CBLDF Podcast Episode 25: R SIKORYAK

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist R Sikoryak about his latest book, The Unquotable Trump, from Drawn & Quarterly. We discuss his career, his thoughts on activism, the variety of places he’s been published, and the wide world of literature and comics he has managed to mush together ...

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 ...

Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #9

June 14, 2011
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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #9

Hello again! Today’s super-duper sneaky-peak is of a quartet of one-of-a-kind artist sketch cards of characters from Jeff Smith’s masterwork, Bone. 2011 marks Bone’s 20th anniversary of publication as a comic book. There will be all sorts of celebrations surrounding this important date as the year rolls on.

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Supreme Court May Soon Make Decision About Violent Video Games

June 14, 2011
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Supreme Court May Soon Make Decision About Violent Video Games

It's a case that calls to mind the 1950s-era attacks on comic books and the censorship of the Comics Code. Does the First Amendment allow limits on the violent content in popular entertainment -- in this case video games -- sold to minors? Brown v. EMA (formerly Schwarzenegger v. EMA) may soon answer that question,…

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Transmetropolitan: All Around the World Makes Its Way Around The World

June 10, 2011
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Transmetropolitan: All Around the World Makes Its Way Around The World

Last week, a bevy of CBLDF volunteers descended on the Pirates Press warehouse to pack up and ship Transmetropolitan: All Around the World, the hotly anticipated art book celebrating Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson's dystopian masterpiece. Those of you who've already gotten your copies know just how gorgeous the book is! CBLDF would like to…

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CBLDF, Booksellers, Artists, ACLU Seek to Bar Utah Law Restricting Speech on Internet

June 9, 2011
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CBLDF, Booksellers, Artists, ACLU Seek to Bar Utah Law Restricting Speech on Internet

Yesterday, a coalition including CBLDF, booksellers, media companies, artists, and the ACLU of Utah asked the federal district court in Salt Lake City to permanently bar enforcement of a Utah statute that restricts constitutionally-protected speech on the Internet. Although passed in 2005, the statute has not been in effect because Utah consented to a temporary…

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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #8

June 9, 2011
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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #8

Hi, Friends of Liberty! I spent the afternoon at the Crytpozoic Entertainment offices yesterday. Saw a whole lotta cards that have come in over the last week. Incredibly diverse stuff. Artists featuring their own characters. Artists taking a shot at favorite characters and rendering them in their own unique style. A great example of that…

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The CBLDF and TFAW Announce Third Annual SDCC Autograph Card / CBLDF Auction Event

June 8, 2011
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The CBLDF and TFAW Announce Third Annual SDCC Autograph Card / CBLDF Auction Event

For the past two years, Things From Another World (TFAW) and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) have teamed up with comics professionals, such as Jim Lee, Charlie Adlard, Philip Tan and more, to help raise more than $60,000 for the annual CBLDF auction at San Diego Comic-Con. Now, TFAW and CBLDF are proud…

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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #7

June 7, 2011
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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #7

Things are really heating up for CBLDF Liberty Trading Cards on my end of things. All sorts of cards are starting to arrive at the Cryptozoic Entertainment offices, and every time I get over there I see something new. Today, let’s take a look-see at the front of our CBLDF creator autograph cards. All over…

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40 Years On, One Man’s Vulgarity Is Still Another’s Lyric

June 7, 2011
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40 Years On, One Man’s Vulgarity Is Still Another’s Lyric

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision on Cohen v. California -- a decision that still shapes how the First Amendment is interpreted and protected today. The First Amendment Center took a moment to remember the case, which centered on one man's First Amendment right to protest the Vietnam War by wearing…

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The Good Fighters: Maggie Roll

June 3, 2011
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The Good Fighters: Maggie Roll

Over the years, CBLDF has been blessed with a varied and devoted cadre of volunteers. Some volunteers have been with us for years, and some, including recent addition Maggie Roll, are just joining the bandwagon. The CBLDF wouldn't be what it is without its volunteers, and Roll is no exception. She comes from a family…

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CBLDF Joins the Superheroes at HeroesCon!

June 2, 2011
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CBLDF Joins the Superheroes at HeroesCon!

Today finds your plucky CBLDF crew headed to Charlotte, North Carolina, for Heroes Convention 2011! For all three days -- June 3-5 -- you'll find CBLDF at booth 130/132 with a cornucopia of signed premiums and amazing artists! Executive Director Charles Brownstein and Development Manager Alex Cox will be on hand with the East Coast…

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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #6

June 2, 2011
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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #6

It’s a Tyched-out Thursday here at CBLDF. We’re getting all sorts of multiple card tableaus .In the world of high-brow art these multi-paneled works are called diptychs, triptychs. quadriptychs and so on. As I’ve said before, I’m well aware of that these connecting subsets of one-of-a-kind sketch cards might drive fans downright batty. But I…

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Jason “J.Gonzo” Gonzalez Has Some Serious Love for CBLDF at Phoenix Comicon

June 1, 2011
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Memorial Day has come and gone, and with it, the eleventh iteration of the Phoenix Comicon. Jason Gonzalez, the creator of the lucha libre magnum opus La Mano del Destino, was on hand with his trusty CBLDF donation jar. Every fan who donated got a gorgeous sketch from Gonzalez, who sent us some pics to…

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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #5

May 31, 2011
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Larry Marder’s CBLDF Liberty Cards Diary #5

To paraphrase what the late Hunter S. Thompson used to write about Rolling Stone magazine deadlines and his portable telex machine: the CBLDF home office mojo wire is starting to hum. I’m late with my diary! We’re rushing towards all sorts of deadlines. No. Let me rephrase that. The deadlines are hurtling towards us!

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Re-Upped Patriot Act Fails to Protect Reader Privacy

May 30, 2011
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Re-Upped Patriot Act Fails to Protect Reader Privacy

On a day when we pause to remember and thank the men and women who have helped protect the United States and our rights as citizens, there’s an unfortunate reminder that those rights are not as safe as they should be. With the re-authorization of USA Patriot Act last week, the safeguards protecting the privacy…

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Anime North 2011 Panel Discusses Recents Attacks on Manga at Canadian Border

May 27, 2011
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Anime North 2011 Panel Discusses Recents Attacks on Manga at Canadian Border

If you're in Toronto this weekend, a fan of manga and anime, and looking for some like-minded folks, Canada's fan-run Anime North kicks off today. CBLDF may not be there in person, but we'll be there in spirit on Saturday, when Paul Stockton moderates a panel discussing the recent attacks against manga and comics at…

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