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 ...

Raina Telgemeier and Vivek Tiwary Get Into The Spirit of Giving!

November 23, 2016
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Raina Telgemeier and Vivek Tiwary Get Into The Spirit of Giving!

Support CBLDF and give the best gifts this holiday season with signed & personalized books in CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving holiday fundraiser. This week, we’re thrilled to add Raina Telgemeier and Vivek Tiwary to the roster of incredible creators supporting CBLDF! They join Neil Gaiman, Brian K. Vaughan, G. Willow Wilson, Geoff Johns, Wendy & Richard Pini, Joe Hill,…

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CBLDF Joins Defense of World History Textbook in Tennessee

November 22, 2016
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CBLDF Joins Defense of World History Textbook in Tennessee

In response to a Sullivan County, Tennessee parent who wants an entire world history textbook removed from her local school district’s seventh grade curriculum due to what she calls “Islamic indoctrination” in the unit on world religions,...

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CBLDF Joins Protest of Revived Virginia Proposal to Flag ‘Sexually Explicit’ School Books

November 21, 2016
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CBLDF Joins Protest of Revived Virginia Proposal to Flag ‘Sexually Explicit’ School Books

Just a few months after Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would have required public schools to notify parents of “sexually explicit content” in curricular materials, the proposal has returned in the form of a...

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RETAILERS: CBLDF Defender #8, Featuring GARTH ENNIS, FOCs Today!

November 21, 2016
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RETAILERS: CBLDF Defender #8, Featuring GARTH ENNIS, FOCs Today!

CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the last issue of 2016, CBLDF talks with Preacher writer and sometimes controversial scribe Garth Ennis about censorship, politics, and more! Retailers, FOC is today (OCT161400), so now’s the time to stock up! CBLDF Defender #8 features a cover by...

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Iowa Parent Wants Perks Removed from Advanced High School Class

November 18, 2016
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Iowa Parent Wants Perks Removed from Advanced High School Class

The mother of a high school senior in Dubuque, Iowa has filed a challenge to remove Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower from classrooms in the Dubuque Community School District. Even though the...

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NCAC Names 2016 Free Speech Defenders (and Offenders)

November 18, 2016
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NCAC Names 2016 Free Speech Defenders (and Offenders)

This year has proved to be a turbulent in many regards — a sentiment most poignantly felt within the free speech community. From increasing controversy regarding Facebook’s nudity policy to a whole community coming together to defend the children’s picture book I Am Jazz, the National Coalition Against censorship compiled a list of 2016′s top 16...

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CBLDF’s First Case, 30 Years Later

November 18, 2016
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CBLDF’s First Case, 30 Years Later

Thirty years ago today, the purchase of just 15 comic books would spark a chain of events that would ignite an ongoing fight for free expression across the entire industry. As CBLDF celebrates 30 years with a soon-to-end auction of original art from our very first benefit portfolio, we take a look...

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Spirit of Giving: Comics’ Greatest Creators Personalize Books For CBLDF Supporters!

November 17, 2016
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Spirit of Giving: Comics’ Greatest Creators Personalize Books For CBLDF Supporters!

CBLDF’s work is more important than ever, which is why the medium’s greatest creators are supporting our 2016 Spirit of Giving holiday fundraiser! From now until December 5, you can receive graphic novels signed and personalized by creators including Neil Gaiman, Brian K. Vaughan, G. Willow Wilson,...

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March Book Three Wins National Book Award

November 17, 2016
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March Book Three Wins National Book Award

Last night, Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell took home the National Book Award in young people’s literature for March Book Three, the first time that a graphic novel has been awarded the honor. March Book Three is the concluding volume of Congressman Lewis’s first-hand account...

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BID NOW in CBLDF’s 30th Anniversary Heritage Auction!

November 17, 2016
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BID NOW in CBLDF’s 30th Anniversary Heritage Auction!

To celebrate its 30th anniversary of protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics community, CBLDF and Heritage Auctions are now offering 11 important works at auction. The original art is being offered now, during Heritage Auctions’ autumn Comics Auction Nov. 17-19 live in Beverly Hills and on HA.com. Most of...

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Jailed Egyptian Novelist Ahmed Naji Files New Appeal for Release

November 16, 2016
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Jailed Egyptian Novelist Ahmed Naji Files New Appeal for Release

Egyptian author Ahmed Naji, jailed since February after being convicted of “violating public modesty” with an excerpt from his novel Use of Life, is launching a new appeal for release after the government agreed to review the cases of political prisoners. Two previous appeals...

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At 95, Al Jaffee Talks Censorship, Satire, and Political Hot Air

November 15, 2016
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At 95, Al Jaffee Talks Censorship, Satire, and Political Hot Air

Over 60 years ago, legendary cartoonist Al Jaffee started applying his satirical pen to the pages of Mad Magazine. At 95 years of age he still contributes the “Fold-ins” that he invented in 1964, and now holds the world record for Longest Career as a Comic...

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Russian Library Director Goes to Trial for Possessing “Extremist” Books

November 14, 2016
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Natalia Sharina in court

The director of the Library of Ukrainian Literature in Moscow, Russia, has begun the trial process after being charged and put on house arrest last year for possessing books that “incite ethnic hatred.” Last October, Natalia Sharina’s personal residence as well as her place of work were raided by Russian authorities, who claim to have...

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A Look at CBLDF’s 30th Anniversary Auction

November 11, 2016
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A Look at CBLDF’s 30th Anniversary Auction

To celebrate its 30th anniversary of protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics community, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) and Heritage Auctions are offering 11 important works at auction. The pieces come from the 1987 “A Benefit Portfolio in Defense of the First Amendment” that led to the creation of...

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Be a Force for Change! Support CBLDF!

November 11, 2016
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Be a Force for Change! Support CBLDF!

In light of this week’s political turmoil, CBLDF would like to feature some items that focus on the power of free expression to affect positive change, no matter what your political leanings might be. These items include Liberty Annual 2016, She Changed Comics, CBLDF’s embroidered Free Speech Defender patches, “I Read Banned Comics” ...

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