Your Amazon Purchases Can Benefit CBLDF!

Do you have an Amazon habit? Now your purchases from the retail giant can benefit CBLDF! We’re now part of AmazonSmile, a program that gives 0.5% of the purchase price for items you’d buy anyway to eligible charities like CBLDF. To send funds our way, all...

Fight for the Freedom to Read with CBLDF in 2014!

Roll up your sleeves! Join the fight! Joining the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund puts you on the front line of the fight against censorship! Your membership dollars provide the tools to fight back when comic book readers, retailers, and artists are muzzled, censored, or attacked!...

Defending Manga: The Ryan Matheson Story

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release Defending Manga: The Ryan Matheson Story, a short documentary video recounting the young American citzen’s fight for justice after being wrongfully accused of criminal activity because of fantasy and humor manga on his laptop computer.  Th ...

Celebrate the Freedom to Read With CBLDF’s New Banned Books Week Handbook!

Today, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release its first-ever Banned Books Week Handbook! Boasting a cover by Jeff Smith, whose Bone series is one of America’s most frequently challenged books, the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook is a free resource that gives you the...

CBLDF Releases Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators, featuring an introduction by Jeff Smith, and written by Eva Volin (Supervising Librarian, Children’s Services, Alameda Free Library, Alameda, CA), Katherine Keller (Sequential Tart, UN ...

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 ...

BOOM! Studios Partners with Humble Bundle to Benefit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Award-winning comic book and graphic novel publisher BOOM! Studios is proud to announce the launch today of the Humble BOOM! Bundle, a two-week initiative that will allow fans to pay what they want to download DRM-free digital copies of BOOM! titles while supporting the Comic Book...

A Greater Force for Good: CBLDF Annual Report 2013

With the holiday giving season upon us and the year drawing to a close, CBLDF is proud to share our accomplishments protecting the freedom to read comics with our 2013 Annual Report! Please consider making a donation to CBLDF today to support...

On the Border of Fourth Amendment Rights

August 15, 2014
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On the Border of Fourth Amendment Rights

As evidenced by the Ryan Matheson case, one of the risks we face as comics fans is the search and seizure of electronic devices such as cell phones and laptops when we cross international borders. Two recent decisions in Riley v. California and...

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Pennsylvania School Board Rescinds Ban of The Handmaid’s Tale

August 15, 2014
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Pennsylvania School Board Rescinds Ban of The Handmaid’s Tale

A Pennsylvania school board, which last month voted to ban Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale as a high school summer reading book, has reversed that decision at its subsequent meeting, the National Coalition Against Censorship has learned. As in so many other school districts...

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Don’t Miss CBLDF At Comica!

August 15, 2014
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Don’t Miss CBLDF At Comica!

CBLDF’s Executive Director Charles Brownstein is in London this week to participate in the Comica Festival at the British Library. CBLDF will be set up with a table at the Comica Comiket, a one day marketplace featuring the most forward looking publishers and creators of comics in...

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Gear Up for Sin City with Frank Miller Merch!

August 14, 2014
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Gear Up for Sin City with Frank Miller Merch!

Frank Miller has been a long-time supporter of the CBLDF, serving on the Board of Directors for many years and currently sitting on our Advisory Board. In anticipation of the theatrical release of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, we have opened up the archives to release a few very cool Frank Miller items...

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Striking A Balance Between Intellectual Property Rights and Free Speech

August 14, 2014
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Striking A Balance Between Intellectual Property Rights and Free Speech

With new social media and file sharing websites popping up almost every day, there is an ever-increasing concern with copyright and trademark infringement. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act was introduced in order to help make it easier for these new websites and intellectual property holders to tackle infringement issues. Unfortunately, it seems that more and...

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Quantum & Woody Art Jam Auction Ends Today!

August 14, 2014
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Quantum & Woody Art Jam Auction Ends Today!

This past June, worlds collided in Charlotte, North Carolina, as a dazzling variety of Quantum & Woody artists descended on Heroes Con, found our booth, and began drawing on a blank pad of paper. Today is your last chance to take this amazing Quantum & Woody art jam piece home! The eBay auction ends at...

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More BOOM! For Your Buck In Latest Humble Bundle Update

August 13, 2014
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More BOOM! For Your Buck In Latest Humble Bundle Update

Award-winning comic book and graphic novel publisher BOOM! Studios is proud to announce the addition of four more titles to the Humble BOOM! Bundle, which enters its second week today. The initiative allows fans to pay what they want to download DRM-free digital copies of BOOM!...

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Amelia Rules!

August 13, 2014
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Amelia Rules!

Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of graphic novels and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we examine graphic novels, including those that have been targeted by censors, and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the...

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RIP Dominic Postiglione

August 11, 2014
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RIP Dominic Postiglione

It’s with sadness that we note the passing of Dominic Postiglione, a partner at The Source Comics & Games serving the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN area, and a driving force behind the Midwest Comic Book Association, who annually host FallCon and SpringCon.  Postiglione died last Friday, August 8, at...

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In Defense of Smoking Scarecrows

August 11, 2014
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In Defense of Smoking Scarecrows

Last week, we reported on the controversy that erupted over Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s The Scarecrows’ Wedding, which depicts a smoking scarecrow. Donaldson and Scheffler are also the creative force behind The Gruffalo, one of the most beloved children’s series in the...

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Amazing THE SANDMAN OMNIBUS SILVER EDITION Now Available from CBLDF!

August 8, 2014
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Amazing THE SANDMAN OMNIBUS SILVER EDITION Now Available from CBLDF!

New to the CBLDF Donation Center, we have a gorgeous donation from our friends at DC Entertainment: The Sandman Omnibus Silver Edition. Limited to 500 copies, all numbered, and signed by author (and longtime CBLDF Board Member) Neil Gaiman, the Silver Edition collects the entire Sandman...

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Brunswick County Superintendent Stands Behind Part-Time Indian

August 8, 2014
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Brunswick County Superintendent Stands Behind Part-Time Indian

This week, Superintendent Edward Pruden released a letter that he sent to Frances Wood, the woman who is leading a campaign against Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian in Brunswick County, North Carolina. In the letter, Pruden tells Wood that he stands...

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CBLDF Executive Director to Speak About the Comics Code at London’s Orbital Comics

August 8, 2014
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CBLDF Executive Director to Speak About the Comics Code at London’s Orbital Comics

Next week, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein takes the fight for the freedom to read to London, where he’ll speak at the British Library on August 17. At 7:30 p.m. on August 14, he’ll join comics fans at Orbital Comics to speak about the...

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QUANTUM & WOODY Art Jam Goes Live on eBay!

August 7, 2014
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QUANTUM & WOODY Art Jam Goes Live on eBay!

This past June, worlds collided in Charlotte, North Carolina, as a dazzling variety of artists descended on Heroes Con, entered the convention hall, found our booth, and began drawing on a blank pad of paper. By an odd coincidence (or cosmic alignment) all of these artists have worked on the current Quantum & Woody series...

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 5: BOOM! Studios’ ROSS RICHIE

August 7, 2014
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 5: BOOM! Studios’ ROSS RICHIE

In this episode, CBLDF Deputy Director Alex Cox sat down with Ross Richie, Founder and CEO of BOOM! Studios. Over the past few years, Ross has overseen BOOM! as it has grown into one of the most vibrant and diverse publishers in the market, and...

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