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 ...

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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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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