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 ...

CBLDF Joins Celebration of Comics at The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival

December 1, 2011
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CBLDF Joins Celebration of Comics at The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival

On Saturday, CBLDF heads across the bridge for The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, a one-day show celebrating comics and graphic design. This free festival takes place December 3, from noon to 9:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church (275 North 8th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn), and features an electrifying assortment of creators, publishers,…

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Alex Cox Named CBLDF Deputy Director

November 30, 2011
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Alex Cox Named CBLDF Deputy Director

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is pleased to announce that Alex Cox has been named to the position of Deputy Director. In this new capacity, his responsibilities will expand to include full oversight of the CBLDF home office and fundraising program. Cox joined the CBLDF in the fall of 2010 as Development Manager. Since…

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CBLDF Looking for Writers to Contribute to Website

November 29, 2011
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CBLDF Looking for Writers to Contribute to Website

In our ongoing mission to protect the creators, retailers, publishers, and collectors of comic books and to promote the awareness of First Amendment issues, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is looking for additional contributors to its website. Whether you’re a journalist or a supporter of CBLDF who has excellent writing skills, we need your…

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Fight Censorship, Not Holiday Crowds – Support the CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving!

November 26, 2011
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Fight Censorship, Not Holiday Crowds – Support the CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving!

Forget fighting the mall crowds this weekend - get the best holiday gifts for the fans on your list from the CBLDF during our The Spirit of Giving holiday gift drive! Order today and get some of the best gift graphic novels personalized by their creators to the fan in your life! Icons including Neil…

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Happy Thanksgiving From CBLDF

November 24, 2011
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The CBLDF wouldn't be possible without the contributions of money, time, energy, and talent from a wide range of people who care about comics, and we're thankful to all of you. CBLDF's Executive Director Charles Brownstein wrote this personal message of thanks for all of your support. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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Last Day to Bid in MTV GEEK Original Art Auction!

November 23, 2011
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Last Day to Bid in MTV GEEK Original Art Auction!

Thanksgiving is nigh, as is the end of the MTV Geek Original Art Auction! With pieces by Todd McFarlane (Spawn), Pendleton Ward (Adventure Time), Brad Neely (China, IL), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen), Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse), Steve Ellis (High Moon), and more, you can't afford this chance to own artwork by some of the best established and…

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Image Comics Expo Celebrates Creator-Owned Comics While Supporting CBLDF

November 22, 2011
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Image Comics Expo Celebrates Creator-Owned Comics While Supporting CBLDF

Next February, you'll have a chance to mingle with the partners and creators of Image Comics and lend your support to CBLDF at the same time! In celebration of 20 years of Image Comics, Image Expo will take place February 24-26, 2012. In addition to an all-star line up of guests -- Robert Kirkman, Erik…

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The Spirit of Giving – Get The Best Holiday Gifts When You Support CBLDF!

November 20, 2011
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The Spirit of Giving – Get The Best Holiday Gifts When You Support CBLDF!

Celebrate The Spirit of Giving this holiday season by getting once-in-a-lifetime presents for the fans in your life in support of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! When you do, The Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation will make a contribution to the CBLDF for every donation and membership placed during this campaign! CBLDF is…

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The Good Fighters: Gib Bickel

November 18, 2011
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The Good Fighters: Gib Bickel

Gib Bickel represents a special class of CBLDF volunteer: the volunteer that takes the initiative to represent the Fund at one of the many conventions that CBLDF staffers cannot attend. Bickel and volunteers Patrick Watson and Brett Montgomery recently ran a table at Mid-Ohio Comic Con to raise money for CBLDF and boost awareness of…

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Susie Cagle One of the Contributors to Cartoon Movement’s Occupy Sketchbook

November 17, 2011
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Susie Cagle One of the Contributors to Cartoon Movement’s Occupy Sketchbook

From assembly to free speech, the Occupy Movement has become one of the most all-embracing and polarizing exercises of First Amendment rights that our country has seen. Cartoonists have been among the many voices chiming in and being arrested for participating in Occupy protests across the nation. Cartoon Movement has compiled a sketchbook of images,…

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Listen to CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein Talk to the Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future

November 16, 2011
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Listen to CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein Talk to the Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future

Recently, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein addressed the Long Island Resources Council's Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future. The theme of this year's meeting was "Extinction is not an Option: Ensuring OUR Future," focusing on the future of libraries in an increasingly digital environment. Brownstein spoke about the history of comics censorship and the…

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The Washington Post Tells the Tale of Two Occupy Cartoonists

November 15, 2011
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Two weeks ago, cartoonist Susie Cagle was arrested during a night of violence that marred the Occupy Oakland protests. Despite wearing a press badge and participating peacefully, Cagle and several other nonviolent protesters were taken in for failure to leave the scene of a riot. Michael Cavna with The Washington Post recently examined Cagle's work…

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MTV GEEK Supports CBLDF With Original Art Auction

November 14, 2011
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MTV GEEK Supports CBLDF With Original Art Auction

During New York-Comic-Con, MTV Geek held a private party for staff and contributors. In attendance were some of the biggest names in comics, many of whom created live art to benefit CBLDF. Now you have the chance to own some of that art! Creators who joined MTV Geek at the party included Jim Lee (Justice…

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The Good Fighters: Jason Gonzalez

November 11, 2011
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The Good Fighters: Jason Gonzalez

One way to describe Jason Gonzalez, a.k.a J.Gonzo, is sharp. From the bold lines and colors of his designs and tattoos to the quick-witted ease with which he converses, Gonzalez is also an enthusiastic fan and creator of comic books, including his self-published opus to luchadores, La Mano Del Destino. His stories and artwork are…

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Canada’s Comics Legends Legal Defense Fund Formally Incorporates

November 10, 2011
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's partners in fundraising for the Brandon X Canada Customs Case have formally incorporated and taken on new directors. Read the full Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund press release after the jump.

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