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: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #3, Featuring Jason Aaron!

CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the September issue, CBLDF talks with prodigious comics scribe Jason Aaron (Thor, Doctor Strange, Star Wars)! You can find the issue at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue ...

Join CBLDF! Protect The First Amendment & Get Inspiring Premiums by Vanesa R. Del Rey!

Make a stand for free speech by joining CBLDF today! We’re in uncertain times where the CBLDF’s efforts are more important than ever. It’s unclear how government – federal, and especially local – will treat the First Amendment. CBLDF is prepared to defend the rights of everyone in our fiel ...

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 ...

Author Donates Copies of Book After Wichita District Declines to Shelve It

October 6, 2017
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Author Donates Copies of Book After Wichita District Declines to Shelve It

The Wichita, Kansas, school system has decided against including an award-winning book about a transgender 4th grader in all district libraries. The Wichita school district decided not to buy copies of Alex Gino’s George for district libraries, citing “language and references that are not...

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Twelve Cartoons Rejected from European Parliament Exhibition

October 5, 2017
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Twelve Cartoons Rejected from European Parliament Exhibition

An exhibition of cartoons by Greek artists to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the European Union was marred last month by the rejection of almost half the works that were to hang in a European Parliament building, on grounds that they included “controversial content.” The exhibition was...

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Batman GNs Signed by Frank Miller, David Mazzucchelli, Paul Pope, & More Benefit CBLDF!

October 5, 2017
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Batman GNs Signed by Frank Miller, David Mazzucchelli, Paul Pope, & More Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF is rewarding your donations with Batman graphic novels, including Batman: The Dark Knight Saga hardcover, signed by Frank Miller; Batman: Year One hardcover, signed by David Mazzucchelli; Batman: Year 100 hardcover, signed by Paul Pope; Batman Noir: Black Mirror hardcover, signed by Jock; Batman: Death and the Maidens hardcover, signed by Klaus Janson and Greg Rucka;...

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NYCC 2017: Exclusive Variant, Panels, and More with CBLDF!

October 4, 2017
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NYCC 2017: Exclusive Variant, Panels, and More with CBLDF!

CBLDF is ready to take on the Big Apple during New York Comic Con with an exclusive variant cover from Dynamite, panels, and signed premiums at booth #2258! Exclusives CBLDF has teamed up with Dynamite Entertainment for an exclusive variant of The Shadow / Batman #1 by ...

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Malaysia Bans Another Zunar Book, Ignoring UN Reprimand

October 4, 2017
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Malaysia Bans Another Zunar Book, Ignoring UN Reprimand

Zunar, the Malaysian cartoonist charged with nine counts of sedition which could net him up to 43 years in prison, got some much-needed international support last month when a United Nations envoy for cultural rights expressed...

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Pennsylvania School District Retains Handmaid’s Tale on Summer Reading List

October 3, 2017
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Pennsylvania School District Retains Handmaid’s Tale on Summer Reading List

School district officials in Wyomissing, PA decided last week to keep The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood as an option on a summer reading list for 11th grade Honors English, despite complaints from parents who...

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Graphic Novelist Still Held Without Charge in Equatorial Guinea

October 2, 2017
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Graphic Novelist Still Held Without Charge in Equatorial Guinea

Political cartoonist and graphic novelist Ramón Esono Ebalé, who was arrested September 16 in his native country of Equatorial Guinea, remains detained without charge long past the time allowed by law. Although...

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Banned Books Week News Roundup

September 29, 2017
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Banned Books Week News Roundup

Banned Books Week 2017 is wrapping up, and this year the celebration of free expression seems more relevant than ever. In light of recent public debates over speech and counterspeech, the mechanisms of protest, and the flow of information and disinformation, this is...

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NYCC 2017: CBLDF & Valiant Debut Joint Fundraising Activities for NYCC 2017 with Exclusive Tours, Signings, & More!

September 29, 2017
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NYCC 2017: CBLDF & Valiant Debut Joint Fundraising Activities for NYCC 2017 with Exclusive Tours, Signings, & More!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and award-winning comics publisher Valiant Entertainment are joining forces to offer an exclusive fan experience that benefits CBLDF’s important work in protecting the First Amendment and the freedom to read comics. UPDATE: Sales have closed. Thank you for your support! In tandem...

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A Book Ban Closes Out Banned Books Week

September 29, 2017
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A Book Ban Closes Out Banned Books Week

We kicked off this Banned Books Week with challenges to two classics, and we’ll be wrapping up the week with news of a ban of another book: Lauren Myracle’s l8r, g8r. The book is being challenged by a parent of a 6th grade girl in...

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Massachusetts Library Censors Press Freedom Poster Exhibit

September 28, 2017
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Massachusetts Library Censors Press Freedom Poster Exhibit

Administrators of a public library in Foxborough, Massachusetts allowed most of an exhibit on press freedom to return to display last week after previously ordering its removal, but two posters including the one at right apparently were considered too shocking for the eyes of...

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Celebrate Banned Books Week with CBLDF Shirts, Patches, & More!

September 28, 2017
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Celebrate Banned Books Week with CBLDF Shirts, Patches, & More!

Wear your support for free speech with some CBLDF gear! We’re offering “I Read Banned Comics” t-shirts and patches, our new sticker set, Comics Code Authority pins, CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook and Banned Books Week Gear Bundles, and more! Donate today to show your support...

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Banned Books Week: Comics Creators on Censorship

September 28, 2017
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Banned Books Week: Comics Creators on Censorship

In recognition of Banned Books Week, we’ve gathered some quotes about censorship from comics creators around the world, including Neil Gaiman, Raina Telgemeier, Alison Bechdel, and more! Click on the links below to download posters and shelftalkers featuring these quotes! CBLDF Banned Books Week 2017 Shelftalker Spread (11″ by 17″) CBLDF Banned Books Week 2017…

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DHS Plans to Keep Tabs on All Immigrants’ Social Media Accounts

September 27, 2017
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DHS Plans to Keep Tabs on All Immigrants’ Social Media Accounts

Civil liberties organizations are crying foul after the Department of Homeland Security this week quietly released sweeping plans to collect social media information on all immigrants to the United States, including those who already have citizenship or legal permanent resident status in the country. The procedure...

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10 Books CBLDF Helped Defend in 2017 (So Far)

September 27, 2017
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10 Books CBLDF Helped Defend in 2017 (So Far)

In 2017, CBLDF has been busy battling book challenges, unconstitutional legislation, and more in defense of the freedom to read. In recognition of Banned Books Week, here’s a rundown of some of the books we’ve defended so far this year. 1. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

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