Your Amazon Purchases Can Benefit CBLDF!

Do you have an Amazon habit? Now your purchases from the retail giant can benefit CBLDF! We’re now part of AmazonSmile, a program that gives 0.5% of the purchase price for items you’d buy anyway to eligible charities like CBLDF. To send funds our way, all...

Fight for the Freedom to Read with CBLDF in 2014!

Roll up your sleeves! Join the fight! Joining the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund puts you on the front line of the fight against censorship! Your membership dollars provide the tools to fight back when comic book readers, retailers, and artists are muzzled, censored, or attacked!...

Defending Manga: The Ryan Matheson Story

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release Defending Manga: The Ryan Matheson Story, a short documentary video recounting the young American citzen’s fight for justice after being wrongfully accused of criminal activity because of fantasy and humor manga on his laptop computer.  Th ...

Celebrate the Freedom to Read With CBLDF’s New Banned Books Week Handbook!

Today, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release its first-ever Banned Books Week Handbook! Boasting a cover by Jeff Smith, whose Bone series is one of America’s most frequently challenged books, the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook is a free resource that gives you the...

CBLDF Releases Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators, featuring an introduction by Jeff Smith, and written by Eva Volin (Supervising Librarian, Children’s Services, Alameda Free Library, Alameda, CA), Katherine Keller (Sequential Tart, UN ...

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 ...

A Greater Force for Good: CBLDF Annual Report 2013

With the holiday giving season upon us and the year drawing to a close, CBLDF is proud to share our accomplishments protecting the freedom to read comics with our 2013 Annual Report! Please consider making a donation to CBLDF today to support...

The Most Controversial Comics

February 28, 2013
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The Most Controversial Comics

Over at the Huffington Post, Max Allan Collins, the creator behind Road to Perdition, has shared a list of the most controversial comics. With the recent revelation that Fredric Wertham fabricated much of his evidence against comics in his damning tome Seduction of the...

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Bid on Exclusive Items from the CBLDF Archives!

February 27, 2013
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Convention season has begun again, which means we’ve been digging out our supplies and packing our bags with new merchandise and signed exclusives. In the process, we’ve come across some amazing finds in our archives. Now you have the chance to bid on some of our one-of-a-kind items, most of which is signed and sketched...

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CBLDF Showcases Creators at Emerald City Comic Con

February 27, 2013
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CBLDF Showcases Creators at Emerald City Comic Con

This coming weekend, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is exited to be exhibiting at one of our favorite shows of the year, EMERALD CITY COMIC CON is Seattle, Washington! Terrific things are happening at the CBLDF booth, #2518, and this is a great opportunity...

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Cuban Cartoonists: “Of course there is censorship.”

February 26, 2013
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Cuban Cartoonists: “Of course there is censorship.”

As we were traversing the interwebs today, we ran across an enlightening interview on Cartoon Movement, a website dedicated to political cartoons and comics journalism around the world. The interview is with three Cuban cartoonists, who shared their perspectives on censorship and the role cartoonists play in a nation’s political and social evolution. When asked...

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Will Eisner Week Celebrates Graphic Novels, Free Speech

February 25, 2013
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Will Eisner Week Celebrates Graphic Novels, Free Speech

Each year, the week of March 6 brings us Will Eisner Week, “an annual celebration promoting graphic novels, literacy, free speech awareness, and the legacy of Will Eisner,” the father of the graphic novel. Will Eisner Week kicks off this Friday and runs through March...

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Support CBLDF in Portland This Weekend!

February 22, 2013
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Support CBLDF in Portland This Weekend!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to kick off our year of protecting the freedom to read comics by bringing out their best for Wizard World Portland Comic Con! Matt Wagner, the legendary creator of Grendel, Mage, and The Tower Chronicles will...

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Terry Moore Is Free to Say It

February 22, 2013
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Terry Moore Is Free to Say It

Earlier this week, longtime CBLDF artist supporter Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise, Rachel Rising, Echo) shared a couple of pages he drew for the CBLDF Liberty Annual, our yearly anthology that features stories about free speech from some of the biggest names in comics. Moore shared the pages on his blog, writing: To draw attention...

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Join CBLDF Tonight for ComicsPRO Auction!

February 22, 2013
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Join CBLDF Tonight for ComicsPRO Auction!

Tnight, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is excited to present the Second Annual ComicsPRO Live Auction, which takes place at 8:30 pm during the ComicsPRO Annual Meeting at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast in Norcross, Georgia! With a mix of original art, vintage prints, and surprise...

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Meet Matt Wagner & Get The Red-Hot Nowhere Men #1 Liberty Variant From CBLDF!

February 21, 2013
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Meet Matt Wagner & Get The Red-Hot Nowhere Men #1 Liberty Variant From CBLDF!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to kick off their year of protecting the freedom to read comics by bringing out their best for Wizard World Portland Comic Con!  Matt Wagner, the legendary creator of GRENDEL, MAGE & THE TOWER CHRONICLES will...

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MPAA’s Chris Dodd Recalls Persecution of Comics When Defending Movies

February 21, 2013
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MPAA’s Chris Dodd Recalls Persecution of Comics When Defending Movies

Twenty-three months ago, former United States Senator Chris Dodd was not what anyone, himself included, would call a movie buff. After taking a position as CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), however, Dodd has undergone something akin to a religious conversion when it...

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Obscenity Case Files: Lenny Bruce

February 20, 2013
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Obscenity Case Files: Lenny Bruce

In his song Lenny Bruce, Bob Dylan sings: They said that he was sick ’cause he didn’t play by the rules He just showed the wise men of his day to be nothing more than fools They stamped him and they labeled him like they do with pants...

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Police Investigating Whether Sandy Hook Shooter Emulated Video Game

February 20, 2013
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Police Investigating Whether Sandy Hook Shooter Emulated Video Game

Since Adam Lanza’s December 12 attack on Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, video games and their putative connection to violent behavior have been much discussed in the media and by government officials. Now a new profile of Lanza and his mother Nancy from the Hartford Courant reports that police are investigating whether...

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Bob Corn-Revere Wins Key Free Speech Case

February 19, 2013
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Bob Corn-Revere Wins Key Free Speech Case

Earlier this month, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling that found former Valdosta State University (VSU) president, Ronald M. Zaccari, personally liable for violating the rights of former VSU student, Hayden Barnes, when Zaccari expelled Barnes over a visual image. Barnes was represented by esteemed First Amendment attorney Bob Corn-Revere, who...

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Video Games: The Latest Scapegoat

February 18, 2013
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Video Games: The Latest Scapegoat

Within hours of the Newtown shootings, video games were targeted as a cause of the violence. It wasn’t the first time video games were blamed, and we don’t expect it to be the last. Much like the arguments against comics in the 1950s, much of the “evidence” against video games is specious. Let’s take a...

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NOWHERE MEN #1 Launches CBLDF LIBERTY VARIANT Program At Wizard World Portland!

February 15, 2013
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NOWHERE MEN #1 Launches CBLDF LIBERTY VARIANT Program At Wizard World Portland!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to announce LIBERTY VARIANT — a new fundraising program bringing special editions of the hottest new comics to reward the organization’s supporters at conventions across the United States. Image Comics is kicking off the program by contributing a...

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