CBLDF Podcast Episode 25: R SIKORYAK

In this episode, we speak with cartoonist R Sikoryak about his latest book, The Unquotable Trump, from Drawn & Quarterly. We discuss his career, his thoughts on activism, the variety of places he’s been published, and the wide world of literature and comics he has managed to mush together ...

NOW IN STORES: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4, Featuring Scott Snyder!

CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the last issue of 2017, we share Batman scribe Scott Snyder’s inspiring keynote address! CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4 features an iconic cover of Batman by frequent Snyder collaborator Greg Capullo (Batman, Spawn). In the issu ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

SDCC 2016: Thursday with CBLDF Means It’s Party Time!

July 21, 2016
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SDCC 2016: Thursday with CBLDF Means It’s Party Time!

Comic-Con is HERE! It’s the first official day of the con, and you know what that means: the CBLDF Comic-Con Welcome Party! We also have panels and an autograph session with Faith writer Jody Houser! You’ll find us at booth #1918 all week with signed premiums galore, all in support of our important First Amendment work.…

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SDCC 2016: PREVIEW NIGHT!

July 20, 2016
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SDCC 2016: PREVIEW NIGHT!

It’s here! At 6:00 p.m. PDT, we’ll be ready for free speech fans at Comic-Con International booth #1918! Are you ready to be a Comic Defender?! All proceeds from our exclusives benefit CBLDF’s important First Amendment work, so you aren’t just getting something cool and rare — you’re helping us continue the fight! Come by...

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Farghadani Discusses Past Imprisonment and Future Plans

July 20, 2016
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Farghadani Discusses Past Imprisonment and Future Plans

Just over two months ago, Iranian artist and activist Atena Farghadani was freed from prison after her draconian prison sentence of 12 years and 9 months for mocking her country’s parliament in a cartoon was shortened to the 18 months she’d already served. Last week, she gave an exclusive...

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SDCC 2016: BPAL Launches New Scents at the CBLDF Comic-Con Welcome Party!

July 19, 2016
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SDCC 2016: BPAL Launches New Scents at the CBLDF Comic-Con Welcome Party!

This Thursday, all the cool kids will kick-off Comic-Con at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party. Along with goodies from sponsors Image Comics and comiXology, party goers will have the opportunity to take home all new fragrances from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! BPAL will unveil their Comics Code-inspired series,...

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Chinese Cartoonist Speaks Out About Censorship

July 19, 2016
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Chinese Cartoonist Speaks Out About Censorship

For over a year, Chinese cartoonist Wang Liming (best known as Rebel Pepper) has been living in exile in Japan after landing in hot water with the Chinese government for his subversive and highly controversial cartoons. In a recent interview with Index on...

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Egyptian Court Denies Ailing Author’s Request for Bail Pending Appeal

July 18, 2016
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Egyptian Court Denies Ailing Author’s Request for Bail Pending Appeal

Egyptian author Ahmed Naji’s request to be released from prison pending an appeal in his obscenity case was denied last week, meaning he will continue to serve his two-year sentence for “violating public modesty” until a higher court decides to consider the appeal....

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SDCC 2016: All Things CBLDF!

July 18, 2016
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Comic-Con kicks of Wednesday with Preview Night, and CBLDF is ready to rumble! Kick Comic-Con off is style at our Comic-Con Welcome Party, bid on original artwork at the Comic-Con Art Auction, catch a CBLDF panel every day of con, and take home awesome convention exclusives! You’ll find us at booth #1918 all week with signed...

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Cartoonists Discuss Taboos and Censorship in Italian Media

July 15, 2016
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Cartoonists Discuss Taboos and Censorship in Italian Media

At the Cartoon Movement website, more than 400 political cartoonists from around the world have the chance to share their work internationally and build a community across borders. After remarking what seemed a high proportion of Italians among the contributors’ ranks, the editors of the Cartoon Movement blog...

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SDCC 2016: CBLDF Autograph Sessions

July 15, 2016
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SDCC 2016: CBLDF Autograph Sessions

CBLDF already has amazing signed premiums, but you can also come by booth #1918 to meet some of the spectacular creators who make your favorite comics and help us fight for the freedom to read! THURSDAY 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. — Jody Houser (Faith) FRIDAY ...

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Malaysian Police Investigate Lawmaker for Cartoon on Facebook

July 14, 2016
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Malaysian Police Investigate Lawmaker for Cartoon on Facebook

A Malaysian Member of Parliament is under investigation for sedition after he allegedly shared a cartoon that offended some members of the majority party on Facebook. After heated demonstrations against Nga Kor...

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SDCC 2016: The CBLDF Comic-Con Auction, Sponsored by IDW Publishing & San Diego Comic Art Gallery

July 14, 2016
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SDCC 2016: The CBLDF Comic-Con Auction, Sponsored by IDW Publishing & San Diego Comic Art Gallery

Join William Gibson, Gabriel Rodriguez, and IDW Publishing to support Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Auction, happening Saturday, July 23, at the Hilton Bayfront Sapphire AB. The event kicks off at 8:00 p.m. with keynote remarks by science fiction visionary William Gibson, whose IDW series Archangel launches at IDW Booth 743 during the...

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Experimental Comics Thrive in Middle East Despite Obstacles

July 13, 2016
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Experimental Comics Thrive in Middle East Despite Obstacles

Without a doubt, the current world hot spot for underground and experimental comics is the Middle East and North Africa–a fact that might surprise many Americans. From Egypt’s Tok Tok to Lebanon’s Samandal to Nadia Khiari’s radical cartoon cat Willis...

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SDCC 2016: CBLDF’s Comic-Con Welcome Party!

July 13, 2016
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SDCC 2016: 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 and comiXology, with a special gallery display from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! The fun starts at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, at the Westgate Hotel, where CBLDF welcomes...

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SDCC 2016: CBLDF Panels

July 13, 2016
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It’s time for Comic-Con, and that means it’s time for CBLDF to lay down some education with panels at both the convention center and the San Diego Central Library! Whether you’re looking for the latest censorship news, tips for using comics in education, information about censorship and the law, or the always exciting CBLDF Live...

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India’s Madras High Court Refuses to Ban Controversial Novel

July 12, 2016
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India’s Madras High Court Refuses to Ban Controversial Novel

A two-judge panel at the Madras High Court in India last week rejected petitions to ban author Perumal Murugan’s novel One Part Woman, which has been the target of public protests including a...

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