Jeffrey Brown Creates 2019 CBLDF Member Art!

CBLDF is excited to announce that award-winning  cartoonist and longtime supporter Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader & Son, Clumsy, Lucy & Andy Neanderthal) has created this year’s CBLDF membership art! His design is featured on a slew of members-only gear, including: a membership card, rin ...

Watch Image Library LiveStreams Anytime

  Watch the Image Library Livestreams Anytime In 2018, Image Comics celebrated Banned Books Week with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and The Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table of the American Library Association by producing a week of Library Livestreams featuring creators Nick Dragotta (Ea ...

On the Front Lines of Free Expression: CBLDF Annual Report 2018

Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2018. 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 providing legal aid and expertise to protecting access to valuable books, CB ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mile High Comics’ Drag Show Attracts Protesters (But More Supporters)

August 30, 2019
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Mile High Comics’ Drag Show Attracts Protesters (But More Supporters)

Since February, Mile High Comics in Denver, Colorado has been hosting an all-ages Drag Show one Sunday each month to raise money for a local scholarship fund. In addition to drawing crowds of fans interested in supporting the store and raising money for a local nonprofit,...

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Comic Creators Get Carded for September’s Library Card Sign-Up Month

August 29, 2019
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Comic Creators Get Carded for September’s Library Card Sign-Up Month

The ALA’s Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) has created their first Advocacy campaign geared at getting comics readers to go out and get library cards this September. The campaign features different creators posing with their library cards to highlight the strong relationship...

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Jason Aaron Signs Thor HCs & More to Benefit CBLDF!

August 29, 2019
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Jason Aaron Signs Thor HCs & More to Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF supporters have the chance to donate and receive a slew of graphic novels written and signed by award-winning author Jason Aaron! In anticipation of the upcoming release of King Thor #1, we’re excited to offer these great graphic novels to tide...

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Last Week to Keep Books Weird with CBLDF and Humble Bundle!

August 28, 2019
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Last Week to Keep Books Weird with CBLDF and Humble Bundle!

There’s just one week left to snag Microcosm Publishing’s Humble Book Bundle – Keep Books Weird. Starting at $1, pay what you want to get a huge selection of weird and wonderful DRM-free ebooks, filled with tips on starting a business with no money, picking locks,...

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Toni Morrison Books Survive Another Challenge from Florida Tea Party

August 26, 2019
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Toni Morrison Books Survive Another Challenge from Florida Tea Party

Last week news came out of Marion County School District that the school board and Superintendent were standing behind Toni Morrison’s Beloved and The Bluest Eye, as well as Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia. These three books were challenged again after a local...

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History of Comics Censorship, Part 1

August 23, 2019
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History of Comics Censorship, Part 1

Editor’s Note: This resource is the first of a six-part series based on one of CBLDF’s most popular presentations about the history of comics censorship. We’ll be posting a segment each week leading up to and including Banned Books Week (September 22 – 28). Covered chronologically, you can read along on CBLDF.org...

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Comics & Manga Among 20,000 titles Banned in Florida Prisons

August 23, 2019
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Comics & Manga Among 20,000 titles Banned in Florida Prisons

As book censorship in prisons gains more media attention, more journalists and nonprofits successfully gather further proof of the rampant First Amendment Rights violations happening to inmates all over the country. The latest state to be exposed for disregarding prisoners’ right to read is...

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Kevin Eastman Signed & Sketched TMNT HCs Benefit CBLDF!

August 22, 2019
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Kevin Eastman Signed & Sketched TMNT HCs Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF is rewarding our donors with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collections signed & sketched by iconic creator Kevin Eastman! You can support our important work and grab a brand-new hardcover signed and sketched by Eastman to benefit CBLDF. We’re offering TMNT...

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Portland Area Comics Fans: Join the CBLDF Team!

August 21, 2019
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Portland Area Comics Fans: Join the CBLDF Team!

CBLDF is currently looking for a part-time Office Assistant. We’re located in Portland, Oregon, and this position is on-site. Check out the posting below, and please reach out if you’re interested!   OFFICE ASSISTANT (Part-Time, Hourly, 20 hours a week) The Office Assistant works closely with the Operations...

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Keep Books Weird and Support CBLDF with the latest Humble Bundle from Microcosm Publishing!!

August 21, 2019
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Keep Books Weird and Support CBLDF with the latest Humble Bundle from Microcosm Publishing!!

Just announced! Microcosm Publishing has joined up with Humble Bundle for Keep Books Weird. Starting at $1, pay what you want to get a huge selection of weird and wonderful DRM-free ebooks, everything from A Guide to Picking Locks to cult-classic comic Henry & Glenn Forever....

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Alabama High School Bans The God of Small Things From Summer Reading

August 20, 2019
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Alabama High School Bans The God of Small Things From Summer Reading

An Alabama high school pulled Booker Prize Winning The God of Small Things from the summer reading options after a parent claimed it was inappropriate. Arundhati Roy’s first novel, The God of Small Things, has been regularly hailed as an exceptional piece of literature, including by...

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Join CBLDF in September to get Practical Tools for Developing Curriculum

August 19, 2019
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Join CBLDF in September to get Practical Tools for Developing Curriculum

Using Comics in the Classroom: Practical Tools for Developing Curriculum Saturday, September 7, 2019 @ 12:00-1:00 pm PST  Although comics are an incredible tool for engaging...

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This Is What Democracy Looks Like Comes To Comics Stores – Order Your Copies Today

August 16, 2019
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This Is What Democracy Looks Like Comes To Comics Stores – Order Your Copies Today

  This Is What Democracy Looks Like is coming to comic book stores for Constitution Day! Retailers – order your copies of this dynamic resource by August 19 using order code JUL191805. Constitution Day is September 17, this book will arrive in stores on September 11. This Is...

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Leander Fails to Address Trans Discrimination, Instead Bans Room Rentals

August 16, 2019
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Leander Fails to Address Trans Discrimination, Instead Bans Room Rentals

Last night’s city council meeting in Leander, Texas was a disappointment for many looking for the city council to rectify the previous prejudiced cancellation of transgender comics author Lilah Sturges. However, in new developments to the ongoing library policies saga,  the council voted 5-2 to prohibit members of the...

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Fiona Staples & Brian K. Vaughan Support CBLDF With Signed Saga HCs!

August 15, 2019
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Fiona Staples & Brian K. Vaughan Support CBLDF With Signed Saga HCs!

CBLDF is thrilled to offer our supporters copies of Saga Volume One, Two, and Three Deluxe hardcovers, all double-signed by incredible creative team Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan! This multiple award-winning series changed the landscape of modern comics,...

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