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 ...

Political Cartoonist Charged with Treason in India

February 13, 2012
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Aseem Trivedi, a freelance political cartoonist in India, faces imprisonment and fines over charges of treason and insulting Indian national emblems. His cartoons criticized India's government, and he may face additional charges because another complaint alleges that his work is "defamatory and derogatory." The latter complaint has led to the suspension of Trivedi's website, www.cartoonistsagainstcorruption.com.…

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Experience The Glory of CBLDF Membership At Image Expo!

February 10, 2012
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Experience The Glory of CBLDF Membership At Image Expo!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Image Comics are proud to announce that a CBLDF Exclusive variant cover of Glory #23 by Joe Keatinge & Ross Campbell will be made available free to card carrying CBLDF members as a Member Appreciation incentive at Image Expo, coming up on February 24 - 26! GLORY #23…

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CBLDF To Partner With Comics Retailers for Member Appreciation Events!

February 10, 2012
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CBLDF To Partner With Comics Retailers for Member Appreciation Events!

At the ComicsPro Retailer Meeting today, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund announced a new program to encourage comic book retailers to support the organization with the introduction of the CBLDF Member Appreciation Party Box! Developed as a tool to empower retailers to raise awareness of the CBLDF's important work and bring new customers into…

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Membership Cards Are Go!

February 9, 2012
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Membership Cards Are Go!

If you joined the CBLDF as a 2012 Member, your membership kits are on their way! Our interns, volunteers, and staff are busy getting everything sorted and out the door, fulfilling Membership orders for one of our best launching drives ever! CBLDF Deputy Director Alex Cox takes you behind the scenes at the CBLDF office…

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CSBG: All-Star Liberty Team Ups For CBLDF!

February 9, 2012
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CSBG: All-Star Liberty Team Ups For CBLDF!

Last week CBR's Comics Should Be Good blog asked readers who they wanted to see Libby, the CBLDF's Lady Liberty mascot, team up with to fight censorship. In today's The Line is Drawn feature we're treated to a wide range of artistic visions that speak to the heart of the fight for free speech! Go…

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The Membership Prints Are Here!

February 8, 2012
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The Membership Prints Are Here!

The 2012 Membership Program has a number of great premiums, including t-shirts, exclusive buttons, and the Fund's first round of items featuring the now defunct Comics Code Authority Stamp. But one of the items we are most excited about is an awesome, high-quality print based on the current membership card art, designed and illustrated by…

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Banned Malaysian Cartoonist Exhibits Work in London

February 7, 2012
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Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque's work is banned in his home country of Malaysia, where he is better known as political cartoonist Zunar. Because of his work, Zunar has had his office raided and his books banned, and he's been detained by authorities on sedition charges. Zunar may ultimately have the last laugh later this month when…

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CBLDF Live Auction at ComicsPRO Annual Meeting

February 6, 2012
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CBLDF Live Auction at ComicsPRO Annual Meeting

by Alex Cox The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is excited to announce the First Annual Retailer Auction, at the ComicsPRO Annual Meeting, Friday, February 10th, at 9:00 p.m.! Taking place in the Hilton Double Tree "Cypress Room," the CBLDF will be auctioning a number of original art pieces form artist supporters such as Jeff…

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Get Comics’ Greatest Hits, Signed Exclusively for CBLDF!

February 6, 2012
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A slew of new graphic novels has just hit the CBLDF Store. Whether you're looking for a book for yourself or friends and family, you'll find some of the biggest hit titles available now, from The Boys to The Umbrella Academy! All of these books are signed by the creators, and you support CBLDF's important…

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ONE AND DONE: Anthology Benefits CBLDF

February 3, 2012
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ONE AND DONE: Anthology Benefits CBLDF

by Betsy Gomez When InvestComics called for submissions to their One and Done anthology, they received an overwhelming response. The assembled creators each drew a one-page story in which someone dies, shown or implied. One and Done is finally available, and proceeds from the sale of the book benefit CBLDF! For more on the anthology…

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Why Tucson Matters

February 3, 2012
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Last year, the state of Arizona passed HB 2281, a controversial bill that resulted in the termination of the highly praised Mexican American Studies program in the Tucson Independent School District. The program was ended despite an independent audit that advocated for its continuation. Last week, TUSD released a list of books that would be…

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Who Would You Team With Lady Liberty?

February 2, 2012
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Who Would You Team With Lady Liberty?

Comics Should Be Good over at CBR is having some fun with Twitter in honor of CBLDF! Brian Cronin with The Line Is Drawn posted this week's challenge, calling for entries from CSBG's Twitter followers: In honor of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's 2012 Membership Drive, team-up various comic book characters with Lady Liberty,…

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Last Day to Bid on Latest Round of Signed Exclusives from CBLDF

February 2, 2012
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Last Day to Bid on Latest Round of Signed Exclusives from CBLDF

CBLDF currently has a load of amazing signed books -- including Elektra: Assassin, George R.R. Martin's The Hedge Knight, Bloom County, a copy of the Halo graphic novel signed sketched by Moebius, Rasl, and more -- up for bid. But your chance to take one home is coming to a close! The auctions end today,…

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Big Easy Turns Out Big Time For CBLDF!

February 1, 2012
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Big Easy Turns Out Big Time For CBLDF!

Last week, the CBLDF launched the first Member Appreciation events of 2012 in New Orleans with a party at Crescent City Comics and a booth at Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, raising a total of $2,600 and meeting dozens of loyal supporters from all over the south. CBLDF's Executive Director Charles Brownstein looks back…

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Vietnam Censorship Fuels Interest in Banned Comics

January 31, 2012
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Early comic book censorship in the United States was fueled by fears many adults had over a burgeoning youth culture that they could not understand and that they perceived as violent. Even today, would-be censors continually -- and incorrectly -- argue that comic books and other media are bad for children, something that has yet…

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