AVAILABLE NOW: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #3, Featuring Jason Aaron!

CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the September issue, CBLDF talks with prodigious comics scribe Jason Aaron (Thor, Doctor Strange, Star Wars)! You can find the issue at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue ...

CBLDF Podcast Episode 23: ANNE ISHII of Massive Goods

In this episode, we speak with editor, publisher, writer, and translator Anne Ishii about her current venture Massive Goods and the world of gay manga. We discuss cultural differences with regards to erotica, gender politics, and pornography; examine niche subcultures; and take a diversion into ou ...

NOW AVAILABLE: CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook 2017!

Banned Books Week is happening September 24 – 30, and CBLDF is delighted to release the latest edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook to help you celebrate! Comics are the most banned books in the U.S., and CBLDF’s handy visual guide helps you protect them! Discover the books facing c ...

Join CBLDF! Protect The First Amendment & Get Inspiring Premiums by Vanesa R. Del Rey!

Make a stand for free speech by joining CBLDF today! We’re in uncertain times where the CBLDF’s efforts are more important than ever. It’s unclear how government – federal, and especially local – will treat the First Amendment. CBLDF is prepared to defend the rights of everyone in our fiel ...

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 ...

Turkey’s Crackdown on Cartoons

August 18, 2017
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Turkey’s Crackdown on Cartoons

Ever since the failed coup attempt in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has instigated a crackdown that has led to 50,000 arrests and the loss or jobs for nearly 100,000 people. Cartoonists are among the victims of Erdoğan’s censorious campaign. CBLDF has reported extensively on Musa Kart, a political cartoonist who was arrested along with...

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GNs signed by Simon Hanselmann, Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon, Trina Robbins, & More Benefit CBLDF!

August 17, 2017
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GNs signed by Simon Hanselmann, Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon, Trina Robbins, & More Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF is rewarding your donations with a slew of fantastic books, including Megahex and One More Year, signed & sketched by Simon Hanselmann; Daytripper, De:Tales, How to Talk to Girls at Parties, and more, signed by Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon; Babes in Arms, signed...

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Zunar Sues Police Over Books Lost in Raid

August 17, 2017
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Zunar Sues Police Over Books Lost in Raid

Once again, Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar has filed a lawsuit against police seeking the return of books and t-shirts that were seized in a raid of one of his public...

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VICTORY in California: Conejo Valley Board Finally Approves Part-Time Indian

August 16, 2017
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VICTORY in California: Conejo Valley Board Finally Approves Part-Time Indian

After a two-month delay, the Conejo Valley School Board in Thousand Oaks, California finally voted 4-1 last night to approve Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian as part of the 9th...

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West Fargo Library Defends LGBTQIA Book Display Over Lawmaker Objections

August 15, 2017
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West Fargo Library Defends LGBTQIA Book Display Over Lawmaker Objections

Despite complaints from two local legislators, the public library in West Fargo, North Dakota has no plans to modify a book display that includes LGBTQIA-themed titles. Reps. Ben Koppelman and Chris Olson say that constituents have contacted them...

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Nude Option Removed from U.S. Xbox Release of Conan Exiles

August 14, 2017
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Nude Option Removed from U.S. Xbox Release of Conan Exiles

When the Norwegian-made multiplayer open-world survival game Conan Exiles makes its Xbox debut this week, players in North America will notice one major difference from the much-talked-about version already available worldwide on Steam: all...

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New Book Recalls the Other Satire Magazines of the Classic Era

August 11, 2017
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New Book Recalls the Other Satire Magazines of the Classic Era

For today’s jaded consumer of satire in all forms, it is perhaps easy to underestimate the monumental influence of satirical magazines in the 1950s and ‘60s. Of course, chief among these was MAD, the brainchild of ...

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Brownstein to Speak at Library of Congress Next Month

August 11, 2017
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Brownstein to Speak at Library of Congress Next Month

Next month as every September, CBLDF will be in Bethesda, Maryland for the Small Press Expo, North America’s premiere independent cartooning and comic arts festival which has generously supported our work...

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Russian Man Fined for Posting Jesus Cartoons on Social Media

August 10, 2017
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Russian Man Fined for Posting Jesus Cartoons on Social Media

A man in Sochi, Russia was convicted last week of “offending religious believers’ feelings” by sharing several satirical cartoons of Jesus Christ on social media in 2014. Although he has since deleted the cartoons, Viktor Nochevnov was...

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New IDW GNs: Signed by Joe Hill, Kevin Eastman, Walter Simonson, & more!

August 10, 2017
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New IDW GNs: Signed by Joe Hill, Kevin Eastman, Walter Simonson, & more!

This week CBLDF is rewarding your donations with some fantastic GNs from our friends at IDW! Check out Locke & Key: Heaven & Earth, signed by Joe Hill; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Artisan Edition, signed and sketched by Kevin Eastman; Ragnarök Volumes One and Two, signed by...

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California Congressman Defends Student’s Painting Against Calls for Removal

August 9, 2017
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California Congressman Defends Student’s Painting Against Calls for Removal

Following on the heels of a Congressional dispute over a St. Louis teen’s painting that included a police officer with a boar-like head, another painting that hangs in a district office of California Rep. Lou Correa has become a new target...

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Utah Law Requires Alcohol Restriction in Book of Mormon Theater

August 8, 2017
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Utah Law Requires Alcohol Restriction in Book of Mormon Theater

Utah’s speech-chilling liquor law strikes again, this time preventing Salt Lake City theatergoers from enjoying a cold beer during performances of the Broadway hit Book of Mormon. The Eccles Theater, currently hosting...

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 22: MATTHEW ROSENBERG

August 8, 2017
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 22: MATTHEW ROSENBERG

In this episode, we speak with writer Matthew Rosenberg (We Can Never Go Home, 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank, Rocket Raccoon, Kingpin, 12 Reasons To Die) about his work, and the influence on his career of personal politics and activism. We discuss the early...

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Saudi Government Approves Girls Revolution Comics

August 7, 2017
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Saudi Government Approves Girls Revolution Comics

Earlier this year, comics fans in Saudi Arabia made an unexpectedly strong showing at the kingdom’s first officially sanctioned Comic Con, where both men and women eagerly browsed their favorite books and showed off their cosplay–albeit not without restrictions....

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Librarian & Educator Mini-Con Returns to San Diego for Second Year

August 4, 2017
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Librarian & Educator Mini-Con Returns to San Diego for Second Year

For the second year in a row, the San Diego Public Library hosted its free Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians in conjunction last month’s Comic Con International. CBLDF Editorial Director Betsy Gomez was there to moderate the panel on Equipping Teachers to Defend...

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