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 ...

Bruce McFarling Talks Canada Customs Case

August 16, 2011
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Writing on his Daily Kos community blog, Bruce McFarling makes a passionate case about the CBLDF's fight against Canada Customs. Some things I can write, some things I cannot. My outrage at the obscenity of these Customs Officials using child pornography laws as an excuse to try to throw a comic book reader into jail…

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Neil Gaiman Gives You The Shirt Off His Back!

August 12, 2011
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Neil Gaiman Gives You The Shirt Off His Back!

Outspoken CBLDF board member and First Amendment champion Neil Gaiman believes in the First Amendment so strongly that he's giving you the shirt off his back when you make a contribution of $50 or more to the CBLDF! The CBLDF is proud to offer a limited selection of signed t-shirts from Neil Gaiman's personal wardrobe,…

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FIGHT FOR YOUR FREEDOM!

August 8, 2011
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FIGHT FOR YOUR FREEDOM!

Support CBLDF With The Industry's Greatest Creators in CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011 from Image Comics! United We Stand Against Censorship! That's the message from Image Comics, over two dozen of the industry's greatest creators, and our friends at DC Comics and Marvel Comics, who have all banded together to deliver the greatest CBLDF benefit comic…

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T-Shirts Debuted at Comic-Con Now Available Online

August 5, 2011
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T-Shirts Debuted at Comic-Con Now Available Online

CBLDF debuted a number of new shirts during Comic-Con, including all new shirts from Matt Wagner and John Cassady and new colors and women's sizes for CBLDF's popular "I Read Banned Comics" shirt! If you missed us at Comic-Con, you can now get these shirts online! The new shirts come courtesy of Graphitti Designs. Matt…

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New Luchadore-Inspired BPAL Scents Now Available Online!

August 4, 2011
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New Luchadore-Inspired BPAL Scents Now Available Online!

CBLDF, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, and J. Gonzo scored a K.O. with their epic tag team debut of LA MANO DEL DESTINO and EL NUEVO PURITANO during Comic-Con International. If you missed us at Comic-Con, you can still jump in the ring: These CBLDF-exclusive scents are now available online! About the fragrances: LA MANO DEL…

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Take a Look at Cryptozoic’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Gallery

August 3, 2011
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Take a Look at Cryptozoic’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Gallery

Thanks to Crytptozoic Entertainment, we will soon see the release of the CBLDF Liberty Trading Cards! Dozens of creators have contributed bonus cards, including autograph cards and sketch cards, to the series! Cryptozoic has been keeping a running tally of the creators who've lent their talents, and you can find the latest updates here. Support…

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Listen to CBLDF: 25 Years of Protecting Creativity Panel from SDCC

August 2, 2011
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Listen to CBLDF: 25 Years of Protecting Creativity Panel from SDCC

Bleeding Cool has posted audio and video for several panels from Comic-Con International. Among them is a recording of CBLDF: 25 Years of Protecting Creativity, which took place on Saturday, July 23, from 3:00 - 4:00 pm in Room 9. The panel description: When the CBLDF was established in 1986 it was to defend a…

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Defending the Art: CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein Talks to Graphic Novel Reporter

August 1, 2011
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Defending the Art: CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein Talks to Graphic Novel Reporter

John Hogan with Graphic Novel Reporter recently took time to speak to CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein about CBLDF and how it's mission has evolved over the last 25 years. In addition to getting the latest details on CBLDF's Canada Customs Case, Hogan asked about the specific challenges comics face. Brownstein succinctly described how the…

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CBLDF at SDCC: The Roundup

July 29, 2011
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CBLDF at SDCC: The Roundup

Comic-Con has come and gone, and with it, another exciting week of events with CBLDF! From the debut of new t-shirts and new Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab fragrances to CBLDF Master Sessions with some of the biggest names in the industry to our annual benefit auction, the Fund had a great week at Booth 1920,…

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Bill Willingham Auctions DOWN THE MYSTERLY RIVER to Benefit CBLDF

July 28, 2011
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Bill Willingham is the writer of the ever-popular and award-winning series Fables. He has also authored prose spin-offs of the series, including Down the Mysterly River, which will be in stores in mid-September. To support CBLDF, WIllingham has donated an advance reading copy of the book, which you can bid on now! During Comic-Con, Willingham…

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SDCC: Latest Donations for CBLDF’s Benefit Auction

July 23, 2011
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SDCC: Latest Donations for CBLDF’s Benefit Auction

The CBLDF Benefit Auction, sponsored by TFAW, gets started at 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Bayfront in the Sapphire Ballroom. You can see a most of the artwork in the slideshow below, but we've also added some great pieces onsite! The gallery that follows features the latest additions, and you can find the bidding rules…

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SDCC: First Look at CBLDF Booth 1920!

July 20, 2011
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SDCC: First Look at CBLDF Booth 1920!

Lines have formed and costumes have been dusted off -- it's almost time for Comic-Con! CBLDF is on the scene and ready to go at booth 1920 with an amazing assortment of new items. Here's your first peak at the booth! Don't miss our new shirts from John Cassaday and Matt Wagner! We have new…

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Cosmic Comics Hosts Captain America Giveaway CBLDF Bake Sale on Saturday!

July 20, 2011
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This Saturday Las Vegas fans can celebrate the arrival of Captain America in theaters and support the CBLDF thanks to Cosmic Comics! Cosmic Comics will be having a Captain America: the First Avenger giveaway and fundraiser for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) on Saturday, July 23, 2011 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Click thru…

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SDCC Premiere: All New John Cassaday & Matt Wagner T-Shirts from Graphitti Designs!

July 18, 2011
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SDCC Premiere:  All New John Cassaday & Matt Wagner T-Shirts from Graphitti Designs!

Graphitti Designs, the master purveyors of pop-culture apparel are supporting the Fund with the launch of two brand-new CBLDF benefit tees! First up is John Cassaday, whose Uncle Sam design makes a powerful statement about the fight to defend Free Speech! Then Matt Wagner delivers an incredible new image of Grendel leaping into action! Graphitti…

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CBLDF Comic-Con Auction Preview!

July 18, 2011
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CBLDF Comic-Con Auction Preview!

It's Here! The CBLDF's biggest auction of the year! Full item listing after the jump, with instructions for bidding at the show and from all over the world!

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