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 ...

CBLDF Joins Challenge To Alaska Censorship Law

September 2, 2010
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CBLDF joins a coalition of organizations and local booksellers filing suit to block a broad Alaska censorship law that bans constitutionally protected speech on the Internet on topics including contraception and pregnancy, sexual health, literature, and art and also threatens retailers of books, magazines, movies and other media. Signed in May by Governor Parnell and…

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Robert Corn-Revere Named CBLDF Legal Counsel

August 18, 2010
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Robert Corn-Revere Named CBLDF Legal Counsel

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is pleased to announce the engagement of Robert Corn-Revere as the organization's new legal counsel. Bob will lead the CBLDF's legal program, serving as the first responder to First Amendment emergencies that come to the organization's attention, as well as providing guidance and assistance to the comics community on…

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NYC Area Volunteers needed

August 10, 2010
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NYC Area Volunteers needed

The CBLDF is in need of a few volunteers this week to help with our inventory organization.

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CBLDF Announces Changes To Board of Directors

August 4, 2010
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund announces changes to its Board of Directors made at the Board's meeting at Comic-Con International. Chris Powell stepped down as President, citing successfully meeting the goals he set upon taking the presidency in April of 2009 as the reason for the change. Powell will remain on the Board as…

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Introducing CBLDF’s Education & Outreach Initiative

July 20, 2010
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Betsy Rosenblatt, the CBLDF's Advisory Chair for Education & Outreach outlines some easy ways you can support the CBLDF's mission, from creative fundraising to helping us improve our education program. Read on for full details!

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A Word from CBLDF’s Advisory Chair For Education & Outreach

July 20, 2010
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Hello! I’m Betsy Rosenblatt, the new CBLDF Advisory Chair for Outreach and Education. What does that mean? It means that I’ll be volunteering for the CBLDF—and, I hope, working with some of you—to get the word about the CBLDF out to new communities: lawyers, librarians, donors, readers, and everyone else.

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CBLDF’s Massive Comic-Con

July 16, 2010
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CBLDF’s Massive Comic-Con

Comic-Con is here! CBLDF is celebrating the country's largest gathering of comics and pop culture fans with massive slate of events! Three parties, Six Live Art Events, an unforgettable auction, the best selection of signed graphic novels at the convention, and amazing exclusives await! Read on to see what the CBLDF has in store for…

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CBLDF Joins Challenge to Massachusetts Internet Censorship Law

July 13, 2010
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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund joined a coalition of organizations and local booksellers today in filing suit to block a broad Massachusetts censorship law that bans constitutionally protected speech on the Internet for topics including contraception and pregnancy, sexual health, literature, and art. Signed in April by Governor Patrick and effective yesterday, the law, Chapter…

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New CBLDF Auctions on eBay!

June 18, 2010
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has the best supporters in comics. Artists from all over the world donate to the CBLDF's efforts at conventions all over the country, which means we pass their generosity on to you! Check the auctions blog on the right column of our home page each and every week for…

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Ford & Brian K. Vaughan Donate to CBLDF at Wizard World Philly

June 18, 2010
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Ford & Brian K. Vaughan Donate to CBLDF at Wizard World Philly

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund thanks Ford and Brian K. Vaughan for a $5,000 donation to the Fund in support of the new Ford Fiesta at last week's Wizard World Philadelphia!

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CBLDF Relocates New York Headquarters!

June 1, 2010
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is pleased to announce that it is relocating its headquarters to a larger space in New York City. Effective June 1, the new CBLDF address is 255 W. 36th Street, Suite 501, New York, NY 10018. All other contact information remains the same. The CBLDF will be closed until…

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Celebrate Graphic Novels At The CBLDF BEA Welcome Party!

May 25, 2010
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Celebrate Graphic Novels At The CBLDF BEA Welcome Party!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to invite you to a Book Expo Welcome Party sponsored by DC Entertainment and Image Comics! Come mingle with some of the brightest lights in the creative, editorial, retail and media communities in this outstanding celebration of the graphic novel! First 150 attendees get a DC/Image Gift…

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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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