Exclusive Umbrella Academy and LumberJanes for CBLDF Retail Members!

For over twenty-five years, the COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND has tirelessly advocated for the comics industry and art form, providing legal assistance and advice, educational programming, and resources for libraries and schools. Since the earliest days of the CBLDF, comic shop retailers have been t ...

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Announces Christina Merkler as New President 

August 30, 2018 – The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the industry’s voice for free speech advocacy and education, is proud to announce that Christina Merkler has been named President of the CBLDF by unanimous vote of its board of directors. Merkler is the co-founder of Discount Comic Book Ser ...

Mike Allred Creates 2018 CBLDF Member Art!

Mike Allred wants you to join CBLDF! The legendary creator of Madman and iZombie created this year’s CBLDF membership art, which is featured on members-only gear including a membership card, t-shirt, print, hoodie, and more! Show the world that you’re standing up for the right to read ...

Protecting Our Rights: 2017 CBLDF Annual Report

Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2017. Thanks to donors like you, CBLDF was at the forefront, protecting our community from an increasing tempo of challenges to comics and other expressive material. From deploying our lawyers to help comics creators to counseling educators and li ...

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: 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 ...

There’s Still Time to Make a Tax-Deductible Donation in 2018!

December 28, 2018
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There’s Still Time to Make a Tax-Deductible Donation in 2018!

CBLDF made a significant difference in the fight for free expression this year. Help us continue this vital work by making a tax-deductible donation today! Donations made before the end of the year are tax-deductible in 2018. Become a CBLDF member today to grab exclusive 2018 membership premiums, designed by Mike Allred, before they’re gone! You can...

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Project Censored Releases Annual Report on Top News Stories Not Covered

December 28, 2018
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Project Censored Releases Annual Report on Top News Stories Not Covered

Project Censored has released their latest book detailing the top news stories from the year that didn’t receive national coverage, as well as the distractions, propaganda, and nonsense that took the place of important stories in 2018. According...

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Top 10 CBLDF Stories of 2018!

December 27, 2018
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Top 10 CBLDF Stories of 2018!

Looking back on a year where the news seemed nothing more than a constant sort of upsetting developments, it’s interesting to see which articles and stories were the fan favorites for CBLDF readers. Some were heavy on outrage, but other were filled with the promise of hope. A lot of popular ones focused on elements...

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Find Comics from Different Categories to Ace Your 2019 Reading Challenges

December 26, 2018
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There’s a lot of amazing reading challenges for all different types of readers. For the over ambitious trying to hit 120 books this upcoming year, or the for the busy professional interested in in reading more but unsure where they will find the time, graphic novels can be a great way to...

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2018 was the Deadliest Year for Journalists

December 24, 2018
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2018 was the Deadliest Year for Journalists

TIME Magazine has announced their annually anticipated person of the year for 2018, the honor is bestowed this year on four journalists and one news organization who have lost their lives or freedom in pursuit of the truth.TIME’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal wrote in an essay...

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Send Messages of Hope to Imprisoned Writers

December 21, 2018
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Send Messages of Hope to Imprisoned Writers

PEN America is collecting messages of encouragement and hope to be delivered to writers currently imprisoned around the world for standing up for their own beliefs. People are encouraged to go to PEN American’s website and write letters of solidarity to help bring hope to people who might otherwise feel forgotten...

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CBLDF LGBTQ Victories in 2018!

December 20, 2018
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CBLDF LGBTQ Victories in 2018!

This time of year it seems that everyone is asking readers to look deep in their hearts and wallets and consider making tax-deductible donations. It can become numbing to hear these pleas repetitively and not to hear about why these donations are crucial to protecting important...

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Fight for Free Speech with a Tax Deductible Donation Today!

December 19, 2018
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Fight for Free Speech with a Tax Deductible Donation Today!

  CBLDF made a significant difference in the fight for free expression this year. Help us continue this vital work by making a tax-deductible donation today! Donations made before the end of the year are tax-deductible in 2018. Become a CBLDF member today to grab exclusive 2018 membership premiums, designed by Mike Allred, before they’re gone! You can...

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Bill Gaines Was Right, Right?

December 18, 2018
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Bill Gaines Was Right, Right?

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in 2013 on Bleeding Cool after the CBLDF shirt was unveiled at SDCC. This year the author, Brian Puaca, has joined the CBLDF editorial team, and we decided to revisit this question, it being as relevant now as it was then.

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Donate Comics, Manga, and Drawing Books to People Who Really Want Them

December 17, 2018
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Donate Comics, Manga, and Drawing Books to People Who Really Want Them

One of the front lines in the fight for First Amendment rights was in prisons around the country in 2018. CBLDF tried to cover these news stories, as lists of censored works emerged, or lawsuits were filed, or

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CBLDF Seeks Community Development Manager

December 14, 2018
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CBLDF Seeks Community Development Manager

If you are looking for a career that gives you more than just a paycheck, and are interested in developing skills and contacts that help you fight for free expression – consider joining the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! We are a lean nonprofit organization devoted to...

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CBLDF Gift Guide 2018: Last Chance to Donate for Delivery by 12/25!

December 13, 2018
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CBLDF Gift Guide 2018: Last Chance to Donate for Delivery by 12/25!

Don’t miss out on great holiday gifts that also support CBLDF’s important work! If you need your items to arrive by December 25, orders for standard domestic shipping are due on Friday, December 14, and orders for expedited domestic shipping are due on Thursday, December 20! CBLDF 2018 Holiday Gift Guide! This...

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A Sneak Peek at Full Bleed Vol 3 and Retailers Who Support CBLDF

December 12, 2018
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A Sneak Peek at Full Bleed Vol 3 and Retailers Who Support CBLDF

CBLDF tries to regularly thank the vast number of members and supporters who read our News Blog, subscribe to our newsletter, and donate regularly through our Reward Zone. But it’s easy to overlook the crucial support CBLDF receives from retailers all across the...

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CBLDF Roundup: Best Comics and Graphic Novels of 2018!

December 11, 2018
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CBLDF Roundup: Best Comics and Graphic Novels of 2018!

In what has now become a favorite annual tradition, CBLDF rounds up the top “Best of Comics and Graphic Novels” lists for the year, as a helpful reminder that there’s still good in the world, and that good is found mostly in the juxtaposition of art and text. This year some...

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Florida’s Textbooks Woes Gaining Momentum

December 10, 2018
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Florida’s Textbooks Woes Gaining Momentum

The newly elected Governor of Florida has already appointed individuals to his education transition team who have previously inhibited school districts ability to teach students accurate science. Gov. Ron DeSantis has appointed Keith Flaugh, the managing director of Florida Citizen’s Alliance, who was...

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