Now Available: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #1, Featuring G. Willow Wilson!

CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the latest issue is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender brings e ...

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 ...

Inspiring Justice: CBLDF Annual Report 2016

CBLDF’s commitment to defending free expression is unwavering. In 2016, our extraordinary legal team protected retailers and artists, while also aiding librarians, educators, and readers who needed our assistance. Beyond fighting First Amendment emergencies, CBLDF works to prevent censorship from ...

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 ...

CBLDF Presents: Liberty Softcover Now Available!

The CBLDF Presents: Liberty softcover is now available on our online store! Support our mission to protect the First Amendment by ordering a copy of this captivating compilation, featuring cover artwork by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Fell, Wormwood)! If you’re looking for something a ...

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 ...

VICTORY in Wisconsin: The Glass Castle Remains in High School Curriculum

March 10, 2017
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VICTORY in Wisconsin: The Glass Castle Remains in High School Curriculum

In another victory for the freedom to read, a school district review panel in Marshfield, Wisconsin unanimously voted last week to keep Jeannette Walls’ memoir The Glass Castle in the curriculum for high...

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Opposing Oklahoma Science Bill

March 9, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Opposing Oklahoma Science Bill

CBLDF has joined a letter from the National Coalition Against Censorship opposed to an Oklahoma bill that would allow teachers to impose personal beliefs on “scientific controversies” rather than adhering to scientific consensus. CBLDF joins coalition efforts like these to protect the freedom to read...

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Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology, Jill Thompson’s Wonder Woman: True Amazon, and More Signed Books to Benefit CBLDF!

March 9, 2017
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Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology, Jill Thompson’s Wonder Woman: True Amazon, and More Signed Books to Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF is rewarding your donations with great books including Norse Mythology, View from the Cheap Seats, DC Universe by Neil Gaiman, Sandman: Overture, Absolute Sandman Volume One, and Absolute Death – all signed by Neil Gaiman – and Wonder Woman: The True...

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Humble Bundle and IDW Publishing Creators Showcase Bundle Expands for Charity, Including CBLDF

March 8, 2017
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Humble Bundle and IDW Publishing Creators Showcase Bundle Expands for Charity, Including CBLDF

IDW Publishing and Humble Bundle have joined forces on a digital comics bundle in support of charity featuring the best original titles IDW has to offer! Today, the bundle gets even bigger for your pay-what-you-want dollar, but there’s only a week left...

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Musa Kart and Colleagues Still in Prison Awaiting Indictment

March 8, 2017
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Musa Kart and Colleagues Still in Prison Awaiting Indictment

It has now been over four months since Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart and several of his colleagues from Cumhuriyet newspaper were arrested on suspicion of supporting Kurdish militants and the Gulenist movement. There is little change to report in...

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PEN America Notes Chilling Effect of U.S. Immigration Restrictions

March 7, 2017
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PEN America Notes Chilling Effect of U.S. Immigration Restrictions

Even before the second version of President Trump’s travel ban was unveiled yesterday, the general unease over immigration restrictions and possible detention or questioning at U.S. ports of entry was already causing a chilling effect for international writers and artists considering a visit to...

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Urging Return of Eleanor & Park to Oregon School District

March 7, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Urging Return of Eleanor & Park to Oregon School District

CBLDF last week joined the Kids’ Right to Read Project to send a letter protesting the removal of Rainbow Rowell’s novel Eleanor & Park from the eighth grade curriculum in the Yamhill-Carlton School District in Oregon. The school...

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EXCLUSIVE: Ariel Schrag on Stuck in the Middle Challenge

March 6, 2017
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EXCLUSIVE: Ariel Schrag on Stuck in the Middle Challenge

Today, CBLDF led the Kids’ Right to Read Project in defending Ariel Schrag’s acclaimed anthology Stuck in the Middle, which has been challenged in a school library in Oklahoma. CBLDF has defended the book before, thankfully seeing it restored. We reached out with our...

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CBLDF Leads Defense of Stuck in the Middle

March 6, 2017
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CBLDF Leads Defense of Stuck in the Middle

CBLDF has taken the lead in defending Ariel Schrag’s Stuck in the Middle, a comics anthology that has been challenged in an Oklahoma school library. Today, we signed a letter from the Kids’ Right to Read Project in support of the book. The letter also addresses concerns...

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CBLDF Joins Letter Asking VA Governor to Again Veto ‘Beloved Bill’

March 3, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Letter Asking VA Governor to Again Veto ‘Beloved Bill’

CBLDF signed on to yet another letter from the National Coalition Against Censorship regarding Virginia’s resilient ‘Beloved bill’ which was vetoed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe last year, defeated as a proposed State Board of Education regulation in January, and brought up again...

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Florida Classroom Censorship Bills Return for Second Year

March 2, 2017
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Florida Classroom Censorship Bills Return for Second Year

Much like Virginia, the state of Florida now has its own set of “zombie bills” that have returned to the legislature for the second year running, in an attempt to weaken education standards and allow any taxpayer–not just parents–to raise objections to...

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Batman Books Signed by Frank Miller, David Mazzucchelli, Jim Lee, and More to Benefit CBLDF!

March 2, 2017
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Batman Books Signed by Frank Miller, David Mazzucchelli, Jim Lee, and More to Benefit CBLDF!

CBLDF is now offering copies of Absolute Batman: Year One slipcase signed by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli to reward your donation! We are also offering Batman: Hush signed by Jim Lee, Batman Planetary deluxe hardcover signed by John Cassaday, Batman: Year 100 deluxe hardcover signed by Paul Pope, and

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CBLDF Joins Statement Calling President’s Attacks on the Media a Threat to Democracy

March 2, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Statement Calling President’s Attacks on the Media a Threat to Democracy

CBLDF has joined the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) and the American Society of News Editors (ASNE), along with more than 80 other organizations committed to the First Amendment right of freedom of speech and the press, in condemning efforts by the Trump administration to demonize the...

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Fourteen Banned and Challenged Comics by Women

March 1, 2017
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Fourteen Banned and Challenged Comics by Women

Throughout Women’s History Month, we’re bringing you a series of posts featuring significant comics work by women. First up: Comics by women or centered on female characters that have been banned or challenged in the past, either in the U.S. or abroad.   1. A Child’s Life...

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Humble Bundle and IDW Publishing Launch Creators Showcase Bundle for Charity, Including CBLDF

March 1, 2017
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Humble Bundle and IDW Publishing Launch Creators Showcase Bundle for Charity, Including CBLDF

IDW Publishing and Humble Bundle are once again joining forces to launch a new digital comics bundle in support of charity featuring the best original titles IDW has to offer! The Humble Comics Bundle: Creators Showcase presented by IDW Publishing features over...

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