Now Available: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #1, Featuring G. Willow Wilson!

CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the latest issue is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender brings e ...

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 ...

Inspiring Justice: CBLDF Annual Report 2016

CBLDF’s commitment to defending free expression is unwavering. In 2016, our extraordinary legal team protected retailers and artists, while also aiding librarians, educators, and readers who needed our assistance. Beyond fighting First Amendment emergencies, CBLDF works to prevent censorship from ...

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 ...

CBLDF Presents: Liberty Softcover Now Available!

The CBLDF Presents: Liberty softcover is now available on our online store! Support our mission to protect the First Amendment by ordering a copy of this captivating compilation, featuring cover artwork by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Fell, Wormwood)! If you’re looking for something a ...

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 ...

Out-of-Print CBLDF Shirts and More Available on Threadless!

March 20, 2017
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Out-of-Print CBLDF Shirts and More Available on Threadless!

If you missed out on one of our old t-shirt designs or you are looking for merchandise featuring CBLDF artwork, you can get them here on Threadless! We just added new designs and a variety of new merchandise to the shop! Designs...

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China Imposes New Restrictions on Foreign Picture Books

March 20, 2017
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China Imposes New Restrictions on Foreign Picture Books

The Chinese government this month abruptly placed new restrictions on the publication of children’s picture books from abroad, reportedly in order to “reduce the influence of foreign ideas and enhance ideological control.” Authorities are not commenting directly, but four publishers confirm that a...

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Cartoonist Vilma Vargas Responds with More Humor in Face of Opposition

March 17, 2017
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Cartoonist Vilma Vargas Responds with More Humor in Face of Opposition

Cartoonist Vilma Vargas is from a country that has been none too kind to political dissent: Ecuador. President Rafael Correa has seemingly made a sport of censorship, which frequently targets cartoonists. Vargas’s work confronts human rights violations, endorses women’s rights, and addresses environmental issues, world politics, and administrative and judicial corruption in her home country.…

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Turkish Artist and Journalist Sentenced to Two Years for Painting

March 17, 2017
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Turkish Artist and Journalist Sentenced to Two Years for Painting

A Turkish artist and journalist has been sentenced to two years and 10 months in prison for her painting showing the aftermath of the government’s assault on a Kurdish city last year. Authorities claim that Zehra Doğan endangered security by ...

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She Changed Comics: Lou Rogers, Advocate for Women’s Rights

March 17, 2017
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She Changed Comics: Lou Rogers, Advocate for Women’s Rights

When Lou Rogers first tried to break into political cartooning around 1908, “Editors said there were no women cartoonists,” a reporter and childhood friend recalled about 15 years later. “They said women couldn’t even draw jokes. They hadn’t any humor” (Lewiston Daily Sun 1924). The naysayers were almost right on one score: Rogers...

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Bare Shelves at Moscow Library of Ukrainian Literature

March 16, 2017
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Bare Shelves at Moscow Library of Ukrainian Literature

Over a year after the former director of Moscow’s Library of Ukrainian Literature was arrested and charged with “inciting ethnic hatred” through books, the city government appears to be quietly shutting down the library...

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We’re Back From ECCC With Geof Darrow, Mike Mignola, Robert Kirkman, and More Signed Books!

March 16, 2017
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We’re Back From ECCC With Geof Darrow, Mike Mignola, Robert Kirkman, and More Signed Books!

We’re back from ECCC with some great new signed books, including The Big Guy & Rusty the Boy Robot HC and Shaolin Cowboy: Shemp Buffet HC both signed by Geof Darrow, BPRD: Plague of Frogs HC signed by Mike Mignola, The Walking Dead and Outcast signed by Robert Kirkman, and ...

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Now Available: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #1, Featuring G. Willow Wilson!

March 15, 2017
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CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the latest issue is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender brings engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of current censorship...

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Egyptian Cartoonist Featured in New Documentary

March 14, 2017
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Egyptian Cartoonist Featured in New Documentary

The new documentary Tickling Giants puts the spotlight on the important role of satire and humor in political dissent–in this case, Egyptian heart surgeon-turned-comedian Bassem Youssef, who launched a Daily Show-inspired TV program in...

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Arkansas Bill Would Ban Howard Zinn Books from Classrooms Statewide

March 13, 2017
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Arkansas Bill Would Ban Howard Zinn Books from Classrooms Statewide

A state legislator in Arkansas earlier this month introduced a bill with a very specific and highly unconstitutional goal: to ban all books by or about historian Howard Zinn from public school classrooms in the state. The bill is...

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She Changed Comics: Rose O’Neill, Champion of Suffrage

March 10, 2017
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She Changed Comics: Rose O’Neill, Champion of Suffrage

Many people may not recognize Rose O'Neill's name until you mention her most famous creation: Kewpies. O'Neill became one of the highest paid illustrators (male or female) of the early 20th century largely because of her cherubic creations, but she didn't sit on her laurels -- she used her fame and popularity to campaign for…

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VICTORY in Wisconsin: The Glass Castle Remains in High School Curriculum

March 10, 2017
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VICTORY in Wisconsin: The Glass Castle Remains in High School Curriculum

In another victory for the freedom to read, a school district review panel in Marshfield, Wisconsin unanimously voted last week to keep Jeannette Walls’ memoir The Glass Castle in the curriculum for high...

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Opposing Oklahoma Science Bill

March 9, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Opposing Oklahoma Science Bill

CBLDF has joined a letter from the National Coalition Against Censorship opposed to an Oklahoma bill that would allow teachers to impose personal beliefs on “scientific controversies” rather than adhering to scientific consensus. CBLDF joins coalition efforts like these to protect the freedom to read...

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Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology, Jill Thompson’s Wonder Woman: True Amazon, and More Signed Books to Benefit CBLDF!

March 9, 2017
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Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology, Jill Thompson’s Wonder Woman: True Amazon, and More Signed Books to Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF is rewarding your donations with great books including Norse Mythology, View from the Cheap Seats, DC Universe by Neil Gaiman, Sandman: Overture, Absolute Sandman Volume One, and Absolute Death – all signed by Neil Gaiman – and Wonder Woman: The True...

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Humble Bundle and IDW Publishing Creators Showcase Bundle Expands for Charity, Including CBLDF

March 8, 2017
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Humble Bundle and IDW Publishing Creators Showcase Bundle Expands for Charity, Including CBLDF

IDW Publishing and Humble Bundle have joined forces on a digital comics bundle in support of charity featuring the best original titles IDW has to offer! Today, the bundle gets even bigger for your pay-what-you-want dollar, but there’s only a week left...

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