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 ...

Craig Thompson’s HABIBI Debuts at SPX 2011 to Benefit CBLDF!

August 30, 2011
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Craig Thompson’s HABIBI Debuts at SPX 2011 to Benefit CBLDF!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to host Craig Thompson at this year's Small Press Expo, and to premiere his eagerly awaited graphic novel HABIBI! Through a special arrangement with Random House, a benefit preview edition of 100 signed & numbered copies of the graphic novel will be available to donors who contribute…

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Join the “Demon Circle” for CBLDF

August 30, 2011
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Join the “Demon Circle” for CBLDF

The main character of "Demon Circle," Athis, is an apprentice wizard in the Crimson Keep, and he isn’t the brightest flame in the candelabra. So, when he and another apprentice named Belid summon a demon and then panic, trouble ensues—trouble that threatens to snowball wildly out of control. Will they and their fellow student Klaria…

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Start Your Week with Auctions Benefiting the CBLDF

August 29, 2011
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Start Your Week with Auctions Benefiting the CBLDF

Whether CBLDF runs it or an outside party graciously donates their time and effort, online auctions are one way CBLDF raises the money it needs to defend cases such as the Canada Customs Case. Right now, you'll be able to find a number of online auctions benefiting CBLDF. CBLDF has a number of exclusive items…

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Dale Cendali Appointed Secretary of CBLDF Board of Directors

August 26, 2011
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Dale Cendali Appointed Secretary of CBLDF Board of Directors

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Board of Directors has unanimously elected noted litigator Dale Cendali to the office of Secretary. Cendali, who joined the board in 2010, replaces retiring Board Member Louise Nemschoff in the role. Dale Cendali is a nationally recognized leader in the field of intellectual property. She is a partner in…

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Submission Deadline Extended for InvestComics’ ONE AND DONE Anthology to Benefit CBLDF

August 26, 2011
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Submission Deadline Extended for InvestComics’ ONE AND DONE Anthology to Benefit CBLDF

Invest Comics and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund are proud to announce that the chance to submit your 1-page story for ONE AND DONE has been just been extended to September 16th! “We’ve received some really amazing submissions for the collection. But, a large call for an extension on the submission deadline has also…

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Listen to CBLDF: Censorship Then & Now

August 25, 2011
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Listen to CBLDF: Censorship Then & Now

CBLDF recently attended Baltimore Comic-Con. During the convention, Executive Director Charles Brownstein presented a riveting history of comics censorship. Internet radio website blogtalkradio was onsite to record the talk, which you can listen to here. Support CBLDF’s defense of free speech by making a donation or becoming a member today!

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Syrian Cartoonist Beaten, Hands Broken

August 25, 2011
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Early today, Syria's best-known political cartoonist, Ali Ferzat, was abducted and beaten. His abductors broke both his hands as a warning to stop drawing the satirical political cartoons for which he is best known. Ferzat recently drew a cartoon comparing Syria's president, Bashar Assad, to Libya's Moammar Gadhafi, and relatives believe the cartoon led to…

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Road Report: Baltimore Comic-Con

August 24, 2011
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Road Report: Baltimore Comic-Con

This past weekend, CBLDF staffers Charles Brownstein, Alex Cox, and Dave Grilli attended Baltimore Comic-Con at the Baltimore Convention Center. CBLDF had an array of exclusive items making their East Coast debut, including our new John Cassaday and Matt Wagner T-shirts and our two new Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab scents, La Mano del Destino and…

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More Sneak Peeks Of Liberty Annual Online

August 23, 2011
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More Sneak Peeks Of Liberty Annual Online

CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011 will be in stores on October 12, and you may have noticed a spate of exclusive previews online recently. Bleeding Cool ran an exclusive of the JH Williams III pages from the issue and Rich Johnston spoke with CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein, who described why the CBLDF continues to be…

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Support CBLDF During Baltimore Comic-Con 2011

August 19, 2011
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Support CBLDF During Baltimore Comic-Con 2011

The CBLDF is excited to be attending Baltimore Comic Con! From August 20 - 21, you can find us at booth 1404 with a full array of great donation premiums and opportunities to support Free Speech! Come by and say hello, learn about our current case work, and check out some of our new exclusives!…

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Fight Censorship with Conan!

August 19, 2011
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Fight Censorship with Conan!

The new Conan movie hits theaters today, and you can show your support for both your favorite barbarian and CBLDF! CBLDF is delighted to offer an array of Conan items to coincide with the release of the new movie. Up for grabs in the CBLDF online donation center are two gorgeous prints: one by Transmetropolitan…

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Join Frank Miller in Supporting CBLDF

August 18, 2011
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Join Frank Miller in Supporting CBLDF

Legendary Cartoonist Frank Miller has been a staunch supporter of the CBLDF since the organization’s very beginning in 1986. As outspoken in his defense of free speech as he is talented at the drawing board, Miller has earned the Defender of Liberty Award in recognition of all his work on the CBLDF’s behalf, and he…

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Editor Bob Schreck Talks CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL with MTV Geek

August 17, 2011
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Editor Bob Schreck Talks CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL with MTV Geek

Bob Schreck, Editor in Chief for the comics division of Legendary Enterntainment, took a moment to talk to Alex Zalben at MTV Geek about his experience editing CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011, which hits shelves on October 12. MTV Geek also has an exclusive sneak peak at the Grendel pages from the issue. Schreck sums up…

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Celebrate Banned Books Week with the Virtual Read-Out

August 17, 2011
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Celebrate Banned Books Week with the Virtual Read-Out

Banned Books Week takes place September 24 through October 1. In celebration of Banned Books Week, book lovers around the country are encouraged to make a YouTube video of themselves reading a banned book. From the School Library Journal: Librarians, bookstores, and others celebrating the freedom to read from September 21 to October 1 are…

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Erica Friedman Speaks Out on Canada Customs Case

August 16, 2011
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Erica Friedman Speaks Out on Canada Customs Case

Writing exclusively for the CBLDF, Yuricon founder Erica Friedman discusses the CBLDF's important efforts against Canada Customs. There is a gap here, in between actions and words, in between discussion of freedom of expression and actual freedom of expression. It is not a small gap – it is a tiger pit. It is a gap…

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