Join the Fight as a CBLDF Member in 2015!

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! When you become a CBLDF...

Protecting the Right to Read: CBLDF Annual Report 2014

CBLDF’s important work made huge strides in 2014! From leading a comics-focused Banned Books Week and expanding our education program, to fighting the rising tide of censorship in schools and providing legal aid in a wide range of comics-oriented cases, CBLDF’s efforts are more timely than ever. ...

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...

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 ...

Radical Voices Continue to Call for Censorship in Barefoot Gen Debate

September 17, 2013
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Radical Voices Continue to Call for Censorship in Barefoot Gen Debate

After debate that focused more on procedure than on free expression, a ban placed on anti-war manga Barefoot Gen was lifted recently in Japan, once again allowing the return of the book to school libraries in Matsue City. Unfortunately, controversy still exists regarding the book...

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Ten Years of CIPA: Free Speech and Library Internet Filters

September 16, 2013
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Ten Years of CIPA: Free Speech and Library Internet Filters

The issue of Internet filtering in school and public libraries has been getting a lot of attention lately, as we mark ten years since the Children’s Internet Protection Act was instituted. Unfortunately, the news is not good: Filtering software remains largely ineffective,...

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New Signed Graphic Novels for Fall!

September 13, 2013
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New Signed Graphic Novels for Fall!

The days are getting shorter and cooler. What better way to pass the time than in your favorite cozy corner with a graphic novel signed by your favorite creator?! We have some amazing new additions to the Rewards Zone! Let’s check them out… CHANNEL ZERO...

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Support CBLDF At SPX With Exclusive Gene Yang & Liza Donnelly Appearances and Auction!

September 13, 2013
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Support CBLDF At SPX With Exclusive Gene Yang & Liza Donnelly Appearances and Auction!

This weekend, CBLDF is heading to SPX 2013, America’s premiere literary and arts comics festival. The festival, which is held in part to benefit the CBLDF, kicks off on Saturday morning and runs a stellar exhibit hall and programming schedule through Sunday.  Gene Luen Yang...

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Support Free Speech at TFAW’S CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013 Signing!

September 12, 2013
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Support Free Speech at TFAW’S CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013 Signing!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has fought for the First Amendment Rights of the comics community since 1986. Now here’s your chance to join the fight for free speech at Things From Another World’s CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013 signing and membership drive October 9 at the Portland...

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Tokyo Olympics Emboldens Censors

September 12, 2013
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Tokyo Olympics Emboldens Censors

Japan will host the 2020 summer Olympics, and this world stage puts Japan in a spotlight that may ultimately harm the free expression of manga and anime in the country. Any nation that hosts an Olympic event works to put their best foot forward, but some...

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Cartoonist Fights Inclusion on U.S. No-Fly List

September 10, 2013
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Cartoonist Fights Inclusion on U.S. No-Fly List

For several years, Toronto cartoonist Shahid Mahmood has been on the United States’ no-fly list for reasons unknown. Mahmood discovered his no-fly status when he attempted to board an Air Canada flight in 2004. Several years and an inquiry from the Canada Human Rights Tribunal later, he settled with the airline. However, he feels...

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Retail Orders for CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013 Due Today!

September 9, 2013
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Retail Orders for  CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013 Due Today!

The CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013 hits shelves in October with an amazing contributing team that includes the talents of Richard Corben, Corinna Bechko, Tim Seeley, Michael Moreci, Art Baltazar, and more. Edited by Dark Horse Comics Editor-in Chief Scott Allie, the horror-themed anthology explores the need...

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CBLDF Defends A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl After Challenge

September 9, 2013
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CBLDF Defends A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl After Challenge

The CBLDF-sponsored Kids’ Right to Read Project sent a letter to the Currituck County High School school board after a parent in the district demanded the removal of A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl, a critically-acclaimed novel by Tanya Lee Stone. Parent Elissa Cooper...

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Order Your Copies of CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013 Today!

September 6, 2013
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Order Your Copies of CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013 Today!

The 2013 LIBERTY ANNUAL is almost here… edited by Dark Horse Comics’ Editor in Chief  Scott Allie, this anthology features the talents of  Richard Corben, Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko, Art Baltazar, Franco, Paul Tobin, Emi Lenox, and many, many more!  With stories ranging...

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Obscenity Case Files: Stanley v. Georgia

September 6, 2013
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Obscenity Case Files: Stanley v. Georgia

In previous editions of Obscenity Case Files we looked at cases involving mailing obscene circulars and stores selling obscene books, but we have yet to explore the private possession of obscene materials in one’s own home. In Stanley v. Georgia (1969), the Supreme Court held that...

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Cartoon Movement Gives Voice to Cartoonists Worldwide

September 6, 2013
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Cartoon Movement Gives Voice to Cartoonists Worldwide

Cartoon Movement is an international platform for cartoonists, editors, and fans of editorial cartooning and political satire to come together as a community. Founded in 2010 by Dutch journalists Thomas Loudon and Arend Jan van den Beld, the website unites cartoonists across the globe and promotes a financially stable future for cartoonists. Additionally, Cartoon...

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Have Lunch with Brian Wood in Baltimore!

September 5, 2013
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Have Lunch with Brian Wood in Baltimore!

Are you heading to Baltimore Comic Con this weekend? Or do you just live in the Baltimore/DC area? Want to have lunch with one of the top talents in Comics? You can! And you can support the CBLDF at the same time! With a donation to CBLDF, you can...

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Get Ready for Banned Books Week!

September 5, 2013
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Banned Books Week is coming! The 2013 celebration of the freedom to read will be held from September 22 – September 28. Keep reading to learn more about how you can be involved! Doing a Banned Books Week event or display? Let us know by...

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Back to School with Comics: CBLDF Presents Manga

September 5, 2013
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Back to School with Comics: CBLDF Presents Manga

Manga is worldwide phenomenon: One of the most widely read types of literature in its home country of Japan, it has crossed the world to become a very popular category here in the United States. With burgeoning collections in libraries and bookstores around the U.S., manga has...

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