CBLDF Podcast Episode 20: Ed Luce

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf) about coming to comics from fine arts, educating a new generation, and life in the Oaf-O-Verse. We discuss his early inspirations, and how he has managed to find broad appeal with what was once considering niche content. Topics includ ...

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 ...

Inspiring Justice: CBLDF Annual Report 2016

CBLDF’s commitment to defending free expression is unwavering. In 2016, our extraordinary legal team protected retailers and artists, while also aiding librarians, educators, and readers who needed our assistance. Beyond fighting First Amendment emergencies, CBLDF works to prevent censorship from ...

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 ...

CBLDF Presents: Liberty Softcover Now Available!

The CBLDF Presents: Liberty softcover is now available on our online store! Support our mission to protect the First Amendment by ordering a copy of this captivating compilation, featuring cover artwork by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Fell, Wormwood)! If you’re looking for something a ...

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 ...

Neil Gaiman Talks CBLDF in Chicago!

April 21, 2010
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Neil Gaiman Talks CBLDF in Chicago!

Neil Gaiman Talks CBLDF with Rick Marshall at MTV News at last week's C2E2 convention! Also check out Neil's press appearances in Time Out Chicago and Geek Girl On The Street!

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Bone Prompts School Library Controversy

April 20, 2010
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Bone Prompts School Library Controversy

By Alex Goldman Of all the comics out there, Jeff Smith’s self-published fantasy epic Bone, recipient of innumerable Harvey and Eisner awards is certainly not one you would think of as the subject of controversy. Yet it was last week when a Minnesota parent petitioned her school district to remove Bone comics from her son’s…

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Welcome To The New CBLDF.Org!

April 16, 2010
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a community of people who love comics and recognize the First Amendment as the cornerstone of the medium's creative vitality. The new CBLDF.org is designed to reflect and serve that community, with frequently updated news about comics, free expression, and the people who are taking strides to keep…

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The CBLDF Salutes Chicago With A World Class C2E2!

April 16, 2010
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The CBLDF Salutes Chicago With A World Class C2E2!

This weekend the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund lands in the windy city with an incredible array of events and exclusives for our supporters at the inaugural edition of C2E2! Join us for An Evening with Neil Gaiman with special items from CBLDF, BPAL & Neverwear; Signings with Tony Harris; an exclusive new print by…

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Premium – Who Killed Amanda Palmer Signed by Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer

April 16, 2010
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Premium – Who Killed Amanda Palmer Signed by Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer

Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer, the first couple of modern misfit lit, present a unique collection of photography and stories. This beautiful, hardcover, full color book boasts photography by Kyle Cassidy, Beth Hommel, and others, and is signed by Gaiman and Palmer to benefit the CBLDF!

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Will Japan Impose Bans on Explicit Manga?

April 15, 2010
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In what could mark a cataclysmic change in the content of Manga both in Japan and in the United States, Tokyo’s Metropolitan Government is considering a change to Tokyo law that makes any visual representations of minors in sexual situations illegal.

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Remembering Burton Joseph

April 15, 2010
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Burton Joseph, pioneering First Amendment advocate and long serving legal counsel for Comic Book Legal Defense Fund died at his home in San Francisco on March 31 at the age of 79. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is honored to salute Mr. Joseph with remembrances from his friends and colleagues.

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Premium – 100 Bullets Vol. 8 The Hard Way Softcover Signed by Brian Azzarello

March 5, 2010
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Premium – 100 Bullets Vol. 8 The Hard Way Softcover Signed by Brian Azzarello

Outspoken CBLDF supporter Brian Azzarello signs this explosive 100 BULLETS collection! Reprinting 100 BULLETS #50-58, unraveling the tangled mystery of the Trust as Wylie Times becomes the latest Minuteman to be reactivated by the Trust's one-time enforcer Agent Graves. But which side will he choose? Plus, an introduction by crime novelist Jason Starr (Twisted City,…

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Neil Gaiman: Why Defend Freedom of Icky Speech?

December 1, 2008
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“The CBLDF will defend your First Amendment right as an adult to make lines on paper, to draw, to write, to sell, to publish, and now, to own comics. And that’s what makes the kind of work you don’t like, or don’t read, or work that you do not feel has artistic worth or redeeming...

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Video: Jeff Smith for the CBLDF

June 19, 2008
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Video: Neil Gaiman on the CBLDF

June 19, 2008
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Video: Frank Miller for the CBLDF

June 19, 2008
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