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 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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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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