NOW AVAILABLE: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #2, Featuring Marc Andreyko & Gene Luen Yang!

CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the latest issue is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender brings e ...

Join CBLDF! Protect The First Amendment & Get Inspiring Premiums by Vanesa R. Del Rey!

Make a stand for free speech by joining CBLDF today! We’re in uncertain times where the CBLDF’s efforts are more important than ever. It’s unclear how government – federal, and especially local – will treat the First Amendment. CBLDF is prepared to defend the rights of everyone in our fiel ...

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 ...

Trial Finally Begins for Musa Kart and Cumhuriyet Colleagues

July 24, 2017
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Trial Finally Begins for Musa Kart and Cumhuriyet Colleagues

After nine months of pre-trial detention, Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart and his colleagues from Cumhuriyet newspaper finally appeared in an Istanbul court today for hearings expected to last all week. The case is seen as virtually the last stand for free press in Turkey, and demonstrators massed outside...

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SDCC 2017: Sunday with CBLDF – LIVE ART JAM!

July 23, 2017
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SDCC 2017: Sunday with CBLDF – LIVE ART JAM!

It’s the last day of Comic-Con, and we’re ready to jam — Live Art Jam, that is — with Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye), Nate Powell (March), Chris Burnham (Batman, Incorporated), and Liz Suburbia (Sacred Heart)! It’s also your last chance to scoop up our exclusives at booth #1918. Panels CBLDF Live...

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SDCC 2017: Saturday with CBLDF – It’s Auction Time!

July 22, 2017
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SDCC 2017: Saturday with CBLDF – It’s Auction Time!

We’re halfway through Comic-Con, but there’s no slowing down — we have signings with Eric Heisserer (Secret Weapons, screenwriter of Arrival), Erica Henderson (Secret Weapons #1 SDCC Liberty Variant cover artist, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) and Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon; panels; and our annual Live Art Auction with live art by Jeff Smith (Bone) and a keynote from Scott Snyder (Batman)! Details...

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Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye Counters Official Version of Singapore History

July 21, 2017
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Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye Counters Official Version of Singapore History

Two years ago on the eve of publication for Sonny Liew’s tour de force graphic history of Singapore, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, the city-state’s National Arts Council suddenly got cold feet and revoked a promised grant due...

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SDCC 2017: Friday with CBLDF

July 21, 2017
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SDCC 2017: Friday with CBLDF

Comic-Con day two: Recover from our CBLDF Welcome Party with panels and exclusive goodies at booth #1918! Here’s the rundown… CBLDF Panels! At the San Diego Central Library Handling Challenges & Bans of Comics • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. • Shiley Special...

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“Cleanse the Library by Fire”: Early L.A. Librarian Faced Down Censors

July 20, 2017
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“Cleanse the Library by Fire”: Early L.A. Librarian Faced Down Censors

Last week, the California Library Association announced its 2017 inductees into the state’s Library Hall of Fame. Among them is Tessa Kelso, who served as head librarian of Los Angeles Public Library for...

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SDCC 2017: Thursday with CBLDF

July 20, 2017
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SDCC 2017: Thursday with CBLDF

It’s the first full day of Comic-Con, and we’re ready with our Comic-Con Welcome Party, sponsored by Image Comics and comiXology, panels, exclusives, and more! Take a look at what we have in store! CBLDF’s Comic-Con Welcome Party!

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ONE WEEK LEFT for the Jack Kirby & Will Eisner Centennial Celebration

July 19, 2017
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ONE WEEK LEFT for the Jack Kirby & Will Eisner Centennial Celebration

  This year, San Diego Comic-Con International is honoring the lives and careers of Jack Kirby and Will Eisner – legendary comics creators who were both born in 1917. Humble is joining the celebration with Humble Comics Bundle: Jack...

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SDCC 2017: It’s Here!

July 19, 2017
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SDCC 2017: It’s Here!

Comic-Con kicks off in just a few short hours, so we’re at the San Diego Convention center putting the shine on new premiums, signed goodies, and much, much more! Make sure CBLDF booth #1918, our welcome party, panels, and auction are on your Comic-Con to-do list! We’ll be ready to meet comics fans and free...

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NPR Lists 100 Fan Favorite Comics

July 18, 2017
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NPR Lists 100 Fan Favorite Comics

A few months back, we told you about NPR Books’ monumental quest to compile 100 favorite comics from an open-ended reader survey for their annual summer reading lists. The results are in, and we’re happy to spot several of our own favorites as well as many books we’ve defended from censorship attempts. (These...

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VICTORY in Wisconsin: Board Unanimously Supports Part-Time Indian

July 17, 2017
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VICTORY in Wisconsin: Board Unanimously Supports Part-Time Indian

After a rather eventful challenge process that included a secret vote, Wisconsin’s Sauk Prairie School Board announced on Friday that members unanimously chose to retainThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie in the...

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SDCC 2017: All Things CBLDF!

July 14, 2017
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SDCC 2017: All Things CBLDF!

Comic-Con International is almost here, and CBLDF is in on the action, with panels, signings, exclusives, the best welcome party at the show, and an amazing art auction lineup! Here’s the rundown on all the goings on with CBLDF! CBLDF’s Comic-Con Welcome Party! ...

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Wisconsin School Board Withholds Result of Secret Vote on Part-Time Indian

July 14, 2017
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Wisconsin School Board Withholds Result of Secret Vote on Part-Time Indian

The school board in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin has taken a secret vote on whether to remove Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian from the curriculum, but refuses to announce the...

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Exiled Satirist Uses Cartoons to Tackle Sex Education in Iran

July 14, 2017
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Exiled Satirist Uses Cartoons to Tackle Sex Education in Iran

The strict religious views of Iranian authorities have had a dramatic effect on several social issues in country, one of the most problematic being that of sexual education — or lack thereof. Keyomars Marzan, the Iranian satirist better known as Kya, has tried to tackle the problem. (The cartoonist also notably tried to address the problem...

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Respect for Minors Key to Protecting Intellectual Freedom

July 13, 2017
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Respect for Minors Key to Protecting Intellectual Freedom

The vast majority of modern book challenges and bans in the United States, across all types of libraries, happen because a parent or other adult feels that some topic covered is “too adult” for not only their own children, but all...

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