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, print, hoodie, and more! Show the world that you’re standing up for the right to read ...

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’s Massive Manga Giveaway At NYCC!

October 12, 2011
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CBLDF’s Massive Manga Giveaway At NYCC!

Manga is not a crime! Right now an American citizen is facing a minimum sentence of one year in a Canadian prison because customs authorities wrongly allege that horror and fantasy manga on his computer are child pornography. The CBLDF is helping him by assisting in legal strategy and by raising money to offset his…

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CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011 in Stores Today!

October 12, 2011
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CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011 in Stores Today!

When you head to your local comic book shop for new comics today, don't forget to include a copy of CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011 in your pile of loot! All sales of the ANNUAL benefit the First Amendment work of the CBLDF, so you not only get a wonderful anthology -- you also get to…

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HeroesCon Sponsors CBLDF’s Fall Comics Grab Bag!

October 11, 2011
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HeroesCon Sponsors CBLDF’s Fall Comics Grab Bag!

HeroesCon (www.heroesonline.com) is seeking to raise $10,000 for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund by sponsoring its Fall Comics Grab Bag! Debuting this weekend at New York Comic-Con, the CBLDF Fall Comics Grab Bag includes 10 comics for a $20 donation, with rare and signed comics guaranteed in every bag! HeroesCon has contributed a vast…

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Kick Off NYCC with CBLDF, IDW, and Dark Horse!

October 10, 2011
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Kick Off NYCC with CBLDF, IDW, and Dark Horse!

WHO: Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, IDW Publishing, and Dark Horse Publishing WHAT: CBLDF NYCC Kick-Off Party! WHEN: Thursday, October 13 7:00 p.m.: VIP Hour Join quest VIPs Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman), Chris Roberson (I, Zombie), Andy MacDonald (Terminator), Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man), and more! CBLDF members who joined at the Defender level ($250)…

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Unite Against Censorship with CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011, Out This Week!

October 10, 2011
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Unite Against Censorship with CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011, Out This Week!

CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011 is out on Wednesday, and retailers around the country are sponsoring signings with some of the creators who contributed to the best issue of the ANNUAL yet! Here are the events taking place during UNITED AGAINST CENSORSHIP: Forbidden Planet NYC October 12, 6:30 p.m. 840 Broadway, New York, NY 10003 (212)…

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Voicing an Opinion: Manga Bookshelf’s Melinda Beasi Talks Canada Customs Case

October 6, 2011
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Voicing an Opinion: Manga Bookshelf’s Melinda Beasi Talks Canada Customs Case

When I was in junior high, my English class was assigned to read George Orwell's 1984. It was a pretty engaging read, but despite our teacher's best efforts, it was difficult for most of us to take its deeper messages seriously. Big Brother and the Thought Police were terrifying for sure, but no more so…

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Charles Brownstein Talks Comics Code Authority Seal

October 5, 2011
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Charles Brownstein Talks Comics Code Authority Seal

Last week, CBLDF announced it had acquired the rights to the Comics Code Authority Seal, marking the end of the censorship the seal once represented. After the announcement, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein spoke with Vaneta Rogers at Newsarama about the acquisition. Several reports mistakenly indicated that CBLDF purchased the rights to the seal, a…

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Frank Miller, Karen Berger & Babymouse Champion Free Speech In Be Counted Week 3

October 4, 2011
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Frank Miller, Karen Berger & Babymouse Champion Free Speech In Be Counted Week 3

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund continues its Be Counted membership drive this week, with generous incentives from legendary cartoonist Frank Miller, groundbreaking editor Karen Berger, and the unstoppable team behind Babymouse & Squish - three time Newbery Award honoree Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm! The CBLDF needs to raise $100,000 by October 31…

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Babymouse Creators Stand Up For Free Speech In New CBLDF Fundraisers!

October 4, 2011
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Babymouse Creators Stand Up For Free Speech In New CBLDF Fundraisers!

Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm don't just tell stories about doing the right thing, they're also putting their ethics into action to support free expression in a new round of fundraisers benefiting the First Amendment rights organization Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Right now CBLDF is in the midst of Be Counted, a membership…

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CBLDF Auctions Heat Up

October 3, 2011
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CBLDF Auctions Heat Up

When we announced our latest round of auctions last week, supporters jumped at the chance to win amazing original art from Sandman, Fear Itself, Rose, and more! You still have a chance to win these spectacular pieces of art for your wall, but most of the auctions end October 8, so get your bids in…

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Craig Thompson Helps CBLDF Bring in $4,700 During APE!

October 3, 2011
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Craig Thompson Helps CBLDF Bring in $4,700 During APE!

CBLDF landed in sunny San Francisco over the weekend to celebrate independent comics during the Alternative Press Expo. Team CBLDF spent the weekend putting exclusive signed premiums into the hands of fans, raising $4,700 to help CBLDF fight the Canada Customs Case! The aisles were packed, as indie comics fans picked up the latest work…

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Be Counted At APE!

September 30, 2011
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Be Counted At APE!

This weekend the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is exhibiting at table 239 at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco, where Craig Thompson will be signing copies of his new graphic novel Habibi to raise money for our important legal work! In addition to Craig's appearances, the Fund will be offering a wide array…

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The Good Fighters: Kathryn & Stuart Immonen

September 30, 2011
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The Good Fighters: Kathryn & Stuart Immonen

To meet Kathryn and Stuart Immonen is a bit like meeting a modern-day Nick and Nora Charles. Sure, they're a bit more profane, but they have all the sharp and witty repartee of the bantering married duo that defined the Thin Man movies. (You can enjoy some of this banter on their blog.) The Immonens…

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CBLDF Receives Comics Code Authority Seal of Approval

September 29, 2011
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CBLDF Receives Comics Code Authority Seal of Approval

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund today announces that it has received the intellectual property rights to the Comics Code Authority Seal of Approval in an assignment from the now-defunct Comic Magazine Association of America, which administrated the Code since the 1950s. The Comics Code Seal comes to the CBLDF during Banned Books Week, a…

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Comics College Continues with Jared Fletcher on October 8th!

September 28, 2011
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The CBLDF's Comic College series continues with letterer and designer Jared Fletcher (X-Men, Ex Machina, Batman and Robin). Jared's master session will focus on the creation of a memorable logo, from brainstorming to initial design to final execution. Jared's work on the X teams' logos was recently featured on Comics Alliance. Comics College is a…

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