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 ...

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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The Transmetropolitan Art Book Is Coming — If You Make It So!

January 21, 2011
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The Transmetropolitan Art Book Is Coming — If You Make It So!

It has been nearly ten years since the release of the final issue of TRANSMETROPOLITAN, the Eisner-nominated comics series from writer Warren Ellis and artist Darick Robertson. Now an all-star ensemble of artists have joined forces to create a tremendous, one-time-only tribute art book with the proceeds going to the CBLDF. This project is being…

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CHEW’s John Layman Kicks Off CBLDF Lecture Series

January 11, 2011
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CHEW’s John Layman Kicks Off CBLDF Lecture Series

On Saturday, December 18th, the writer, and former Wildstorm Editor, John Layman (CHEW, GAMBIT) became the first Guest Lecturer to visit the CBLDF offices in Manhattan. Twenty lucky fans were able to spend Saturday afternoon learning from someone who is simultaneously a respected veteran and an overnight success...

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CBLDF Accepts Downs Intellectual Freedom Award at ALA Midwinter

January 10, 2011
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CBLDF Accepts Downs Intellectual Freedom Award at ALA Midwinter

Last weekend, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund was presented the Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award, an honor presented by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to acknowledge individuals or groups who have furthered the cause of intellectual freedom, particularly as it impacts libraries and…

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See CBLDF At the Amazing Arizona Comic Con!

January 6, 2011
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See CBLDF At the Amazing Arizona Comic Con!

Wahoolazuma! This weekend CBLDF president and Beanworld creator Larry Marder will be helming the CBLDF's table at the inaugural Amazing Arizona Comic Con! Boasting a huge array of great guests including headliners Robert Kirkman, Rob Liefeld, and Jeph Loeb, the Amazing Arizona Comic Con is a convention spanning the latest and greatest from the world…

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CBLDF Auctions Superheroes by Margaret Atwood and Periscope Studios!

January 4, 2011
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CBLDF Auctions Superheroes by Margaret Atwood and Periscope Studios!

Last October, celebrated writer and novelist Margaret Atwood was inspired to create superheroes based on the handles of her Twitter followers. The illustrations that followed became a fast internet sensation, and inspired the talented folks at Periscope Studios of Portland, Oregon, to illustrate their own takes on the characters Ms. Atwood designed ...

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Donate to CBLDF Today For 2010 Tax Deduction!

December 31, 2010
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It's not too late to support CBLDF and make the 2010 tax deadline. Donate now! Your gift today will keep us going in 2011. Your tax-deductible donation will help us protect artists, retailers and readers whose First Amendment rights are threatened. You'll also be giving us the resources we need to create important new tools…

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Last Chance to Donate in 2010!

December 27, 2010
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Last Chance to Donate in 2010!

With the New Year just days away, this is the last chance to Donate in 2010, with plenty of amazing premiums available in the CBLDF Rewards Zone!

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CBLDF’s Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide

December 16, 2010
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CBLDF’s Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays have arrived, and the CBLDF is here to help! Make your comics gifts the most special ones under the tree by ordering one of the CBLDF's signed Donation Rewards! You'll have the satisfaction of giving a unique gift and supporting the Fund's very important First Amendment legal work. Read on for recommendations for…

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This Thursday: CBLDF Member Appreciation Holiday Party in NYC!

December 14, 2010
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This Thursday: CBLDF Member Appreciation Holiday Party in NYC!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is excited to announce our annual Member Appreciation Holiday Party, commencing December 16th, from 8 pm to 11 pm, at TWINS PUB, at 421 9th Ave (between 33rd St & 34th St)! Join Paul Pope (Heavy Liquid, BATMAN YEAR 100), who will be spinning records as our DJ for…

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“Chew” The Fat With John Layman!

December 10, 2010
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“Chew” The Fat With John Layman!

Win a rare chance to meet and eat with the creator of the runaway foodie thriller CHEW, published by Image Comics! The winner of this auction will spend an hour in NYC with Layman on December 16 or 17, and will also receive a signed first printing of Chew #1. This auction is open for…

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CBLDF Year In Review!

December 8, 2010
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CBLDF Year In Review!

Check out what the CBLDF's been up to in our 2010 Year In Review mini-comic, brought to you by great CBLDF supporting artists! Enjoy this mini-comic and then please renew your membership or make a donation for great premiums in our Rewards Zone!

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