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 ...

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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CBLDF Goes APE!

October 15, 2010
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CBLDF Goes APE!

This weekend, the Alternative Press Expo takes over the Concourse Exhibitions Center in San Francisco! APE is the West Coast's premiere exhibition of literary and art comics, and this year will boast special guests including Lynda Barry, Daniel Clowes, Vanessa Davis, Keith Knight and more. The CBLDF will be there, represented by organization President and…

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NYCC Wraps Strong for CBLDF

October 13, 2010
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NYCC Wraps Strong for CBLDF

We are in the throes of post-convention decompression, here at the CBLDF offices. Every convention is exciting, but the hometown show seems particularly eventful. We spent all three days on the floor at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center (mere blocks from our offices), surrounded by displays and friends from IDW, Top Shelf, First Second, and…

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CBLDF Welcome Party Overflows at the Pourhouse

October 13, 2010
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CBLDF Welcome Party Overflows at the Pourhouse

Many thanks to all the supporters who attended the CBLDF's NYCC Welcome Party last Thursday! There was an unprecedented turnout, and it seemed that everyone had a great time. Extra thanks go to our co-sponsors, Image Comics and The Beat, who were on hand to celebrate with us.

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Neil Gaiman’s Board Meeting Doodles

October 12, 2010
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Neil Gaiman’s Board Meeting Doodles

Yesterday the Board and office staff of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund held their annual strategic planning meeting. Long-time board member Neil Gaiman was there, and he gave us these fun doodles, which are now on auction on eBay! All images follow the jump!

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Josh Neufeld Named As Ambassador of Free Expression by U.S. State Department

October 11, 2010
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Josh Neufeld Named As Ambassador of Free Expression by U.S. State Department

The Washington Post reports that Josh Neufeld, author of A.D.: New Orleans After The Deluge is being sent on a three week tour of North Africa and the Middle East as an ambassador of Free Expression by the U.S. State Department. Neufeld is known for chronicling his experience as a volunteer for the Red Cross…

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CBLDF At NYCC!

October 8, 2010
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CBLDF At NYCC!

New York Comic Con opens to the public today at 2 PM, and the CBLDF will be there with a dynamic array of extraordinary premiums. Come visit us at Booth 2209 to get your copy of the Liberty Annual 2010 and an enormous array of books, prints, and art supporting our First Amendment legal work.…

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Support the CBLDF At Rock Comic Con on Saturday Night!

October 8, 2010
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Support the CBLDF At Rock Comic Con on Saturday Night!

Saturday, October 9th at 10:30pm Rock Comic Con takes over Sullivan Hall located in NYC's West Village. The benefit show promises to be the ultimate 'after party' to the Comic Con weekend's pop culture festivities with proceeds going to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

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The 2010 Liberty Annual Is Here!

October 6, 2010
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The 2010 Liberty Annual Is Here!

The CBLDF's Liberty Annual 2010 has arrived! Get yours by visiting your local comics retailer today! Ask your retailer how you can get a copy of the rare Charlie Adlard Walking Dead retailer variant with the classic CBLDF logo on the t-shirt. The color Walking Dead variant will be available from CBLDF at this weekend's…

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Alex Cox Joins CBLDF As Development Manager

October 4, 2010
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is excited to announce the addition of Alex Cox to the New York office staff, in the position of Development Manager. Alex comes to the organization with fifteen years experience working as a comics retailer in New York City, including opening and managing his own store, ROCKETSHIP. As Development…

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Saluting Ron Turner

October 2, 2010
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Saluting Ron Turner

Ron Turner, the founder of Last Gasp, and patron of artists, writers, and various misfits for more than four decades turns 70 on Saturday, October 2. Baba Ron, as he's known around San Francisco's galleries, bars, and bookstores, has created a deep and indelible mark on his city, and the creative worlds of comics, art,…

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CBLDF’s NYCC Welcome Party, presented by Image Comics & The Beat!

October 1, 2010
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CBLDF’s NYCC Welcome Party, presented by Image Comics & The Beat!

Get in that New York Comic Con frame of mind with Image Comics and the Beat at the CBLDF's NYCC Welcome Party! On Thursday, October 7, come to the Village Pourhouse Restaurant Row to meet, mix, & mingle with the best and brightest in comics on the eve of the big show! Celebrating the premiere…

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CBLDF’s Liberty Annual NYCC Variant Hits!

September 30, 2010
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CBLDF’s Liberty Annual NYCC Variant Hits!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to offer a special NYCC variant cover of the Liberty Annual 2010! Boasting work by some of the best creators in the industry, all proceeds from the Liberty Annual benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! This cover, limited to just 1,500 copies, features full color art…

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ComicsAlliance: Why Video Game Censorship Matters to Comics

September 23, 2010
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Over at ComicsAlliance, David Brothers writes a compelling analysis of the issues at stake in Schwarzenegger v. EMA, and how they are critically important to comics. This case, Schwarzenegger v. EMA, has nothing to do with comic books, so what's up with Stan the Man and the CBLDF speaking out? Shouldn't they be out there…

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CBLDF & Dark Horse Cheer Free Speech Victory in Ninth Circuit!

September 21, 2010
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CBLDF & Dark Horse Cheer Free Speech Victory in Ninth Circuit!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Dark Horse Comics applaud a decision issued by United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit holding that two Oregon statutes that criminalize distributing sex education and other non-obscene materials to minors are unconstitutional in violation of the First Amendment. The State of Oregon argued that the…

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