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 ...

5 Years After Charlie Hebdo

January 7, 2020
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5 Years After Charlie Hebdo

Today marks the 5th anniversary of the gruesome Charlie Hebdo attack, where two brothers, Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, forced their way into the newspaper’s office and killed 12 people, injuring 11 more. At the time of the tragedy, the world was horrified by the violence against...

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5 Banned & Challenged Comics from 2019

January 6, 2020
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5 Banned & Challenged Comics from 2019

2020 is here, and looking forward is important, but it’s also a chance to examine at the year as a whole and see the comics that have faced challenges to prepare for the year to come. The five listed here aren’t the only comics and graphic novels that have faced challenges and bans, but they...

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Retailer Spotlight: Escape Pod Comics in Huntington, NY

January 3, 2020
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Retailer Spotlight: Escape Pod Comics in Huntington, NY

Right in the heart of downtown Huntington, on the North Shore of Long Island, sits Escape Pod Comics. The perfect blend of superhero and independent stock, this store attracts all ages and interests. Escape Pod is guided by a knowledgeable and friendly owner who is always quick with a great recommendation. And best of all,...

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Educators & Librarians! Add Your Voice to CBLDF.org!

January 3, 2020
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Educators & Librarians! Add Your Voice to CBLDF.org!

  CBLDF is always interested in volunteers looking to fight alongside us on the front lines of free expression. There are lots of ways to join the fight: membership, donation, and of course, adding your voice to ours on CBLDF.org...

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Mike & Laura Allred Sign Exclusive CBLDF Tip-Ins for Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns, & Moonage Daydreams HC!

January 2, 2020
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Mike & Laura Allred Sign Exclusive CBLDF Tip-Ins for Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns, & Moonage Daydreams HC!

CBLDF donors have the chance to ring in the New Year with a copy of Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams HC, double signed by Mike & Laura Allred on an exclusive CBLDF foil-stamped bookplate! Don’t miss out on this frameable,...

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12 Banned & Challenged Comics for the New Year

January 1, 2020
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12 Banned & Challenged Comics for the New Year

Trying to decide which prompt to start with in CBLDF’s Read (Something) More 2020 Challenge? Here’s 12 Banned and Challenged comics to choose from. Or pick one a month to better familiarize yourself with the titles and creators on the front lines of free expression!  Stop and ask your local library if they have...

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Read More in 2020 with CBLDF!

December 31, 2019
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Read More in 2020 with CBLDF!

It’s no secret that all of us here at CBLDF want you to spend time reading. Reading reduces stress, improves vocabulary and increases empathy. Parents who read to children, even after the children can read on their own, are more likely to inspire their children to read for fun. Part of free expression is getting to...

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5 Winter Comics to Ring in the New Year

December 27, 2019
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5 Winter Comics to Ring in the New Year

Sometimes when it’s cold outside, and the nights are long, the best thing to do is just double down, and curl up with a snowy tale in front of a warm fire (or a screensaver that looks like a fire). Many are starting off 2020 with resolutions to read more, or crush their TBR pile, or...

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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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