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 ...

Now Available: CBLDF Defender #6!

CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the sixth 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 en ...

Banned Books Week Spotlights Diversity in 2016

Why are so many diverse books banned? The 2016 celebration of Banned Books Week will examine this important question as part of its thematic focus on diversity, the event’s national coalition announced today. Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will run from Septe ...

CBLDF Announces 2016 Membership Incentives, Featuring Art by CRAIG THOMPSON!

CBLDF's work defending the right to read is more important than ever. But we can’t do it without your support! When you join CBLDF in 2016, we’ll thank you with the best incentives in the free speech community, including member exclusives with stunning art by acclaimed cartoonist Craig Thompson!

Leading the Fight for Free Expression: CBLDF Annual Report 2015

Although comics have never been a bigger part of  mainstream pop culture, they sustained more censorship attacks in 2015 than at any other time this century. CBLDF was on the case, fighting back by providing expert support to keep comics available for everyone! CBLDF is at the forefront of defendin ...

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 ...

Jack Davis: The Man Who Revolutionized Comics Humor

August 4, 2016
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Jack Davis: The Man Who Revolutionized Comics Humor

Last week, we lost a true comics legend and luminary. Jack Davis is not only remembered as a founding member of MAD magazine and contributor to EC’s diverse line of comics, but also as a man who with his incredible knack for caricature and wit helped push the medium forward, and during a time when...

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Twenty Years Later, Walmart Regrets Pulling ‘Woman President’ Shirt

August 3, 2016
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Twenty Years Later, Walmart Regrets Pulling ‘Woman President’ Shirt

Twenty years and a political generation ago, a psychologist who studied children’s perceptions of women leaders marketed a t-shirt through her local Walmart with an empowering message: a panel from Dennis the Menace with the character Margaret proclaiming...

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Anti-Nazi Disney Cartoon Pulled from Russian Extremist Materials List

August 2, 2016
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Fuehrers Face

73 years after its debut on the silver screen, the Oscar-winning 1943 Donald Duck short “Der Fuehrer’s Face” or “Donald Duck in Nutzi Land” has been pulled off the list of banned “extremist materials” in Kamchatka, Russia. In 2010, a Kamchatka resident was charged with “inciting hatred and enmity” and received a six-month suspended sentence...

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CBLDF Joins Defense of Freedom to Read in Chesterfield County

August 2, 2016
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CBLDF Joins Defense of Freedom to Read in Chesterfield County

CBLDF yesterday signed on to a letter from the National Coalition Against Censorship to the superintendent and school board in Chesterfield County, Virginia, defending several summer reading books that were challenged for “sexually explicit” content and urging the school...

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Unidentified Comic Among Hundreds of Books Seized in Raid on Hong Kong Fair

August 1, 2016
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Unidentified Comic Among Hundreds of Books Seized in Raid on Hong Kong Fair

Authorities raided the Hong Kong Book Fair just as it was wrapping up last week, seizing more than 1400 copies of 300 different titles suspected to be obscene or indecent under local law. One unidentified comic was among the books seized, but the...

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University of Cape Town Incites Controversy by Rescinding Flemming Rose Lecture Invitation

August 1, 2016
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Flemming Rose

Out of fear of that his speech might provoke the audience and incite violence, the University of Cape Town has withdrawn their invitation to Danish editor Flemming Rose to speak at the TB Davie Lecture organized by the Academic Freedom Committee. Rose, who is best known for his involvement in the publication of the controversial Prophet...

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Chinese Cartoonist’s Elusive Battle with Censors

July 29, 2016
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Chinese Cartoonist’s Elusive Battle with Censors

  Chinese cartoonist Badiucao has no qualms about tackling China’s difficult political and social issues. As a result, he’s become skilled at eluding the authorities that would censor him. In a recent interview with Cartoonists Rights Network International, Badiacao speaks about the lengths he goes to in order to protect his identity and safety in...

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Pearls Before Swine Strip Pulled for ISIS Reference

July 29, 2016
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Pearls Before Swine Strip Pulled for ISIS Reference

“Yes, for those of you wondering, today’s Pearls strip got pulled,” writes Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis in a Wednesday Facebook post.  Since this announcement, Pastis has been trying to share the cartoon on Facebook but the only thing that appears when he posts the image is a black box. Whether this...

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After Ban and Media Crackdown, Turkish Magazine Fears Attack

July 29, 2016
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After Ban and Media Crackdown, Turkish Magazine Fears Attack

The Turkish government’s media crackdown continues this week, thinly justified as a “cleansing” after the failed coup attempt of July 15-16. In the past few days, more than 130 press outlets have been shut down and arrest warrants issued for 89...

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New Bill Stops Promotes Free Press in New Jersey Schools

July 28, 2016
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New Voices New Jersey

New Jersey is considering a bill that will not only allow student journalists the right to exercise editorial control over content in school publications, but halt censorship from officials who might deem certain materials to be too controversial. The bill, which was re-introduced on June 30 is part of the broader New Voices of New Jersey...

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Exiled Egyptian Creator Tackles Big Issues in Dystopian Webcomic

July 27, 2016
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Exiled Egyptian Creator Tackles Big Issues in Dystopian Webcomic

In the immediate wake of the 2011 Tahrir Square uprising, the Egyptian graphic designer and comic creator who goes by Ganzeer gained notoriety as a street artist, painting murals of protesters who had died in the struggle. But...

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Portland: Enjoy a Live Music Celebration of Geek Culture This Friday to Benefit CBLDF!

July 26, 2016
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Portland: Enjoy a Live Music Celebration of Geek Culture This Friday to Benefit CBLDF!

Hello, Portland! This Friday, join the PDX Broadsides and the Wesley Crushers for a live music celebration of geek culture to benefit CBLDF! The festivities kick off at 7:00 p.m. at NXT Industries (1302 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd). The evening will be hosted by Alison...

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Virginia Lawmaker Demands Warning Labels on Summer Reading Lists

July 25, 2016
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Virginia Lawmaker Demands Warning Labels on Summer Reading Lists

Virginia state senator Amanda Chase is continuing a censorship crusade against certain books in her local school district, now pushing for future summer reading lists to include warnings for parents on books that may be controversial. The concept...

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SDCC 2016: Sunday — Live Art Jam and Your Last Chance for Exclusives!

July 24, 2016
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SDCC 2016: Sunday — Live Art Jam and Your Last Chance for Exclusives!

And just like that, Comic-Con comes to an end: Today is the last day of the show, and you last chance to get CBLDF exclusives (providing we haven’t sold out)! You can also take in our always-entertaining Live Art Jam — and take some of the pieces home — and meet Fabio Moon and Gabriel...

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SDCC 2016: Saturday with CBLDF — It’s Auction Time!

July 23, 2016
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SDCC 2016: Saturday with CBLDF — It’s Auction Time!

We’re halfway through Comic-Con, but the fun has just started — today, CBLDF has our annual Comic-Con Auction, where you can bid on amazing new art for your walls after taking in a keynote by William Gibson and live art by Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key)! Get your education on with our Saturday panels, and...

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