The CBLDF Presents: Liberty Annual 2014

Calling all dreamers and dancers, wanderers and wonderers, free speakers and free thinkers to this year’s CBLDF Liberty Annual, compiled by former Marvel editor and ardent imaginaut Lauren Sankovitch. Within the pages of this year’s Annual, a merry band of legendary creators has crafted ...

CBLDF Releases Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators

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, UN ...

Celebrate the Freedom to Read With CBLDF’s New Banned Books Week Handbook!

Today, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release its first-ever Banned Books Week Handbook! Boasting a cover by Jeff Smith, whose Bone series is one of America’s most frequently challenged books, the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook is a free resource that gives you the...

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...

Fight for the Freedom to Read with CBLDF in 2014!

Roll up your sleeves! Join the fight! 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!...

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 ...

Brian K. Vaughan Personalizes SAGA Vol. 2 For CBLDF Supporters!

June 19, 2013
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Brian K. Vaughan Personalizes SAGA Vol. 2 For CBLDF Supporters!

Brian K. Vaughan, the creative mastermind behind the hit series Saga is showing his support for CBLDF by personalizing copies of Saga Vol. 2 for CBLDF Supporters!  When you donate $40 to the CBLDF between now and July 1, Brian will personalize a copy of the...

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Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá Add Their Voices to Brazil Protests

June 18, 2013
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Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá Add Their Voices to Brazil Protests

Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá have long been supporters of CBLDF. They frequently donate their time and original artwork to support our mission to defend free expression. This week, they took to the streets of their home city of São Paulo, Brazil, to fight for the right to freely express their opinions. São Paulo and…

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Georgia School District at Odds Over Acclaimed Book

June 17, 2013
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Georgia School District at Odds Over Acclaimed Book

In a 5-2 vote, the Clarke Country School Board in Athens, Georgia, has ordered Superintendent Philip Lanoue to reconsider his decision regarding Thomas Rivera’s award-winning novel And the Earth Did Not Devour Him. But this isn’t a case of a superintendent taking unilateral action to remove...

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Dr. Oz Claims Video Games Bad for Teens

June 14, 2013
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In a recent syndicated column, Dr. Mehmet Oz (best known for The Dr. Oz Show) and Dr. Mike Roizen claim that violent video games “harm young, developing brains by fueling aggressive behavior, dulling empathy and causing sleep problems.” Their evidence? Nothing at all. Video games have been scapegoated by the media and politicians despite...

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Obscenity Case Files: Zap Comix #4

June 13, 2013
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Obscenity Case Files: Zap Comix #4

This edition of the obscenity files turns to the world of comics (or rather, comix) to take a look at the arrest and prosecution of two salespeople who sold a Robert Crumb underground comic that featured an all-American incestual orgy to an undercover police officer. This...

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ALA Says Video Games Should be Welcome in Libraries

June 13, 2013
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ALA Says Video Games Should be Welcome in Libraries

Over the past several months, video games deemed violent have once again become a favored scapegoat of those looking for a simple explanation for mass shootings perpetrated by young males. But as we’ve noted time and time again, no reputable research has ever been able to conclusively link video games to real-life...

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Kids Right to Read Project Responds to Lift of Glen Ellyn Ban

June 12, 2013
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Kids Right to Read Project Responds to Lift of Glen Ellyn Ban

This week saw a victory for free speech when the Glen Ellyn school board lifted their ban on The Perks of Being a Wallflower. This victory was hard won by a grass roots movement that included letters from CBLDF-sponsored Kids’ Right to Read Project, a...

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TFAW Supports CBLDF’s Annual SDCC Auction

June 11, 2013
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TFAW Supports CBLDF’s Annual SDCC Auction

For the fifth year in a row, Things From Another World (TFAW.com) is proud to partner with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for their annual CBLDF Auction at San Diego Comic-Con! With the help of creators including Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), Tim...

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Illinois School District Lifts Ban on The Perks of Being a Wallflower

June 11, 2013
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Illinois School District Lifts Ban on The Perks of Being a Wallflower

In a victory for free speech, the Glen Ellyn, Illinois, school board reversed course, rescinding a ban on acclaimed novel Perks of Being a Wallflower! With a vote of 6 to 1, the Glen Ellyn school board returned the book to classrooms, thanks in large part to...

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KentCAF to Host Musical Benefit with P. CRAIG RUSSELL for CBLDF!

June 10, 2013
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KentCAF to Host Musical Benefit with P. CRAIG RUSSELL for CBLDF!

October 18 – 19, 2013, will see the inaugural edition of the Kent Comic Arts Festival in Kent, Ohio. In addition to celebrating graphic storytelling, the festival will also feature a special piano musicale from guest P. Craig Russell, who is donating the proceeds to...

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Court Rules That California Prisoner Can Keep His Werewolf Erotica

June 7, 2013
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When Andres Martinez ordered The Silver Crown by Mathilde Madden, he expected an erotic novel about werewolves. What he didn’t expect is for the book to be seized and labeled obscene by government officials. Why was the book kept from Martinez? He’s a prisoner at Pelican Bay State Prison in California, and as such, the...

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Embattled Mexican American Studies Program Finds Another Way

June 7, 2013
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Despite a federal court ruling that upheld the law that led to the dissolution of Tucson’s acclaimed Mexican American Studies program, reports continue to indicate some version of the program may be reinstated in Tucson classrooms. Two former instructors for the embattled program have taken matters into their own hands: They recently announced...

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Greenest Night Isn’t Over — Exclusive Items Now Available in Rewards Zone

June 6, 2013
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Greenest Night Isn’t Over — Exclusive Items Now Available in Rewards Zone

Greenest Night: A Celebration of Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern was a huge success for Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Thanks to all the fans and comic book industry professionals that joined us at the Avalon Bardot Theatre in Hollywood, California, on May 25th, we had a great time celebrating Ge0ff Johns’ incredible 9-year run of groundbreaking Green Lantern comics,...

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CBLDF Returns to HEROES CON This Weekend!

June 6, 2013
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CBLDF Returns to HEROES CON This Weekend!

CBLDF is excited to return to the great state of North Carolina to attend Heroes Con, hosted by our friends at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find in Charlotte. Heroes Con takes place June 7-9 at the Charlotte Convention Center (501 S. College Street). CBLDF...

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Help Defend The Perks of Being a Wallflower

June 5, 2013
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Help Defend The Perks of Being a Wallflower

A few weeks ago, the school board in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, voted 4-2 to remove The Perks of Being a Wallflower from district classrooms. The school board is reviewing their decision on June 10, and we need your help defending the book! The Perks of Being...

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