Your Amazon Purchases Can Benefit CBLDF!

Do you have an Amazon habit? Now your purchases from the retail giant can benefit CBLDF! We’re now part of AmazonSmile, a program that gives 0.5% of the purchase price for items you’d buy anyway to eligible charities like CBLDF. To send funds our way, all...

Fight for the Freedom to Read with CBLDF in 2014!

Roll up your sleeves! Join the fight! Joining the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund puts you on the front line of the fight against censorship! Your membership dollars provide the tools to fight back when comic book readers, retailers, and artists are muzzled, censored, or attacked!...

Defending Manga: The Ryan Matheson Story

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release Defending Manga: The Ryan Matheson Story, a short documentary video recounting the young American citzen’s fight for justice after being wrongfully accused of criminal activity because of fantasy and humor manga on his laptop computer.  Th ...

Celebrate the Freedom to Read With CBLDF’s New Banned Books Week Handbook!

Today, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release its first-ever Banned Books Week Handbook! Boasting a cover by Jeff Smith, whose Bone series is one of America’s most frequently challenged books, the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook is a free resource that gives you the...

CBLDF Releases Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators, featuring an introduction by Jeff Smith, and written by Eva Volin (Supervising Librarian, Children’s Services, Alameda Free Library, Alameda, CA), Katherine Keller (Sequential Tart, UN ...

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 ...

A Greater Force for Good: CBLDF Annual Report 2013

With the holiday giving season upon us and the year drawing to a close, CBLDF is proud to share our accomplishments protecting the freedom to read comics with our 2013 Annual Report! Please consider making a donation to CBLDF today to support...

Free Speech is Patriotic with This BONE Tee!

July 11, 2014
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Free Speech is Patriotic with This BONE Tee!

Comic-Con International is fast approaching, and you can show both your love of comics and your love of free speech with Comic-Con’s official 2014 CBLDF Bone t-shirt! Featuring the iconic image of Jeff Smith’s Bone waving the U.S. flag, this shirt loudly proclaims your support for the...

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John Green’s Looking for Alaska Under Attack in Wisconsin

July 11, 2014
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John Green’s Looking for Alaska Under Attack in Wisconsin

A parent in Waukesha, Wisconsin, has decided that John Green’s Looking for Alaska is not a book her high school daughter should read. She has also decided it isn’t fit for any student in the district, so she filed a complaint against the acclaimed and popular...

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Nationwide Advocates Rally in Defense of Cameron Post

July 10, 2014
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Nationwide Advocates Rally in Defense of Cameron Post

In the weeks since it became known that a Delaware school board removed emily m. danforth’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post as an option on a summer reading list for incoming freshman, we’ve seen a fantastic and heartening response from the author, her readers, library...

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Long-Ago Book Challenge Illustrates Importance of Library Policy

July 10, 2014
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Long-Ago Book Challenge Illustrates Importance of Library Policy

In the first half of the 20th century public libraries were strictly for edification, not entertainment. Most librarians thought nothing of excluding or removing from their collections books that were considered too frivolous (comics chief among them, of course) or controversial. That attitude began to...

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Gabe Eltaeb’s Comic Kickoff Fundraiser to Benefit CBLDF!

July 9, 2014
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Gabe Eltaeb’s Comic Kickoff Fundraiser to Benefit CBLDF!

If you’re anything like us, you’re counting down the hours until the hullabaloo of Comic-Con International in San Diego. To get the Comic-Con party started, you can join artist Gabe Eltaeb and Jinx Comics on Wednesday, July 23, for a party benefiting CBLDF! Starting at 9:00 p.m....

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Lost Girls Rated 18+ by New Zealand Government Censors

July 8, 2014
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Lost Girls Rated 18+ by New Zealand Government Censors

Almost a year ago, Auckland City Libraries in New Zealand declined to add Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie’s Lost Girls to their collection, fearing prosecution under the country’s child pornography laws. The book was subsequently submitted for review by the New Zealand Office of Film...

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Only One More Day for the Humble Dynamite 10th Anniversary Bundle!

July 8, 2014
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Only One More Day for the Humble Dynamite 10th Anniversary Bundle!

The Humble Dynamite 10th Anniversary Bundle features several dozen amazing books, and it has already raised thousands of dollars for charity. You have only one more day to name your price for the bundle, which benefits CBLDF, Doctors Without Borders, and Make-A-Wish! This offer ends...

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New Manga Crushed by Tokyo Ordinance

July 7, 2014
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New Manga Crushed by Tokyo Ordinance

A new manga series was cancelled last week just days before it was to debut online, apparently because the publisher was concerned it might clash with Tokyo’s Youth Healthy Development Ordinance. Creator Arisa Yamamoto said on her blog that editors of Comic Zenon, the...

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INDEPENDENCE DAY: Gear Up for Banned Books Week with CBLDF

July 4, 2014
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INDEPENDENCE DAY: Gear Up for Banned Books Week with CBLDF

It’s Independence Day. In the midst of cookouts and fireworks, it’s a good time to reflect on the liberties we have — and often take for granted — including the right to free speech and the freedom to read anything we want. Unfortunately, some people try...

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Chiggers

July 3, 2014
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Chiggers

Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of graphic novels and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we examine graphic novels, including those that have been targeted by censors, and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the...

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 4: A Conversation With Babymouse Writer Jennifer L. Holm

July 3, 2014
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 4: A Conversation With Babymouse Writer Jennifer L. Holm

In this episode of the CBLDF Podcast, CBLDF Deputy Director Alex Cox speaks to CBLDF Board Member and award-winning author Jennifer L. Holm (Babymouse, Squish). Jenni is a one of the most important proponents of graphic novels for kids, and her books are wildly popular...

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Pasco County Response on Paper Towns Falls Short

July 2, 2014
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Pasco County Response on Paper Towns Falls Short

Yesterday we told you about the letter from the National Coalition Against Censorship, signed by CBLDF and other anti-censorship organizations, urging Florida’s Pasco County School District to restore Paper Towns by John Green to an eighth grade summer reading list. Now Pasco County Superintendent...

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Humble Dynamite 10th Anniversary Bundle Week 2 Features More Amazing Titles!

July 2, 2014
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Humble Dynamite 10th Anniversary Bundle Week 2 Features More Amazing Titles!

The Humble Dynamite 10th Anniversary Bundle features 118 issues across 17 comic book titles and it has already raised thousands of dollars for charity. As we enter week 2 of the offering, three amazing new titles have been added to the bundle, which benefits CBLDF,...

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Celebrate Independence Day with Signed Comics!

July 1, 2014
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Celebrate Independence Day with Signed Comics!

Few things are more American than our right to free speech. With Independence Day fast approaching, consider supporting CBLDF’s fight on behalf of the First Amendment rights of the comics community by visiting our Rewards Zone! We just added some amazing new signed premiums: SPOTLIGHT ITEM:...

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CBLDF Joins Call to Restore Paper Towns in Pasco County

July 1, 2014
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CBLDF Joins Call to Restore Paper Towns in Pasco County

Following last week’s news that John Green’s Paper Towns was removed from a summer reading list in Pasco County, Florida without due process, CBLDF yesterday joined a coalition calling on the school district to restore the book and to follow its own policies...

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