CBLDF Podcast Episode 14: Raina Telgemeier and Alex Segura!

To celebrate today’s launch of CBLDF Defender #3, we have a very special episode of the CBLDF Podcast! In this episode, CBLDF Editorial Director Betsy Gomez speaks to cartoonist Raina Telegemeier (Drama, Smile, Sisters), and CBLDF Deputy Director Alex Cox talks with Archie Comics Senior Vice Presi ...

In Stores Now: Go Back to School with CBLDF Defender #3!

CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the third 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 will bring enga ...

Comic Book Club Handbook

Learn how to start and make the most of book clubs for comics and graphic novels with the Comic Book Club Handbook, a new resource produced by Comic Book Legal Defense Fund in collaboration with Comic-Con International! Designed for librarians, retailers, and individuals alike, the Comic Book Cl ...

In Stores Now: Latest Edition of CBLDF’s Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read!

With Free Comic Book Day coming up, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is delighted that the latest edition of our proven resource, Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read! is in stores today! With more than 80,000 copies in print, Raising a Reader! How Comics &a ...

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 ...

Superintendent Admits Policy Ignored in Little Brother Case

July 23, 2014
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Superintendent Admits Policy Ignored in Little Brother Case

Well over a month after a high school principal in Pensacola, Florida cancelled a summer reading program rather than allow students to read Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, we finally heard this week from that principal’s boss, Escambia County School District Superintendent Malcolm Thomas. While...

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SDCC 2014: All CBLDF, All the Time!

July 22, 2014
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SDCC 2014: All CBLDF, All the Time!

Comic-Con is upon us, and CBLDF is excited to once again to be part of the action! We’ll be joining thousands of comics fans from around the world, and you’ll find us at booth 192o with exclusive premiums, informative panels, and the best party at Comic-Con,...

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Partial Victory in Singapore: Two Out of Three Books Back in Libraries

July 22, 2014
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Partial Victory in Singapore: Two Out of Three Books Back in Libraries

Singapore Communications and Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim last week reversed course on the planned destruction of two children’s books that had been pulled from public library shelves, instructing the National Library Board to instead have the books restored to library collections but moved to the adult section. The two books that earned a partial...

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CBLDF Joins Defense of Looking for Alaska in Wisconsin

July 21, 2014
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CBLDF Joins Defense of Looking for Alaska in Wisconsin

Last week CBLDF joined a coalition of free speech groups defending John Green’s novel Looking for Alaska against a challenge from a parent who wants it removed from schools in Waukesha, Wisconsin. In a letter sent Friday on behalf of the National Coalition...

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CBLDF Releases Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators

July 21, 2014
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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, UNLV), Jessica Lee (Teacher...

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Graphitti Designs Protects Free Speech As CBLDF’s Newest Corporate Member

July 21, 2014
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Graphitti Designs Protects Free Speech As CBLDF’s Newest Corporate Member

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to welcome Graphitti Designs, the trailblazing manufacturer of pop culture and comics-related merchandise, as the organization’s newest corporate member! Building on a long history of support for the organization, Graphitti Designs joins CBLDF on the eve of...

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The CBLDF Live Art Auction at SDCC!

July 18, 2014
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The CBLDF Live Art Auction at SDCC!

CBLDF hosts its biggest original art auction of the year at Comic-Con! On Saturday, July 26, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, join CBLDF to in the Sapphire Ballroom EF, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, to bid on amazing original art from Jeff...

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SDCC 2014: CBLDF Signing and Panel Schedule!

July 18, 2014
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SDCC 2014: CBLDF Signing and Panel Schedule!

Comic-Con International is just around the corner, and CBLDF is going to be on hand with some amazing signings and panels in support of our mission to fight for the right to read comics! SIGNINGS We’re delighted to host some of our favorite creator supporters at booth 1920...

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Russian Media Watchdog Says Avengers May Incite Violence, Cruelty

July 18, 2014
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Russian Media Watchdog Says Avengers May Incite Violence, Cruelty

A Russian government media regulator is investigating an upcoming Avengers comic as “propaganda of a cult of violence,” possibly resulting in an official warning to Swedish publisher Egmont which distributes the books in Russia. The government is particularly concerned about the character Vanguard, who bears a Soviet hammer and sickle on his...

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San Diego Public Library and CBLDF Warm up for SDCC with a Discussion of Banned Comics

July 18, 2014
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San Diego Public Library and CBLDF Warm up for SDCC with a Discussion of Banned Comics

CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein will be warming up for an action-packed Comic-Con International by presenting “Banned Comics! The True Story of How Comics Are Banned & How You Can Fight Back!” with the San Diego Public Library on July 22 at 6:00 p.m. The talk...

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Google Requires Music Site to Censor Album Covers

July 17, 2014
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Google Requires Music Site to Censor Album Covers

Google appears to be cracking down on websites that use its advertising service on their pages alongside any content that the search giant deems to be “adult or mature.” In the case of UK music magazine Drowned in Sound, the objectionable content was several album...

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Start SDCC With CBLDF’s Comic-Con Welcome Party!

July 17, 2014
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Start SDCC With CBLDF’s Comic-Con Welcome Party!

Kick-off Comic-Con with comics’ greatest creators at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party, sponsored by Image Comics, Kickstarter, comiXology, and Eventbrite, with special gallery displays from TFAW.com and Black...

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Singapore Censorship Continues With Archie: The Married Life 3

July 17, 2014
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Singapore Censorship Continues With Archie: The Married Life 3

More bad news out of Singapore: in the wake of a ban on three children’s books featuring same-sex parents from the city-state’s libraries, today we learned that the government has also barred booksellers from importing Archie: The Married Life vol....

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VALIANT and CBLDF Team Up for Exclusive GILBERT HERNANDEZ HARBINGER #25 SDCC Liberty Variant

July 16, 2014
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VALIANT and CBLDF Team Up for Exclusive GILBERT HERNANDEZ HARBINGER #25 SDCC Liberty Variant

Valiant is proud to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) with the HARBINGER #25 SDCC Liberty Variant, a limited edition release of July’s 48-page anniversary spectacular that features a brand new cover by Harvey Award-winning cartoonist and industry icon Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets, Marble...

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Scholastic Protects the Freedom to Read as CBLDF’s Newest Sponsor!

July 16, 2014
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Scholastic Protects the Freedom to Read as CBLDF’s Newest Sponsor!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics, is pleased to announce that Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, has added its support to the organization and its mission! “I couldn’t be happier about welcoming...

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