SPRING INTO ACTION: CBLDF May Member Drive

This May, make a difference by becoming a member of Comic Book Legal Defense Fund during our SPRING INTO ACTION Membership Drive! Become a #comicdefender today, and help CBLDF reach our goal of signing up 500 new or renewing members in May. Your membership will help...

In Stores Now: Latest Edition of CBLDF’s Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read!

With Free Comic Book Day coming up, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is delighted that the latest edition of our proven resource, Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read! is in stores today! With more than 80,000 copies in print, Raising a Reader! How Comics &a ...

Don’t Miss CBLDF Defender, in Stores NOW!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to announce that CBLDF Defender, a new free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issu ...

Protecting the Right to Read: CBLDF Annual Report 2014

CBLDF’s important work made huge strides in 2014! From leading a comics-focused Banned Books Week and expanding our education program, to fighting the rising tide of censorship in schools and providing legal aid in a wide range of comics-oriented cases, CBLDF’s efforts are more timely than ever. ...

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...

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 ...

Children’s Book Week Spotlight: Books for Kids in High School

May 8, 2015
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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: Books for Kids in High School

Happy Children’s Book Week! The 2015 edition of Children’s Book Week launched on Saturday on Free Comic Book Day, and now that kids around the country have gotten a taste of comics, we want to recommend a few more! In this edition of CBLDF’s week-long feature, we have some suggestions for readers in Grades...

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San Francisco Celebrates Ron Turner Day in Style

May 7, 2015
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San Francisco Celebrates Ron Turner Day in Style

Underground comix legend and Last Gasp founder Ron Turner got some well-deserved recognition from his home city of San Francisco this week, as the Cartoon Art Museum and the Charles M. Schulz Museum presented him their annual Sparky Award which “celebrates the significant...

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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: Resources for Educators and Librarians

May 7, 2015
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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: Resources for Educators and Librarians

In addition to our daily posts recommending kids’ comics by age group to celebrate Children’s Book Week, don’t forget our resources to help educators and librarians hone their comics expertise! Comics Connector CBLDF’s Comics Connector is a directory resource that connects educators and librarians with creators, editors...

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Dynamite Returns to GROUPEES.COM for Second Bundle of Digital Comics Benefitting CBLDF

May 7, 2015
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Dynamite Returns to GROUPEES.COM for Second Bundle of Digital Comics Benefitting CBLDF

Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that Groupees LLC, a unique media and charity bundling site, will host their second-ever comic book bundle promotion that allows fans and curious newcomers to purchase over 75 digital Dynamite comics with “Pay What You Want” purchasing power.  A portion...

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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: More Books for Kids in Middle School

May 7, 2015
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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: More Books for Kids in Middle School

Happy Children’s Book Week! The 2015 edition of Children’s Book Week launched on Saturday on Free Comic Book Day, and now that kids around the country have gotten a taste of comics, we want to recommend a few more! In this edition of CBLDF’s week-long feature, we have some more suggestions for readers in Grades...

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CBLDF’s Comics Connector Builds A Bridge Between Libraries, Educators, and Comics Creators!

May 7, 2015
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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund continues the celebration of Children’s Book Week by launching its newest resource – the Comics Connector! CBLDF’s Comics Connector is a directory resource that connects educators and librarians with creators, editors and other...

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Humble Kids Comics Bundle Expands for Children’s Book Week!

May 6, 2015
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Humble Kids Comics Bundle Expands for Children’s Book Week!

Children’s Book Week is off to a great start, and in celebration of kids books, Humble and the Children’s Book Council have added even more books to the Humble Kids Comics Bundle to get kids excited about reading. The Humble Kids Comics Bundle Supporting...

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Creators Celebrate the Children’s Books That Inspired Them the Most!

May 6, 2015
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To celebrate Children’s Book Week, Mental Floss spoke with twenty-five of the comic industry’s top kids’ comics creators to find out what children’s book most inspired them and had the biggest impact on their life and work. From Raina Telgemeier (Drama, Smile, Sisters) talking about Robert C. O’Brien’s beloved classic Mrs. Frisby and the Rats...

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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: Books for Kids in Middle School

May 6, 2015
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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: Books for Kids in Middle School

Happy Children’s Book Week! The 2015 edition of Children’s Book Week launched on Saturday on Free Comic Book Day, and now that kids around the country have gotten a taste of comics, we want to recommend a few more! In this edition of CBLDF’s week-long feature, we have some suggestions for readers in Grades 7-8. The...

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Ben Hatke Celebrates Kid’s Comics Just in Time for Children’s Book Week!

May 6, 2015
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Last week, friend of the fund, Ben Hatke, shared his thoughts on kid’s comics with us with an exclusive comic! In celebration of Children’s Book Week, Hatke shares further on boingboing not only the story of how comics, specifically Calvin and Hobbes, helped his daughter learn to read, but also a list of...

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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: Resources for Parents

May 5, 2015
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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: Resources for Parents

In addition to our daily posts recommending kids’ comics by age group to celebrate Children’s Book Week, don’t forget our helpful resources for parents of budding comic fans! With more than 80,000 copies in print, Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can...

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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: More Books for Kids in Elementary School

May 5, 2015
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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: More Books for Kids in Elementary School

Happy Children’s Book Week! The 2015 edition of Children’s Book Week launched on Saturday on Free Comic Book Day, and now that kids around the country have gotten a taste of comics, we want to recommend a few more! In this edition of CBLDF’s week-long feature, we have some suggestions for readers in Grades...

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Anime News Network Highlights Banned Manga

May 5, 2015
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Anime News Network Highlights Banned Manga

A recent feature from Anime News Network about 7 Manga Banned Around the Globe brought to our attention a few instances of manga censorship that we haven’t covered because they predate our news blog by a few years. We did...

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Spiegelman, Bechdel, Gaiman Take Over at PEN Literary Gala

May 4, 2015
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Spiegelman, Bechdel, Gaiman Take Over at PEN Literary Gala

A week after six authors withdrew as table hosts of PEN American Center’s literary gala in protest of the free speech group’s presentation of its Freedom of Expression Courage Award to Charlie Hebdo staff, some big names in comics are stepping in to...

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SPRING INTO ACTION: CBLDF May Member Drive

May 4, 2015
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SPRING INTO ACTION: CBLDF May Member Drive

This May, make a difference by becoming a member of Comic Book Legal Defense Fund during our SPRING INTO ACTION Membership Drive! Become a #comicdefender today, and help CBLDF reach our goal of signing up 500 new or renewing members in May. Your membership will help...

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