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

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 and to help comics retailers better serve their communities.  Below you will find desc ...

Support CBLDF With Everything You Buy This Holiday Season!

    There’s an easy way to fight for free expression with (almost) everything you buy online this holiday season: 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, so you can buy the ...

2019 Comics in Education Survey

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 v ...

Selling Comics Available Today!

  The much-anticipated Selling Comics is finally here! Brought to you from CBLDF and Dark Horse, this is the guide for those interested in, starting out, or looking for community in the comics retailer community. Grab yours today from CBLDF (and then go register for new retailer webinars)! Edit ...

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 ...

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 ...

LAST DAY to get Maus, Fun Home, Watchmen & More Personalized!

December 9, 2019
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LAST DAY to get Maus, Fun Home, Watchmen & More Personalized!

This is the last day to get signed & personalized graphic novels from your favorite comics creators when you make a  donation to CBLDF! 2019′s Spirit of Giving features comics from top creators  Mike & Laura Allred, Gabriel Bá & Fábio Moon, Alison Bechdel, Jeffrey Brown,...

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Saga: A Comic for Every Type of Family

December 6, 2019
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Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples sci-fi epic adventure, Saga,  quickly emerged as a genre-redefining, bestselling addition to the comic book canon. It rapidly picked up a shelf-full of awards from the Eisner’s, Harvey’s, Hugo’s, and even a British Fantasy Award for Best Comic/Graphic Novel. Since its debut in March 2012, this critically acclaimed comic...

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CBLDF Salutes Certified Stores

December 6, 2019
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CBLDF Salutes Certified Stores

CBLDF is proud to announce our list of Certified Stores!  These stores are trained to help educators and librarians bring comics and graphic novels into their classrooms and libraries. Make...

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11 Most Popular Comics in Classrooms (with Signed Copies to Support CBLDF!)

December 5, 2019
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11 Most Popular Comics in Classrooms (with Signed Copies to Support CBLDF!)

Get signed comics and personalized copies of many of the Top Comics in Classrooms when you support CBLDF. Hurry, these special rewards are ending soon! CBLDF’s recent groundbreaking survey offered concrete evidence that teachers and students are embracing comics as valuable tools in the classroom. Across ages and demographics, the study...

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Your Voice Matters — Support CBLDF This Giving Tuesday!

December 3, 2019
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Your Voice Matters — Support CBLDF This Giving Tuesday!

This #GivingTuesday celebrate the positive power of Free Expression and get exclusive “Be The Light! Your Voice Matters” gear when you donate to CBLDF! Featuring art by Jim Lee, Jaime Hernandez, Emi Lenox with Steve Birch, and Steve Lieber/Helioscope with Justin Stewart, CBLDF’s “Be The Light” artwork beautifully declares...

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

December 2, 2019
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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 and programming, CBLDF...

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LAST WEEK! Get Signed & Personalized Watchmen, Umbrella Academy, Fun Home & Many More!

December 2, 2019
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LAST WEEK! Get Signed & Personalized Watchmen, Umbrella Academy, Fun Home & Many More!

This is the last week to donate to a great cause and get the best comic gifts signed and personalized to you or your loved ones! Don’t miss Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s annual Spirit of Giving holiday fundraiser–but hurry, it ends next Monday, December 9!  Donate today to support our important work AND...

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Last Days to Get Supernatural Light Novels When You Support Free Expression! 

November 29, 2019
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Last Days to Get Supernatural Light Novels When You Support Free Expression! 

There are only days left to download a digital library of MONOGATARI, Supernatural Light Novels by NISIOISIN from Kodansha Comics & Humble Bundle, starting at $1! These multi-format, DRM-Free books are a great way to treat yourself instantly while supporting the important First Amendment work of...

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Support CBLDF With Everything You Buy This Holiday Season!

November 28, 2019
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    There’s an easy way to fight for free expression with (almost) everything you buy online this holiday season: 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, so you can buy the things you were already planning on getting, and…

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CBLDF Gift Guide 2019!

November 27, 2019
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CBLDF Gift Guide 2019!

This holiday season you can support CBLDF and find something for everyone on your list! We’re offering donation premiums signed by incredible creators, including: Neil Gaiman, Stan Sakai, Alison Bechdel, Brian K. Vaughan, Raina Telgemeier, Roz Chast, & more! Looking for standout stocking-stuffers? We’ve got you covered with enamel pins, embroidered patches, t-shirts, prints,...

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LGBTQ+ Book Removed from West Virginia Library

November 26, 2019
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LGBTQ+ Book Removed from West Virginia Library

A West Virginia public library has pulled a children’s book one local website described as “promoting homosexuality” from the shelves after an elementary school child came across the age appropriate title. The book, Prince and Knight by Daniel Haack is...

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Adding The Handmaid’s Tale Graphic Novel to Your Library or Classroom Collection

November 25, 2019
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Adding The Handmaid’s Tale Graphic Novel to Your Library or Classroom Collection

Margaret Atwood’s dystopian classic The Handmaid’s Tale is experiencing a resurgence in popularity, its themes and message resonating with new and familiar audiences alike. Between Atwood’s long awaited sequel, The Testaments, being released and the award-winning television series, it’s likely teachers will be...

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5 Top Comics Censored This Decade

November 22, 2019
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5 Top Comics Censored This Decade

As 2019 is coming to a close, we’re looking back at the past decade of comics censorship. In the last ten years, comics have experienced a meteoric rise in popularity, unprecedented inclusion in schools, and a subsequent increase of censorship attempts. A look at the annual lists produced by the American Library Association’s...

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Support Free Expression with MONOGATARI Supernatural Light Novels by NISIOSIN

November 20, 2019
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Support Free Expression with MONOGATARI Supernatural Light Novels by NISIOSIN

Head back to high school with 22 volumes of ghosts, vampires, and more with the hit illustrated MONOGATARI—Supernatural Light Novels by NISIOISIN by Kodansha! Pay what you want for digital, DRM-Free light novels and support the critical First Amendment work of CBLDF and ACLU! This...

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Author Invited to IL High School in Attempt to Amend Recent LGBTQ+ Censorship of Programming

November 19, 2019
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Author Invited to IL High School in Attempt to Amend Recent LGBTQ+ Censorship of Programming

Last month, award-winning children’s author Robin Stevenson had a planned event cancelled the night before due to LGBTQ+ historical figures in her book Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change. This week, Illinois State Representative Terra Costa Howard has invited the...

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