Exclusive Umbrella Academy and LumberJanes for CBLDF Retail Members!

For over twenty-five years, the COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND has tirelessly advocated for the comics industry and art form, providing legal assistance and advice, educational programming, and resources for libraries and schools. Since the earliest days of the CBLDF, comic shop retailers have been t ...

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 ...

CBLDF Releases Year-End Appeal Comic!

December 16, 2011
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CBLDF Releases Year-End Appeal Comic!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release donate today!

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Only One Day Left in CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving Art Auction!

December 14, 2011
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Only One Day Left in CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving Art Auction!

Imagine giving your favorite comic fan original artwork by Walter Simonson, Tim Sale, Amanda Conner, Ben Templesmith, Matt Wagner, or Jill Thompson. It can happen if you act fast to bid in CBLDF's The Spirit of Giving: CBLDF Holiday Art Auction! Items range from small sketches to finished pieces, but you better get on it…

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CBLDF General Counsel Robert Corn-Revere on Social Science and Censorship

December 13, 2011
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CBLDF General Counsel Robert Corn-Revere on Social Science and Censorship

Earlier this year, free speech advocates, including CBLDF, won a victory with Brown v. EMA (formerly Schwarzennegger v. EMA), a Supreme Court decision that struck down a California law that violated the First Amendment and would have included violence among unprotected expression, alongside obscenity. Had the California law stood, it would have impinged upon the…

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CBLDF & ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom Speak Out In Defense of Comic Facing Removal From School Library

December 12, 2011
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CBLDF & ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom Speak Out In Defense of Comic Facing Removal From School Library

Later today, a hearing in Dixfield, ME will address a parent's call for removal of the anthology Stuck in the Middle: Seventeen Comics from an Unpleasant Age from the Buckfield Junior-Senior High School Library. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom sent a letter of support for…

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The Spirit of Giving: CBLDF’s EXPANDED Holiday Gift Guide

December 8, 2011
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The Spirit of Giving: CBLDF’s EXPANDED Holiday Gift Guide

You can still support CBLDF, and get into The Spirit of Giving this holiday season! The Fund is still offering dozens of signed graphic novels, prints and art from the medium's greatest creators. Join us as we highlight just a few items available today in CBLDF's Holiday Gift Guide! When you support CBLDF’s The Spirit…

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Charges Against Cartoonist Susie Cagle Dropped

December 8, 2011
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Charges Against Cartoonist Susie Cagle Dropped

In early November, cartoonist and journalist Susie Cagle was arrested while covering the Occupy Oakland protests. Thanks to assistance from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Oakland Police Department has dropped all charges against Cagle. SPJ wrote a letter to Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and interim Police Chief Howard Jordan condemning Cagle's arrest. Keep reading...

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Diamond Helps CBLDF Raise Nearly $30,000 with Retailer Membership Drive

December 8, 2011
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Diamond Helps CBLDF Raise Nearly $30,000 with Retailer Membership Drive

CBLDF counts an impressive number of people, from members to creators, among our supporters. We also have several invaluable corporate partners to help us fight for the First Amendment in the comics community. One of our partners, Diamond Comic Distributors, recently went the distance with a membership drive focused on one of the groups we…

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Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest Helps CBLDF Raise $1350!

December 7, 2011
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Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest Helps CBLDF Raise $1350!

Last weekend, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein and newly minted Deputy Director Alex Cox took the train to Brooklyn for The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival. The CBLDF was just one of the exhibitors celebrating art comics, and fans and supporters of Free Speech helped us raise $1350 during the free, one-day show! Keep reading…

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The Spirit of Giving: Original Art for the Holidays!

December 6, 2011
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The Spirit of Giving: Original Art for the Holidays!

The CBLDF has reached deep into our vault of incredible original art to bring the best gifts for the comic fan and original art collector in your life in The Spirit of Giving: CBLDF Holiday Auction! A tremendous array of work is available now ranging from pieces by legendary superstars including Neal Adams, Walt Simonson,…

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LAST CHANCE For Personalized GNs In The Spirit of Giving!

December 5, 2011
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LAST CHANCE For Personalized GNs In The Spirit of Giving!

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO RESERVE YOUR PERSONALIZED GRAPHIC NOVELS IN THE CBLDF SPIRIT OF GIVING DRIVE! Don't miss out! Fight censorship by getting your holiday gifts from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! 25 of today's most popular graphic novelists will personalize their books to the fans on your list in exchange for…

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CBLDF Joins Celebration of Comics at The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival

December 1, 2011
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CBLDF Joins Celebration of Comics at The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival

On Saturday, CBLDF heads across the bridge for The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, a one-day show celebrating comics and graphic design. This free festival takes place December 3, from noon to 9:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church (275 North 8th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn), and features an electrifying assortment of creators, publishers,…

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Alex Cox Named CBLDF Deputy Director

November 30, 2011
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Alex Cox Named CBLDF Deputy Director

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is pleased to announce that Alex Cox has been named to the position of Deputy Director. In this new capacity, his responsibilities will expand to include full oversight of the CBLDF home office and fundraising program. Cox joined the CBLDF in the fall of 2010 as Development Manager. Since…

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CBLDF Looking for Writers to Contribute to Website

November 29, 2011
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CBLDF Looking for Writers to Contribute to Website

In our ongoing mission to protect the creators, retailers, publishers, and collectors of comic books and to promote the awareness of First Amendment issues, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is looking for additional contributors to its website. Whether you’re a journalist or a supporter of CBLDF who has excellent writing skills, we need your…

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Fight Censorship, Not Holiday Crowds – Support the CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving!

November 26, 2011
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Fight Censorship, Not Holiday Crowds – Support the CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving!

Forget fighting the mall crowds this weekend - get the best holiday gifts for the fans on your list from the CBLDF during our The Spirit of Giving holiday gift drive! Order today and get some of the best gift graphic novels personalized by their creators to the fan in your life! Icons including Neil…

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Happy Thanksgiving From CBLDF

November 24, 2011
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The CBLDF wouldn't be possible without the contributions of money, time, energy, and talent from a wide range of people who care about comics, and we're thankful to all of you. CBLDF's Executive Director Charles Brownstein wrote this personal message of thanks for all of your support. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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