Let’s Create Comic Books! New Free Templates for Inspiring Activities

New Free Comic Book Template for Parents, Educators, Kids & More Whether you’re a parent looking for something fun to entertain your kids over and over, or you’re an educator looking for remote resources to utilize, CBLDF has you covered with a new series of free tools designed to ge ...

Book Clubs

For years CBLDF’s Comic & Manga Book Club Handbooks have provided proven strategies for getting started, selecting books, engaging your community, and much more. Now this resource has been revamped with all-new sections addressing remote book clubs in light of the current coronavirus guide ...

Coronavirus Resources

The Coronavirus crisis impacts all of us. At CBLDF, we’re here to serve the community, so this week we’re sharing resources that can help you cope with the challenges we’re all facing. We have created new tools, including a comprehensive state-by-state clearinghouse resource for f ...

She Changed Comics: Name Your Price eBook & Free Lessons For Remote Learning

Celebrate Women’s History Month with She Changed Comics, the untold story of the women who changed free expression in comics.  To help provide for our community, CBLDF is making the digital edition of She Changed Comics pay what you want ...

Get Free Resources for Remote Learning with CBLDF

CBLDF is committed to helping parents, educators, and students turn challenges into triumphs in remote learning situations. Check out all the free resources we have for you to help keep your kids interested and learning, including lesson plans and discussion guides for more than 50 graphic novels! ...

Retailer Spotlight on COVID-19

Comic book retailers are the foundation of the comic book industry as we know it. They serve as beacons of light in increasingly troubled times, hubs in their communities where people can find the stories that they need. CBLDF is working to do...

Support CBLDF With (Almost) Everything You Buy Online!

There’s an easy way to fight for free expression with everything you buy online: 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,...

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

  Remote Retailing: Connecting with Your Customer Online The COVID-19 Crisis is causing massive disruptions to the way retail stores conduct business. With the need for social distancing and an influx of mandatory business shut-downs, retailers are now required to find innovative ways to...

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 ...

BPAL Debuts Neverwhere Fragrances!

April 27, 2010
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BPAL Debuts Neverwhere Fragrances!

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab continues their extraordinary series of fragrances based on the literary works of Neil Gaiman with Neverwhere, a set of fragrances based on the characters, locations, and ideas found within the popular Neil Gaiman novel! Neverwhere boasts eleven fragrances, and proceeds from each bottle benefit the First Amendment legal work of the…

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Supreme Court to Decide Whether States Can Regulate Violent Video Games

April 27, 2010
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Supreme Court to Decide Whether States Can Regulate Violent Video Games

On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to review a ruling that the First Amendment bars restrictions on video games with violent themes. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has actively opposed such restrictions, including participating in a 2008 friend-of-the-court (aka amicus) brief filed by the Media Coalition, addressing this same case. In hearing this case,…

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CBLDF Attends LA Times Festival of Books & Stumptown Comics Fest!

April 23, 2010
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CBLDF Attends LA Times Festival of Books & Stumptown Comics Fest!

This weekend, the CBLDF team will be hitting the West Coast to meet supporters in Los Angeles at the LA Times Festival of Books and Portland, Oregon at the Stumptown Comics Festival! Beanworld creator Larry Marder will join the Fund in LA, signing books and making sketches to benefit the Fund's legal work. The CBLDF…

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Overbroad Content Law in U.S. v. Stevens

April 22, 2010
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Overbroad Content Law in U.S. v. Stevens

By Alex Goldman In a ruling on Tuesday, the Supreme Court voted 8-1 to strike down a 1999 federal law that criminalizes the possession or sale of “depictions of animal cruelty,” saying that the statute is overbroad and it violates the First Amendment. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, who participated as a member of…

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Neil Gaiman Talks CBLDF in Chicago!

April 21, 2010
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Neil Gaiman Talks CBLDF in Chicago!

Neil Gaiman Talks CBLDF with Rick Marshall at MTV News at last week's C2E2 convention! Also check out Neil's press appearances in Time Out Chicago and Geek Girl On The Street!

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Bone Prompts School Library Controversy

April 20, 2010
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Bone Prompts School Library Controversy

By Alex Goldman Of all the comics out there, Jeff Smith’s self-published fantasy epic Bone, recipient of innumerable Harvey and Eisner awards is certainly not one you would think of as the subject of controversy. Yet it was last week when a Minnesota parent petitioned her school district to remove Bone comics from her son’s…

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Welcome To The New CBLDF.Org!

April 16, 2010
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a community of people who love comics and recognize the First Amendment as the cornerstone of the medium's creative vitality. The new CBLDF.org is designed to reflect and serve that community, with frequently updated news about comics, free expression, and the people who are taking strides to keep…

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The CBLDF Salutes Chicago With A World Class C2E2!

April 16, 2010
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The CBLDF Salutes Chicago With A World Class C2E2!

This weekend the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund lands in the windy city with an incredible array of events and exclusives for our supporters at the inaugural edition of C2E2! Join us for An Evening with Neil Gaiman with special items from CBLDF, BPAL & Neverwear; Signings with Tony Harris; an exclusive new print by…

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Premium – Who Killed Amanda Palmer Signed by Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer

April 16, 2010
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Premium – Who Killed Amanda Palmer Signed by Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer

Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer, the first couple of modern misfit lit, present a unique collection of photography and stories. This beautiful, hardcover, full color book boasts photography by Kyle Cassidy, Beth Hommel, and others, and is signed by Gaiman and Palmer to benefit the CBLDF!

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Will Japan Impose Bans on Explicit Manga?

April 15, 2010
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In what could mark a cataclysmic change in the content of Manga both in Japan and in the United States, Tokyo’s Metropolitan Government is considering a change to Tokyo law that makes any visual representations of minors in sexual situations illegal.

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Remembering Burton Joseph

April 15, 2010
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Burton Joseph, pioneering First Amendment advocate and long serving legal counsel for Comic Book Legal Defense Fund died at his home in San Francisco on March 31 at the age of 79. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is honored to salute Mr. Joseph with remembrances from his friends and colleagues.

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Premium – 100 Bullets Vol. 8 The Hard Way Softcover Signed by Brian Azzarello

March 5, 2010
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Premium – 100 Bullets Vol. 8 The Hard Way Softcover Signed by Brian Azzarello

Outspoken CBLDF supporter Brian Azzarello signs this explosive 100 BULLETS collection! Reprinting 100 BULLETS #50-58, unraveling the tangled mystery of the Trust as Wylie Times becomes the latest Minuteman to be reactivated by the Trust's one-time enforcer Agent Graves. But which side will he choose? Plus, an introduction by crime novelist Jason Starr (Twisted City,…

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Neil Gaiman: Why Defend Freedom of Icky Speech?

December 1, 2008
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“The CBLDF will defend your First Amendment right as an adult to make lines on paper, to draw, to write, to sell, to publish, and now, to own comics. And that’s what makes the kind of work you don’t like, or don’t read, or work that you do not feel has artistic worth or redeeming...

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Video: Jeff Smith for the CBLDF

June 19, 2008
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Video: Neil Gaiman on the CBLDF

June 19, 2008
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