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 ...

Danish Cartoonist Attacked During Free Speech Lecture for Exercising Free Speech

May 13, 2010
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Danish Cartoonist Attacked During Free Speech Lecture for Exercising Free Speech

By Alex Goldman Lars Vilks, a Swedish artist whose depictions of Muhammad have made him the target of threats and an alleged assassination plot, was attacked on Tuesday during a speaking engagement at Stockholm's Uppsala University. Police used pepper spray and batons on protesters as they escorted Vilks from the lecture hall. Vilks, who was…

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Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan and The First Amendment

May 12, 2010
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Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan and The First Amendment

By Alex Goldman On Monday, Barack Obama selected Elena Kagan, current Solicitor General of the United States, as his Supreme Court nominee to fill the seat on the court left vacant by departing justice John Paul Stevens. While the media has released a torrent of analysis about everything from her educational background to her personal…

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LepreCon36 Benefits CBLDF!

May 5, 2010
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LepreCon36 Benefits CBLDF!

LepreCon36 is an Arizona fan science fiction/fantasy convention dedicated to promoting the genre with an emphasis on art. It is scheduled for May 14-16, 2010 in Mesa, Arizona and will feature the very talented Charles Vess and the enormously popular George R.R. Martin as Guests. They will also have the notable illustrator and author, James…

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Premium – Strangers in Paradise Omnibus, Lettered Edition!

May 4, 2010
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Premium – Strangers in Paradise Omnibus, Lettered Edition!

Terry Moore and Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab have teamed up to create an extraordinary donation reward for the CBLDF - The Strangers in Paradise Omnibus Lettered Edition! Limited to just 26 copies, with fewer than 10 left in the CBLDF's stock, the SiP Omnibus Lettered Edition includes: One set of the strictly limited, and completely…

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Bone Survives School Library Challenge!

April 28, 2010
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Bone Survives School Library Challenge!

UPDATE: Jeff Smith responds to school board Twincities.com reports that the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school district has voted 10 to 1 that the graphic novel series Bone should not be banned in its schools. The graphic novel series came under fire earlier this month when parent Ramona DeLay objected to the series' placement in the school…

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CBLDF Supporter Auction Highlights!

April 28, 2010
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CBLDF Supporter Auction Highlights!

Did you know that you can support the CBLDF on eBay, with just one easy step? When listing your next auction, you can give 10% to 100% of the final auction value to the Fund by using eBay Giving Works! The CBLDF has been a recognized charity on eBay since 2007, our nonprofit ID is…

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News Media Responds to EMA v. Schwarzenegger

April 27, 2010
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News Media Responds to EMA v. Schwarzenegger

by Amy Long for The Media Coalition Over 100 newspapers, websites, and blogs reported on the Supreme Court’s decision to grant California’s petition for certiorari in EMA v. Schwarzenegger. Papers across the United States, Canada and Britain carried the news, which reached as far as New Zealand’s Top News, the Ethiopian Review and Thailand’s The…

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BPAL Debuts Neverwhere Fragrances!

April 27, 2010
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BPAL Debuts Neverwhere Fragrances!

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab continues their extraordinary series of fragrances based on the literary works of Neil Gaiman with Neverwhere, a set of fragrances based on the characters, locations, and ideas found within the popular Neil Gaiman novel! Neverwhere boasts eleven fragrances, and proceeds from each bottle benefit the First Amendment legal work of the…

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Supreme Court to Decide Whether States Can Regulate Violent Video Games

April 27, 2010
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Supreme Court to Decide Whether States Can Regulate Violent Video Games

On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to review a ruling that the First Amendment bars restrictions on video games with violent themes. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has actively opposed such restrictions, including participating in a 2008 friend-of-the-court (aka amicus) brief filed by the Media Coalition, addressing this same case. In hearing this case,…

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CBLDF Attends LA Times Festival of Books & Stumptown Comics Fest!

April 23, 2010
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CBLDF Attends LA Times Festival of Books & Stumptown Comics Fest!

This weekend, the CBLDF team will be hitting the West Coast to meet supporters in Los Angeles at the LA Times Festival of Books and Portland, Oregon at the Stumptown Comics Festival! Beanworld creator Larry Marder will join the Fund in LA, signing books and making sketches to benefit the Fund's legal work. The CBLDF…

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Overbroad Content Law in U.S. v. Stevens

April 22, 2010
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Overbroad Content Law in U.S. v. Stevens

By Alex Goldman In a ruling on Tuesday, the Supreme Court voted 8-1 to strike down a 1999 federal law that criminalizes the possession or sale of “depictions of animal cruelty,” saying that the statute is overbroad and it violates the First Amendment. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, who participated as a member of…

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Neil Gaiman Talks CBLDF in Chicago!

April 21, 2010
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Neil Gaiman Talks CBLDF in Chicago!

Neil Gaiman Talks CBLDF with Rick Marshall at MTV News at last week's C2E2 convention! Also check out Neil's press appearances in Time Out Chicago and Geek Girl On The Street!

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Bone Prompts School Library Controversy

April 20, 2010
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Bone Prompts School Library Controversy

By Alex Goldman Of all the comics out there, Jeff Smith’s self-published fantasy epic Bone, recipient of innumerable Harvey and Eisner awards is certainly not one you would think of as the subject of controversy. Yet it was last week when a Minnesota parent petitioned her school district to remove Bone comics from her son’s…

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Welcome To The New CBLDF.Org!

April 16, 2010
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a community of people who love comics and recognize the First Amendment as the cornerstone of the medium's creative vitality. The new CBLDF.org is designed to reflect and serve that community, with frequently updated news about comics, free expression, and the people who are taking strides to keep…

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The CBLDF Salutes Chicago With A World Class C2E2!

April 16, 2010
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The CBLDF Salutes Chicago With A World Class C2E2!

This weekend the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund lands in the windy city with an incredible array of events and exclusives for our supporters at the inaugural edition of C2E2! Join us for An Evening with Neil Gaiman with special items from CBLDF, BPAL & Neverwear; Signings with Tony Harris; an exclusive new print by…

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