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 ...

CBLDF Podcast Episode 23: ANNE ISHII of Massive Goods

In this episode, we speak with editor, publisher, writer, and translator Anne Ishii about her current venture Massive Goods and the world of gay manga. We discuss cultural differences with regards to erotica, gender politics, and pornography; examine niche subcultures; and take a diversion into ou ...

NOW AVAILABLE: CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook 2017!

Banned Books Week is happening September 24 – 30, and CBLDF is delighted to release the latest edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook to help you celebrate! Comics are the most banned books in the U.S., and CBLDF’s handy visual guide helps you protect them! Discover the books facing c ...

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 ...

A Word from CBLDF’s Advisory Chair For Education & Outreach

July 20, 2010
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Hello! I’m Betsy Rosenblatt, the new CBLDF Advisory Chair for Outreach and Education. What does that mean? It means that I’ll be volunteering for the CBLDF—and, I hope, working with some of you—to get the word about the CBLDF out to new communities: lawyers, librarians, donors, readers, and everyone else.

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CBLDF’s Massive Comic-Con

July 16, 2010
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CBLDF’s Massive Comic-Con

Comic-Con is here! CBLDF is celebrating the country's largest gathering of comics and pop culture fans with massive slate of events! Three parties, Six Live Art Events, an unforgettable auction, the best selection of signed graphic novels at the convention, and amazing exclusives await! Read on to see what the CBLDF has in store for…

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CBLDF Joins Challenge to Massachusetts Internet Censorship Law

July 13, 2010
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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund joined a coalition of organizations and local booksellers today in filing suit to block a broad Massachusetts censorship law that bans constitutionally protected speech on the Internet for topics including contraception and pregnancy, sexual health, literature, and art. Signed in April by Governor Patrick and effective yesterday, the law, Chapter…

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New CBLDF Auctions on eBay!

June 18, 2010
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has the best supporters in comics. Artists from all over the world donate to the CBLDF's efforts at conventions all over the country, which means we pass their generosity on to you! Check the auctions blog on the right column of our home page each and every week for…

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Ford & Brian K. Vaughan Donate to CBLDF at Wizard World Philly

June 18, 2010
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Ford & Brian K. Vaughan Donate to CBLDF at Wizard World Philly

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund thanks Ford and Brian K. Vaughan for a $5,000 donation to the Fund in support of the new Ford Fiesta at last week's Wizard World Philadelphia!

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CBLDF Relocates New York Headquarters!

June 1, 2010
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is pleased to announce that it is relocating its headquarters to a larger space in New York City. Effective June 1, the new CBLDF address is 255 W. 36th Street, Suite 501, New York, NY 10018. All other contact information remains the same. The CBLDF will be closed until…

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Celebrate Graphic Novels At The CBLDF BEA Welcome Party!

May 25, 2010
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Celebrate Graphic Novels At The CBLDF BEA Welcome Party!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to invite you to a Book Expo Welcome Party sponsored by DC Entertainment and Image Comics! Come mingle with some of the brightest lights in the creative, editorial, retail and media communities in this outstanding celebration of the graphic novel! First 150 attendees get a DC/Image Gift…

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Danish Cartoonist Attacked During Free Speech Lecture for Exercising Free Speech

May 13, 2010
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Danish Cartoonist Attacked During Free Speech Lecture for Exercising Free Speech

By Alex Goldman Lars Vilks, a Swedish artist whose depictions of Muhammad have made him the target of threats and an alleged assassination plot, was attacked on Tuesday during a speaking engagement at Stockholm's Uppsala University. Police used pepper spray and batons on protesters as they escorted Vilks from the lecture hall. Vilks, who was…

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Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan and The First Amendment

May 12, 2010
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Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan and The First Amendment

By Alex Goldman On Monday, Barack Obama selected Elena Kagan, current Solicitor General of the United States, as his Supreme Court nominee to fill the seat on the court left vacant by departing justice John Paul Stevens. While the media has released a torrent of analysis about everything from her educational background to her personal…

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LepreCon36 Benefits CBLDF!

May 5, 2010
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LepreCon36 Benefits CBLDF!

LepreCon36 is an Arizona fan science fiction/fantasy convention dedicated to promoting the genre with an emphasis on art. It is scheduled for May 14-16, 2010 in Mesa, Arizona and will feature the very talented Charles Vess and the enormously popular George R.R. Martin as Guests. They will also have the notable illustrator and author, James…

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Premium – Strangers in Paradise Omnibus, Lettered Edition!

May 4, 2010
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Premium – Strangers in Paradise Omnibus, Lettered Edition!

Terry Moore and Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab have teamed up to create an extraordinary donation reward for the CBLDF - The Strangers in Paradise Omnibus Lettered Edition! Limited to just 26 copies, with fewer than 10 left in the CBLDF's stock, the SiP Omnibus Lettered Edition includes: One set of the strictly limited, and completely…

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Bone Survives School Library Challenge!

April 28, 2010
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Bone Survives School Library Challenge!

UPDATE: Jeff Smith responds to school board Twincities.com reports that the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school district has voted 10 to 1 that the graphic novel series Bone should not be banned in its schools. The graphic novel series came under fire earlier this month when parent Ramona DeLay objected to the series' placement in the school…

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CBLDF Supporter Auction Highlights!

April 28, 2010
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CBLDF Supporter Auction Highlights!

Did you know that you can support the CBLDF on eBay, with just one easy step? When listing your next auction, you can give 10% to 100% of the final auction value to the Fund by using eBay Giving Works! The CBLDF has been a recognized charity on eBay since 2007, our nonprofit ID is…

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News Media Responds to EMA v. Schwarzenegger

April 27, 2010
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News Media Responds to EMA v. Schwarzenegger

by Amy Long for The Media Coalition Over 100 newspapers, websites, and blogs reported on the Supreme Court’s decision to grant California’s petition for certiorari in EMA v. Schwarzenegger. Papers across the United States, Canada and Britain carried the news, which reached as far as New Zealand’s Top News, the Ethiopian Review and Thailand’s The…

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BPAL Debuts Neverwhere Fragrances!

April 27, 2010
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BPAL Debuts Neverwhere Fragrances!

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab continues their extraordinary series of fragrances based on the literary works of Neil Gaiman with Neverwhere, a set of fragrances based on the characters, locations, and ideas found within the popular Neil Gaiman novel! Neverwhere boasts eleven fragrances, and proceeds from each bottle benefit the First Amendment legal work of the…

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