NOW AVAILABLE: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #2, Featuring Marc Andreyko & Gene Luen Yang!

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 ...

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 ...

Report Highlights Cartoonists Under Threat Worldwide

June 16, 2017
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Report Highlights Cartoonists Under Threat Worldwide

Two years after the attack on Charlie Hebdo staff, the world’s free expression focus has largely shifted away from cartoonists. That certainly does not mean the danger has disappeared, however, as a recent 30-page report from the French nonprofit Cartooning for...

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Neil Gaiman Signed Graphic Novels & BPAL Fragrances Benefit CBLDF!

June 15, 2017
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Neil Gaiman Signed Graphic Novels & BPAL Fragrances Benefit CBLDF!

This week we’re rewarding your donations with Sandman: Overture HC, signed by Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III; How to Talk to Girls at Parties HC, signed by Neil Gaiman, Fábio Moon, and Gabriel Bá; Death Deluxe Edition HC, signed by Neil Gaiman, and

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2017 Banned Books Week Celebrates Our Right to Read!

June 15, 2017
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2017 Banned Books Week Celebrates Our Right to Read!

Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will be held the week of September 24th in 2017. For this year’s celebration, the coalition of organizations that sponsors Banned Books Week will emphasize the importance of the First Amendment, which...

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Library of Congress Celebrates Comics During D.C.’s Awesome Con

June 14, 2017
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Library of Congress Celebrates Comics During D.C.’s Awesome Con

Comics old and new are in the spotlight this week at the Library of Congress! Today through Saturday, June 17, the nation’s library is showcasing comics from its collection in the pop-up exhibit Library of Awesome. On Friday, Librarian...

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VICTORY: Minnesota School Board Stands by Alexie Book

June 14, 2017
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VICTORY: Minnesota School Board Stands by Alexie Book

In a 3-2 vote, the school board for the New London-Spicer school district has affirmed an administrator’s defense of Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. The book is part of the 8th grade curriculum in the district and students were offered an alternative assignment...

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LAST WEEK for the Humble Comics Bundle: Eisner Nominees 2017 Showcase, Benefitting CBLDF & Hero Initiative

June 14, 2017
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LAST WEEK for the Humble Comics Bundle: Eisner Nominees 2017 Showcase, Benefitting CBLDF & Hero Initiative

Humble Bundle and the comics industry’s finest publishers are teaming up for a new digital comics bundle, sampling the 2017 Eisner Award nominees to support charity! Act now — there’s just one week left for this amazing pay-what-you-want offer! The Humble Comics Bundle: Eisner Nominees 2017 Showcase...

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Wuvable Oaf Signed & Sketched by Ed Luce, Fifth Beatle & More Benefit CBLDF!

June 13, 2017
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Wuvable Oaf Signed & Sketched by Ed Luce, Fifth Beatle & More Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF is offering some fantastic items to reward your donations, including Wuvable Oaf Vol 1 & Wuvable Oaf: Blood & Metal HCs, signed & sketched by Ed Luce; The Fifth Beatle, signed by Vivek Tiwary; and “Comics Are for Everybody” pins, patches, and tote bags! Keep reading or follow the links...

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ONE WEEK LEFT: Humble Sekai Project Bundle Benefits Charity, Including CBLDF!

June 13, 2017
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ONE WEEK LEFT: Humble Sekai Project Bundle Benefits Charity, Including CBLDF!

The Humble Sekai Project Bundle offers up to $289 worth of visual novel titles like NEKOPARA Vol. 2, Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition, and more — many fully voiced in Japanese — to benefit CBLDF, Doctors Without Borders, and Make-A-Wish Foundation! Act fast —...

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 20: Ed Luce

June 13, 2017
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In this episode, we speak with cartoonist Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf) about coming to comics from fine arts, educating a new generation, and life in the Oaf-O-Verse. We discuss his early inspirations, and how he has managed to find broad appeal with what was once considering niche content. Topics include: Johnny Ryan, Shepard Fairey, full frontal nudity,…

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Thirteen Reasons Why Author Cites Reader Experiences to Fight Censorship

June 12, 2017
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Thirteen Reasons Why Author Cites Reader Experiences to Fight Censorship

Jay Asher’s young adult novel Thirteen Reasons Why, first published 10 years ago, has recently returned to the national spotlight due to this year’s Netflix series based on it–which is both a hit...

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New Jersey Student’s Trump Art Removed from High School Show

June 9, 2017
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New Jersey Student’s Trump Art Removed from High School Show

A high school junior in Morristown, New Jersey, is finding himself in the limelight after his satirical portrait of President Donald Trump was removed from his school’s annual art show. Morristown High School student Liam Shea said that Principal Mark Manning first complimented his...

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Retail Member Spotlight: Green Brain Comics

June 9, 2017
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Retail Member Spotlight: Green Brain Comics

CBLDF’s work is possible  because of our members, which include comics retailers such as Katie and Dan Merritt of Green Brain Comics in  Dearborn, Michigan. For the latest issue of CBLDF Defender, we grabbed a moment with Dan and Katie to...

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New Batwoman & More GNs Signed By Greg Rucka, J.H. Williams III, and Klaus Janson!

June 8, 2017
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New Batwoman & More GNs Signed By Greg Rucka, J.H. Williams III, and Klaus Janson!

This week CBLDF is offering the brand-new Batwoman TP, signed by Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III;  Batman: Death & the Maidens HC, signed by Greg Rucka and Klaus Janson; Tales of the Batman HC, signed by J.H. Williams III; Wonder Woman TP, signed by Greg Rucka and J.G. Jones; and many more! Keep reading or follow the links for more information. ...

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Awards & Nominations Pile Up for Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

June 8, 2017
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Awards & Nominations Pile Up for Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

Singapore’s government may not have appreciated Sonny Liew’s graphic history The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, but everyone else certainly does! Despite losing a promised National Arts Council publishing grant...

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Support Charity and Sample the Industry’s Best With the Humble Comics Bundle: Eisner Nominees 2017 Showcase!

June 7, 2017
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Support Charity and Sample the Industry’s Best With the Humble Comics Bundle: Eisner Nominees 2017 Showcase!

Humble Bundle and the comics industry’s finest publishers are teaming up for a new digital comics bundle, sampling the 2017 Eisner Award nominees to support charity! The Humble Comics Bundle: Eisner Nominees 2017 Showcase features over $198 of original content from some of the most creative writers...

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