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 ...

Humble Audiobook Bundle from DC Comics to Benefit CBLDF!

June 27, 2018
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Humble Audiobook Bundle from DC Comics to Benefit CBLDF!

Listen Up! DC Comics has joined with Humble Bundle to create a a giant Audiobook Bundle that benefits Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Hero’s Initiative. Pay what you want to get the best in Audiobooks produced by GraphicAudio, delivered to your ears instantly. Get...

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Graphic Novels Break Through at ALA

June 26, 2018
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Graphic Novels Break Through at ALA

Another successful American Library Association (ALA) Conference is completed and one thing is clear – librarians love graphic novels! The conference this year in New Orleans ran...

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Retro CBLDF Designs Now on Threadless!

June 25, 2018
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Retro CBLDF Designs Now on Threadless!

Now free speech advocates can show off their support in even more styles, with tons of new retro CBLDF designs available in our Threadless shop. Seeing our supporters at conventions is the best part. Longtime friends and members stop by...

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CBLDF Debuts Comics – Start Here! At ALA in New Orleans

June 22, 2018
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CBLDF Debuts Comics – Start Here! At ALA in New Orleans

CBLDF is proud to release Comics — Start Here! This resource for librarians provides an introduction to developing a graphic novel collection, including brand new research on cataloging graphic novels undertaken by Staci Crouch, Hallie Clawson, and Allison Bailund at University of...

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Pre-Order Sandman: Overture Absolute HC Signed by Neil Gaiman & J.H. Williams III!

June 22, 2018
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Pre-Order Sandman: Overture Absolute HC Signed by Neil Gaiman & J.H. Williams III!

This week CBLDF donors have the exciting opportunity to receive a copy of the soon-to-be-released The Sandman: Overture Absolute Edition HC, signed on a beautiful CBLDF-exclusive bookplate by longtime supporters and acclaimed creators Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III! Your donation will not only get you a massive, signed collection of Gaiman and Williams’ classic work, it will also...

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Celebrate LGBTQ+ Characters With Signed Batwoman, Wicked & Divine, Love & Rockets, and More!

June 21, 2018
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Celebrate LGBTQ+ Characters With Signed Batwoman, Wicked & Divine, Love & Rockets, and More!

Celebrate Pride Month with excellent graphic novels featuring LGBTQ+ characters, including Batwoman by Rucka & Williams, signed by Greg Rucka & J.H. Williams III; Batwoman: Hydrology, signed by J.H. Williams III; Wicked & Divine Books One and Two, signed by Kieron Gillen; Love & Rockets Library: Maggie the Mechanic and The Girl From...

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Gene Luen Yang, Iconic Cartoonist and Teacher, Joins CBLDF Board of Directors!

June 21, 2018
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Gene Luen Yang, Iconic Cartoonist and Teacher, Joins CBLDF Board of Directors!

Portland, OR (June 21, 2018) – The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting First Amendment rights, is proud to welcome Gene Luen Yang to its Board of Directors. A celebrated cartoonist and teacher, Yang served as...

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Original Art and More for New CBLDF Manga Members

June 20, 2018
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Original Art and More for New CBLDF Manga Members

While supplies last, CBLDF is proud to reward new members with signed books by legendary manga creators Yoshitaka Amano, Toshio Maeda, Yusei Matsui, Yuto Tsukuda, and Akira Himekawa, plus original art from Girls und Panzer by Takeshi Nogami! Because of misconceptions and prejudices,...

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Arts in the City Visits The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece

June 19, 2018
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Ernabel DeMillo of CUNY TV’s Arts in the City got a chance to chat with Nate Powell, the illustrator behind the MARCH trilogy, and CBLDF Executive Director, Charles Brownstein about The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece. The exhibit, which Brownstein co-curated with John Lind, Creative Director of Kitchen Sink Press...

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Last Day to Support CBLDF and Get $800 of Manga – Starting at $1!

June 19, 2018
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Last Day to Support CBLDF and Get $800 of Manga – Starting at $1!

Humble Manga Bundle x Kodansha Comics: Manga to Anime This is the LAST DAY to support Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and take advantage of the epic Kodansha Comics manga Humble Bundle. 80 digital volumes of legendary science-fiction and fantasy manga that inspired some of the biggest...

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Fight for Free Expression with Inuyashiki, an Unlikely Superhero

June 18, 2018
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Fight for Free Expression with Inuyashiki, an Unlikely Superhero

For a limited time, the full Inuyashiki series is available to benefit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund as part of a massive Kodansha Comics manga Humble Bundle. Pay what you want, to get groundbreaking $800+ manga that inspired favorite anime and live action features. Support CBLDF, and get these essential series to expand...

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Takeshi Nogami: Defending Manga

June 18, 2018
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Takeshi Nogami: Defending Manga

​​ Interview By Charles Brownstein, translated by Dan Kanemitsu Last year, members of the international manga community found themselves on the defensive after BBC journalist Stacey Dooley broadcast the documentary “Young Sex For Sale In Japan,” which advocated that Japan ban large swaths of erotic manga....

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Sharing the Language of Comics – Charles Brownstein on Manga and Comics Censorship Today

June 15, 2018
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Sharing the Language of Comics – Charles Brownstein on Manga and Comics Censorship Today

Last year, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Executive Director, Charles Brownstein, was invited by the Institute for Contents Cultures and Uguisu Ribbon Campaign in Tokyo to speak about the manga and comics communities and the continued importance of fighting on the front lines of free expression. Brownstein’s presentation discussed the history of comics...

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Battle Angel Alita Supports CBLDF!

June 15, 2018
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Battle Angel Alita Supports CBLDF!

Get ready for the 2018 feature film from Robert Rodriguez, and read Battle Angel Alita today! Download Battle Angel Alita, Ghost in the Shell, The Seven Deadly Sins, and more instantly with this limited Kodansha Comics Humble Bundle that Benefits Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Pay what you want for entire manga series that inspired…

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Genghis Kahn and the Dangers of Self-Censorship

June 14, 2018
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Genghis Kahn and the Dangers of Self-Censorship

Back in February Japanese manga magazine, Coro Coro wildly offended Mongolians with a portrait of Genghis Kahn with male genitalia scrawled on his forehead, and some wordplay above it, which translates to penis. As funny as it may sound some, the censorship that followed is...

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