The CBLDF Presents: Liberty Annual 2014

Calling all dreamers and dancers, wanderers and wonderers, free speakers and free thinkers to this year’s CBLDF Liberty Annual, compiled by former Marvel editor and ardent imaginaut Lauren Sankovitch. Within the pages of this year’s Annual, a merry band of legendary creators has crafted ...

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 ...

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...

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!...

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 ...

NCAC Members Warn Waukesha Board Against “Red-Flagging” Books

October 8, 2014
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NCAC Members Warn Waukesha Board Against “Red-Flagging” Books

As the school board in Waukesha, Wisconsin prepares to consider challenges to three books, CBLDF has joined six other member organizations of the National Coalition Against Censorship to urge that the books be retained in the curriculum and not “red-flagged” for content. In...

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CBLDF Celebrates NYCC With Party, Panels, & Frank Quitely!

October 8, 2014
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CBLDF Celebrates NYCC With Party, Panels, & Frank Quitely!

This Thursday, CBLDF joins comics fans and creators from around the world in our home base of New York City for New York Comic-Con! October 9-12, you’ll find us at booth #1564 in the Javits Center with exclusive CBLDF merchandise and apparel, signed graphic novels,...

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Comic Retailers: Join or Renew Now for Awesome 2014 Premiums!

October 8, 2014
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Comic Retailers: Join or Renew Now for Awesome 2014 Premiums!

                  Since the very first days of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, comic shop retailers have proven themselves to be a backbone of our...

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Riverside School District May Review Challenge Policy After Fault Ban

October 7, 2014
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Riverside School District May Review Challenge Policy After Fault Ban

Some Riverside, California school board members are urging a revision of policies on library book selection and challenges after a review committee recently banned John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars from middle schools. The procedures do not appear to be clearly spelled out...

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Let Freedom Read At The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund New York Comic Con Party!

October 7, 2014
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Let Freedom Read At The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund New York Comic Con Party!

Celebrate free speech and help support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund along with sensational comic creators at the CBLDF New York Comic Con Party, happening Saturday night, October 11, sponsored by comiXology and Dynamite Entertainment! Open to fans and professionals alike, the...

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Jefferson County School Board Votes to Expand Review Committee

October 6, 2014
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Jefferson County School Board Votes to Expand Review Committee

At the Jefferson County, Colorado school board meeting Thursday night, a contentious plan to review the Advanced Placement U.S. History curriculum was modified but not entirely defeated. Although the board did not vote on a proposal to avoid materials that “encourage civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law,” many teachers, students,...

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CBLDF Goes APE in San Francisco This Weekend!

October 4, 2014
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CBLDF Goes APE in San Francisco This Weekend!

This weekend, CBLDF heads to San Francisco for the Alternative Press Expo, the West Coast’s annual celebration of independent comics and their creators! CBLDF will be on hand at booth #911! After 11 years at the Concourse, APE is making its triumphant return to the ...

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CBLDF Joins Coalition to Fight Ban of The Fault in Our Stars

October 3, 2014
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CBLDF Joins Coalition to Fight Ban of The Fault in Our Stars

Following the recent ban of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars from middle schools in Riverside, California, CBLDF today joins the CBLDF-sponsored Kids’ Right to Read Project and other member organizations of the National Coalition Against Censorship in urging Riverside Unified School District to...

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Creators Launch CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014 with Signing at JHU Comic Books!

October 3, 2014
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Creators Launch CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014 with Signing at JHU Comic Books!

Calling all dreamers and dancers, wanderers and wonderers, free speakers, and free thinkers: Join CBLDF and a bevy of creator supporters at JHU Comic Books (32 E. 32nd Street, New York City) on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, for the launch of CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014! So many amazing people donated their time and work to…

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Hot New Premiums from SPX Now in the Rewards Zone!

October 2, 2014
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Hot New Premiums from SPX Now in the Rewards Zone!

A couple weekends ago, CBLDF was proud to host several talented cartoonists in our booth during the Small Press Expo, as they signed books and prints and chatted with fans. If you weren’t lucky enough to attend SPX, you now have a chance to own a small piece of it! We came back with...

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 7: CBLDF in the UK!

October 2, 2014
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 7: CBLDF in the UK!

In this episode, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein takes the fight for the freedom to read international, traveling across the drink to Great Britain, where he visits Nottingham fixture Page 45 and the Cartoon Museum in London. We discuss: Constantine, “Spitting Image,” censorship in British...

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CBLDF Joins Protest Against Proposed Curriculum Review in Colorado

October 1, 2014
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CBLDF Joins Protest Against Proposed Curriculum Review in Colorado

By now most readers have probably heard about the proposed curriculum review committee in the Jefferson County, Colorado, school district. Over concerns that such a committee will censor educational content, CBLDF has joined a coalition led by the National Coalition Against Censorship to protest the move. Starting with Advanced Placement U.S. History, the committee would...

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Texas High School Reverses Decision To Suspend Books

October 1, 2014
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Texas High School Reverses Decision To Suspend Books

Just last week, we reported an ongoing battle at a Texas high school over the suspension of seven books on their required reading list. Highland Park High School’s decision to suspend the books for their adult themes was met with backlash from parents, teachers, and students who disagreed with the challenges. Dallas News reports...

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The Fault in Our Stars Banned from California Middle School

October 1, 2014
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The Fault in Our Stars Banned from California Middle School

In a blow for the freedom to read, John Green’s popular YA novel, The Fault in Our Stars, has been removed from Riverside Unified School District’s middle schools by a 6-1 vote from the California school district’s book reconsideration committee. The book will still be...

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VICTORY: Illinois Challenge to Persepolis Fails by Unanimous Decision

September 30, 2014
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VICTORY: Illinois Challenge to Persepolis Fails by Unanimous Decision

Yesterday, just hours before a school board meeting to decide the fate of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, CBLDF joined a coalition led by CBLDF-sponsored Kids’ Right to Read Project in sending a letter to defend the book. Last night, the Ball-Chatham School Board in Illinois voted...

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