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 ...

Batman GNs Signed by Frank Miller, Tim Sale, Jim Lee, & Many More Benefit CBLDF!

May 24, 2018
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Batman GNs Signed by Frank Miller, Tim Sale, Jim Lee, & Many More Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF is rewarding our donors with some classic Batman graphic novels, including Batman: The Dark Knight Saga HC and Batman Noir: The Dark Knight Strikes Again HC, signed by the legendary Frank Miller; Tales of the Batman by Sale HC and Batman: The Long Halloween Absolute HC, signed by iconic illustrator Tim Sale; Batman: Hush 15th...

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Rage Comics, China’s Latest Censorship Target

May 24, 2018
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Rage Comics, China’s Latest Censorship Target

Rage comics in China are now under fire, with one of the countries most popular sites, Baozou, being targeted for a post from 2014. The post in question was a video of someone wearing a rage face mask making a joke about Dong...

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Publix Censors “Cum” on Cake

May 23, 2018
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Publix Censors “Cum” on Cake

A South Carolina mom just wanted a nice cake to commemorate her son graduating Summa Cum* Laude, a Latin phrase that translates to “with highest distinction” and is ubiquitously used to...

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Remembering Rory Root

May 22, 2018
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Remembering Rory Root

Ten years gone, and not only do I still miss Rory Root, but I often reflect that comics has never recovered from his loss. Rory was a true nexus, encouraging creators, retailers, publishers, and educators not only to interact with each other, but to befriend each other....

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Queer Comics Struggles, History, and Emergence: an Interview with Justin Hall

May 21, 2018
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Queer Comics Struggles, History, and Emergence: an Interview with Justin Hall

Justin Hall, who brought together the elegant and poignant queer comics anthology, No Straight Lines has been working on a new documentary by the same name with Peabody Award-winning director, Vivian Kleinman. The documentary is set to follow several groundbreaking LBGTQ comic book creators who broke...

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The Comics Code, Race, and the Debut of the Black Panther

May 18, 2018
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The Comics Code, Race, and the Debut of the Black Panther

by Brian M. Puaca The recent success of the Black Panther movie has prompted many viewers to delve into the history of the character and explore his origins in the Marvel Universe of the 1960s. As rightly noted in...

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Joan E. Bertin to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

May 17, 2018
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Joan E. Bertin to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Longtime free speech advocate and previous Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Censorship, Joan E. Bertin, is going to be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Hugh M. Hefner Foundation for her exemplary history of protecting the First Amendment. Bertin started...

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Get Ready for Deadpool 2 With GNs Signed by Joe Kelly, Gerry Duggan, & Many More!

May 17, 2018
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Get Ready for Deadpool 2 With GNs Signed by Joe Kelly, Gerry Duggan, & Many More!

This week CBLDF is rewarding your donations with a massive selection of signed Deadpool, Cable, and X-Force graphic novels, including Deadpool Classic Collections and Spider-Man/Deadpool HC, signed by Joe Kelly; Deadpool by Posehn & Duggan Complete Collections and Despicable Deadpool Volumes One and Two, signed by Gerry Duggan; Deadpool vs....

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Zunar’s Travel Ban Lifted by New Malaysian Government

May 16, 2018
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Zunar’s Travel Ban Lifted by New Malaysian Government

After nearly two years of being unable to leave Malaysia, political cartoonist Zunar has finally had his travel ban lifted — and all it took was electing a new government. On Monday, May 13th, Zunar posted pictures to his Twitter account...

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Florida Group Upset Over Absence of Creationism in Science Textbook

May 15, 2018
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Florida Group Upset Over Absence of Creationism in Science Textbook

In an unbelievably predictable turn of events, Keith Flaugh with the Florida Citizens’ Alliance is causing problems for Collier County School Board by claiming approved science textbooks don’t meet the criteria HB 989, which states that all educational materials must be balanced and noninflammatory....

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Calvin Reid Joins Freedom to Read Foundation

May 14, 2018
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Calvin Reid Joins Freedom to Read Foundation

Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) announced the results of the 2018 election for the Board of Trustees. Among the new trustees is Calvin Reid, a crucial advocate in developing comics in the book trade. Reid, a senior editor at Publishers Weekly has covered First Amendment...

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Teacher Appreciation Week – CBLDF Tools for Teachers

May 11, 2018
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Teacher Appreciation Week – CBLDF Tools for Teachers

2018′s Teacher Appreciation Week is coming to a close, but here at Comic Book Legal Defense Fund we want to remind educators that there are free resources available to teachers year round from CBLDF to help teach comics in the classroom. Adding Graphic Novels to Your Library or...

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Why Musa Kart is an Optimist and Americans Can’t Afford to be

May 11, 2018
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“I believe in Turkey. I believe for Turks there is no night that lasts forever. Also in Turkey the daylight will return.” – Musa Kart Political Cartoonist, Musa Kart was honored for his bravery in the face of government oppression with the 2018 International Press Cartoon Prize by the Swiss Foundation...

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Support CBLDF With GNs Signed by New Yorker Cartoonists Roz Chast, Art Spiegelman, & Shannon Wheeler!

May 10, 2018
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Support CBLDF With GNs Signed by New Yorker Cartoonists Roz Chast, Art Spiegelman, & Shannon Wheeler!

This week CBLDF is excited to offer our donors an incredible selection of graphic novels signed by acclaimed New Yorker Cartoonists! You can make a difference in our fight for free speech and grab a great new graphic novel, including Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant, Going into Town, What I...

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Nate Powell & Charles Brownstein Talk March in NYC!

May 9, 2018
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Nate Powell & Charles Brownstein Talk March in NYC!

Nate Powell, the artist of Congressman John Lewis’s graphic novel memoir March was on hand at Society of Illustrators in New York last Friday to walk CBLDF members through his work as part of The Art of March: A Civil Rights Masterpiece, co-curated by CBLDF Executive...

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