Mike Allred Creates 2018 CBLDF Member Art!

Mike Allred wants you to join CBLDF! The legendary creator of Madman and iZombie created this year’s CBLDF membership art, which is featured on members-only gear including a membership card, t-shirt, print, hoodie, and more! Show the world that you’re standing up for the right to read ...

Protecting Our Rights: 2017 CBLDF Annual Report

Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2017. 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 deploying our lawyers to help comics creators to counseling educators and li ...

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 ...

Dynamic Forces Humble Bundle Benefits CBLDF

March 21, 2018
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Dynamic Forces Humble Bundle Benefits CBLDF

To celebrate Dynamic Forces 25th Anniversary serving the comics community, they’ve teamed up with Humble Bundle to create a treasure trove of comics for as little as $1! Get titles like George R.R. Martin’s A Clash Of Kings #1, Art of Atari, and Ten...

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Last Days to Help CBLDF & Your Local Library!

March 20, 2018
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Last Days to Help CBLDF & Your Local Library!

Libraries are amazing! Comic books are amazing! But for, well essentially, forever they haven’t been able to work out their differences. When you want to check out Promethea – do you look under the author, Alan Moore? The illustrators, J.H. Williams III & Mick...

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Be Heard’s Resonate Message Goes Viral!

March 19, 2018
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Be Heard’s Resonate Message Goes Viral!

Last week, reporters and social media advocates showed up en masse to help #StudentsBeHeard by spreading the word about CBLDF’s powerful new students’ rights resource created with National Coalition Against Censorship by cartoonist Kai Texel.  From thousands of supportive posts, tweets,...

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Censorship Soars Amid China’s Repeal of Presidential Term Limits

March 16, 2018
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Censorship Soars Amid China’s Repeal of Presidential Term Limits

Following the announcement that China’s National People Congress, near unanimously approved a constitutional amendment that will allow President Xi Jinping to stay in office for more than the previously allowed two terms, popular social media channels in China began to unceremoniously delete anything that...

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New Banksy Appeals for Artist’s Freedom

March 16, 2018
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New Banksy Appeals for Artist’s Freedom

Well known street artist Banksy, in collaboration with John Tsombikos, put up a mural in the Bowery to bring attention to the unjust imprisonment of Zehra Doğan, a Turkish artist and journalist, who was sentenced to nearly three years in jail for...

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Pre-Order X-Men: Grand Design, Signed & Sketched by Ed Piskor to Benefit CBLDF!

March 16, 2018
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Pre-Order X-Men: Grand Design, Signed & Sketched by Ed Piskor to Benefit CBLDF!

CBLDF is excited to offer our donors stunning sketched copies of Eisner award-winning creator Ed Piskor‘s newest project, X-Men: Grand Design! This beautiful softcover collects both issues of the series, reproduced in the same oversized format as the best-selling Hip Hop Family Tree collections, and each book is signed with a unique character sketch by Ed! We have a limited...

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Colombian Cartoonist Sued Over Political Pig

March 15, 2018
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Colombian Cartoonist Sued Over Political Pig

Cèsar Gonzàlez, a political cartoonist who goes by “Matador”, and El Tiempo, a newspaper in Colombia, are being sued by Attorney Josè Reyes Villamizar for a cartoon depicting presidential candidate Ivàn Duque as a pig. Villamizar alleges the cartoon infringes on the candidate’s right to a good name and is offensive. ”I do not think…

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CBLDF DEFENDER Vol. 3 #1 Now Available!

March 14, 2018
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CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the first issue of 2018, CBLDF talks to Eisner winning colorist and advocate Jordie Bellaire (Redlands, Pretty Deadly, Injection) and Japanese mangaka Takeshi Nogami (Girls und Panzer)!  CBLDF...

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Athens Bookshop Fights Censorship of LGBTQIA Book

March 14, 2018
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Athens Bookshop Fights Censorship of LGBTQIA Book

Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia, ended a book fair early when a school’s administrator demanded they pull Richard Peck’s The Best Man off the sales floor, despite previously having agreed it could be displayed and sold. The book, which centers around a boy getting to...

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Be Heard! A Comic For Student Rights From CBLDF & NCAC

March 12, 2018
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Be Heard! A Comic For Student Rights From CBLDF & NCAC

As millions of American students assert their First Amendment rights in protests across the country, advocacy groups Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and National Coalition Against Censorship today...

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Classic Marvel GNs Signed by Hudlin, Miller, & Claremont Benefit CBLDF!

March 9, 2018
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Classic Marvel GNs Signed by Hudlin, Miller, & Claremont Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF is rewarding your donations with character-defining Marvel collections signed by their creators, including Black Panther by Hudlin TP Volumes One, Two, and Three, all signed by Reginald Hudlin; Daredevil by Miller & Janson Omnibus and Omnibus Companion, signed by Frank Miller; Elektra Omnibus HC, signed by Frank Miller & Bill Sienkiewicz; ...

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Petition Against Part-Time Indian In Michigan

March 9, 2018
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Petition Against Part-Time Indian In Michigan

Parents of high school students in Midland, Michigan have opted to pass around a petition requesting the school ban Alexie Sherman’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, despite administrators clear instructions that they will only respond to a written request for further action. The...

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Ramòn Esono Ebalè Released from False Imprisonment

March 8, 2018
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Ramòn Esono Ebalè Released from False Imprisonment

After being falsely imprisoned in Equatorial Guinea for five months and nineteen days, political cartoonist Ramòn Esono Ebalè was finally released on March 7th. It had been just over a week since the one day trial of Ebalè, where the prosecutor asked for the counterfeiting and...

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CBLDF Joins Letter Urging Cody, WY to Reconsider Censorship

March 6, 2018
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CBLDF Joins Letter Urging Cody, WY to Reconsider Censorship

Cody school district recently banned Tanya Stone’s A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl despite a previous vote to retain it, 7 – 2, by the official KEC committee convened to review the YA book. CBLDF has joined with other freedom of expression groups...

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Looking for Alaska Pulled from School Libraries

March 5, 2018
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Looking for Alaska Pulled from School Libraries

John Greene’s Printz Award-Winning Looking for Alaska has been pulled from West Ada School District middle school libraries in Idaho without following the formal reconsideration guidelines. The book had been only been available in the library and was not on...

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