Can You Help Protect the First Amendment?

CBLDF is looking for writers of all stripes, from talented newcomers to experienced journalists, to add to our roster of bloggers. Whether you can commit to an article a week, an article a month, or an article a year, we want your voice! CBLDF is looking for writers to help generate ongoing features ...

Mike Allred Creates 2018 CBLDF Member Art!

Mike Allred wants you to join CBLDF! The legendary creator of Madman and iZombie created this year’s CBLDF membership art, which is featured on members-only gear including a membership card, t-shirt, stickers, buttons and more! Show the world that you’re standing up for the right to rea ...

Protecting Our Rights: 2017 CBLDF Annual Report

Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2017. Thanks to donors like you, CBLDF was at the forefront, protecting our community from an increasing tempo of challenges to comics and other expressive material. From deploying our lawyers to help comics creators to counseling educators and li ...

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: 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 ...

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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John Layman Presents The Secrets of Pitching Comics!

December 7, 2010
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John Layman Presents The Secrets of Pitching Comics!

Find out what it takes to develop a winning pitch for your comics and graphic novel projects! John Layman, best known for creating the Image Comics hit "Chew," has sat on both sides of the pitching process, as an editor for Wildstorm and as a creator. Join him for this in-depth workshop and q&a to…

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Get 75 Years of DC Comics Personalized by Paul Levitz!

December 7, 2010
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Get 75 Years of DC Comics Personalized by Paul Levitz!

Support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and give the most memorable comics gift under the tree by ordering 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking SIGNED AND PERSONALIZED by author Paul Levitz! Until 7pm ET on December 8th a donation of $225 will get you a copy of this extraordinary book…

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CBLDF Wins 2010 Downs Intellectual Freedom Award

November 30, 2010
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For their dedication to the preservation of First Amendment rights for members of the comics community, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) has been selected to receive the 2010 Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award given by the faculty of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at…

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CBLDF Has The Best Gifts For The Fan In Your Life

November 29, 2010
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CBLDF Has The Best Gifts For The Fan In Your Life

This holiday season, give the fan in your life a gift that makes a difference by donating to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! The CBLDF has the best donation rewards in comics, including signed graphic novels in our Rewards Zone and one of a kind original art in our eBay Store. Donations to the…

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George Will Talks Comics Censorship

November 29, 2010
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In a Washington Post op/ed piece that draws heavily upon ground covered by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's amicus brief in EMA v. Schwarzenegger, pundit George Will discusses the moral panic facing the video game industry today and its roots in the censorship in comics. Check out his perspective here.

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NYC: CBLDF Needs Volunteers Next Week!

November 22, 2010
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NYC: CBLDF Needs Volunteers Next Week!

Want to help the CBLDF? Next week is a great opportunity, because we need volunteers in our home office on Monday and Tuesday to help us send our end of year report to our members. Get a first look at this cool item, and make a difference to the Fund by assisting us with this…

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