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 ...

Support the CBLDF At Rock Comic Con on Saturday Night!

October 8, 2010
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Support the CBLDF At Rock Comic Con on Saturday Night!

Saturday, October 9th at 10:30pm Rock Comic Con takes over Sullivan Hall located in NYC's West Village. The benefit show promises to be the ultimate 'after party' to the Comic Con weekend's pop culture festivities with proceeds going to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

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The 2010 Liberty Annual Is Here!

October 6, 2010
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The 2010 Liberty Annual Is Here!

The CBLDF's Liberty Annual 2010 has arrived! Get yours by visiting your local comics retailer today! Ask your retailer how you can get a copy of the rare Charlie Adlard Walking Dead retailer variant with the classic CBLDF logo on the t-shirt. The color Walking Dead variant will be available from CBLDF at this weekend's…

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Alex Cox Joins CBLDF As Development Manager

October 4, 2010
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is excited to announce the addition of Alex Cox to the New York office staff, in the position of Development Manager. Alex comes to the organization with fifteen years experience working as a comics retailer in New York City, including opening and managing his own store, ROCKETSHIP. As Development…

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Saluting Ron Turner

October 2, 2010
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Saluting Ron Turner

Ron Turner, the founder of Last Gasp, and patron of artists, writers, and various misfits for more than four decades turns 70 on Saturday, October 2. Baba Ron, as he's known around San Francisco's galleries, bars, and bookstores, has created a deep and indelible mark on his city, and the creative worlds of comics, art,…

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CBLDF’s NYCC Welcome Party, presented by Image Comics & The Beat!

October 1, 2010
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CBLDF’s NYCC Welcome Party, presented by Image Comics & The Beat!

Get in that New York Comic Con frame of mind with Image Comics and the Beat at the CBLDF's NYCC Welcome Party! On Thursday, October 7, come to the Village Pourhouse Restaurant Row to meet, mix, & mingle with the best and brightest in comics on the eve of the big show! Celebrating the premiere…

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CBLDF’s Liberty Annual NYCC Variant Hits!

September 30, 2010
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CBLDF’s Liberty Annual NYCC Variant Hits!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to offer a special NYCC variant cover of the Liberty Annual 2010! Boasting work by some of the best creators in the industry, all proceeds from the Liberty Annual benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! This cover, limited to just 1,500 copies, features full color art…

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ComicsAlliance: Why Video Game Censorship Matters to Comics

September 23, 2010
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Over at ComicsAlliance, David Brothers writes a compelling analysis of the issues at stake in Schwarzenegger v. EMA, and how they are critically important to comics. This case, Schwarzenegger v. EMA, has nothing to do with comic books, so what's up with Stan the Man and the CBLDF speaking out? Shouldn't they be out there…

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CBLDF & Dark Horse Cheer Free Speech Victory in Ninth Circuit!

September 21, 2010
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CBLDF & Dark Horse Cheer Free Speech Victory in Ninth Circuit!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Dark Horse Comics applaud a decision issued by United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit holding that two Oregon statutes that criminalize distributing sex education and other non-obscene materials to minors are unconstitutional in violation of the First Amendment. The State of Oregon argued that the…

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ComicsAlliance & CBLDF Launch THE MONSTERS PROJECT!

September 20, 2010
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ComicsAlliance & CBLDF Launch THE MONSTERS PROJECT!

ComicsAlliance is joining forces with the CBLDF for The Monsters Project, a month-long art exhibit and benefit auction showcasing the spooky, scary, and creepy best from comics brightest art stars! Chris Haley of "Let's Be Friends Again" got the ball rolling above with a monster-fied reinterpretation of a certain classic '80s teen drama, and we're…

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Techland Previews The Liberty Annual!

September 20, 2010
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Techland Previews The Liberty Annual!

Our friends over at Techland offer up an exclusive preview of all the great stuff coming in this year's Liberty Annual! Liberty Annual arrives on October 6 -- be sure to ask your retailer to set aside your copy!

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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Urges Supreme Court to Reject New Restrictions on Speech in Video Game Censorship Case

September 17, 2010
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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Urges Supreme Court to Reject New Restrictions on Speech in Video Game Censorship Case

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund today filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Schwarzenegger v. EMA, urging the Supreme Court to affirm the Ninth Circuit's decision that a California law banning the sale or rental of any video game containing violent content to minors, and requiring manufacturers to label such games, is unconstitutional. The Comic Book Legal…

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Yale Hosts “Superheroes in Court! Lawyers, Law and Comic Books” Exhibit

September 15, 2010
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Yale Hosts “Superheroes in Court! Lawyers, Law and Comic Books” Exhibit

The Yale Law Library is hosting "Superheroes in Court! Lawyers, Law and Comic Books," an exhibition of rare comics highlighting the cross section of comics and the law, in the real world and on the comics page. The exhibit is curated by Mark Zaid, a national security lawyer. Writing about the show for the New…

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THE CBLDF PRESENTS LIBERTY ANNUAL 2010

September 10, 2010
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Berkeley, CA - 10 September 2010 - Image Comics and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund are proud to launch the most exciting edition of their annual benefit anthology yet! THE CBLDF PRESENTS LIBERTY ANNUAL 2010 is powered by the donated time and energy of comic book luminaries to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense…

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Job Opportunities At CBLDF

September 7, 2010
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The CBLDF is currently hiring for a new Development Manager, and has a variety of volunteer opportunities available in our New York home office, and for telecommuters. Read on to learn how you can be a part of the team that protects comics' First Amendment rights!

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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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