Jeffrey Brown Creates 2019 CBLDF Member Art!

CBLDF is excited to announce that award-winning  cartoonist and longtime supporter Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader & Son, Clumsy, Lucy & Andy Neanderthal) has created this year’s CBLDF membership art! His design is featured on a slew of members-only gear, including: a membership card, rin ...

Watch Image Library LiveStreams Anytime

  Watch the Image Library Livestreams Anytime In 2018, Image Comics celebrated Banned Books Week with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and The Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table of the American Library Association by producing a week of Library Livestreams featuring creators Nick Dragotta (Ea ...

On the Front Lines of Free Expression: CBLDF Annual Report 2018

Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2018. Thanks to donors like you, CBLDF was at the forefront, protecting our community from an increasing tempo of challenges to comics and other expressive material. From providing legal aid and expertise to protecting access to valuable books, CB ...

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Announces Christina Merkler as New President 

August 30, 2018 – The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the industry’s voice for free speech advocacy and education, is proud to announce that Christina Merkler has been named President of the CBLDF by unanimous vote of its board of directors. Merkler is the co-founder of Discount Comic Book Ser ...

OUT TODAY: Panel Power, CBLDF’s New Resource for Parents, Educators, Librarians, and Retailers!

Inspire kids to become lifelong readers with Panel Power, a CBLDF resource that provides an introduction to comics and background on why they’re good for kids! You can find the issue at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and below! You can also get bundles for your store, scho ...

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 ...

CBLDF to be Recognized by New York Library Association

October 8, 2019
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CBLDF to be Recognized by New York Library Association

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to announce that we will be among those honored this year for the Intellectual Freedom Award at the 126th Annual New York Library Conference and Trade Show in Saratoga Springs this November 15th. Each year New...

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Best of CBLDF’s Inktober 2019!

October 7, 2019
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Best of CBLDF’s Inktober 2019!

The first week of CBLDF’s #Inktober2019 challenge is nearly complete and we’re thrilled that so many people have been getting in the free expression spirit. Check out some of our favorites here or head on over to our Instagram and tag us in your submission. Each week we’ll feature our favorites on...

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Colorado Comics Store Drag Show Continues Despite Protests

October 4, 2019
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Colorado Comics Store Drag Show Continues Despite Protests

In September, CBLDF reported on an all-ages Drag Show at Mile High Comics in Colorado that had drawn the attention of protestors, including an SPLC identified hate group, Proud Boys. Now this iconic local comics shop has made national news again, as flyers warning...

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Support Free Expression at New York City Comic Con with CBLDF! Booth#2109

October 3, 2019
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Support Free Expression at New York City Comic Con with CBLDF! Booth#2109

It is time for the largest annual East Coast Convention, as NYCC 2019 kicks off today, Thursday, October 3rd. CBLDF has brought tons of amazing rewards just for you, and can’t wait to see and hear how you’re celebrating free expression this year. Stop by the Booth...

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Charlie Adlard Personalizes & Sketches The Walking Dead for CBLDF Donors!

October 3, 2019
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Charlie Adlard Personalizes & Sketches The Walking Dead for CBLDF Donors!

CBLDF is thrilled to offer our donors the opportunity to have award-winning illustrator Charlie Adlard sign, sketch, and personalize a selection of Walking Dead collections to you or a loved one! For a limited time only, you can support CBLDF’s year-round efforts to keep books like The Walking Dead on shelves and grab...

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CBLDF’s Comics In Education Survey Reveals Top Comics in Schools & A Broad Embrace of the Format

October 2, 2019
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CBLDF’s Comics In Education Survey Reveals Top Comics in Schools & A Broad Embrace of the Format

Portland, Oregon 10/2/2019 — Results of a survey released today by Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the industry’s leading voice for free speech advocacy and education, offers concrete evidence of what has been long been believed true but unverified: teachers and students are embracing comics as valuable tools in the classroom. This groundbreaking work offers...

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Show Off Your Free Expression with CBLDF This Inktober

October 1, 2019
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Show Off Your Free Expression with CBLDF This Inktober

Join CBLDF this October is a special drawing challenge aimed at daily creativity, community, and free expression! Inktober is an Instagram tradition for the month of October that anyone can participate in.  Designed to flex and improve drawing skills, plus develop...

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Keep the Light On All Year Long: 12 Banned Comics Reading List

September 27, 2019
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Keep the Light On All Year Long: 12 Banned Comics Reading List

As Banned Books Week draws to a close, it’s crucial to remember that this celebration is to draw attention to the challenges and bans that happen all year long. To keep the spirit of free expression going from this Banned Books Week until the next one, here’s a list of 12 challenged and banned comics...

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History of Comics Censorship, Week Six

September 27, 2019
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History of Comics Censorship, Week Six

Editor’s Note: This resource is the six-part of series based on one of CBLDF’s most popular presentations about the history of comics censorship. We’ll be posting a segment each week leading up to and including Banned Books Week, September 22 – 28. The series goes chronologically and you can read them individually or

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Graphic Novelist & Educator Lynda Barry Named MacArthur Genius

September 26, 2019
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The prestigious MacArthur Foundation has recognized one of the stand out voices in the comics community with a 2019 Genius Grant. Lynda Barry is the creator behind One! Hundred! Demons!, What It Is, The Good Times Are Killing Me, and much more. Later in 2019, Barry’s much anticipated Making Comics...

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Support CBLDF With Books Signed by Floyd Norman, Scott McCloud, & More!

September 26, 2019
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Support CBLDF With Books Signed by Floyd Norman, Scott McCloud, & More!

You can support CBLDF and learn about the finer points of comics and their creators with this week’s featured premiums! We’re offering signed books about what goes into creating comics, as well as anthologies that collect the work and stories of the creators behind the comics. CBLDF donors...

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CBLDF Free Reading List

September 24, 2019
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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund works around the year to not just fight censorship, but produce resources that help protect free expression. Every year CBLDF produces free publications aimed at fans, parents, educators, librarians, and retailers to keep them up to date on the front lines of the fight for free expression in comics. Check...

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Censorship Leaves Us in The Dark, Keep the Light on with CBLDF!

September 23, 2019
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Censorship Leaves Us in The Dark, Keep the Light on with CBLDF!

Banned Books Week is here and CBLDF has some amazing events planned to help “keep the light on” as this year’s theme suggests! This year’s festivities run from September 22 – 28, 2019. Activities can include everything from stopping by your local library to check out...

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History of Comics Censorship, Part Five

September 20, 2019
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History of Comics Censorship, Part Five

Editor’s Note: This resource is the second of a six-part series based on one of CBLDF’s most popular presentations about the history of comics censorship. We’ll be posting a segment each week leading up to and including Banned Books Week, September 22 – 28. The series goes chronologically and you can read along on as...

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Celebrate Banned Books & Support CBLDF with Exclusive Merch & Signed GNs!

September 19, 2019
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Celebrate Banned Books & Support CBLDF with Exclusive Merch & Signed GNs!

CBLDF works year-round to protect free expression and the right to read in the comics community. We want to help readers celebrate Banned Books Week (September 22-28) with a slew of educational resources, in addition to signed graphic novels and exclusive

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