Mike Allred Creates 2018 CBLDF Member Art!

Mike Allred wants you to join CBLDF! The legendary creator of Madman and iZombie created this year’s CBLDF membership art, which is featured on members-only gear including a membership card, t-shirt, print, hoodie, and more! Show the world that you’re standing up for the right to read ...

Protecting Our Rights: 2017 CBLDF Annual Report

Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2017. 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 deploying our lawyers to help comics creators to counseling educators and li ...

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 ...

GNs Signed by Robert Kirkman & Rick Remender Benefit CBLDF!

March 1, 2018
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GNs Signed by Robert Kirkman & Rick Remender Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF is rewarding your donations with graphic novels signed by comics icons Robert Kirkman and Rick Remender! We’re offering donors the chance to pick-up The Walking Dead Volume One HC, The Walking Dead: Here’s Negan HC, The Walking Dead Volume One Omnibus HC, Invincible Ultimate Collection Volume One HC, and ...

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Join CBLDF at ECCC, Starting Today! Booth #2116

March 1, 2018
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Join CBLDF at ECCC, Starting Today! Booth #2116

Make CBLDF your first stop today at Emerald City Comic Con! We’re at Booth #2116 so come by and say hi! While you’re here, make sure to check out our killer selection of CBLDF merch and signed graphic novels. Every purchase is a donation to...

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Students – Know Your Rights!

March 1, 2018
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National Coalition Against Censorship has published a shareable guide to First Amendment rights for student protesters. The resource explains what parts of the students’ rights of assembly and speech are protected under the First Amendment, and what actions can be risky or get a protest legally shut down. The NCAC designed the guide so...

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Join Us for The Art of March: A Civil Rights Masterpiece

February 28, 2018
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Join Us for The Art of March: A Civil Rights Masterpiece

The Society of Illustrators and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund graciously request your presence at the Opening Reception of The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece   Opening Reception: Thursday, March 1st 6pm – 9pm Honoring Nate Powell, who will be in attendance Society of Illustrators 128 East...

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The Fallout from Florida’s School Censorship Law

February 27, 2018
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The Fallout from Florida’s School Censorship Law

Last year, Florida signed into law HB 989, legislation that allows any county resident to lodge a challenge against textbooks or supplemental materials that they claim fail to present “a noninflammatory, objective, and balanced viewpoint on issues.” The fallout from that law is...

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Charges Against Cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé Dropped

February 27, 2018
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Charges Against Cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé Dropped

The specious charges of counterfeiting and forgery against political cartoonist Nsé Ramón Esono Ebalé were dropped today. The case was seen in Equatorial Guinea’s capital Malabo, where Ebalé has been imprisoned since September 16, 2017. He is scheduled to be released in two days. Before his arrest, Nsé Ramón Esono Ebalé was living in Paraguay…

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Wyoming School Board Bans A Bad Boy Can be Good for a Girl

February 26, 2018
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Wyoming School Board Bans A Bad Boy Can be Good for a Girl

The Cody School Board voted 5-1 to ban Tanya Stone’s A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl from district libraries. In banning the book, the board trustees ignored a review committee recommendation to keep the book. The board also voted to implement library software that would notify...

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Don’t Miss CBLDF at Emerald City Comic Con March 1st – 4th

February 23, 2018
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Don’t Miss CBLDF at Emerald City Comic Con March 1st – 4th

What better way to start spring off than hanging out with CBLDF at Emerald City Comic Con. Come by Booth #2116 and check out our huge selection of signed comics and exclusive swag. If you are in the Seattle area there are still tickets available...

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Christian Group Demands LGBTQIA Book Ban

February 23, 2018
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Christian Group Demands LGBTQIA Book Ban

Over 340 people have signed a petition to ban Orange City Public Library in Iowa from purchasing new LGBTQIA books, while also quarantining and placing public ratings on the 168 books in the current collection that fall under the scope of this public inquest. It...

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Fahmi Reza Fined, Sentenced to Prison

February 23, 2018
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Fahmi Reza Fined, Sentenced to Prison

Malaysian graphic designer, artist, and activist Fahmi Reza has been sentenced to a month in jail and a RM30,000 (around $7,700) fine for uploading a sketch depicting Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak as a clown. Reza was found guilty of spreading online content deemed “obscene, indecent, false, menacing or offensive in character with intent to...

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Ted Adams, IDW Founder & CEO, Joins CBLDF Board of Directors

February 22, 2018
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Ted Adams, IDW Founder & CEO, Joins CBLDF Board of Directors

San Diego, CA (February 22, 2018) – The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting First Amendment rights, is proud to welcome Ted Adams to its Board of Directors. As founder and CEO of IDW Media Holdings, Adams oversees one of...

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Indie Graphic Novels Signed by Box Brown, Tom Scioli & More Benefit CBLDF!

February 22, 2018
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Indie Graphic Novels Signed by Box Brown, Tom Scioli & More Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF is rewarding your donations with some fantastic indie GNs, including the brand-new Is This Guy for Real? The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman GN, plus Andre the Giant: Life & Legend GN and Tetris: The Games People Play GN, all signed by Box Brown; Transformers vs G.I. Joe Quintessential Collection HC and American Barbarian...

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YALSA Announces Great Graphic Novels for 2018

February 22, 2018
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YALSA Announces Great Graphic Novels for 2018

The Young Adult Library Services Association’s latest annual list of Great Graphic Novels is out! Books are nominated for inclusion on the list by members of YALSA, a division of the American Library Association, and then voted on by a committee made up of...

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Beaverton Deputy Superintendent Bans Book from District Middle Schools

February 21, 2018
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Beaverton Deputy Superintendent Bans Book from District Middle Schools

Andrew Smith’s young adult novel has been banned from middle schools in the Beaverton, Oregon, school district. A parent and student filed a complaint over the book, saying it was inappropriate because of vulgar language. A review committee made up of two community members, two English teachers,...

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NEW Hunie Sekai Added to Humble Bundle! LAST WEEK!

February 20, 2018
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NEW Hunie Sekai Added to Humble Bundle! LAST WEEK!

They added even more awesomeness to this visual novel extravaganza that benefits CBLDF! Now if you pay more than the average of $7.05 you also get the popular Highway Blossoms, a visual delight set in the American southwest. But stop waiting! Go get it, because this deal will...

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