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 ...

Now Available: CBLDF Defender #7!

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

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 ...

CBLDF Announces 2016 Membership Incentives, Featuring Art by CRAIG THOMPSON!

CBLDF's work defending the right to read is more important than ever. But we can’t do it without your support! When you join CBLDF in 2016, we’ll thank you with the best incentives in the free speech community, including member exclusives with stunning art by acclaimed cartoonist Craig Thompson!

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 ...

Zunar’s Sedition Trial Postponed for Third Time

September 18, 2015
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Zunar’s Sedition Trial Postponed for Third Time

Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar, currently awaiting trial on nine counts of sedition, will have to wait a little longer. Last week his trial was postponed for the third time and is now set to begin on November 6. Meanwhile, he’s getting some more well-earned recognition, this time in the form of an International...

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Google Play Applies Double Standard to Erotica in Comics

September 17, 2015
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Google Play Applies Double Standard to Erotica in Comics

It shouldn’t be news to anyone that self-published erotica is big business. One need only look to the Fifty Shades trilogy, which began as self-published Twilight fan fiction but was later snapped up by...

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How Your Humble Contribution Helps CBLDF!

September 17, 2015
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How Your Humble Contribution Helps CBLDF!

You’re protecting the right to read when you support the Neil Gaiman Rarities Bundle! Every contribution to this record-breaking bundle supports the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s important work. From front-line efforts against censorship in schools and libraries, to legal aid for those who need...

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12 Challenged & Banned YA Graphic Novels for Banned Books Week 2015

September 17, 2015
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12 Challenged & Banned YA Graphic Novels for Banned Books Week 2015

Banned Books Week is just around the corner! CBLDF is a proud sponsor of Banned Books Week, and this year Banned Books Week is celebrating young adult books! So, as you’re preparing to celebrate the freedom to read September 27 – October 3, consider including these amazing comics in your celebration! Here are a...

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Humble Bundle Adds Even More Neil Gaiman Rarities to Benefit CBLDF!

September 16, 2015
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Humble Bundle Adds Even More Neil Gaiman Rarities to Benefit CBLDF!

We’re one week into the team-up between Humble Bundle and international bestselling author Neil Gaiman, and today, this amazing offer sees the addition of even more rare stories to benefit charity! The Humble Book Bundle Neil Gaiman Rarities offers some of Gaiman’s rarest and most sought after...

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Fallout 4 to be Released Uncensored and “100% Uncut” in Germany

September 16, 2015
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Fallout 4

Although previous versions of the game have seen heavy censorship, a recent announcement at E3 let fans in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland know that they would be able to play the latest installment in the Fallout video game franchise unedited and in its original incarnation despite its World War II theme. “It is official. Fallout...

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Comics Luminaries Join CBLDF This Weekend for SPX 2015!

September 16, 2015
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Comics Luminaries Join CBLDF This Weekend for SPX 2015!

This weekend, CBLDF is heading to Small Press Expo 2015, North America’s premiere literary and arts comics festival! Thousands of comics fans and creators come together in Bethesda, Maryland, to spotlight the best and brightest talents in the comics medium September 19 – 20, and CBLDF...

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Committee Keeps Beloved On FL Summer Reading List After “Porn Content” Challenge

September 15, 2015
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Beloved Toni Morrison

A unanimous committee vote kept Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel Beloved on a summer reading list in a Satellite High School in Florida despite a parent’s complaint over what he is calling the “porn content” of the novel. Hamilton Boone, a parent of a student at the school, submitted his complaint to the committee...

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Young Adult Novel Banned from Distribution in New Zealand

September 14, 2015
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Young Adult Novel Banned from Distribution in New Zealand

After a series of back-and-forth censor board reviews, the award-winning young adult novel Into the River by New Zealand writer Ted Dawe is now completely banned in the author’s native country, pending yet another review that will likely come next month. Currently any individual,...

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Fight the War on Naughtiness: Stock Up on CBLDF Liberty Annual, FOCS 9/14!

September 11, 2015
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Fight the War on Naughtiness: Stock Up on CBLDF Liberty Annual, FOCS 9/14!

The 2015 LIBERTY ANNUAL is almost here! Shipping October 7th, it’s adults only, extremely silly, and featuring the likes of John Arcudi, Jeffrey Brown, Derek Charm, Tyler Crook, Vanesa Del Rey, Evan Dorkin, Nate Doyle, Duncan Fegredo, Bob Fingerman, Tom Fowler, Sina Grace, Gabriel Hardman, Eric Powell, R. Sikoryak, Gabe Soria, Art Spiegelman, Fred Van...

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Fellow Cartoonists Honor Atena Farghadani at CRNI Courage Award Ceremony

September 11, 2015
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Fellow Cartoonists Honor Atena Farghadani at CRNI Courage Award Ceremony

When political cartoonists from around the country and the world gathered in Columbus, Ohio last week for the annual convention of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, many of them were thinking of a colleague who couldn’t attend. At a ...

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Tennessee Parent Confuses “Gynecology with Pornography”

September 11, 2015
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Henrietta Lacks

Upset over the graphic nature of a passage in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a parent in Knoxville, Tennessee is taking her complaint to the district level and attempting to have the book removed from all local county schools. The New York Times bestselling biography of Henrietta Lacks—an African-American woman whose cervical cancer cells…

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UNC Freshman Alleges ‘Literature of 9/11’ Course Sympathizes With Terrorists

September 10, 2015
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UNC Freshman Alleges ‘Literature of 9/11’ Course Sympathizes With Terrorists

Shortly after some Duke University freshmen made news by publicly opting out of reading Fun Home for an all-class summer reading program, another new student at the public university just down the road is also...

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Former Librarian Counters Some Girls Are Ban in SC with Huge Book Drive

September 10, 2015
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Some Girls Are Event 1

When former librarian Kelly Jensen heard about the removal of Some Girls Are from an optional high school summer reading list in Charleston, South Carolina, she took the knee-jerk reaction to appease an upset parent as a call to action. Working closely with her community and even the author of the novel herself, Jensen collected...

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Latest Humble Bundle Features Neil Gaiman Rarities to Benefit CBLDF!

September 9, 2015
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Latest Humble Bundle Features Neil Gaiman Rarities to Benefit CBLDF!

Humble Bundle is teaming up with international bestselling author Neil Gaiman to make some of his rarest and most sought after works available digitally for the first time ever. The works featured here range from books published early in Gaiman’s career turned collector’s item, never collected...

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