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 ...

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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Supreme Court to Decide Whether States Can Regulate Violent Video Games

April 27, 2010
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Supreme Court to Decide Whether States Can Regulate Violent Video Games

On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to review a ruling that the First Amendment bars restrictions on video games with violent themes. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has actively opposed such restrictions, including participating in a 2008 friend-of-the-court (aka amicus) brief filed by the Media Coalition, addressing this same case. In hearing this case,…

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CBLDF Attends LA Times Festival of Books & Stumptown Comics Fest!

April 23, 2010
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CBLDF Attends LA Times Festival of Books & Stumptown Comics Fest!

This weekend, the CBLDF team will be hitting the West Coast to meet supporters in Los Angeles at the LA Times Festival of Books and Portland, Oregon at the Stumptown Comics Festival! Beanworld creator Larry Marder will join the Fund in LA, signing books and making sketches to benefit the Fund's legal work. The CBLDF…

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Overbroad Content Law in U.S. v. Stevens

April 22, 2010
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Overbroad Content Law in U.S. v. Stevens

By Alex Goldman In a ruling on Tuesday, the Supreme Court voted 8-1 to strike down a 1999 federal law that criminalizes the possession or sale of “depictions of animal cruelty,” saying that the statute is overbroad and it violates the First Amendment. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, who participated as a member of…

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Neil Gaiman Talks CBLDF in Chicago!

April 21, 2010
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Neil Gaiman Talks CBLDF in Chicago!

Neil Gaiman Talks CBLDF with Rick Marshall at MTV News at last week's C2E2 convention! Also check out Neil's press appearances in Time Out Chicago and Geek Girl On The Street!

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Bone Prompts School Library Controversy

April 20, 2010
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Bone Prompts School Library Controversy

By Alex Goldman Of all the comics out there, Jeff Smith’s self-published fantasy epic Bone, recipient of innumerable Harvey and Eisner awards is certainly not one you would think of as the subject of controversy. Yet it was last week when a Minnesota parent petitioned her school district to remove Bone comics from her son’s…

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Welcome To The New CBLDF.Org!

April 16, 2010
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a community of people who love comics and recognize the First Amendment as the cornerstone of the medium's creative vitality. The new CBLDF.org is designed to reflect and serve that community, with frequently updated news about comics, free expression, and the people who are taking strides to keep…

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The CBLDF Salutes Chicago With A World Class C2E2!

April 16, 2010
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The CBLDF Salutes Chicago With A World Class C2E2!

This weekend the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund lands in the windy city with an incredible array of events and exclusives for our supporters at the inaugural edition of C2E2! Join us for An Evening with Neil Gaiman with special items from CBLDF, BPAL & Neverwear; Signings with Tony Harris; an exclusive new print by…

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Premium – Who Killed Amanda Palmer Signed by Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer

April 16, 2010
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Premium – Who Killed Amanda Palmer Signed by Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer

Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer, the first couple of modern misfit lit, present a unique collection of photography and stories. This beautiful, hardcover, full color book boasts photography by Kyle Cassidy, Beth Hommel, and others, and is signed by Gaiman and Palmer to benefit the CBLDF!

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Will Japan Impose Bans on Explicit Manga?

April 15, 2010
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In what could mark a cataclysmic change in the content of Manga both in Japan and in the United States, Tokyo’s Metropolitan Government is considering a change to Tokyo law that makes any visual representations of minors in sexual situations illegal.

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Remembering Burton Joseph

April 15, 2010
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Burton Joseph, pioneering First Amendment advocate and long serving legal counsel for Comic Book Legal Defense Fund died at his home in San Francisco on March 31 at the age of 79. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is honored to salute Mr. Joseph with remembrances from his friends and colleagues.

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Premium – 100 Bullets Vol. 8 The Hard Way Softcover Signed by Brian Azzarello

March 5, 2010
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Premium – 100 Bullets Vol. 8 The Hard Way Softcover Signed by Brian Azzarello

Outspoken CBLDF supporter Brian Azzarello signs this explosive 100 BULLETS collection! Reprinting 100 BULLETS #50-58, unraveling the tangled mystery of the Trust as Wylie Times becomes the latest Minuteman to be reactivated by the Trust's one-time enforcer Agent Graves. But which side will he choose? Plus, an introduction by crime novelist Jason Starr (Twisted City,…

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Neil Gaiman: Why Defend Freedom of Icky Speech?

December 1, 2008
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“The CBLDF will defend your First Amendment right as an adult to make lines on paper, to draw, to write, to sell, to publish, and now, to own comics. And that’s what makes the kind of work you don’t like, or don’t read, or work that you do not feel has artistic worth or redeeming...

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Video: Jeff Smith for the CBLDF

June 19, 2008
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