Let’s Create Comic Books! New Free Templates for Inspiring Activities

New Free Comic Book Template for Parents, Educators, Kids & More Whether you’re a parent looking for something fun to entertain your kids over and over, or you’re an educator looking for remote resources to utilize, CBLDF has you covered with a new series of free tools designed to ge ...

Book Clubs

For years CBLDF’s Comic & Manga Book Club Handbooks have provided proven strategies for getting started, selecting books, engaging your community, and much more. Now this resource has been revamped with all-new sections addressing remote book clubs in light of the current coronavirus guide ...

Coronavirus Resources

The Coronavirus crisis impacts all of us. At CBLDF, we’re here to serve the community, so this week we’re sharing resources that can help you cope with the challenges we’re all facing. We have created new tools, including a comprehensive state-by-state clearinghouse resource for f ...

She Changed Comics: Name Your Price eBook & Free Lessons For Remote Learning

Celebrate Women’s History Month with She Changed Comics, the untold story of the women who changed free expression in comics.  To help provide for our community, CBLDF is making the digital edition of She Changed Comics pay what you want ...

Get Free Resources for Remote Learning with CBLDF

CBLDF is committed to helping parents, educators, and students turn challenges into triumphs in remote learning situations. Check out all the free resources we have for you to help keep your kids interested and learning, including lesson plans and discussion guides for more than 50 graphic novels! ...

Retailer Spotlight on COVID-19

Comic book retailers are the foundation of the comic book industry as we know it. They serve as beacons of light in increasingly troubled times, hubs in their communities where people can find the stories that they need. CBLDF is working to do...

Support CBLDF With (Almost) Everything You Buy Online!

There’s an easy way to fight for free expression with everything you buy online: designate CBLDF for your Amazon Smile donations! When you shop at smile.amazon.com, a nonprofit of your choosing will get a portion of the proceeds,...

CBLDF’s 2019 Annual Report Shows How Critical Your Help Is!

Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2019 and through it all, thanks to the support of donors like you, CBLDF stood proudly at the front lines and fought to protect the voices of our community this year. From providing legal aid and expertise to protecting access to important books a ...

Webinars

  Remote Retailing: Connecting with Your Customer Online The COVID-19 Crisis is causing massive disruptions to the way retail stores conduct business. With the need for social distancing and an influx of mandatory business shut-downs, retailers are now required to find innovative ways to...

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 ...

Join CBLDF for Sequencing the Female Self — Teaching Personal History through Graphic Novels

March 2, 2020
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Join CBLDF for Sequencing the Female Self — Teaching Personal History through Graphic Novels

Sequencing the Female Self—Teaching Personal History through Graphic Novels UPDATE: (Originally scheduled for March 28, due to current...

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CBLDF at Chicago’s C2E2, February 28th — March 1st

February 28, 2020
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CBLDF at Chicago’s C2E2, February 28th — March 1st

Don’t miss CBLDF at Both #533 at this weekend’s C2E2 in Chicago. Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has lots of great stuff planned for the weekend, so make sure you stop by Booth #533 when you arrive. We’re bringing tons of great rewards for...

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Support CBLDF with Watchmen signed by Dave Gibbons!

February 27, 2020
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Support CBLDF with Watchmen signed by Dave Gibbons!

  Who watches the Watchmen? Millions as it turns out, considering HBO’s Watchmen was one of the most talked about television shows of 2019. That makes now the perfect time to pick up one of the most influential graphic novels of all time. This week,...

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7 Webcomics to Celebrate Digital Learning Day

February 27, 2020
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7 Webcomics to Celebrate Digital Learning Day

Today is Digital Learning Day, and we are focusing on a few webcomics to include in your classroom. Digital Learning Day began “as a way to actively spread innovative practices and ensure that all youth have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities no matter where they live.” Webcomics...

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Support CBLDF with Bloodshot, Starting at $1

February 26, 2020
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Support CBLDF with Bloodshot, Starting at $1

Get this spring’s hottest comic book movie hero and support free expression with the Humble Comics Bundle: Bloodshot 2020 By Valiant! You have to wait another month to see Vin Diesel on the big screen as Bloodshot, but now is your chance to experience this...

