NOW AVAILABLE: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #2, Featuring Marc Andreyko & Gene Luen Yang!

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 ...

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 ...

The Good Fighters: Angela Moeny

April 29, 2011
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The Good Fighters: Angela Moeny

Angela Moeny claims to have the best jobs -- paid and unpaid -- and when you talk to her, you can do nothing but believe her claim. She's as enthusiastic a librarian and educator as anyone could find. A staunch youth advocate, you can find her working as an elementary school librarian, spending her summers…

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Wired Talks Transmetropolitan Art Book

April 27, 2011
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Wired Talks Transmetropolitan Art Book

This May will see the release of the Transmetropolitan art book, which celebrates the visionary dystopian comic series by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson. Funded entirely by a Kickstarter donation drive, proceeds from the sale of the book benefit CBLDF and The Hero Initiative. Wired.com has an exclusive preview of artwork from the book. They…

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Chief Justice Roberts and the First Amendment

April 26, 2011
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Chief Justice Roberts and the First Amendment

The nomination of John G. Roberts to the Supreme Court in 2005 caused considerable protest among politicians and law experts, many of whom voiced concerns over Roberts' typically conservative stance in his decisions. The First Amendment Center recently analyzed Roberts' decisions regarding First Amendment cases, starting with the idea the "Conservatives are often portrayed as…

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A Con Grows In Stumptown

April 21, 2011
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A Con Grows In Stumptown

Last Friday comics creators and fans converged on a rain streaked Portland night to kick off the 2011 Stumptown Comics Festival. A growing showcase for handcrafted comics and art, Stumptown behaves less like a traditional comic book convention, and more like a pageant honoring the distinctive creative culture of Portland, Oregon. For three days, the…

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Muzzled!

April 20, 2011
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Muzzled!

Each year, on or around Thomas Jefferson's April 13 birthday, The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression "awards" the individuals and organizations who put in a concerted effort to abridge free speech in the previous year. The 2011 "winners" of these awards -- called the Jefferson Muzzles -- were recently announced. Who…

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Jeffrey Brown’s Inspiring Membership Cards

April 18, 2011
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Jeffrey Brown’s Inspiring Membership Cards

As any past and present member knows, CBLDF membership has its benefits, including a number of incentives and premiums. We have a membership level for everyone, and each membership level has its own incentives. Everyone gets a membership card -- this year's features Green Lantern -- but if you sign up for the CBLDF Defender…

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CBLDF Applauds Amendment to 2010 Massachusetts Law Removing Restrictions on Internet Speech

April 12, 2011
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Following a successful legal challenge from the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, local booksellers, and others, including the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Governor Deval Patrick yesterday signed into law an amendment to controversial 2010 legislation that imposed severe restrictions on Internet content, including discussion of topics such as literature, art, and sexual and…

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CBLDF Has a Wonderful Time at WonderCon 2011

April 11, 2011
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CBLDF Has a Wonderful Time at WonderCon 2011

Hey, hey, hey, everyone! It's your intrepid Web Editor here with a quick report about WonderCon. What's to say about WonderCon 2011?! WOW! What a year! WonderCon keeps on growing, topping all previous years with a jam-packed exhibit hall and programming schedule. CBLDF was kept plenty busy slinging free speech, putting hot signed premiums in…

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STRANGE TALES Party and Signing! Hosted by the CBLDF and THE BEAT!

April 8, 2011
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STRANGE TALES Party and Signing! Hosted by the CBLDF and THE BEAT!

Saturday, April 9th (the weekend of the MoCCA festival), you are invited to a release party for Marvel's STRANGE TALES party, co-hosted by THE BEAT, and a fundraiser for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. It will take place at THE MAD HATTER (easy walking distance from the Armory) from 7 til 9, and there…

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Meet Frank Quitely With The CBLDF

April 2, 2011
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Meet Frank Quitely With The CBLDF

WonderCon booth 323 across from Nintendo! CBLDF has Frank Quitely signings and exclusives, plus other goodies. Today! 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Tomorrow! 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. In NYC? Tickets still available for Frank Quitely's live NYC appearance with Jose Villarrubia here!

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Catch A Wave With CBLDF At WonderCon

March 30, 2011
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Catch A Wave With CBLDF At WonderCon

This weekend finds your battle-hardened CBLDF crew eagerly headed to sunny San Francisco, California, for WonderCon 2011! You'll find the whole team at the Moscone Center with a booth chock full of signed premiums, a new Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab fragrance, a new t-shirt, and Frank Quitely exclusives! Read on for all of our exciting…

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New BPAL Scent Premieres for CBLDF At WonderCon!

March 30, 2011
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New BPAL Scent Premieres for CBLDF At WonderCon!

CBLDF is proud to premiere the new Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab fragrance Cohen v. California at WonderCon! Based upon the landmark First Amendment case that explicitly acknowledged profanity as protected speech, Cohen v. California celebrates the notion that "one man’s vulgarity is another’s lyric." This special premiere is accompanied by an all-new signed and numbered…

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CBLDF Offers Frank Quitely Exclusives for WonderCon

March 28, 2011
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CBLDF Offers Frank Quitely Exclusives for WonderCon

CBLDF is delighted to partner with comics wunderkind Frank Quitely for a series of exclusive prints and postcards, debuting at WonderCon, April 1 - 3, 2011, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California! Quitely is best known for his work on All-Star Superman, Batman and Robin, We3, and The Authority. The Scotland-residing artist rarely…

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Win One-on-One Time With Frank Quitely in San Francisco and New York!

March 28, 2011
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Win One-on-One Time With Frank Quitely in San Francisco and New York!

Frank Quitely is an illustrator who is universally acclaimed for his unique dynamic style -- a style that perfectly complemented Grant Morrison's visionary redefinition of Superman in All-Star Superman. He also lives in Scotland, so he's a bit hard to find around these parts! However, CBLDF has talked him into a visit Stateside, and now…

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CBLDF Sweeps Through the Windy City During C2E2

March 23, 2011
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CBLDF Sweeps Through the Windy City During C2E2

This week finds your intrepid CBLDF team headed home after a fantastic three days at C2E2 in Chicago, Illinois! We spent most of the weekend chatting with convention attendees at the CBLDF booth, talking up Free Speech and the Fund with an astoundingly attentive audience of supporters, new and old. If the weakened state of…

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