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, stickers, buttons and more! Show the world that you’re standing up for the right to rea ...

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 ...

The Dynamite 2017 Blockbuster Holiday Bundle From Groupees.com Benefits CBLDF

December 11, 2017
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The Dynamite 2017 Blockbuster Holiday Bundle From Groupees.com Benefits CBLDF

Dynamite Entertainment has once again partnered with Groupees.com to launch the Dynamite 2017 Blockbuster Holiday Bundle! A portion of the proceeds benefit CBLDF’s important First Amendment work! The Dynamite 2017 Blockbuster Holiday Bundle has seven tiers to choose from, ranging from free to $15 for digital comics, along with...

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Baltimore Pulls Buck Out of School

December 8, 2017
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Baltimore Pulls  Buck  Out of School

Baltimore County School District has caved to pressure from parents and removed MK Asante’s award winning memoir Buck from the curriculum at Digital Harbor High School. Parents claimed profanity, as well as graphically described sexual acts, were the reasons Buck was inappropriate for 9th graders. Out of...

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Zunar Condemns Malaysian Government’s Hypocrisy on Free Expression

December 8, 2017
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Zunar Condemns Malaysian Government’s Hypocrisy on Free Expression

Even as he faces up to 43 years in prison on sedition charges, political cartoonist Zunar is not holding back from calling out the Malaysian government’s hypocrisy and retaliatory blacklisting of performers who dare to speak up for regular citizens. Given that his exhibition...

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ALA Members Establish Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table

December 7, 2017
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ALA Members Establish Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table

Comics and the librarians who love them will soon have a more stable home within the American Library Association, thanks to the establishment of a Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Round Table which will have a budget...

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Signed Books from CBLDF: The Gifts That Keep on Giving!

December 7, 2017
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Signed Books from CBLDF: The Gifts That Keep on Giving!

Still looking for the perfect gift? You’re in luck — we have an amazing array of graphic novels for all ages and interests, signed by the creators to help us fight for the right to read! Get amazing books signed by Neil Gaiman, Robert Kirkman, Bernie Wrightson, Frank Miller, Scott Snyder, G. Willow Wilson, Greg Rucka,…

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NCAC Tells Texas School District to Reverse Ban on The Hate U Give

December 6, 2017
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NCAC Tells Texas School District to Reverse Ban on The Hate U Give

The National Coalition Against Censorship today urged the school district in Katy, Texas to obey its own challenge policy and restore Angie Thomas’ award-winning and critically-acclaimed novel The Hate U Give to school library shelves. The book...

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ONE WEEK LEFT for the Humble Comics Bundle: Riverdale & Archie, Benefitting CBLDF!

December 6, 2017
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ONE WEEK LEFT for the Humble Comics Bundle: Riverdale & Archie, Benefitting CBLDF!

The gang’s all here in the Humble Comics Bundle: Riverdale & Archie from Humble Bundle and Archie Comics to benefit CBLDF! But this bundle won’t last forever — there’s just one more week to name your price on $375 worth of Archie Comics and support CBLDF in the process! Get Road...

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Florida School District Won’t Ban Fahrenheit 451

December 5, 2017
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Florida School District Won’t Ban Fahrenheit 451

The school district in Santa Rosa County, Florida is standing by Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, despite a complaint from an irony-challenged parent who demanded that the cautionary tale about censorship be removed from the...

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Lawyers Ask UN to Help Cartoonist Detained in Equatorial Guinea

December 4, 2017
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Lawyers Ask UN to Help Cartoonist Detained in Equatorial Guinea

It has now been almost three months since graphic novelist and political cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé was arrested without charge in his native country of Equatorial Guinea. Now a U.K.-based law firm specializing in human rights issues...

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LAST DAY for Personalized Gifts in CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving Campaign!

December 4, 2017
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LAST DAY for Personalized Gifts in CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving Campaign!

CBLDF’s 2017 Spirit of Giving holiday fundraiser gives you the chance to get personalized books from some of the biggest names in comics! But now is the time to act – TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE DRIVE! You can receive graphic novels signed and personalized by creators, such as Chip Kidd, Brian K. Vaughan, Kevin Eastman, Cliff Chiang, Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen,…

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Chip Kidd Joins CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving — LAST WEEKEND for Personalized Gifts!

December 1, 2017
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Chip Kidd Joins CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving — LAST WEEKEND for Personalized Gifts!

Chip Kidd is joining the creators supporting CBLDF’s 2017 Spirit of Giving holiday fundraiser! From now until December 4, you can receive graphic novels signed and personalized by creators, such as Brian K. Vaughan, Kevin Eastman, Cliff Chiang, Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen, Jennifer L. Holm, Marv Wolfman, Paul Levitz, Jeffrey Brown, Shannon Wheeler, Chuck Palahniuk, Jason Aaron, Emil Ferris, Simon Hanselmann, and the National Book...

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The Hate U Give Reportedly Banned in Texas School District

December 1, 2017
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The Hate U Give Reportedly Banned in Texas School District

School officials in Katy, Texas have banned the critically acclaimed YA novel The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas without following district challenge policy, according to a student who ...

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CBLDF Defends A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl in Wyoming

December 1, 2017
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CBLDF Defends A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl in Wyoming

CBLDF has joined the defense of Tanya Stone’s A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl after it was challenged at Cody High School in Wyoming. In early November, a parent complained about sexual content in the book, demanding its removal from the school...

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British Mom Objects to Non-Consensual Kiss in Sleeping Beauty

November 30, 2017
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British Mom Objects to Non-Consensual Kiss in Sleeping Beauty

A mother in North Tyneside, UK set off a bit of a British media frenzy last week with her request to remove a version of Sleeping Beauty from her six-year-old son’s school curriculum because the story might suggest to “children that it is OK to kiss...

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The Humble Comics Bundle: Riverdale & Archie Benefits CBLDF!

November 29, 2017
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The Humble Comics Bundle: Riverdale & Archie Benefits CBLDF!

The gang’s all here in the Humble Comics Bundle: Riverdale & Archie from Humble Bundle and Archie Comics to benefit CBLDF! Get Road to Riverdale, the stories that inspired the CW show Riverdale; the awesome reboot of Archie by Mark Waid; The Art of Archie: The Covers, a collection of art from the classic series; volumes of Betty...

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