Support CBLDF With (Almost) Everything You Buy Online!

There’s an easy way to fight for free expression with everything you buy online: designate CBLDF for your Amazon Smile donations! When you shop at smile.amazon.com, a nonprofit of your choosing will get a portion of the proceeds, so...

Selling Comics with CBLDF

Get your copy of Selling Comics today! Brought to you from CBLDF and Dark Horse, this is the guide for those interested in, starting out, or looking for community in the comics retailer community. Grab yours today from CBLDF (and then go register for...

CBLDF’s 2019 Annual Report Shows How Critical Your Help Is!

Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2019 and through it all, thanks to the support of donors like you, CBLDF stood proudly at the front lines and fought to protect the voices of our community this year. From providing legal aid and expertise to protecting access to important books a ...

Webinars

CBLDF’s webinar series is intended to provide practical advice, strategies, and resources to help educators and librarians include comics-based curriculum and programming into their classrooms and libraries and to help comics retailers better serve their communities.  Below you will find desc ...

2019 Comics in Education Survey

Portland, Oregon 10/2/2019 — Results of a survey released today by Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the industry’s leading voice for free speech advocacy and education, offers concrete evidence of what has been long been believed true but unverified: teachers and students are embracing comics as v ...

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 ...

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 ...

Support Your Local Comic Shop During the COVID-19 Crisis

March 19, 2020
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Support Your Local Comic Shop During the COVID-19 Crisis

  Comic book retailers are the foundation of the comic book industry as we know it. They serve as beacons of light in increasingly troubled times, and hubs in their communities where people can find the stories that they need. CBLDF is working...

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Resources For Comics Industry Businesses Impacted By Coronavirus

March 19, 2020
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Resources For Comics Industry Businesses Impacted By Coronavirus

The Coronavirus crisis impacts all of us. To help support the comics business community that makes our mission possible, we’ve assembled this clearinghouse resource for financial aid, training tools, and other information. We’re continuing to monitor the situation surrounding the outbreak and will provide updates...

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Get Dragon Hoops Personalized by Gene Luen Yang!

March 18, 2020
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Get Dragon Hoops Personalized by Gene Luen Yang!

Gene Luen Yang will PERSONALIZE his new graphic novel Dragon Hoops to you or a friend when you donate to CBLDF! Gene Luen Yang is an Eisner award-winning author of best-selling graphic novels including American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints, and...

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One Week Left to Support CBLDF and ACLU with a Humble Manga Bundle!

March 18, 2020
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One Week Left to Support CBLDF and ACLU with a Humble Manga Bundle!

There is just one week left to get the Kodansha Comics’ Humble Manga Bundle: Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail & More. Starting at $1, pay what you want to get a huge selection of Hiro Mashima’s...

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Share Your Voice

March 16, 2020
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Share Your Voice

In our ongoing mission to protect the creators, retailers, publishers, and collectors of comic books and to promote the awareness of First Amendment issues, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is looking for contributors to join our editorial team. CBLDF regularly...

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CBLDF Comic Con Pop Up

March 13, 2020
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CBLDF Comic Con Pop Up

  Each year, CBLDF is proud to exhibit at conventions like Emerald City Comicon and WonderCon to help spread the word about our important First Amendment work. Due to the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, Emerald City and WonderCon have both been officially postponed until later this year. Conventions...

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CBLDF Looking for Education Coordinator

March 13, 2020
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CBLDF Looking for Education Coordinator

EDUCATION COORDINATOR Part-Time,  Located in Portland, OR office The Education Coordinator steers the development and implementation of all Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s educational resources and programs. This position reports to the Executive Director and supervises volunteers and contractors in planning and executing teacher...

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10 Titles Featuring Fearless Women

March 12, 2020
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10 Titles Featuring Fearless Women

Graphic novels focusing on the female experience, such as Drama by Raina Telgemeier, Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, and This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki, are among the most frequently banned and challenged.  To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’ve...

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Support CBLDF and ACLU with a Humble Manga Bundle!

March 11, 2020
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Support CBLDF and ACLU with a Humble Manga Bundle!

There are just two weeks left to get the Kodansha Comics’ Humble Manga Bundle: Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail & More. Starting at $1, pay what you want to get a huge selection of Hiro Mashima’s work for Kodansha Comics as DRM-free ebooks. The selection of digital content not only includes Fairy Tale but...

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The Bluest Eye Removed in California

March 10, 2020
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The Bluest Eye Removed in California

National Coalition Against Censorship brought to light a recent ban on teaching Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye in California’s Colton Joint Unified School District last month, which largely went under the radar not just in national news, but in Colton itself. At a school board meeting...

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Bloodshot Movie Premieres Friday, But Comics Bundle Expires Soon!

March 9, 2020
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Bloodshot Movie Premieres Friday, But Comics Bundle Expires Soon!

Humble Comics Bundle: Bloodshot 2020 By Valiant! The wait is over, BLOODSHOT hits the big screen this Friday! And as Vin Diesel teases the potential for way more movies from the Valiant Universe you’ll want to grab this Humble Comics Bundle before it expires in...

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Parental Bill of Rights Likely Done in Florida Senate

March 6, 2020
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Parental Bill of Rights Likely Done in Florida Senate

The Florida Senate failed to vote on the latest book banning legislation called the “Parents’ Bill of Rights” which effectively kills the bill unless they schedule more time for continued arguments and a vote. Senator Kelli Stargel told the press “I think there’s not a...

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Superman Graphic Novels Signed by Geoff Johns, Tim Sale, and Stuart Immonen Benefit CBLDF

March 5, 2020
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Superman Graphic Novels Signed by Geoff Johns, Tim Sale, and Stuart Immonen Benefit CBLDF

It’s a bird! It’s a plane!  It’s . . . a ton of fantastic signed Superman graphic novels! This week, you can support CBLDF by donating and receiving signed copies of some of the Man of Steel’s greatest...

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Just Announced! Humble Manga Bundle: Hiro Mashima’s FAIRY TAIL & More by Kodansha Comics. Support free speech!

March 4, 2020
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Just Announced! Humble Manga Bundle: Hiro Mashima’s FAIRY TAIL & More by Kodansha Comics. Support free speech!

Whether you’re manga obsessed or interested but new to the medium, the latest Humble Bundle is an amazing deal. Starting at $1, you can grab a vast selection of Kodansha comics, including Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail and more!...

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Teaching Guides for Highlighting Women in Comics in Honor of International Women’s Day

March 3, 2020
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Teaching Guides for Highlighting Women in Comics in Honor of International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day around the globe to celebrate and share the accomplishments of women today and throughout history. In honor of that mission, CBLDF has collected some of our most popular teaching resources that demonstrate the...

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