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 ...

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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Link: Analysis of Steve Kutzner Protect Act Case

November 18, 2010
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The Hooded Utilitarian's Sean Michael Robinson delivers a well constructed analysis of the case of Steve Kutzner, an Idaho man who plead guilty to possession of "obscene visual representations of child sexual abuse" last month. The most widely reported element of Kutzner's conviction is that he plead guilty to possessing pornographic art depicting characters from…

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CBLDF Rewards Zone Weekend Incentives!

November 12, 2010
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CBLDF Rewards Zone Weekend Incentives!

If you've been eying something at the CBLDF's new and improved Reward Zone, this weekend is the time to move on it!

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Happy Birthday Neil Gaiman!

November 10, 2010
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Happy Birthday Neil Gaiman!

Neil Gaiman is celebrated for his creative works which invoke human values, belief systems, and decisions in a way that has resonated with many generations. His energies on the page are enough to merit him all the recognition he has received, but his efforts go beyond storytelling. Outside of his creative contributions, Neil has stridently…

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Monsters Project Wraps Up, Benefits CBLDF

November 9, 2010
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Monsters Project Wraps Up, Benefits CBLDF

With the Halloween season over, our friends at COMICS ALLIANCE have rounded up and posted all the various submissions to the MONSTERS PROJECT, which are currently being auctioned at our eBay store.

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CBLDF Launches Improved Rewards Zone!

November 8, 2010
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CBLDF Launches Improved Rewards Zone!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to unveil a new and improved CBLDF Rewards Zone, filled with books and art signed by CBLDF supporting creators to thank our contributors for their donations! Items from the CBLDF Rewards Zone make great gifts for the comics fan in your life, and ensure that the First…

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CBLDF Hits KING CON In Brooklyn!

November 6, 2010
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CBLDF Hits KING CON In Brooklyn!

The CBLDF will be exhibiting this weekend at the Second Annual KING CON, in Brooklyn, the Borough of Kings. KING CON takes place at the historic Brooklyn Lyceum, and wlll feature many local guests, such as Chris Claremont, Jonathan Ames, and Becky Cloonan. Please stop by the CBLDF table if you are attending KING CON;…

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A Divided Supreme Court Ponders the Fate of California Law Restricting Violent Video Games

November 4, 2010
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Robert Corn-Revere, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's general counsel, provides a detailed summary and analysis of the oral arguments in Schwarzenegger v. EMA, which was argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week. One of the country's leading First Amendment experts, Corn-Revere successfully litigated U.S. v. Stevens and recently wrote the…

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A Skeptical Supreme Court Hears Schwarzenegger v. EMA

November 3, 2010
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A Skeptical Supreme Court Hears Schwarzenegger v. EMA

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Schwarzenegger v. EMA, a case addressing whether states can ban the sale of violent video games to minors without also violating the First Amendment. A full transcript of oral arguments has been made available here. Coverage emerging since arguments concluded yesterday indicate that the Court appears skeptical…

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Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments In Schwarzenegger v. EMA

November 2, 2010
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This morning the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Schwarzenegger v. EMA, a case addressing whether states can ban the sale of violent video games to minors without also violating the First Amendment. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund wrote a brief in support of the video game industry, urging the court to to affirm…

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Preliminary Injunction Granted Against Massachusetts Online Censorship Law

October 28, 2010
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Preliminary Injunction Granted Against Massachusetts Online Censorship Law

U.S. District Judge Rya W. Zobel granted a preliminary injunction against the online censorship law that went into effect in Massachusetts earlier this year. Massachusetts booksellers, trade associations including the CBLDF, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts filed suit in July to block the law because it imposes severe restrictions on constitutionally protected…

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MTV Geek Launch Party benefits CBLDF

October 25, 2010
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MTV Geek Launch Party benefits CBLDF

Launching over the weekend of New York Comic Con, MTV Geek went live with a bang. A terrific new site covering comics and other pop culture, MTV Geek hosted a live art event to celebrate their premiere weekend.

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“Monsters Project” begins at Comics Alliance!

October 21, 2010
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“Monsters Project” begins at Comics Alliance!

With Halloween around the corner, our friends at Comics Alliance have launched the Monsters Project, an excellent, daily exhibition of Monsters drawn by cartoonists from every corner of the comics industry.

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Steve “The Dude” Rude Visits the CBLDF!

October 18, 2010
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Steve “The Dude” Rude Visits the CBLDF!

Today was a particularly exciting afternoon in the midtown offices of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Fan Favorite artist Steve "The Dude" Rude dropped by to produce a one-of-a-kind painting, on the premises, for the Fund. As longtime admirers of the Dude's work, it was a rare treat to watch him at work.

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