Join the Fight as a CBLDF Member in 2015!

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! When you become a CBLDF...

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 ...

Using Graphic Novels In Education: March: Book Two

February 11, 2015
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Using Graphic Novels In Education: March: Book Two

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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Palestinian Cartoonist Questioned About Possible Mohammed Cartoon

February 10, 2015
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Palestinian Cartoonist Questioned About Possible Mohammed Cartoon

Palestinian cartoonist Mohammed Sabaaneh is under investigation for drawing a cartoon that was widely interpreted as depicting the Prophet Mohammed, although the artist himself insists the figure was only a symbolic representation of the Muslim faith. Only a short time after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas marched in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo in Paris,...

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EXCLUSIVE: CBLDF Talks to Caldecott and Printz Honor Winners Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki

February 10, 2015
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EXCLUSIVE: CBLDF Talks to Caldecott and Printz Honor Winners Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki

Last week, graphic novels were honored by ALA during their annual Youth Media Awards ceremony. This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki was among the honorees, so we asked the creators a few questions about their accolades! This One Summer has...

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Warning Against Highland Park’s Policy Changes

February 9, 2015
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Warning Against Highland Park’s Policy Changes

Despite last week’s welcome news that a challenge to David K. Shipler’s book The Working Poor had been withdrawn in the Dallas-area Highland Park Independent School District, that was only one facet of a months-long dispute over what sort of books students in the...

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Retailers! TODAY is FOC for the 2015 FCBD Edition of Defend Comics!

February 9, 2015
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Retailers! TODAY is FOC for the 2015 FCBD Edition of Defend Comics!

Retailers: Today is Final Order Cut Off for Free Comic Book Day, so now’s the time to place your orders this year’s Help the CBLDF… Defend Comics!, our FCBD book! It features a cover by Dean Trippe and terrific original content, spotlighting some of the...

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Highland Park Parent Withdraws Challenge to The Working Poor

February 6, 2015
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Highland Park Parent Withdraws Challenge to The Working Poor

The challenge to David K. Shipler’s nonfiction book The Working Poor in the Dallas-area Highland Park Independent School District ended this week before the review process could begin, as the parent who lodged the complaint abruptly withdrew it. Although she still objects to the book’s...

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Free Comic Book Day Titles for Celebrating Children’s Book Week

February 6, 2015
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This Free Comic Book Day, comic book stores will be among the first to kick off Children’s Book Week (May 4-10, 2015), the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading, by giving away over two million comics to younger readers! With over two dozen kid-friendly offerings from a wide array...

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Retailers! FOC for the 2015 FCBD Edition of Defend Comics is Monday!

February 6, 2015
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Retailers! FOC for the 2015 FCBD Edition of Defend Comics is Monday!

This Monday, February 9, is the Final Order Cut Off for Free Comic Book Day, so we wanted to take a moment at let our friends in comic shops across the world know how proud we are of this year’s Help the CBLDF… Defend Comics!,...

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Scott McCloud Celebrates the Past, Present, and Future of Comics

February 5, 2015
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With the release of his new book, grounding-breaking comics theorist, creator, and rights proponent Scott McCloud sat down with the The A.V. Club to discuss, dissect, and celebrate the history and evolution of the comics form by looking at the top seven books that have inspired his own creative journey. As someone who has worked...

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Free Comic Book Day Kicks Off 96th Annual Children’s Book Week Celebration!

February 5, 2015
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On May 2, comic book stores will kick off Children’s Book Week (May 4-10, 2015), the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading, by giving away over two million comics to younger readers on Free Comic Book Day!  With over two dozen kid-friendly titles to choose from, there’s a free...

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Alex Segura and Dean Haspiel Talk Archie Comics and Free Speech!

February 4, 2015
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Alex Segura and Dean Haspiel Talk Archie Comics and Free Speech!

The Humble Archie Comics Bundle is drawing to a close, and you have only a few hours left to pay what you want for $250 worth of the best Archie Comics! You better hurry — the bundle ends at 11:00 a.m. PST today! But before...

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LAST DAY for the Humble Archie Comics Bundle!

February 4, 2015
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LAST DAY for the Humble Archie Comics Bundle!

The Humble Archie Comics Bundle is drawing to a close, and you have only a few hours left to pay what you want for $250 worth of the best Archie Comics! You better hurry — the bundle ends at 11:00 a.m. PST today! In addition to...

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Graphic Novels Recognized at ALA Youth Media Awards

February 3, 2015
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Graphic Novels Recognized at ALA Youth Media Awards

The American Library Association announced the 2015 honorees of its Youth Media Awards yesterday, and graphic novels scored big! In a pair of comic firsts, Cece Bell’s El Deafo made the shortlist for the Newbery Medal and This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki...

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Angoulême Honors Fallen Charlie Hebdo Staff with “Charlie Freedom of Speech” Award

February 3, 2015
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The aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks has left the comics world shaken, but it has also motivated cartoonists around the world to stand in solidarity with creators’ fundamental right to free expression. This past week, was another demonstration of the strength of cartooning community took place at the 42nd Angoulême International...

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CBLDF Member Stores Premiere Nameless #1 Hickman Variant!

February 2, 2015
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CBLDF Member Stores Premiere Nameless #1 Hickman Variant!

Part of the benefit of being a CBLDF Retail Member is the opportunity to carry some of the coolest — and rarest — variant covers on the shelves! To kick off the CBLDF variant cover series in 2015, we have a gorgeous Jonathan Hickman cover for...

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