Now Available: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #1, Featuring G. Willow Wilson!

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 ...

Inspiring Justice: CBLDF Annual Report 2016

CBLDF’s commitment to defending free expression is unwavering. In 2016, our extraordinary legal team protected retailers and artists, while also aiding librarians, educators, and readers who needed our assistance. Beyond fighting First Amendment emergencies, CBLDF works to prevent censorship from ...

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 ...

CBLDF Presents: Liberty Softcover Now Available!

The CBLDF Presents: Liberty softcover is now available on our online store! Support our mission to protect the First Amendment by ordering a copy of this captivating compilation, featuring cover artwork by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Fell, Wormwood)! If you’re looking for something a ...

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 ...

Reading Without Walls: A Conversation with Gene Luen Yang

April 2, 2017
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Reading Without Walls: A Conversation with Gene Luen Yang

This month, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang officially ushers in the permanent annual version of his Reading Without Walls challenge. Recently Yang sat down with CBLDF Editorial Director Betsy Gomez to talk about the challenge and the importance of diverse voices in literature. BG:...

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She Changed Comics: Women in the Underground

March 31, 2017
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She Changed Comics: Women in the Underground

With the rise of the raucous, raunchy, male-dominated Underground Comix scene of the 1960s and ’70s — itself a backlash against the sanitized books that passed Comics Code Authority muster — came another backlash of sorts, from women galvanized by the feminist movement and looking to tell their own stories about heretofore taboo topics, including...

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She Changed Comics: Teaching Resources Now Available!

March 31, 2017
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She Changed Comics: Teaching Resources Now Available!

Thanks to your overwhelming support, we didn’t just fund She Changed Comics, our resource about the women who changed free expression in comics — we also funded teaching guides for higher education, high school, and middle school. Those guides are now available! Covering female...

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Alison Bechdel Named Vermont Cartoonist Laureate

March 30, 2017
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Alison Bechdel Named Vermont Cartoonist Laureate

Alison Bechdel, creator of Fun Home and Dykes to Watch Out For, will be honored as Vermont’s new Cartoonist Laureate at a ceremony...

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Join CBLDF for MoCCA Fest This Weekend!

March 30, 2017
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Join CBLDF for MoCCA Fest This Weekend!

This weekend finds CBLDF on both coasts — WonderCon in Anaheim and the one and only MoCCA Arts Festival in New York City! During MoCCA Fest, you’ll find us at booth G236-237, where we’ll host Cliff Chiang for signings each day and have signed books galore...

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Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez, Peter Bagge, and Sergio Aragonés Signed Books Now Available From CBLDF!

March 30, 2017
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Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez, Peter Bagge, and Sergio Aragonés Signed Books Now Available From CBLDF!

This week, check out our premiums signed by Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, Peter Bagge, and Sergio Aragonés! CBLDF is rewarding your donations with great books like Grip, Citizen Rex, Speak of the Devil, and Fatima signed by Gilbert Hernandez, The Art of Jaime Hernandez signed by Jaime...

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Join CBLDF at WonderCon Anaheim This Weekend!

March 29, 2017
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Join CBLDF at WonderCon Anaheim This Weekend!

WonderCon has returned to Anaheim this year, and we’ll be there to fight for the freedom to read comics! Find us at booth #1209 at the Anaheim Convention Center, March 31 – April 2, with a slew of signed goodies and more!

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She Changed Comics: Roberta Gregory Interview

March 29, 2017
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She Changed Comics: Roberta Gregory Interview

Roberta Gregory uses dark humor to explore the modern world from a feminist perspective, and her groundbreaking work garners a broad spectrum of reactions, from veneration to outright rejection. During Emerald City Comicon she sat down with She Changed Comics editor Betsy Gomez to discuss her...

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School Asks Author to Stop Discussing Her Book Mid-Visit

March 28, 2017
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School Asks Author to Stop Discussing Her Book Mid-Visit

Sadly, the phenomenon of authors being disinvited from previously scheduled school visits because of their writing or opinions is nothing new–in the past few years, it’s happened to Rainbow Rowell, Phil Bildner, and...

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Gene Yang Encourages “Reading Without Walls” in New Short Comic

March 27, 2017
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Gene Yang Encourages “Reading Without Walls” in New Short Comic

This weekend, Gene Luen Yang’s “Reading Without Walls” initiative will officially launch in its new permanent incarnation. Originally conceived as Yang’s platform during his term as the Library of Congress’ National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, the program encourages readers to choose books that touch on experiences different from their own....

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VICTORY: “Beloved Bill” Vetoed in Virginia

March 24, 2017
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VICTORY: “Beloved Bill” Vetoed in Virginia

The bill that never dies, the so-called “Beloved bill” in Virginia has been put down by Governor Terry McAuliffe, who has vetoed the latest attempt to attack reading materials in schools. CBLDF joined multiple letters in opposition to the overly-broad legislation. This is the second...

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She Changed Comics: It’s Not the National “Men’s” Cartoonists Society

March 24, 2017
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She Changed Comics: It’s Not the National “Men’s” Cartoonists Society

Edwina Dumm, Barbara Shermund, and Hilda Terry helped pave the way for women in the cartooning business today. These women produced persuasive illustrations for the suffrage movement and emphasized the strength of women in daily life, often with notable humor, and their work increased acceptance of female cartoonists in the industry. Arguably one of the most...

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NC School District Pulls Jacob’s New Dress from Curriculum After Legislator Complaints

March 24, 2017
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NC School District Pulls Jacob’s New Dress from Curriculum After Legislator Complaints

Under pressure from North Carolina state legislators, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools this week reversed course on a plan to have all first graders read the picture book Jacob’s New Dress, which centers on a gender-nonconforming boy who wants to wear a dress to school. The...

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DC Books Signed by Tim Sale, Jimmy Palmiotti, Yanick Paquette, Frank Quitely, & Matt Wagner Benefit CBLDF!

March 23, 2017
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DC Books Signed by Tim Sale, Jimmy Palmiotti, Yanick Paquette, Frank Quitely, & Matt Wagner Benefit CBLDF!

CBLDF has some great DC Comics books back in stock this week! We’re rewarding your donations with signed graphic novels, including Batman Noir: Long Halloween signed by Tim Sale, Harley Quinn: Hot in the City signed by Jimmy Palmiotti, Wonder Woman: Earth One signed by Yanick Paquette, All-Star...

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Teaching and Library Resources for Comics by Women

March 23, 2017
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Teaching and Library Resources for Comics by Women

There’s still about a week left in Women’s History Month, but librarians and educators can use our resources all year round! Below, you’ll find 19 comics by women for which we’ve made CBLDF Discussion Guides, Using Graphic Novels in Education columns, or Adding Graphic Novels to Your Collection resources — in some...

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