Exclusive Umbrella Academy and LumberJanes for CBLDF Retail Members!

For over twenty-five years, the COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND has tirelessly advocated for the comics industry and art form, providing legal assistance and advice, educational programming, and resources for libraries and schools. Since the earliest days of the CBLDF, comic shop retailers have been t ...

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 ...

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 ...

Beartown Pulled from NC High School

October 10, 2018
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Beartown Pulled from NC High School

After community outrage, the North Carolina Rockville County School Board pulled Beartown by Fredrick Backman from a 10th grade English honors class required reading list, blaming the teacher’s lack of pre-approval and experience for the error. Parents called the book “vulgar” though no specific...

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CBLDF at NYCC Round-Up

October 9, 2018
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CBLDF at NYCC Round-Up

Another great New York Comic Con is over, but we want to thank all the great fans, artists, writers, and collaborators that made this year so special and successful. Whether you stopped by the booth to pick up a signed graphic novel or meet a favorite...

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Fun Home Victory in New Jersey!

October 8, 2018
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Fun Home Victory in New Jersey!

Alison Bechdel’s critically acclaimed memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic will remain in the English curriculum at Watchung Hills Regional High School in New Jersey. The school board voted to keep the graphic novel 7 – 2, despite the calls for its removal by the community. Instead,...

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Kansas Teacher Suspended for Considering Part-Time Indian

October 5, 2018
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Kansas Teacher Suspended for Considering Part-Time Indian

According to The Emporia Gazette, Austin Schopper, an English teacher at Waverly High School in Kansas was suspended right before Banned Books Week, for suggesting The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian as an addition to...

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Kick off October with Spooky GNs Signed by Emil Ferris, Neil Gaiman, Tim Sale, & More!

October 4, 2018
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Kick off October with Spooky GNs Signed by Emil Ferris, Neil Gaiman, Tim Sale, & More!

This week you can support CBLDF and get your October off to a great start with spooky graphic novels including My Favorite Thing Is Monsters GN, signed by Emil Ferris; Death Deluxe HC, signed by Neil Gaiman; Batman: The Long Halloween TP, signed by Tim Sale; iZombie Omnibus HC, signed by Chris Roberson; The Walking Dead Volume One Hardcover  and ...

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Check out Who’s Signing at CBLDF Booth #2258!

October 3, 2018
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Check out Who’s Signing at CBLDF Booth #2258!

Support free speech and meet top creators from every aspect of the comics world! 2018 New York Comic Con has lots of great signings planned! Head over to Booth #2258 to meet a beloved creator, or discover a new favorite....

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Don’t Miss a Minute of Fun with CBLDF at NYCC 2018!

October 3, 2018
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Don’t Miss a Minute of Fun with CBLDF at NYCC 2018!

Are you ready for New York Comic Con? CBLDF has lots of fun stuff planned for this year’s convention, and you’re going to want to mark your calendar so that you don’t miss a minute of it. CBLDF BOOTH #2258 Make sure you stop by CBLDF Booth #2258 to...

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CBLDF New York Comic Con 2018 Party!

October 2, 2018
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CBLDF New York Comic Con 2018 Party!

Join the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, ComiXology Originals, and the STREET PUMAS from PM Spirits, Saturday night, 8 pm, at MARY O’s, in the world-famous East Village, for a New York Comic Con exclusive event!   ...

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Influential Banned Comics: Palomar by Gilbert Hernandez

October 2, 2018
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Influential Banned Comics: Palomar  by Gilbert Hernandez

“As a kid, the first issue of Love and Rockets I saw astonished me not just with its visual and storytelling mastery, but with the worlds it focused on – characters of every shape and background, from women selling babosas barefooted to sexy, smart mechanic...

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One of the Most Influential Banned Comics of All Time : Barefoot Gen

October 1, 2018
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One of the Most Influential Banned Comics of All Time : Barefoot Gen

“[Barefoot] Gen burned its way into my heated brain with the intensity of a fever dream” Art Spiegelman notes in his introduction to Barefoot Gen Vol. 1.  Even without the fever, Spiegelman was experiencing through his first read, Keiji Nakazawa’s semi-autobiographical manga is sure to stay with you long after you’ve consumed its final pages. Though it...

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Help Bring New Insight into Censorship and Information Control During Information Revolutions

October 1, 2018
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Help Bring New Insight into Censorship and Information Control During Information Revolutions

Help bring the educational program Censorship and Information Control During Information Revolutions to life by donating to their Kickstarter. Cory Doctorow (In Real Life, Walkaway, Information Doesn’t Want to be Free), along with historian and novelist Ada Palmer, and author, professor, Adrian Johns have...

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CBLDF at New York Comic Con!

September 28, 2018
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CBLDF at New York Comic Con!

There’s less than one to go until 2018 New York Comic Con, the East Coast’s largest comic book and pop culture event! CBLDF will be at Booth #2258 this year, don’t forget to stop by and see all the great...

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Enjoy Library Livestreams with Charles Soule & Skottie Young!

September 28, 2018
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Enjoy Library Livestreams with Charles Soule & Skottie Young!

Banned Books Week is almost over, but now that the weekend is here, there are two more chances to get to celebrate reading with top comics professionals. Friday and Saturday night from 7pm – 8pm EST, tune in to Image’s Library Livestream and watch...

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Check out The Project Censored Show About Banned Books Week

September 28, 2018
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Check out The Project Censored Show About Banned Books Week

Go behind the scenes of Banned Books Week, and learn more about those fighting on the front lines of free expression. The Project Censored Show released an episode featuring interviews with Abena Hutchful who runs National Coalition Against...

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Image GNs Signed by Brian K. Vaughan, Grant Morrison, Robert Kirkman, & More Benefit CBLDF!

September 27, 2018
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Image GNs Signed by Brian K. Vaughan, Grant Morrison, Robert Kirkman, & More Benefit CBLDF!

CBLDF has partnered with Image Comics and the Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table of the American Library Association to produce a series of Banned Books Week Library Livestreams, and we want to celebrate by offering our supporters a slew of incredible signed Image graphic novels! You can support our important anti-censorship...

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