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...

Humble Dynamite 10th Anniversary Bundle Rewards Fans to Benefit CBLDF!

To celebrate their first decade of comic book publishing, Dynamite Entertainment launches its first ever Humble Bundle promotion which will allow fans to purchase over 120 digital comics books and graphic novels (the largest Humble Bumble comics collection in history) at a cost of each person’ ...

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 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 ...

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...

Singapore Censorship Continues With Archie: The Married Life 3

July 17, 2014
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Singapore Censorship Continues With Archie: The Married Life 3

More bad news out of Singapore: in the wake of a ban on three children’s books featuring same-sex parents from the city-state’s libraries, today we learned that the government has also barred booksellers from importing Archie: The Married Life vol....

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VALIANT and CBLDF Team Up for Exclusive GILBERT HERNANDEZ HARBINGER #25 SDCC Liberty Variant

July 16, 2014
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VALIANT and CBLDF Team Up for Exclusive GILBERT HERNANDEZ HARBINGER #25 SDCC Liberty Variant

Valiant is proud to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) with the HARBINGER #25 SDCC Liberty Variant, a limited edition release of July’s 48-page anniversary spectacular that features a brand new cover by Harvey Award-winning cartoonist and industry icon Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets, Marble...

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Scholastic Protects the Freedom to Read as CBLDF’s Newest Sponsor!

July 16, 2014
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Scholastic Protects the Freedom to Read as CBLDF’s Newest Sponsor!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics, is pleased to announce that Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, has added its support to the organization and its mission! “I couldn’t be happier about welcoming...

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Tango, Two Other Books Banned From Singapore Libraries

July 15, 2014
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Tango, Two Other Books Banned From Singapore Libraries

Last week Singapore’s National Library Board, a government agency that oversees public libraries in the city-state, announced that all copies of three children’s books that mention same-sex adoptive parents have been removed from library collections and will be destroyed. One of the books, And Tango Makes Three, is no stranger to censorship—in fact it...

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Militants Call for Death of The 99 Creator

July 14, 2014
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Militants Call for Death of The 99 Creator

Last week the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the militant group better known as ISIS, took a brief timeout from overtaking cities in Iraq to call for the death of Kuwaiti-American comic creator Naif Al-Mutawa. They claimed on Twitter that his series The...

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COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014: CBLDF Exclusive JH Williams “It’s Not a Trick” Signed Print

July 14, 2014
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COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2014: CBLDF Exclusive JH Williams “It’s Not a Trick” Signed Print

CBLDF is delighted to announce an exclusive signed print from the incomparable J.H. Williams and Todd Klein! This image first appeared in the 2011 CBLDF Liberty Annual and is now recreated exclusively for Comic-Con International 2014. This beautiful, full color, 22 x 17 inch print, has been numbered...

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Free Speech is Patriotic with This BONE Tee!

July 11, 2014
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Free Speech is Patriotic with This BONE Tee!

Comic-Con International is fast approaching, and you can show both your love of comics and your love of free speech with Comic-Con’s official 2014 CBLDF Bone t-shirt! Featuring the iconic image of Jeff Smith’s Bone waving the U.S. flag, this shirt loudly proclaims your support for the...

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John Green’s Looking for Alaska Under Attack in Wisconsin

July 11, 2014
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John Green’s Looking for Alaska Under Attack in Wisconsin

A parent in Waukesha, Wisconsin, has decided that John Green’s Looking for Alaska is not a book her high school daughter should read. She has also decided it isn’t fit for any student in the district, so she filed a complaint against the acclaimed and popular...

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Nationwide Advocates Rally in Defense of Cameron Post

July 10, 2014
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Nationwide Advocates Rally in Defense of Cameron Post

In the weeks since it became known that a Delaware school board removed emily m. danforth’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post as an option on a summer reading list for incoming freshman, we’ve seen a fantastic and heartening response from the author, her readers, library...

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Long-Ago Book Challenge Illustrates Importance of Library Policy

July 10, 2014
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Long-Ago Book Challenge Illustrates Importance of Library Policy

In the first half of the 20th century public libraries were strictly for edification, not entertainment. Most librarians thought nothing of excluding or removing from their collections books that were considered too frivolous (comics chief among them, of course) or controversial. That attitude began to...

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Gabe Eltaeb’s Comic Kickoff Fundraiser to Benefit CBLDF!

July 9, 2014
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Gabe Eltaeb’s Comic Kickoff Fundraiser to Benefit CBLDF!

If you’re anything like us, you’re counting down the hours until the hullabaloo of Comic-Con International in San Diego. To get the Comic-Con party started, you can join artist Gabe Eltaeb and Jinx Comics on Wednesday, July 23, for a party benefiting CBLDF! Starting at 9:00 p.m....

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Lost Girls Rated 18+ by New Zealand Government Censors

July 8, 2014
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Lost Girls Rated 18+ by New Zealand Government Censors

Almost a year ago, Auckland City Libraries in New Zealand declined to add Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie’s Lost Girls to their collection, fearing prosecution under the country’s child pornography laws. The book was subsequently submitted for review by the New Zealand Office of Film...

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Only One More Day for the Humble Dynamite 10th Anniversary Bundle!

July 8, 2014
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Only One More Day for the Humble Dynamite 10th Anniversary Bundle!

The Humble Dynamite 10th Anniversary Bundle features several dozen amazing books, and it has already raised thousands of dollars for charity. You have only one more day to name your price for the bundle, which benefits CBLDF, Doctors Without Borders, and Make-A-Wish! This offer ends...

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New Manga Crushed by Tokyo Ordinance

July 7, 2014
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New Manga Crushed by Tokyo Ordinance

A new manga series was cancelled last week just days before it was to debut online, apparently because the publisher was concerned it might clash with Tokyo’s Youth Healthy Development Ordinance. Creator Arisa Yamamoto said on her blog that editors of Comic Zenon, the...

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INDEPENDENCE DAY: Gear Up for Banned Books Week with CBLDF

July 4, 2014
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INDEPENDENCE DAY: Gear Up for Banned Books Week with CBLDF

It’s Independence Day. In the midst of cookouts and fireworks, it’s a good time to reflect on the liberties we have — and often take for granted — including the right to free speech and the freedom to read anything we want. Unfortunately, some people try...

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