CBLDF Podcast Episode 24: JEFFREY BROWN

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist Jeffrey Brown about his work, and the changes (and lack of changes) in his art and his interests over the years. We discuss as many aspects of his career as we could fit into 45 minutes, with is really just the tip of the iceberg. Brown is an enormously pr ...

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: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #3, Featuring Jason Aaron!

CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the September issue, CBLDF talks with prodigious comics scribe Jason Aaron (Thor, Doctor Strange, Star Wars)! You can find the issue at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue ...

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 ...

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Copyright vs. the First Amendment

March 14, 2011
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Supreme Court to Hear Case on Copyright vs. the First Amendment

The Supreme Court recently agreed to hear Golan v. Holder, a case that could redefine the relationship between copyright and the First Amendment. CBLDF takes a look at the First Amendment Center analysis of the case, and inquires about how it can affect comics. Full story

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Betsy Gomez Joins CBLDF As Web Editor!

March 14, 2011
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Betsy Gomez Joins CBLDF As Web Editor!

Hello, everyone! I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Betsy Gomez, and I’m the new web editor for the CBLDF! I’ve been a volunteer for the CBDLF since 1998, working for the Fund at conventions and fundraising events around the country. If you’ve visited the CBLDF booth at a…

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Molly Crabapple gets Sketchy about CBLDF

March 11, 2011
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Molly Crabapple gets Sketchy about CBLDF

Comic Book Resources talked to celebrated illustrator Molly Crabapple, founder of the cabaret and live drawing phenomenon Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, at a recent themed Dr. Sketchy's event in New York. The theme? Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson's Transmetropolitan. The fundraiser celebrated the upcoming Transmetropolitan art book, whose release will benefit CBLDF and Hero Initiative.…

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The Good Fighters: Pam Noles

March 10, 2011
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The Good Fighters: Pam Noles

If you've been lucky enough to go to Comic-Con International in San Diego, you've seen Pam Noles. As a prominent volunteer in their Guest Relations Team, Pam is often zooming across the exhibit floor with a walkie-talkie in one hand, her guest's schedule in the other, and a bag overburdened with Things Her Guest Requires…

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Mar. 11: CBLDF Members Get Discount To ATLAS AT LAST Opening!

March 10, 2011
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Mar. 11: CBLDF Members Get Discount To ATLAS AT LAST Opening!

Our friends at Baltimore's Geppi Entertainment Museum are offering a savings coupon to CBLDF members to the opening of "Atlas at Last," an exhibit debuting on March 11, 2011! Save $10 on admission to the opening party for an exhibit commemorating the period of comics history that saw the cult favorite Atlas-Seaboard comics line on…

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Neil Gaiman and Jim Lee’s Collaboration, 100 Words, Now Available Digitally

March 2, 2011
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Neil Gaiman and Jim Lee’s Collaboration, 100 Words, Now Available Digitally

DC's The Source is reporting: New York Times bestselling novelist Neil Gaiman and DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee’s illustrated poem “100 Words” is available today for the first time digitally. This seven page poem can be purchased for .99 cents through the DC app and DCcomics.com. All of DC Comics’ proceeds benefit the Comic Book…

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First Amendment Fan Boys

March 1, 2011
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First Amendment Fan Boys

Calvin Reid of Publishers Weekly checked in with CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein about the Fund's new digs and plans for 2011. Brownstein expects a busy year: “Stuff keeps coming in, comics are being challenged in libraries, librarians and patrons are being harassed by law enforcement and the issue is growing and very often its…

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Cryptozoic Entertainment Partners With CBLDF For Liberty Trading Cards!

February 28, 2011
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Cryptozoic Entertainment Partners With CBLDF For Liberty Trading Cards!

Cryptozoic Entertainment™ and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund™ have joined forces to protect creativity by collaborating on a new trading card set. The Liberty Trading Cards set tells the story of the fight to defend the First Amendment and includes chase cards from the greatest creators in comics and entertainment. The set will be…

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First Look at Liberty Sketch Cards

February 28, 2011
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First Look at Liberty Sketch Cards

Thanks to the talent of Portland, Oregon's comics community, the CBLDF is proud to kickstart the Liberty Trading Cards with this first look at cards created during a jam session held last week! Click the full story to see the full sneak preview!

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Green Lantern Member Card Leads 2011 CBLDF Member Incentives!

February 9, 2011
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Green Lantern Member Card Leads 2011 CBLDF Member Incentives!

The CBLDF is proud to unveil our 2011 Member incentives! Leading off with a Green Lantern member card by Ivan Reis and Oclair Albert, produced by Graphitti Designs, this year's member program is the best ever. Read on to learn about our exclusive button set, tote bag, personalized member cards, original art, and other fine…

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Transmet Art Book Cover Revealed

February 4, 2011
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Transmet Art Book Cover Revealed

Hypergeek.ca has a first look at Darick Robertson & Nathan Eyring's cover to the upcoming Transmetropolitan Art Book, benefiting CBLDF! The project has met its goal, but the only way to get a copy is to preorder through Kickstarter, so reserve yours today!

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Transmetropolitan Art Book Video!

February 1, 2011
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UPDATE: Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the Transmet Art Book goal was accomplished today! Thanks to everyone supporting this great project! The Transmetropolitan Art book is just slightly more than $1,000 away from its goal! To celebrate, ComicVine has brought you this great video featuring Darick Robertson talking about the book! Preorder it…

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RIP Jeff Alexander

January 31, 2011
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RIP Jeff Alexander

The CBLDF is sad to report the passing of Jeff Alexander, past organizer of SPX, the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD. Jeff was an energetic advocate for comics, a cartoonist, and an avid supporter of the CBLDF. He will be missed. The SPX website offers a tribute to Jeff, and fellow SPX organizer Greg…

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Transmetropolitan Art Book Nears Goal!

January 28, 2011
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Transmetropolitan Art Book Nears Goal!

With 17 days left to go, the Transmetropolitan Art Book is less than $6,000 away from its Kickstarter goal! A fundraiser for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund organized by Susan Auġér, this astonishing collection assembles a monster array of great art by great artists to commemorate the visionary graphic novel series! Preorder your copy…

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Paul Pope Launches New CBLDF Benefit Print

January 24, 2011
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Paul Pope has created an all new fine art print with master art printers Axelle Fine Arts to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! See Pope at work on the print, and learn about his passion for CBLDF in this exclusive video by Shahriar Shadab. Then go behind the scenes courtesy of our friends…

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