Jeffrey Brown Creates 2019 CBLDF Member Art!

CBLDF is excited to announce that award-winning  cartoonist and longtime supporter Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader & Son, Clumsy, Lucy & Andy Neanderthal) has created this year’s CBLDF membership art! His design is featured on a slew of members-only gear, including: a membership card, rin ...

Watch Image Library LiveStreams Anytime

  Watch the Image Library Livestreams Anytime In 2018, Image Comics celebrated Banned Books Week with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and The Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table of the American Library Association by producing a week of Library Livestreams featuring creators Nick Dragotta (Ea ...

On the Front Lines of Free Expression: CBLDF Annual Report 2018

Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2018. 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 providing legal aid and expertise to protecting access to valuable books, CB ...

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 ...

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 ...

Listen to CBLDF: Censorship Then & Now

August 25, 2011
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Listen to CBLDF: Censorship Then & Now

CBLDF recently attended Baltimore Comic-Con. During the convention, Executive Director Charles Brownstein presented a riveting history of comics censorship. Internet radio website blogtalkradio was onsite to record the talk, which you can listen to here. Support CBLDF’s defense of free speech by making a donation or becoming a member today!

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Syrian Cartoonist Beaten, Hands Broken

August 25, 2011
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Early today, Syria's best-known political cartoonist, Ali Ferzat, was abducted and beaten. His abductors broke both his hands as a warning to stop drawing the satirical political cartoons for which he is best known. Ferzat recently drew a cartoon comparing Syria's president, Bashar Assad, to Libya's Moammar Gadhafi, and relatives believe the cartoon led to…

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Road Report: Baltimore Comic-Con

August 24, 2011
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Road Report: Baltimore Comic-Con

This past weekend, CBLDF staffers Charles Brownstein, Alex Cox, and Dave Grilli attended Baltimore Comic-Con at the Baltimore Convention Center. CBLDF had an array of exclusive items making their East Coast debut, including our new John Cassaday and Matt Wagner T-shirts and our two new Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab scents, La Mano del Destino and…

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More Sneak Peeks Of Liberty Annual Online

August 23, 2011
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More Sneak Peeks Of Liberty Annual Online

CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011 will be in stores on October 12, and you may have noticed a spate of exclusive previews online recently. Bleeding Cool ran an exclusive of the JH Williams III pages from the issue and Rich Johnston spoke with CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein, who described why the CBLDF continues to be…

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Support CBLDF During Baltimore Comic-Con 2011

August 19, 2011
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Support CBLDF During Baltimore Comic-Con 2011

The CBLDF is excited to be attending Baltimore Comic Con! From August 20 - 21, you can find us at booth 1404 with a full array of great donation premiums and opportunities to support Free Speech! Come by and say hello, learn about our current case work, and check out some of our new exclusives!…

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Fight Censorship with Conan!

August 19, 2011
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Fight Censorship with Conan!

The new Conan movie hits theaters today, and you can show your support for both your favorite barbarian and CBLDF! CBLDF is delighted to offer an array of Conan items to coincide with the release of the new movie. Up for grabs in the CBLDF online donation center are two gorgeous prints: one by Transmetropolitan…

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Join Frank Miller in Supporting CBLDF

August 18, 2011
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Join Frank Miller in Supporting CBLDF

Legendary Cartoonist Frank Miller has been a staunch supporter of the CBLDF since the organization’s very beginning in 1986. As outspoken in his defense of free speech as he is talented at the drawing board, Miller has earned the Defender of Liberty Award in recognition of all his work on the CBLDF’s behalf, and he…

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Editor Bob Schreck Talks CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL with MTV Geek

August 17, 2011
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Editor Bob Schreck Talks CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL with MTV Geek

Bob Schreck, Editor in Chief for the comics division of Legendary Enterntainment, took a moment to talk to Alex Zalben at MTV Geek about his experience editing CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011, which hits shelves on October 12. MTV Geek also has an exclusive sneak peak at the Grendel pages from the issue. Schreck sums up…

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Celebrate Banned Books Week with the Virtual Read-Out

August 17, 2011
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Celebrate Banned Books Week with the Virtual Read-Out

Banned Books Week takes place September 24 through October 1. In celebration of Banned Books Week, book lovers around the country are encouraged to make a YouTube video of themselves reading a banned book. From the School Library Journal: Librarians, bookstores, and others celebrating the freedom to read from September 21 to October 1 are…

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Erica Friedman Speaks Out on Canada Customs Case

August 16, 2011
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Erica Friedman Speaks Out on Canada Customs Case

Writing exclusively for the CBLDF, Yuricon founder Erica Friedman discusses the CBLDF's important efforts against Canada Customs. There is a gap here, in between actions and words, in between discussion of freedom of expression and actual freedom of expression. It is not a small gap – it is a tiger pit. It is a gap…

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Bruce McFarling Talks Canada Customs Case

August 16, 2011
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Writing on his Daily Kos community blog, Bruce McFarling makes a passionate case about the CBLDF's fight against Canada Customs. Some things I can write, some things I cannot. My outrage at the obscenity of these Customs Officials using child pornography laws as an excuse to try to throw a comic book reader into jail…

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Neil Gaiman Gives You The Shirt Off His Back!

August 12, 2011
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Neil Gaiman Gives You The Shirt Off His Back!

Outspoken CBLDF board member and First Amendment champion Neil Gaiman believes in the First Amendment so strongly that he's giving you the shirt off his back when you make a contribution of $50 or more to the CBLDF! The CBLDF is proud to offer a limited selection of signed t-shirts from Neil Gaiman's personal wardrobe,…

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FIGHT FOR YOUR FREEDOM!

August 8, 2011
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FIGHT FOR YOUR FREEDOM!

Support CBLDF With The Industry's Greatest Creators in CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2011 from Image Comics! United We Stand Against Censorship! That's the message from Image Comics, over two dozen of the industry's greatest creators, and our friends at DC Comics and Marvel Comics, who have all banded together to deliver the greatest CBLDF benefit comic…

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T-Shirts Debuted at Comic-Con Now Available Online

August 5, 2011
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T-Shirts Debuted at Comic-Con Now Available Online

CBLDF debuted a number of new shirts during Comic-Con, including all new shirts from Matt Wagner and John Cassady and new colors and women's sizes for CBLDF's popular "I Read Banned Comics" shirt! If you missed us at Comic-Con, you can now get these shirts online! The new shirts come courtesy of Graphitti Designs. Matt…

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New Luchadore-Inspired BPAL Scents Now Available Online!

August 4, 2011
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New Luchadore-Inspired BPAL Scents Now Available Online!

CBLDF, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, and J. Gonzo scored a K.O. with their epic tag team debut of LA MANO DEL DESTINO and EL NUEVO PURITANO during Comic-Con International. If you missed us at Comic-Con, you can still jump in the ring: These CBLDF-exclusive scents are now available online! About the fragrances: LA MANO DEL…

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