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’s New Fall Incentives Are Now Online!

October 20, 2011
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CBLDF’s New Fall Incentives Are Now Online!

With the announcement during NYCC that Becky Cloonan and Brian Wood would be taking the reins of Conan the Barbarian, CBLDF launched an exclusive letterpress Conan print. Limited to 100 copies, the print features characters from Robert E. Howard’s “Queen of the Black Coast,” which forms the basis of Wood and Cloonan’s first Conan arc.…

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CBLDF Raises Over $12,500 at NYCC!

October 19, 2011
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CBLDF Raises Over $12,500 at NYCC!

Last weekend, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund raised over $12,500 at New York Comic Con! The CBLDF booth hosted a number of creators throughout the weekend, including Francis Portela (Legion of Super-heroes) and Fernando Blanco (Marvel Zombies), Sara Varon, signing her new graphic novel Bake Sale from First Second Books, CBLDF President and Beanworld…

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Anime News Network Covers CBLDF’s Defending Manga Panel at NYCC

October 17, 2011
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Over the weekend, Crystalyn Hodgkins from Anime News Network wrote about the CBLDF: Defending Manga panel from NYCC. CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein was joined by ALC Publishing's Erica Friedman and about.com's Deb Aoki for an informative panel about CBLDF's history of defending manga -- including the Jesus Castillo case, the Handley case, and the…

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Camilla d’Errico and Joshua Dysart Announce ‘Helmetgirls: Origins’ Guest Artists and CBLDF Benefit

October 16, 2011
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Camilla d’Errico and Joshua Dysart Announce ‘Helmetgirls: Origins’ Guest Artists and CBLDF Benefit

At NYCC today, Camilla d'Errico and Joshua Dysart announced the guest artists for the Helmetgirls: Origins, a series based on d'Errico's popular artwork. Because of the success of the Kickstarter campaign for d'Errico's Tanpopo, d'Errico and Dysart are going to run a similar campaign for Helmetgirls. They are also going to contribute a portion of…

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CBLDF Announces Exclusive CONAN Print by Becky Cloonan for NYCC!

October 14, 2011
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CBLDF Announces Exclusive CONAN Print by Becky Cloonan for NYCC!

With the announcement today of writer Brian Wood and artist Becky Cloonan as the new creative team on Dark Horse Comics' Conan, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is excited to unveil an exclusive letterpress print, available throughout New York Comic Con at CBLDF booth #1158. This print features characters from Robert E. Howard's “Queen…

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Be Counted At NYCC – Fear Itself #1 Original Art Raffle, Signings, Programs & More!

October 12, 2011
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Be Counted At NYCC – Fear Itself #1 Original Art Raffle, Signings, Programs & More!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund enters the fourth week of its Be Counted membership drive at New York Comic Con, where we're bringing you some of our best incentives to join the Fund yet! Kicking off with a Member Appreciation Party on Thursday night, a members only raffle that will award one lucky fan…

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CBLDF’s Massive Manga Giveaway At NYCC!

October 12, 2011
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CBLDF’s Massive Manga Giveaway At NYCC!

Manga is not a crime! Right now an American citizen is facing a minimum sentence of one year in a Canadian prison because customs authorities wrongly allege that horror and fantasy manga on his computer are child pornography. The CBLDF is helping him by assisting in legal strategy and by raising money to offset his…

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CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011 in Stores Today!

October 12, 2011
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CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011 in Stores Today!

When you head to your local comic book shop for new comics today, don't forget to include a copy of CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011 in your pile of loot! All sales of the ANNUAL benefit the First Amendment work of the CBLDF, so you not only get a wonderful anthology -- you also get to…

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HeroesCon Sponsors CBLDF’s Fall Comics Grab Bag!

October 11, 2011
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HeroesCon Sponsors CBLDF’s Fall Comics Grab Bag!

HeroesCon (www.heroesonline.com) is seeking to raise $10,000 for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund by sponsoring its Fall Comics Grab Bag! Debuting this weekend at New York Comic-Con, the CBLDF Fall Comics Grab Bag includes 10 comics for a $20 donation, with rare and signed comics guaranteed in every bag! HeroesCon has contributed a vast…

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Kick Off NYCC with CBLDF, IDW, and Dark Horse!

October 10, 2011
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Kick Off NYCC with CBLDF, IDW, and Dark Horse!

WHO: Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, IDW Publishing, and Dark Horse Publishing WHAT: CBLDF NYCC Kick-Off Party! WHEN: Thursday, October 13 7:00 p.m.: VIP Hour Join quest VIPs Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman), Chris Roberson (I, Zombie), Andy MacDonald (Terminator), Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man), and more! CBLDF members who joined at the Defender level ($250)…

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Unite Against Censorship with CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011, Out This Week!

October 10, 2011
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Unite Against Censorship with CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011, Out This Week!

CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011 is out on Wednesday, and retailers around the country are sponsoring signings with some of the creators who contributed to the best issue of the ANNUAL yet! Here are the events taking place during UNITED AGAINST CENSORSHIP: Forbidden Planet NYC October 12, 6:30 p.m. 840 Broadway, New York, NY 10003 (212)…

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Voicing an Opinion: Manga Bookshelf’s Melinda Beasi Talks Canada Customs Case

October 6, 2011
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Voicing an Opinion: Manga Bookshelf’s Melinda Beasi Talks Canada Customs Case

When I was in junior high, my English class was assigned to read George Orwell's 1984. It was a pretty engaging read, but despite our teacher's best efforts, it was difficult for most of us to take its deeper messages seriously. Big Brother and the Thought Police were terrifying for sure, but no more so…

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Charles Brownstein Talks Comics Code Authority Seal

October 5, 2011
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Charles Brownstein Talks Comics Code Authority Seal

Last week, CBLDF announced it had acquired the rights to the Comics Code Authority Seal, marking the end of the censorship the seal once represented. After the announcement, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein spoke with Vaneta Rogers at Newsarama about the acquisition. Several reports mistakenly indicated that CBLDF purchased the rights to the seal, a…

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Frank Miller, Karen Berger & Babymouse Champion Free Speech In Be Counted Week 3

October 4, 2011
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Frank Miller, Karen Berger & Babymouse Champion Free Speech In Be Counted Week 3

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund continues its Be Counted membership drive this week, with generous incentives from legendary cartoonist Frank Miller, groundbreaking editor Karen Berger, and the unstoppable team behind Babymouse & Squish - three time Newbery Award honoree Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm! The CBLDF needs to raise $100,000 by October 31…

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Babymouse Creators Stand Up For Free Speech In New CBLDF Fundraisers!

October 4, 2011
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Babymouse Creators Stand Up For Free Speech In New CBLDF Fundraisers!

Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm don't just tell stories about doing the right thing, they're also putting their ethics into action to support free expression in a new round of fundraisers benefiting the First Amendment rights organization Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Right now CBLDF is in the midst of Be Counted, a membership…

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