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Tennessee Introduces Book Banning Bills

February 26, 2020
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Tennessee Introduces Book Banning Bills

Dual legislation aimed at enacting a “parental library review board” was introduced in Tennessee. The suggested board would be an elected group of adult volunteers who would decide to move or remove books they deemed to contain “age-inappropriate sexual material.” Senate Bill 2896 along with its mirror,...

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Manga Highlighted in Prison Censorship Discussion

February 25, 2020
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Manga Highlighted in Prison Censorship Discussion

A recent article on NPR by Lee Gaines, Who Should Decide What Books Are Allowed In Prison?, drew attention to an ongoing problem with book censorship in correctional facilities. The article gave voice to a diverse range of people familiar with this censorship, including the...

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Upcoming Educator & Librarian CBLDF Webinars

February 24, 2020
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Upcoming Educator & Librarian CBLDF Webinars

CBLDF’s webinar series is intended to provide practical advice, strategies, and resources to help educators and librarians include comics-based curriculum and programming into their classrooms and libraries.  Check out upcoming webinars, and register now to get access to special resources...

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CBLDF Launches Rory D. Root Comics Ambassador Grant To Support Retailer Programs Celebrating Free Expression

February 21, 2020
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CBLDF Launches Rory D. Root Comics Ambassador Grant To Support Retailer Programs Celebrating Free Expression

February 21, 2020 (Portland, OR) – Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is supporting retailers with the announcement of the Rory D. Root Comics Ambassador Grant, a new program encouraging community building through the creation of events promoting comics as a valuable form of free...

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Get Ready for Bloodshot with Signed Graphic Novels by Jeff Lemire!

February 20, 2020
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Get Ready for Bloodshot with Signed Graphic Novels by Jeff Lemire!

In just a few weeks, Sony Picture’s Bloodshot starring Vin Diesel will be hitting the big screen, so now is the time to get familiar with this super-soldier. This week, CBLDF supporters have the chance to donate and catch up with one of the...

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Celebrate Will Eisner Week at the Comic-Con Museum, March 1!

February 20, 2020
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Celebrate Will Eisner Week at the Comic-Con Museum, March 1!

Join some of the brightest lights in contemporary cartooning for the Comic-Con Museum Celebrates Will Eisner, a day-long salute honoring the pioneering cartoonist and educator on Sunday, March 1...

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JUST ANNOUNCED! Support Free Expression with Valiant Comics Bloodshot & Humble Bundle!

February 19, 2020
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JUST ANNOUNCED! Support Free Expression with Valiant Comics Bloodshot & Humble Bundle!

Get ready for the spring’s hottest comic book movie with CBLDF and Humble Comics Bundle: Bloodshot 2020 by Valiant! Starting at $1, pay what you want for DRM-free, digital comics that can be read on almost any device. Plus, every bundle supports the important...

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President’s Day & Free Expression in Their Own Words

February 17, 2020
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President’s Day & Free Expression in Their Own Words

We are lucky that those who founded America cared deeply about free speech and valued the importance of knowledge and information. But this commitment to free expression didn’t stop with the founding fathers, it has been protected and exalted...

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Will Eisner Week 2020, Join Us for a Discussion

February 14, 2020
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Will Eisner Week 2020, Join Us for a Discussion

March 3rd, 2020 Publishing Will: Will Eisner & The Business of Comics with Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Comics & Ted Adams of Clover Press and IDW Discussion moderated by Charles Brownstein of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Free and...

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Portland Area Comics Fans: Join the CBLDF Team!

February 14, 2020
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Portland Area Comics Fans: Join the CBLDF Team!

CBLDF is currently looking for a part-time Office Assistant. We’re located in Portland, Oregon, and this position is on-site. Check out the posting below, and please reach out if you’re interested! OFFICE ASSISTANT (Part-Time, Hourly | $15 per...

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