CBLDF Podcast Episode 25: R SIKORYAK

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist R Sikoryak about his latest book, The Unquotable Trump, from Drawn & Quarterly. We discuss his career, his thoughts on activism, the variety of places he’s been published, and the wide world of literature and comics he has managed to mush together ...

NOW IN STORES: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4, Featuring Scott Snyder!

CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the last issue of 2017, we share Batman scribe Scott Snyder’s inspiring keynote address! CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4 features an iconic cover of Batman by frequent Snyder collaborator Greg Capullo (Batman, Spawn). In the issu ...

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 ...

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 ...

Florida School District Won’t Ban Fahrenheit 451

December 5, 2017
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Florida School District Won’t Ban Fahrenheit 451

The school district in Santa Rosa County, Florida is standing by Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, despite a complaint from an irony-challenged parent who demanded that the cautionary tale about censorship be removed from the...

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Lawyers Ask UN to Help Cartoonist Detained in Equatorial Guinea

December 4, 2017
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Lawyers Ask UN to Help Cartoonist Detained in Equatorial Guinea

It has now been almost three months since graphic novelist and political cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé was arrested without charge in his native country of Equatorial Guinea. Now a U.K.-based law firm specializing in human rights issues...

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LAST DAY for Personalized Gifts in CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving Campaign!

December 4, 2017
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LAST DAY for Personalized Gifts in CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving Campaign!

CBLDF’s 2017 Spirit of Giving holiday fundraiser gives you the chance to get personalized books from some of the biggest names in comics! But now is the time to act – TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE DRIVE! You can receive graphic novels signed and personalized by creators, such as Chip Kidd, Brian K. Vaughan, Kevin Eastman, Cliff Chiang, Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen,…

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Chip Kidd Joins CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving — LAST WEEKEND for Personalized Gifts!

December 1, 2017
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Chip Kidd Joins CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving — LAST WEEKEND for Personalized Gifts!

Chip Kidd is joining the creators supporting CBLDF’s 2017 Spirit of Giving holiday fundraiser! From now until December 4, you can receive graphic novels signed and personalized by creators, such as Brian K. Vaughan, Kevin Eastman, Cliff Chiang, Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen, Jennifer L. Holm, Marv Wolfman, Paul Levitz, Jeffrey Brown, Shannon Wheeler, Chuck Palahniuk, Jason Aaron, Emil Ferris, Simon Hanselmann, and the National Book...

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The Hate U Give Reportedly Banned in Texas School District

December 1, 2017
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The Hate U Give Reportedly Banned in Texas School District

School officials in Katy, Texas have banned the critically acclaimed YA novel The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas without following district challenge policy, according to a student who ...

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CBLDF Defends A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl in Wyoming

December 1, 2017
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CBLDF Defends A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl in Wyoming

CBLDF has joined the defense of Tanya Stone’s A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl after it was challenged at Cody High School in Wyoming. In early November, a parent complained about sexual content in the book, demanding its removal from the school...

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British Mom Objects to Non-Consensual Kiss in Sleeping Beauty

November 30, 2017
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British Mom Objects to Non-Consensual Kiss in Sleeping Beauty

A mother in North Tyneside, UK set off a bit of a British media frenzy last week with her request to remove a version of Sleeping Beauty from her six-year-old son’s school curriculum because the story might suggest to “children that it is OK to kiss...

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The Humble Comics Bundle: Riverdale & Archie Benefits CBLDF!

November 29, 2017
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The Humble Comics Bundle: Riverdale & Archie Benefits CBLDF!

The gang’s all here in the Humble Comics Bundle: Riverdale & Archie from Humble Bundle and Archie Comics to benefit CBLDF! Get Road to Riverdale, the stories that inspired the CW show Riverdale; the awesome reboot of Archie by Mark Waid; The Art of Archie: The Covers, a collection of art from the classic series; volumes of Betty...

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Zunar Interrogated Over Cartoon as Judge Dismisses Travel Ban Challenge

November 29, 2017
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Zunar Interrogated Over Cartoon as Judge Dismisses Travel Ban Challenge

Malaysian cartoonist Zunar, already fighting nine counts of sedition and a personal travel ban that prevents him from leaving the country, was called in for questioning by police today over a cartoon that he posted online in...

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NOW IN STORES: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4, Featuring Scott Snyder!

November 29, 2017
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CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the last issue of 2017, we share Batman scribe Scott Snyder’s inspiring keynote address! CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4 features an iconic cover of Batman by frequent Snyder collaborator Greg Capullo (Batman, Spawn). In the issue, we look back on our work in 2017 protecting the freedom to read comics…

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Get New Raina Telgemeier Pin & All-Star Anthology When You Support CBLDF on #GivingTuesday!

November 28, 2017
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Get New Raina Telgemeier Pin & All-Star Anthology When You Support CBLDF on #GivingTuesday!

Ring in the holiday season by donating to CBLDF on #GivingTuesday! This year, CBLDF has a brand new enamel pin as a thank you for your donation, featuring art by superstar cartoonist Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Ghosts, Drama)! Everyone donating for the items...

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Protecting Our Rights: 2017 CBLDF Annual Report

November 28, 2017
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Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2017. Thanks to donors like you, CBLDF was at the forefront, protecting our community from an increasing tempo of challenges to comics and other expressive material. From deploying our lawyers to help comics creators to counseling educators and librarians...

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London Cartoon Censorship Exhibit Ends Friday

November 27, 2017
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London Cartoon Censorship Exhibit Ends Friday

Persecuted cartoonists from around the world are in the spotlight this month at London’s Westminster Reference Library, which is hosting the exhibition “Gagged,” featuring “cartoons about censorship and repression of cartoonists from around the world.” The free exhibit is...

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2017 CBLDF Gift Guide!

November 27, 2017
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2017 CBLDF Gift Guide!

As a holiday service to you, our appreciated donors and supporters, the CBLDF staff has compiled a list of the coolest, newest, and most special items from our Rewards Zone to thank you for your holiday donations. These are items that would make great gifts for friends or family. Or, maybe just treat yourself. Why not?...

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Giving Thanks for Free Speech!

November 23, 2017
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Giving Thanks for Free Speech!

It’s Thanksgiving, which means it’s time to give thanks for the the right to read. CBLDF has scored a number of notable victories in 2017, defending the legal rights of our community of retailers, educators, librarians, creators, and readers! Here’s a snapshot of our free speech victories...

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