will boast special guests including Lynda Barry, Daniel Clowes, Vanessa Davis, Keith Knight and more. The CBLDF will be there, represented by organization President and…

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NYCC Wraps Strong for CBLDF

October 13, 2010
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NYCC Wraps Strong for CBLDF

We are in the throes of post-convention decompression, here at the CBLDF offices. Every convention is exciting, but the hometown show seems particularly eventful. We spent all three days on the floor at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center (mere blocks from our offices), surrounded by displays and friends from IDW, Top Shelf, First Second, and…

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CBLDF Welcome Party Overflows at the Pourhouse

October 13, 2010
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CBLDF Welcome Party Overflows at the Pourhouse

Many thanks to all the supporters who attended the CBLDF's NYCC Welcome Party last Thursday! There was an unprecedented turnout, and it seemed that everyone had a great time. Extra thanks go to our co-sponsors, Image Comics and The Beat, who were on hand to celebrate with us.

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Neil Gaiman’s Board Meeting Doodles

October 12, 2010
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Neil Gaiman’s Board Meeting Doodles

Yesterday the Board and office staff of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund held their annual strategic planning meeting. Long-time board member Neil Gaiman was there, and he gave us these fun doodles, which are now on auction on eBay! All images follow the jump!

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Josh Neufeld Named As Ambassador of Free Expression by U.S. State Department

October 11, 2010
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Josh Neufeld Named As Ambassador of Free Expression by U.S. State Department

The Washington Post reports that Josh Neufeld, author of A.D.: New Orleans After The Deluge is being sent on a three week tour of North Africa and the Middle East as an ambassador of Free Expression by the U.S. State Department. Neufeld is known for chronicling his experience as a volunteer for the Red Cross…

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CBLDF At NYCC!

October 8, 2010
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CBLDF At NYCC!

New York Comic Con opens to the public today at 2 PM, and the CBLDF will be there with a dynamic array of extraordinary premiums. Come visit us at Booth 2209 to get your copy of the Liberty Annual 2010 and an enormous array of books, prints, and art supporting our First Amendment legal work.…

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Support the CBLDF At Rock Comic Con on Saturday Night!

October 8, 2010
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Support the CBLDF At Rock Comic Con on Saturday Night!

Saturday, October 9th at 10:30pm Rock Comic Con takes over Sullivan Hall located in NYC's West Village. The benefit show promises to be the ultimate 'after party' to the Comic Con weekend's pop culture festivities with proceeds going to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

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The 2010 Liberty Annual Is Here!

October 6, 2010
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The 2010 Liberty Annual Is Here!

The CBLDF's Liberty Annual 2010 has arrived! Get yours by visiting your local comics retailer today! Ask your retailer how you can get a copy of the rare Charlie Adlard Walking Dead retailer variant with the classic CBLDF logo on the t-shirt. The color Walking Dead variant will be available from CBLDF at this weekend's…

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Alex Cox Joins CBLDF As Development Manager

October 4, 2010
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is excited to announce the addition of Alex Cox to the New York office staff, in the position of Development Manager. Alex comes to the organization with fifteen years experience working as a comics retailer in New York City, including opening and managing his own store, ROCKETSHIP. As Development…

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Saluting Ron Turner

October 2, 2010
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Saluting Ron Turner

Ron Turner, the founder of Last Gasp, and patron of artists, writers, and various misfits for more than four decades turns 70 on Saturday, October 2. Baba Ron, as he's known around San Francisco's galleries, bars, and bookstores, has created a deep and indelible mark on his city, and the creative worlds of comics, art,…

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CBLDF’s NYCC Welcome Party, presented by Image Comics & The Beat!

October 1, 2010
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CBLDF’s NYCC Welcome Party, presented by Image Comics & The Beat!

Get in that New York Comic Con frame of mind with Image Comics and the Beat at the CBLDF's NYCC Welcome Party! On Thursday, October 7, come to the Village Pourhouse Restaurant Row to meet, mix, & mingle with the best and brightest in comics on the eve of the big show! Celebrating the premiere…

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