Mike Allred Creates 2018 CBLDF Member Art!

Mike Allred wants you to join CBLDF! The legendary creator of Madman and iZombie created this year’s CBLDF membership art, which is featured on members-only gear including a membership card, t-shirt, print, hoodie, and more! Show the world that you’re standing up for the right to read ...

Protecting Our Rights: 2017 CBLDF Annual Report

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 li ...

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 ...

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 ...

CBLDF Be Counted Membership Drive Closes at Midnight Tonight!

October 31, 2011
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CBLDF Be Counted Membership Drive Closes at Midnight Tonight!

Last month, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund asked the comics community to Be Counted as members of the organization, and set a fundraising goal of $100,000 by October 31 to support their important legal and education work. Today, the Fund has raised over $77,000 of that goal, thanks to the generosity of those who…

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Mid-Ohio Comic Con Delivers Much Needed Support for CBLDF

October 27, 2011
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Mid-Ohio Comic Con Delivers Much Needed Support for CBLDF

Last weekend, Laughing Ogre Comics founder Gib Bickel and volunteers Patrick Watson and Brett Montgomery took it upon themselves to represent CBLDF at Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con. Together, they manned a table to raise funds and increase awareness of CBLDF and it's important First Amendment work, all the more important in light of our…

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Geoff Johns, Neil Gaiman & Garth Ennis Rewards For Everyone Signing Up To Be Counted!

October 26, 2011
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Geoff Johns, Neil Gaiman & Garth Ennis Rewards For Everyone Signing Up To Be Counted!

Since launching our Be Counted membership drive, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has raised over $61,500 of our goal to raise $100,000 for our important work by October 31. We've gotten this far because of the generous support of comics readers, creators, and business professionals, all of whom donated their money and time to…

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Retailers — Be Counted In Diamond’s CBLDF Member Drive!

October 26, 2011
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Retailers — Be Counted In Diamond’s CBLDF Member Drive!

In this month’s Diamond Previews, Retailers and Comic Shop Owners will find the most important item they will order this year -- their CBLDF Retailer Membership! Retail Members are a vital component to the ongoing work of the CBLDF, and this Thursday is the deadline to sign up your store on the Previews order form…

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CSUN Student Newspaper Gets to the Heart of the Canada Customs Case

October 25, 2011
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In an editorial for California State University, Northridge's Daily Sundial, opinion writer Braulio Campos gets to the heart of the Canada Customs Case: that drawings do not constitute child pornography. Campos spoke with fellow students about the case, and asked for their take on the case, finding support for Brandon X: “I don’t think he…

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Review Round Up: CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011

October 24, 2011
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Review Round Up: CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011

Since it's release the week of New York Comic Con, CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011 has been universally praised by reviewers, and they have plenty to say about the latest issue of CBLDF's annual anthology! Chris Arrant with CBR's Robot 6 blog would gladly pick up a copy of CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011 before eating, and…

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Find CBLDF at MID-OHIO COMIC CON This Weekend!

October 21, 2011
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Find CBLDF at MID-OHIO COMIC CON This Weekend!

CBLDF is hot off a huge NYCC weekend and headed to Columbus, Ohio, for Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con this weekend! Held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center October 22-23, Mid-Ohio Comic Con has an exciting array of comics and media guests! Gib Bickel, founder of Laughing Ogre Comics (recent host of one of our…

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Artists Step Up To Be Counted With Membership Art Auctions!

October 20, 2011
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Artists Step Up To Be Counted With Membership Art Auctions!

Artists are stepping up to Be Counted as CBLDF supporters with a round of auctions benefiting the organization on eBay this week. Frank Quitely, Jim Lee & Scott Williams, Cliff Chiang, Neal Adams, and other titans of comics have contributed prime pieces of original art that the CBLDF is auctioning off this week to individuals…

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CBLDF’s New Fall Incentives Are Now Online!

October 20, 2011
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CBLDF’s New Fall Incentives Are Now Online!

With the announcement during NYCC that Becky Cloonan and Brian Wood would be taking the reins of Conan the Barbarian, CBLDF launched an exclusive letterpress Conan print. Limited to 100 copies, the print features characters from Robert E. Howard’s “Queen of the Black Coast,” which forms the basis of Wood and Cloonan’s first Conan arc.…

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CBLDF Raises Over $12,500 at NYCC!

October 19, 2011
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CBLDF Raises Over $12,500 at NYCC!

Last weekend, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund raised over $12,500 at New York Comic Con! The CBLDF booth hosted a number of creators throughout the weekend, including Francis Portela (Legion of Super-heroes) and Fernando Blanco (Marvel Zombies), Sara Varon, signing her new graphic novel Bake Sale from First Second Books, CBLDF President and Beanworld…

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Anime News Network Covers CBLDF’s Defending Manga Panel at NYCC

October 17, 2011
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Over the weekend, Crystalyn Hodgkins from Anime News Network wrote about the CBLDF: Defending Manga panel from NYCC. CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein was joined by ALC Publishing's Erica Friedman and about.com's Deb Aoki for an informative panel about CBLDF's history of defending manga -- including the Jesus Castillo case, the Handley case, and the…

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Camilla d’Errico and Joshua Dysart Announce ‘Helmetgirls: Origins’ Guest Artists and CBLDF Benefit

October 16, 2011
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Camilla d’Errico and Joshua Dysart Announce ‘Helmetgirls: Origins’ Guest Artists and CBLDF Benefit

At NYCC today, Camilla d'Errico and Joshua Dysart announced the guest artists for the Helmetgirls: Origins, a series based on d'Errico's popular artwork. Because of the success of the Kickstarter campaign for d'Errico's Tanpopo, d'Errico and Dysart are going to run a similar campaign for Helmetgirls. They are also going to contribute a portion of…

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CBLDF Announces Exclusive CONAN Print by Becky Cloonan for NYCC!

October 14, 2011
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CBLDF Announces Exclusive CONAN Print by Becky Cloonan for NYCC!

With the announcement today of writer Brian Wood and artist Becky Cloonan as the new creative team on Dark Horse Comics' Conan, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is excited to unveil an exclusive letterpress print, available throughout New York Comic Con at CBLDF booth #1158. This print features characters from Robert E. Howard's “Queen…

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Be Counted At NYCC – Fear Itself #1 Original Art Raffle, Signings, Programs & More!

October 12, 2011
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Be Counted At NYCC – Fear Itself #1 Original Art Raffle, Signings, Programs & More!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund enters the fourth week of its Be Counted membership drive at New York Comic Con, where we're bringing you some of our best incentives to join the Fund yet! Kicking off with a Member Appreciation Party on Thursday night, a members only raffle that will award one lucky fan…

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CBLDF’s Massive Manga Giveaway At NYCC!

October 12, 2011
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CBLDF’s Massive Manga Giveaway At NYCC!

Manga is not a crime! Right now an American citizen is facing a minimum sentence of one year in a Canadian prison because customs authorities wrongly allege that horror and fantasy manga on his computer are child pornography. The CBLDF is helping him by assisting in legal strategy and by raising money to offset his…

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