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 ...

Webinars

CBLDF’s webinar series is intended to provide practical advice, strategies, and resources to help educators and librarians include comics-based curriculum and programming into their classrooms and libraries and to help comics retailers better serve their communities.  Below you will find desc ...

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 ...

New BPAL Scent Premieres for CBLDF At WonderCon!

March 30, 2011
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New BPAL Scent Premieres for CBLDF At WonderCon!

CBLDF is proud to premiere the new Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab fragrance Cohen v. California at WonderCon! Based upon the landmark First Amendment case that explicitly acknowledged profanity as protected speech, Cohen v. California celebrates the notion that "one man’s vulgarity is another’s lyric." This special premiere is accompanied by an all-new signed and numbered…

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CBLDF Offers Frank Quitely Exclusives for WonderCon

March 28, 2011
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CBLDF Offers Frank Quitely Exclusives for WonderCon

CBLDF is delighted to partner with comics wunderkind Frank Quitely for a series of exclusive prints and postcards, debuting at WonderCon, April 1 - 3, 2011, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California! Quitely is best known for his work on All-Star Superman, Batman and Robin, We3, and The Authority. The Scotland-residing artist rarely…

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Win One-on-One Time With Frank Quitely in San Francisco and New York!

March 28, 2011
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Win One-on-One Time With Frank Quitely in San Francisco and New York!

Frank Quitely is an illustrator who is universally acclaimed for his unique dynamic style -- a style that perfectly complemented Grant Morrison's visionary redefinition of Superman in All-Star Superman. He also lives in Scotland, so he's a bit hard to find around these parts! However, CBLDF has talked him into a visit Stateside, and now…

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CBLDF Sweeps Through the Windy City During C2E2

March 23, 2011
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CBLDF Sweeps Through the Windy City During C2E2

This week finds your intrepid CBLDF team headed home after a fantastic three days at C2E2 in Chicago, Illinois! We spent most of the weekend chatting with convention attendees at the CBLDF booth, talking up Free Speech and the Fund with an astoundingly attentive audience of supporters, new and old. If the weakened state of…

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CBLDF Advisory: Legal Hazards of Crossing International Borders With Comic Book Art

March 18, 2011
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund today published the advisory document “Legal Hazards of Crossing International Borders with Comic Book Art.” The advisory was created in response to an increasing number of reports from travelers who have been stopped, searched, and/or detained by customs agents because of comic book art they carried in print and…

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Meet The CBLDF At C2E2!

March 17, 2011
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Meet The CBLDF At C2E2!

This weekend the CBLDF team will be kicking off the convention year at the Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo, C2E2, at McCormick Place! We've brought out a fierce array of signed graphic novels, art prints, and membership rewards to thank you for donating. Saturday night we're hosting a party at Reggie's Music Joint featuring music…

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C2E2 Liberty Jam! This Saturday!

March 16, 2011
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C2E2 Liberty Jam! This Saturday!

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The Good Fighters: Terry Moore

March 15, 2011
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The Good Fighters: Terry Moore

Terry Moore doesn't mind the spotlight, but he seems much more comfortable being the one doing the watching. If you've seen him at a convention, he's sincere and gracious to the people who come up for autographs or sketches or a hug to thank him for the way his work has affected them. But in…

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Supreme Court to Hear Case on Copyright vs. the First Amendment

March 14, 2011
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Supreme Court to Hear Case on Copyright vs. the First Amendment

The Supreme Court recently agreed to hear Golan v. Holder, a case that could redefine the relationship between copyright and the First Amendment. CBLDF takes a look at the First Amendment Center analysis of the case, and inquires about how it can affect comics. Full story

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Betsy Gomez Joins CBLDF As Web Editor!

March 14, 2011
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Betsy Gomez Joins CBLDF As Web Editor!

Hello, everyone! I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Betsy Gomez, and I’m the new web editor for the CBLDF! I’ve been a volunteer for the CBDLF since 1998, working for the Fund at conventions and fundraising events around the country. If you’ve visited the CBLDF booth at a…

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Molly Crabapple gets Sketchy about CBLDF

March 11, 2011
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Molly Crabapple gets Sketchy about CBLDF

Comic Book Resources talked to celebrated illustrator Molly Crabapple, founder of the cabaret and live drawing phenomenon Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, at a recent themed Dr. Sketchy's event in New York. The theme? Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson's Transmetropolitan. The fundraiser celebrated the upcoming Transmetropolitan art book, whose release will benefit CBLDF and Hero Initiative.…

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The Good Fighters: Pam Noles

March 10, 2011
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The Good Fighters: Pam Noles

If you've been lucky enough to go to Comic-Con International in San Diego, you've seen Pam Noles. As a prominent volunteer in their Guest Relations Team, Pam is often zooming across the exhibit floor with a walkie-talkie in one hand, her guest's schedule in the other, and a bag overburdened with Things Her Guest Requires…

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Mar. 11: CBLDF Members Get Discount To ATLAS AT LAST Opening!

March 10, 2011
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Mar. 11: CBLDF Members Get Discount To ATLAS AT LAST Opening!

Our friends at Baltimore's Geppi Entertainment Museum are offering a savings coupon to CBLDF members to the opening of "Atlas at Last," an exhibit debuting on March 11, 2011! Save $10 on admission to the opening party for an exhibit commemorating the period of comics history that saw the cult favorite Atlas-Seaboard comics line on…

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Neil Gaiman and Jim Lee’s Collaboration, 100 Words, Now Available Digitally

March 2, 2011
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Neil Gaiman and Jim Lee’s Collaboration, 100 Words, Now Available Digitally

DC's The Source is reporting: New York Times bestselling novelist Neil Gaiman and DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee’s illustrated poem “100 Words” is available today for the first time digitally. This seven page poem can be purchased for .99 cents through the DC app and DCcomics.com. All of DC Comics’ proceeds benefit the Comic Book…

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First Amendment Fan Boys

March 1, 2011
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First Amendment Fan Boys

Calvin Reid of Publishers Weekly checked in with CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein about the Fund's new digs and plans for 2011. Brownstein expects a busy year: “Stuff keeps coming in, comics are being challenged in libraries, librarians and patrons are being harassed by law enforcement and the issue is growing and very often its…

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