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 ...

CBLDF Comic-Con Auction Preview!

July 18, 2011
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CBLDF Comic-Con Auction Preview!

It's Here! The CBLDF's biggest auction of the year! Full item listing after the jump, with instructions for bidding at the show and from all over the world!

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SDCC Premiere: BPAL & J. Gonzo K.O. Censorship With New Luchadore Inspired Print & Fragrance Set!

July 18, 2011
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SDCC Premiere: BPAL & J. Gonzo K.O. Censorship With New Luchadore Inspired Print & Fragrance Set!

It's a tag team for free speech when Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and J. Gonzo team up to benefit the CBLDF with an incredible new Luchadore inspired print & fragrance set celebrating the launch of J. Gonzo's amazing new series La Mano del Destino! It's a battle of titans with the First Amendment at stake!…

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SDCC: You’re Invited To CBLDF’s 25th Anniversary Comic-Con Welcome Party!

July 18, 2011
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SDCC: You’re Invited To CBLDF’s 25th Anniversary Comic-Con Welcome Party!

Celebrate Comic-Con and the CBLDF's 25 years of defending comics at the CBLDF 25th Anniversary Welcome Party! Image Comics and Threadless are pulling out all the stops for this year's party with an astonishing gift bag for the first 200 attendees, stunning raffle gifts, and the launch of the new Threadless Comics Tee: Noir!

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SDCC: You’re Invited to the CBLDF Benefit Auction!

July 18, 2011
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SDCC: You’re Invited to the CBLDF Benefit Auction!

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SDCC: CBLDF Master Sessions & Panels!

July 18, 2011
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SDCC: CBLDF Master Sessions & Panels!

Throughout Comic-Con International, July 20-24, you'll find amazing signed premiums and CBLDF exclusives at Booth 1920. But the action doesn't stop there -- CBLDF has an incredible series of panels throughout the weekend! From learning at the feet of comics masters, such as Jaime Hernandez, Matt Wagner, David Peterson, and more, to getting the latest…

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Bonfire Agency Launches CBLDF’s First Consumer Advertising Campaign

July 15, 2011
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Bonfire Agency Launches CBLDF’s First Consumer Advertising Campaign

With the recent announcement of CBLDF's Canada Customs Case, CBLDF gained a valuable new partner in the fight for Free Speech: Bonfire Agency. Bonfire, a firm specializing in pop culture marketing, took on the heady task of helping CBLDF reach out to supporters with the first consumer advertising campaign in CBLDF's history. To support CBLDF’s…

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SMILE for the CBLDF with Raina Telgemeier!

July 15, 2011
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SMILE for the CBLDF with Raina Telgemeier!

Raina Telgemeier is the creator behind Smile, an award-winning autobiographical graphic novel that Publishers Weekly calls, "A charming addition to the body of young adult literature that focuses on the trials and tribulations of the slightly nerdy girl..." Telgemeier also adapted and drew several The Baby-sitters Club graphic novels and co-wrote the bestselling X-Men: Misfits…

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Judge Hears Arguments in Case Challenging Search of Electronic Devices at Borders

July 12, 2011
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In the past three years, nearly 12,000 people have had their electronic devices searched when crossing international borders into the United States. These searches are being challenged in Abidor v. Napolitano, a case that could have repercussions for anyone carrying electronic devices when crossing international borders into the United States. The case sheds light on…

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Babymouse Supports Free Speech with the CBLDF

July 11, 2011
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Babymouse Supports Free Speech with the CBLDF

Babymouse, the star of the eponymous and award-winning graphic novel series, supports Free Speech and has plenty to say about it! Fans of the extremely popular Babymouse series were treated to something special at this year's ALA annual conference: the premiere of a CBLDF-exclusive Babymouse print, illustrated by series artist Matthew Holm! As an extra…

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More Artists Join the CBLDF/TFAW Third Annual Auction Event!

July 8, 2011
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More Artists Join the CBLDF/TFAW Third Annual Auction Event!

CBLDF and TFAW are gearing up for our Third Annual Autograph Card / CBLDF Auction Event at Comic-Con International, and we're already saving our pennies to bid on some exceptional pieces! We've added more folks to the lineup and the art has started rolling in. Here's the latest lineup, and don't miss the gallery that…

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Crazy 8 Press Launches with CBLDF Benefit at Shore Leave 33

July 7, 2011
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Crazy 8 Press Launches with CBLDF Benefit at Shore Leave 33

This weekend, the founders of Crazy 8 Press -- Peter David, Michael Jan Friedman, Robert Greenberger, Glenn Hauman, Aaron Rosenberg, and Howard Weinstein -- take their superhero act on the road to attend Shore Leave 33 and support the CBLDF in the process! Shore Leave 33, a fan-run science fiction convention, takes place July 8-10,…

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Canada Customs Case in the News

July 6, 2011
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Canada Customs Case in the News

With the recent spate of legal victories that CBLDF has celebrated, Brigid Alverson with CBR's Robot 6 blog took a moment to touch base with CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein about the Canada Customs Case: It’s been a momentous week for the CBLDF. Last Friday we announced our decision to build a coalition to aid…

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The Alaska Press Reacts to Recent Invalidation of Senate Bill 222

July 5, 2011
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Sometimes, even the best intentions produce overly-broad laws that cannot be enforced or that violate the First Amendment rights of innocent parties. Last year, Alaska passed Senate Bill 222 with the intent to protect minors, but the language of the law put an unreasonable burden on internet users, including comic book creators and retailers selling…

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CBLDF Wishes You a Happy Fourth of July

July 4, 2011
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CBLDF Wishes You a Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July! As we spend the day celebrating the United States, watching fireworks, and enjoying barbeques, let's also remember the fight for our freedoms, a fight that required the founding of a brand new nation. Not least of those freedoms: The freedom to say what's on our minds! Let's also remember the people…

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The Good Fighters: TFAW’s Andrew McIntire and Elisabeth Forsythe

July 1, 2011
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The Good Fighters: TFAW’s Andrew McIntire and Elisabeth Forsythe

To help fund its fight for Free Speech, CBLDF relies on many people, including the retailers who keep us in comic books and graphic novels. Retailers support us by becoming members, leaving a collection can on the counter, and putting on events in their stores to benefit CBLDF. In the case of Things From Another…

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