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 ...

WI Community Takes Matters Into Their Own Hands After School District Cancels Reading Over Legal Threat

December 3, 2015
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In response to Mount Horeb School District’s recent decision to cancel a reading of the children’s book I Am Jazz in response to a lawsuit threat from the Christian nonprofit Liberty Counsel, the Wisconsin town is taking matters into their own hands to show support for those who identify as transgender within their community. I...

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Humble Book Bundle: Prime Sci-Fantasy Expands to Benefit CBLDF and Other Worthy Causes!

December 2, 2015
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Humble Book Bundle: Prime Sci-Fantasy Expands to Benefit CBLDF and Other Worthy Causes!

What better way to escape the holidays than with the Humble Book Bundle: Prime Sci-Fantasy, a stack of digital books that explores entirely different worlds and benefits charity?! As of today, you get even more adventure for your pay-what-you-want dollar! In this bundle, you’re sure to...

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ComicLink and Creators Give Back to Industry with Fall Auction!

December 2, 2015
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ComicLink and Creators Give Back to Industry with Fall Auction!

ComicLink, one of the industry’s premiere comics and art auction houses, hosts art to help raise money for both the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Saved Whiskers Rescue Organization. Proceeds go to both the industry’s vanguard of free speech, the Comic Book Legal...

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Chinese Cartoonist Deported from Thailand, Jailed in China

December 2, 2015
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Chinese Cartoonist Deported from Thailand, Jailed in China

Two Chinese dissidents, including political cartoonist Jiang Yefei, were deported from Thailand back to China last month despite having been granted refugee status by the United Nations. Jiang and fellow pro-democracy activist Dong Guangping were imprisoned upon their...

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Protesting Removal of Children’s Ghost Story from NC Elementary School Library

December 1, 2015
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CBLDF has joined a coalition led by Kids’ Right to Read Project to protest the removal of Amityville: Jr. Graphic Ghost Stories from the Lake Myra Elementary School library in Knightdale, North Carolina. Despite violating school policy, the book was pulled from the Wake County school library earlier this month after a parent complained...

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Indian Graphic Novelist Celebrates Artistic Nudes After Facebook Censorship

December 1, 2015
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Indian Graphic Novelist Celebrates Artistic Nudes After Facebook Censorship

One of India’s best-known graphic novelists fell afoul of Facebook’s whimsical moderation regarding artistic nudity last week when the social media giant, acting on an anonymous user report, removed his work which showed a woman getting dressed. Orijit Sen and his Facebook followers quickly responded with a flood of other artistic nudes, in...

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Support CBLDF on #GivingTuesday — Get Vintage Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore Podcast and More As Thanks!

December 1, 2015
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Support CBLDF on #GivingTuesday — Get Vintage Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore Podcast and More As Thanks!

All year round, CBLDF works hard to protect the right to read. This year saw the most attacks on the freedom to read comics in a generation, including calls to ban graphic novels in schools and libraries, threatened legal actions, and unconstitutional legislation that endangers the rights of readers, creators, and retailers. CBLDF...

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Leading the Fight for Free Expression: CBLDF Annual Report 2015

December 1, 2015
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Although comics have never been a bigger part of  mainstream pop culture, they sustained more censorship attacks in 2015 than at any other time this century. CBLDF was on the case, fighting back by providing expert support to keep comics available for everyone! CBLDF is at the forefront of defending against a new wave of…

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CBLDF’s Cyber Monday: Gifts by Gaiman, Bechdel, Dodson, & More Personalized GNs!

November 30, 2015
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CBLDF’s Cyber Monday: Gifts by Gaiman, Bechdel, Dodson, & More Personalized GNs!

This Cyber Monday, get the best gifts for the comics fans on your list with SIGNED items benefiting Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! Our supporters have offered a huge assortment of signed, sketched, and even personalized graphic novels to thank you for your donation to CBLDF! Give the gift of protecting free speech this holiday season! Check…

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We’re Thankful for the Freedom the Read!

November 26, 2015
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Although comics have never been a bigger part of mainstream pop culture, they sustained more censorship attacks in 2015 than at any other time this century. CBLDF was on the case, fighting back by providing expert support to keep comics available for everyone, and as we sit down to Thanksgiving, we’re thankful that we’ve been...

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Introducing the Humble Book Bundle: Prime Sci-Fantasy, Benefiting CBLDF and Other Worthy Causes!

November 25, 2015
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Introducing the Humble Book Bundle: Prime Sci-Fantasy, Benefiting CBLDF and Other Worthy Causes!

Let’s face it: sometimes the holidays make us wish we were somewhere else. What better way to escape reality than with the Humble Book Bundle: Prime Sci-Fantasy, a stack of digital books that explores entirely different worlds and benefits charity?! For your pay-what-you-want dollar, you’re...

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WI School District Cancels Book Reading After Lawsuit Threat

November 25, 2015
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WI School District Cancels Book Reading After Lawsuit Threat

Mount Horeb Area School District in Wisconsin canceled a reading of the children’s book I Am Jazz after the Liberty Counsel, a conservative Christian nonprofit, threatened the district with a lawsuit. Dylan Brogan reported on the removal of I Am Jazz, which is based on the...

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Syrian Cartoonists Inspired by Late Colleague’s Bravery

November 25, 2015
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Syrian Cartoonists Inspired by Late Colleague’s Bravery

When Syria’s civil war began in 2011 as an outgrowth of the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region, many citizens were initially optimistic about the outcome, seeing a chance to overthrow the brutal Assad regime. Instead, the instability in Syria and neighboring Iraq gave rise to ISIS, and regular Syrians now found...

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DKIII Is Here and So Are Vintage Collectibles from Frank Miller’s Personal Archive!

November 25, 2015
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Frank Miller opens up his personal archives in support of CBLDF and our fight to protect free speech! In celebration of Miller’s newest release, The Dark Knight: the Master Race, CBLDF is bringing supporters some of the creator’s earliest works, hand-signed by Miller himself!  Because these items are no longer in print, many never released...

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Kick Off the Holidays with CBLDF Defender #4!

November 25, 2015
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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 fourth 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,...

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