CBLDF’s 2019 Annual Report Shows How Critical Your Help Is!

Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2019 and through it all, thanks to the support of donors like you, CBLDF stood proudly at the front lines and fought to protect the voices of our community this year. From providing legal aid and expertise to protecting access to important books a ...

Webinars

CBLDF’s webinar series is intended to provide practical advice, strategies, and resources to help educators and librarians include comics-based curriculum and programming into their classrooms and libraries and to help comics retailers better serve their communities.  Below you will find desc ...

Support CBLDF With Everything You Buy This Holiday Season!

    There’s an easy way to fight for free expression with (almost) everything you buy online this holiday season: designate CBLDF for your Amazon Smile donations! When you shop at smile.amazon.com, a nonprofit of your choosing will get a portion of the proceeds, so you can buy the ...

2019 Comics in Education Survey

Portland, Oregon 10/2/2019 — Results of a survey released today by Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the industry’s leading voice for free speech advocacy and education, offers concrete evidence of what has been long been believed true but unverified: teachers and students are embracing comics as v ...

Selling Comics Available Today!

  The much-anticipated Selling Comics is finally here! Brought to you from CBLDF and Dark Horse, this is the guide for those interested in, starting out, or looking for community in the comics retailer community. Grab yours today from CBLDF (and then go register for new retailer webinars)! Edit ...

Jeffrey Brown Creates 2019 CBLDF Member Art!

CBLDF is excited to announce that award-winning  cartoonist and longtime supporter Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader & Son, Clumsy, Lucy & Andy Neanderthal) has created this year’s CBLDF membership art! His design is featured on a slew of members-only gear, including: a membership card, rin ...

Watch Image Library LiveStreams Anytime

  Watch the Image Library Livestreams Anytime In 2018, Image Comics celebrated Banned Books Week with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and The Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table of the American Library Association by producing a week of Library Livestreams featuring creators Nick Dragotta (Ea ...

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 ...

Make a Tax Deductible Donation to CBLDF Before 2019 Ends!

December 26, 2019
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Make a Tax Deductible Donation to CBLDF Before 2019 Ends!

Free Expression saves lives. Free Expression illuminates truth, uncovers injustice, and lifts up marginalized voices. It creates connection, empathy, and understanding among communities. And it’s under constant attack. Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is on the front lines of protecting Free Expression and the voices being threatened for using...

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The Christmas Panic

December 25, 2019
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The Christmas Panic

    It was “The Night Before Christmas.” At least that was the name of the story in Panic #1, a 1953 release from MC Gaines’ EC Comics. This story not only stirred controversy and was banned in the state of Massachusetts, but it also led to the arrests of both...

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The Resurgence of Lenny Bruce & People vs. Bruce

December 23, 2019
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The Resurgence of Lenny Bruce & People vs. Bruce

With the meteoric success of the streaming show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which just released its third season, a free speech icon has returned to pop culture prominence. Lenny Bruce has long been held as the father of modern stand-up, and a true believer of the...

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Last Day to Support CBLDF & Get Gifts in Time for the Holidays!!

December 20, 2019
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Last Day to Support CBLDF & Get Gifts in Time for the Holidays!!

Today select express shipping and get your rewards before the holiday! You didn’t wait too long, you just haven’t found the perfect gift yet for the people in your life who matter to you. Well, look no further. This holiday season you can support CBLDF and find something for everyone on your list!  We’re offering...

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5 CBLDF Victories in 2019!

December 20, 2019
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5 CBLDF Victories in 2019!

The 5 stories that follow are just some of 2019′s favorite public victories. CBLDF is lucky to be able to work with people privately to protect their job security if they fear retribution for speaking up, as well as to get involved in legal cases before...

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2 Days Left to Support CBLDF!

December 19, 2019
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2 Days Left to Support CBLDF!

Today and tomorrow select express shipping and get your rewards before the holiday! You didn’t wait too long, you just haven’t found the perfect gift yet for the people in your life who matter to you. Well look no further than CBLDF! This Gift Guide has signed graphic novels, art, perfumes, pins, patches,...

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Remembering Godfather of Queer Comics, Howard Cruse

December 18, 2019
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Remembering Godfather of Queer Comics, Howard Cruse

This year saw the loss of one of the greats in the comics community when Howard Cruse passed away from lymphoma in late November. Cruse, often referred to as the “godfather of Queer Comics,” never had the mainstream fame he deserved, but he was a cartoonist’s cartoonist and...

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50 Years After Historic Tinker Decision, Erosion is Evident

December 18, 2019
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50 Years After Historic Tinker Decision, Erosion is Evident

This year, free speech within schools has come to the forefront as districts abandoned their own policies for reviewing educational materials; efforts to ban books have increased; and, in one instance, a student was arrested...

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The Best of The Best Comics in 2019

December 16, 2019
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The Best of The Best Comics in 2019

In what has become a favorite annual tradition, CBLDF rounds up the top “Best of Comics and Graphic Novels” lists for the year, as a helpful reminder that there’s still good in the world – and a lot of it is found in the juxtaposition of art and...

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Gets Your Gifts Today! Standard Christmas Shipping Ends 12/18

December 13, 2019
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Gets Your Gifts Today! Standard Christmas Shipping Ends 12/18

  Time is running out to get your favorite fans signed comics and graphic novels from Neil Gaiman, Stan Sakai, Alison Bechdel, Brian K. Vaughan, Raina Telgemeier, Roz Chast, & more this holiday season! Order by 12/18/2019 for guaranteed standard shipping to arrive in time for Christmas, and order by 12/20/2019 in order for expedited...

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Free Speech Supporters Fill The Beat’s 100 Best Comics of the Past Decade

December 13, 2019
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Free Speech Supporters Fill The Beat’s 100 Best Comics of the Past Decade

Comics Beat put together a list of their Top 100 Comics since 2010 to demonstrate not only their staff’s favorites but also the diversity on and off the page that has made this past decade so transformative in graphic novels. While they acknowledge some titles inclusion on the list or exclusion from the...

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More Than Rubies: The Merits of Teaching Preludes & Nocturnes

December 12, 2019
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More Than Rubies: The Merits of Teaching Preludes & Nocturnes

Last November, CBLDF marked the 30th Anniversary of Sandman Issue #1 by a look back at both the praise and censorship that the series has received. The series as a whole stands as one of the most lauded works in comics, but regularly fans overlook...

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Adding Kindred: A Graphic Novel to Your Library or Classroom Collection

December 10, 2019
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Adding Kindred: A Graphic Novel to Your Library or Classroom Collection

Octavia Butler’s shift in the last 40 years to ever expanding popularity in both academia and popular culture is due not only to her brilliant (and at times prescient) work, but also to generations of fans heralding her books  to anyone who will listen. This includes the...

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LAST DAY to get Maus, Fun Home, Watchmen & More Personalized!

December 9, 2019
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LAST DAY to get Maus, Fun Home, Watchmen & More Personalized!

This is the last day to get signed & personalized graphic novels from your favorite comics creators when you make a  donation to CBLDF! 2019′s Spirit of Giving features comics from top creators  Mike & Laura Allred, Gabriel Bá & Fábio Moon, Alison Bechdel, Jeffrey Brown,...

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Saga: A Comic for Every Type of Family

December 6, 2019
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Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples sci-fi epic adventure, Saga,  quickly emerged as a genre-redefining, bestselling addition to the comic book canon. It rapidly picked up a shelf-full of awards from the Eisner’s, Harvey’s, Hugo’s, and even a British Fantasy Award for Best Comic/Graphic Novel. Since its debut in March 2012, this critically acclaimed comic...

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