The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Announces Christina Merkler as New President 

August 30, 2018 – The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the industry’s voice for free speech advocacy and education, is proud to announce that Christina Merkler has been named President of the CBLDF by unanimous vote of its board of directors. Merkler is the co-founder of Discount Comic Book Ser ...

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 ...

The Good Fighters: Jason Gonzalez

November 11, 2011
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The Good Fighters: Jason Gonzalez

One way to describe Jason Gonzalez, a.k.a J.Gonzo, is sharp. From the bold lines and colors of his designs and tattoos to the quick-witted ease with which he converses, Gonzalez is also an enthusiastic fan and creator of comic books, including his self-published opus to luchadores, La Mano Del Destino. His stories and artwork are…

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Canada’s Comics Legends Legal Defense Fund Formally Incorporates

November 10, 2011
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's partners in fundraising for the Brandon X Canada Customs Case have formally incorporated and taken on new directors. Read the full Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund press release after the jump.

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Susie Cagle Talks to Comics Alliance About Her Arrest

November 9, 2011
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Susie Cagle Talks to Comics Alliance About Her Arrest

Last week, cartoonist Susie Cagle was arrested during the latest round of violence that has marred the Occupy Oakland protests. Laura Hudson with Comics Alliance interviewed Cagle about the arrest. Cagle describes the moment the police came to arrest her, along with several other demonstrators: I found this doorway, and there were tons of people…

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REMINDER: Registration For Webinar on Comics & Manga Censorship Closes Today!

November 8, 2011
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REMINDER: Registration For Webinar on Comics & Manga Censorship Closes Today!

Throughout November, the American Library Association presents "Intellectual Freedom Across the Globe," a series of online learning opportunities focused on intellectual freedom issues. CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein will be participating on November 9, during a webinar on comics and manga censorship around the globe, and you can join in! Registration for the November 9…

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Cartoonist Arrested During Occupy Oakland Protests

November 7, 2011
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Despite wearing a press pass and being recognized by one of her arresting officers, cartoonist and journalist Susie Cagle was arrested last week, during the latest round of violence that has marred the Occupy Oakland protests. Cagle wrote about her experience on her blog: I was detained for 15 hours and ultimately charged with the…

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Celebrate Neil Gaiman’s Birthday with a CBLDF Fundraiser!

November 3, 2011
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Perennial Fund supporter Neil Gaiman celebrates his birthday on November 10, and the ladies with the Fangirls: Comics Club and A Comic Shop are ready to party! You can join them at The Geek Easy inside A Comic Shop (114 S. Semoran Blvd, Winter Park, FL) on November 10 from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. for…

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Come See The CBLDF At MIX!

November 3, 2011
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Come See The CBLDF At MIX!

This weekend, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is headed to MIX, the Minneapolis Indie Xpo! We'll have a booth open both days, where we're thanking donors with a terrific array of signed books from authors including Charles Burns, Dan Clowes, Michael Kupperman, Jeff Lemire, Craig Thompson, Jim Woodring, and more! The Fund's Charles Brownstein…

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CBLDF Congratulates General Counsel Robert Corn-Revere On Winning CBS Super Bowl Wardrobe Malfunction Case!

November 2, 2011
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CBLDF Congratulates General Counsel Robert Corn-Revere On Winning CBS Super Bowl Wardrobe Malfunction Case!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund congratulates Robert Corn-Revere, who represents the organization as General Counsel, on his victory in CBS v. FCC in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. The federal agency fined CBS Corporation television stations $550,000 for airing the "wardrobe malfunction" that exposed singer Janet Jackson's breast during the 2004 Super Bowl…

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Beguiling Raises Funds for Canadian Side of Customs Case

November 2, 2011
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Beguiling Raises Funds for Canadian Side of Customs Case

If you're in Toronto, you can join The Beguiling and Steamwhistle Brewery for TORONTO DRAWS TINTIN, an exhibit featuring the work of dozens of Canadian creators. The opening party is tonight, from 7:00 - 11:00 pm at the Steamwhistle Gallery (255 Bremner Blvd) in Toronto. Several of the contributing artists will be in attendance, and…

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Be a “Redshirt” with IDW’s Star Trek Comics Contest, Benefitting CBLDF

November 2, 2011
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Be a “Redshirt” with IDW’s Star Trek Comics Contest, Benefitting CBLDF

CBLDF stands ready to defend retailers against censorship. Are you ready to do the same? Test your mettle with IDW Publishing's "Be a Redshirt" contest, benefitting CBLDF! More details in the official press release from IDW: Are you a comics fan who loves your local comics store? Are you willing to “die” to protect your…

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The CBLDF Thanks You For Being Counted!

November 1, 2011
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Thanks to our generous community of supporters, CBLDF raised over $82,000 for our important work to protect comics and the First Amendment during our Be Counted fundraising campaign. We're grateful to the many donors, professionals, organizations, and volunteers who made this possible. These contributions will help the CBLDF perform our important legal work. CBLDF's Executive…

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CBLDF Be Counted Membership Drive Closes at Midnight Tonight!

October 31, 2011
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CBLDF Be Counted Membership Drive Closes at Midnight Tonight!

Last month, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund asked the comics community to Be Counted as members of the organization, and set a fundraising goal of $100,000 by October 31 to support their important legal and education work. Today, the Fund has raised over $77,000 of that goal, thanks to the generosity of those who…

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Mid-Ohio Comic Con Delivers Much Needed Support for CBLDF

October 27, 2011
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Mid-Ohio Comic Con Delivers Much Needed Support for CBLDF

Last weekend, Laughing Ogre Comics founder Gib Bickel and volunteers Patrick Watson and Brett Montgomery took it upon themselves to represent CBLDF at Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con. Together, they manned a table to raise funds and increase awareness of CBLDF and it's important First Amendment work, all the more important in light of our…

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Geoff Johns, Neil Gaiman & Garth Ennis Rewards For Everyone Signing Up To Be Counted!

October 26, 2011
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Geoff Johns, Neil Gaiman & Garth Ennis Rewards For Everyone Signing Up To Be Counted!

Since launching our Be Counted membership drive, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has raised over $61,500 of our goal to raise $100,000 for our important work by October 31. We've gotten this far because of the generous support of comics readers, creators, and business professionals, all of whom donated their money and time to…

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Retailers — Be Counted In Diamond’s CBLDF Member Drive!

October 26, 2011
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Retailers — Be Counted In Diamond’s CBLDF Member Drive!

In this month’s Diamond Previews, Retailers and Comic Shop Owners will find the most important item they will order this year -- their CBLDF Retailer Membership! Retail Members are a vital component to the ongoing work of the CBLDF, and this Thursday is the deadline to sign up your store on the Previews order form…

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