Now Available: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #1, Featuring G. Willow Wilson!

CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the latest 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 e ...

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 School Board Member Wants Muppet Book Out of Curriculum

December 9, 2015
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WI School Board Member Wants Muppet Book Out of Curriculum

A parent and school board member in Marshfield, WI wants a United Nations-published picture book featuring Kermit the Frog removed from the district’s new kindergarten curriculum, claiming that the book about global poverty and conflict contains too...

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CBLDF Thanks Members With Vintage Gaiman, Moore, & Gibbons Podcast — Join Now!

December 8, 2015
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CBLDF members make our work possible! From now until the end of the year, we’re thanking all of our members for helping us do this work with a CBLDF-exclusive podcast featuring a vintage 1980s interview among Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, and Dave Gibbons as they discuss Watchmen, free expression, creativity, and the power of comics!...

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending The Namesake in ID School District

December 7, 2015
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending The Namesake in ID School District

CBLDF has joined the Kids’ Right to Read Project and other freedom to read advocates to defend Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake in the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho school district. CBLDF joins coalition efforts like these...

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LAST DAY for Personalized Graphic Novels from CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving Holiday Fundraiser!

December 7, 2015
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LAST DAY for Personalized Graphic Novels from CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving Holiday Fundraiser!

CBLDF has the best holiday gifts for the fan in your life in our Spirit of Giving holiday fundraiser, but now’s the time to act — the campaign ends TODAY at midnight PST! You can get outstanding graphic novels personalized to the fan of your choice...

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Indian Newspaper Under Legal Fire For Publishing ISIS Cartoon

December 7, 2015
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A controversial cartoon printed in the Sunday edition of Indian newspaper Marathi Daily has put the owner, editor, and cartoonist in hot water with the Islamic community. Called “blasphemous” and religiously insensitive, the cartoon accompanied an article entitled “ISIS Money” and depicted the image of a piggybank with Urdu — the national language of Pakistan...

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Frank Miller, Phoebe Gloeckner, Goon, & The Fifth Beatle Join CBLDF Spirit of Giving Holiday Fundraiser!

December 4, 2015
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Frank Miller, Phoebe Gloeckner, Goon, & The Fifth Beatle Join CBLDF Spirit of Giving Holiday Fundraiser!

Frank Miller, Phoebe Gloeckner, Eric Powell, Vivek Tiwary, and Andrew Robinson have added their support to CBLDF’s SPIRIT OF GIVING Holiday Fundraiser! Plus, we have new items from Neil Gaiman and Alison Bechdel! 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...

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VICTORY: Review Committee Votes to Keep Book in MN School District

December 4, 2015
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VICTORY: Review Committee Votes to Keep Book in MN School District

In a victory for the freedom to read, a review committee in Rosemount, Minnesota, has voted 7-4 to keep Gayle Forman’s Just One Day in district libraries. Ben and Kandi Lovin, parents of a sixth grader in Rosemount, Minnesota, demanded the removal of Just One Day, citing “a graphic...

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New Project Aims to Map Social Media Censorship

December 4, 2015
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New Project Aims to Map Social Media Censorship

Since our cultural communications have moved increasingly online, often to spaces controlled by large corporations such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter, free-speech advocates have watched in dismay as those entities have inconsistently enforced content policies. Unlike U.S. government entities such as public...

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New Graphic Novel Challenges Free Speech Limitations

December 4, 2015
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A new graphic novel by the European Youth Press explores the state of free press in Europe as seen through the eyes and pens of young European cartoonists and journalists coming into their craft. Entitled Free Our Media, the graphic novel is the collaborative effort of 15 cartoonists and journalists from 15 different...

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CBLDF Liberty Annual Named One of the Most Outstanding Comics of the Year!

December 4, 2015
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The CBLDF Liberty Annual 2015 has been named one of The Village Voice’s outstanding comics of 2015! Alongside fourteen other great books, the CBLDF Liberty Annual 2015 stands proudly as probably the most hilarious book on the list. A tribute to National Lampoon and other long lost humor magazines, this year’s Annual brought together...

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending Challenged Book in MN School District

December 3, 2015
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending Challenged Book in MN School District

CBLDF has joined the Kids’ Right to Read Project and other freedom to read advocates to defend Gayle Forman’s Just One Day in a Minnesota school district. CBLDF joins coalition efforts like these to protect the freedom to read comics. Censorship manifests in many ways, and...

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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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