CBLDF’s 2019 Annual Report Shows How Critical Your Help Is!

Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2019 and through it all, thanks to the support of donors like you, CBLDF stood proudly at the front lines and fought to protect the voices of our community this year. From providing legal aid and expertise to protecting access to important books a ...

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Using Comics to Teach Tough Topics Many educators and librarians feel raising social awareness is an important educational objective, but helping young audiences come to terms with the difficult topics and complex concepts associated with social awareness can be challenging. Comics and graphic novel ...

Support CBLDF With Everything You Buy This Holiday Season!

    There’s an easy way to fight for free expression with (almost) everything you buy online this holiday season: designate CBLDF for your Amazon Smile donations! When you shop at smile.amazon.com, a nonprofit of your choosing will get a portion of the proceeds, so you can buy the ...

2019 Comics in Education Survey

Portland, Oregon 10/2/2019 — Results of a survey released today by Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the industry’s leading voice for free speech advocacy and education, offers concrete evidence of what has been long been believed true but unverified: teachers and students are embracing comics as v ...

Selling Comics Available Today!

  The much-anticipated Selling Comics is finally here! Brought to you from CBLDF and Dark Horse, this is the guide for those interested in, starting out, or looking for community in the comics retailer community. Grab yours today from CBLDF (and then go register for new retailer webinars)! Edit ...

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 ...

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 ...

Last Chance To Support CBLDF In 2011!

December 30, 2011
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Last Chance To Support CBLDF In 2011!

Don't miss out! There's still time to support the CBLDF in 2011 by making a tax-deductible contribution by midnight on December 31! If you haven't yet joined or renewed your membership, now is the best time, because all new, renewing and gift memberships made by December 31 will be matched with a $5 contribution from…

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Comics Reporter Talks To CBLDF’s Larry Marder & Charles Brownstein!

December 30, 2011
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The Comics Reporter's Tom Spurgeon spoke to CBLDF President Larry Marder & Executive Director Charles Brownstein in an extensive interview on the organization's current work. Check it out here!

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Today In Comics Showcases First Wave of Comics Code Censorship Articles

December 30, 2011
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Today In Comics Showcases First Wave of Comics Code Censorship Articles

57 years ago today the first news of how the recently formed Comics Code Authority censored comics hit the wires, and Tim Stroup's excellent "Today In Comics" blog has the clippings. Stroup gathers stories from five news services that covered Comics Code administrator Charles Murphy's press conference touting the organization's work to diminish the impact…

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There’s Still Time To Fight Censorship in 2011! Please Make A Tax-Deductible Donation Today!

December 26, 2011
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There’s Still Time To Fight Censorship in 2011! Please Make A Tax-Deductible Donation Today!

There's still time to make a difference in the fight against censorship by making a contribution to the CBLDF today! All donations made up until midnight on December 31 are tax-deductible in 2011, and support the Fund's urgent work. Additionally, all new, renewing and gift memberships made by December 31 will be matched with a…

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CBLDF’s The Spirit of Giving Donation and Gift Drive Ends Today!

December 16, 2011
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CBLDF’s The Spirit of Giving Donation and Gift Drive Ends Today!

Thanks to the generous help of The Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation, CBLDF has had a wonderful holiday season with The Spirit of Giving drive! Throughout the drive, The Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation has made a contribution of $1 for every donation and gift order placed on CBLDF’s website. Today marks the…

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CBLDF Releases Year-End Appeal Comic!

December 16, 2011
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CBLDF Releases Year-End Appeal Comic!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release donate today!

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Only One Day Left in CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving Art Auction!

December 14, 2011
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Only One Day Left in CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving Art Auction!

Imagine giving your favorite comic fan original artwork by Walter Simonson, Tim Sale, Amanda Conner, Ben Templesmith, Matt Wagner, or Jill Thompson. It can happen if you act fast to bid in CBLDF's The Spirit of Giving: CBLDF Holiday Art Auction! Items range from small sketches to finished pieces, but you better get on it…

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CBLDF General Counsel Robert Corn-Revere on Social Science and Censorship

December 13, 2011
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CBLDF General Counsel Robert Corn-Revere on Social Science and Censorship

Earlier this year, free speech advocates, including CBLDF, won a victory with Brown v. EMA (formerly Schwarzennegger v. EMA), a Supreme Court decision that struck down a California law that violated the First Amendment and would have included violence among unprotected expression, alongside obscenity. Had the California law stood, it would have impinged upon the…

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CBLDF & ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom Speak Out In Defense of Comic Facing Removal From School Library

December 12, 2011
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CBLDF & ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom Speak Out In Defense of Comic Facing Removal From School Library

Later today, a hearing in Dixfield, ME will address a parent's call for removal of the anthology Stuck in the Middle: Seventeen Comics from an Unpleasant Age from the Buckfield Junior-Senior High School Library. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom sent a letter of support for…

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The Spirit of Giving: CBLDF’s EXPANDED Holiday Gift Guide

December 8, 2011
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The Spirit of Giving: CBLDF’s EXPANDED Holiday Gift Guide

You can still support CBLDF, and get into The Spirit of Giving this holiday season! The Fund is still offering dozens of signed graphic novels, prints and art from the medium's greatest creators. Join us as we highlight just a few items available today in CBLDF's Holiday Gift Guide! When you support CBLDF’s The Spirit…

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Charges Against Cartoonist Susie Cagle Dropped

December 8, 2011
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Charges Against Cartoonist Susie Cagle Dropped

In early November, cartoonist and journalist Susie Cagle was arrested while covering the Occupy Oakland protests. Thanks to assistance from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Oakland Police Department has dropped all charges against Cagle. SPJ wrote a letter to Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and interim Police Chief Howard Jordan condemning Cagle's arrest. Keep reading...

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Diamond Helps CBLDF Raise Nearly $30,000 with Retailer Membership Drive

December 8, 2011
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Diamond Helps CBLDF Raise Nearly $30,000 with Retailer Membership Drive

CBLDF counts an impressive number of people, from members to creators, among our supporters. We also have several invaluable corporate partners to help us fight for the First Amendment in the comics community. One of our partners, Diamond Comic Distributors, recently went the distance with a membership drive focused on one of the groups we…

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Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest Helps CBLDF Raise $1350!

December 7, 2011
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Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest Helps CBLDF Raise $1350!

Last weekend, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein and newly minted Deputy Director Alex Cox took the train to Brooklyn for The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival. The CBLDF was just one of the exhibitors celebrating art comics, and fans and supporters of Free Speech helped us raise $1350 during the free, one-day show! Keep reading…

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The Spirit of Giving: Original Art for the Holidays!

December 6, 2011
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The Spirit of Giving: Original Art for the Holidays!

The CBLDF has reached deep into our vault of incredible original art to bring the best gifts for the comic fan and original art collector in your life in The Spirit of Giving: CBLDF Holiday Auction! A tremendous array of work is available now ranging from pieces by legendary superstars including Neal Adams, Walt Simonson,…

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LAST CHANCE For Personalized GNs In The Spirit of Giving!

December 5, 2011
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LAST CHANCE For Personalized GNs In The Spirit of Giving!

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO RESERVE YOUR PERSONALIZED GRAPHIC NOVELS IN THE CBLDF SPIRIT OF GIVING DRIVE! Don't miss out! Fight censorship by getting your holiday gifts from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! 25 of today's most popular graphic novelists will personalize their books to the fans on your list in exchange for…

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