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!...

Defending Manga: The Ryan Matheson Story

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release Defending Manga: The Ryan Matheson Story, a short documentary video recounting the young American citzen’s fight for justice after being wrongfully accused of criminal activity because of fantasy and humor manga on his laptop computer.  Th ...

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 ...

A Greater Force for Good: CBLDF Annual Report 2013

With the holiday giving season upon us and the year drawing to a close, CBLDF is proud to share our accomplishments protecting the freedom to read comics with our 2013 Annual Report! Please consider making a donation to CBLDF today to support...

The Amazing Adventure of The Man of Steel and the Psychiatric Censor — Superman vs. Doctor Wertham

September 19, 2012
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The Amazing Adventure of The Man of Steel and the Psychiatric Censor — Superman vs. Doctor Wertham

There are a few things in life that everyone should know: Look both ways before crossing the street. Always eat your vegetables. If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all. But, most important of this sage wisdom, is...

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CBLDF Urges School District To Rescind Ban of SideScrollers

September 19, 2012
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CBLDF Urges School District To Rescind Ban of SideScrollers

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and partner organizations in the Kids Right to Read Project today sent a letter to Enfield School District Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Schumann addressing concerns over the removal of Matthew Loux’s graphic novel SideScrollers from high school summer reading...

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Freedom Rings in CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2012!

September 19, 2012
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All-star creators contribute to non-profit anthology! This year’s CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL anthology, benefiting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and published by Image Comics, declares “It’s good to be free!” Edited by Image Publisher Eric Stephenson, the 48-page anthology to be released on October 31 features short stories by...

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Arizona Bookstore Warms Up for Banned Books Week with Virtual Read-Out

September 18, 2012
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Arizona Bookstore Warms Up for Banned Books Week with Virtual Read-Out

As a former resident of Arizona, I was delighted to run across a Banned Books Week video produced by Bookmans, my favorite bookstore chain in the Grand Canyon State. It is especially poignant that the Arizona store produced the video, given state laws that...

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CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein Speaks to the Ban of SideScrollers

September 17, 2012
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CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein Speaks to the Ban of SideScrollers

CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein took a guest spot at ICv2′s Talk Back, writing an article about the recent removal of Matthew Loux’s SideScrollers from a school’s summer reading list. The video game-themed graphic was removed from a Connecticut school district’s ninth...

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Indian Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi Released on Bail After Arrest on Sedition Charges

September 14, 2012
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Indian Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi Released on Bail After Arrest on Sedition Charges

Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi was arrested on sedition charges stemming from his cartoons, which criticize and expose corruption in India’s government. His arrest sparked protests from supporters, leading the government to promise a review of the charges against Trivedi. Though bail was granted, Trivedi refused to leave jail...

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Meet Francoise Mouly, Bid On Art by Gilbert Shelton & Jeff Smith, & More At SPX!

September 14, 2012
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Meet Francoise Mouly, Bid On Art by Gilbert Shelton & Jeff Smith, & More At SPX!

If it’s the beginning of Fall, that means it’s time for the annual pilgrimage to SPX, the annual festival that’s Mecca for all things art comics!   CBLDF will be there with a benefit auction, and a booth boasting signings by Francoise Mouly and Chris Ware’s new GN...

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Kansas Sculpture Targeted in Grand Jury Investigation Reveals Pattern of Bullying Businesses

September 14, 2012
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Kansas Sculpture Targeted in Grand Jury Investigation Reveals Pattern of Bullying Businesses

A sculpture depicting a partially-clothed woman snapping a picture of herself in an Overland Park, Kansas arboretum is drawing accusations from one local resident of “glorifying sexting,” and a petition against the work has now garnered enough signatures to trigger a grand jury obscenity...

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Indy Greats Top CBLDF’s Original Art Auction at SPX!

September 13, 2012
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Indy Greats Top CBLDF’s Original Art Auction at SPX!

Original art by Gilbert Shelton, Jeff Smith, Peter Kuper, Jeff Lemire,  Jeffrey Brown, Peter Bagge, David Mack and more top the list at the second annual Jeff Alexander Memorial Art Auction happening this Saturday at SPX! Read on for full list and slide show. Starting at 7:15, shortly after...

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Nipples: Facebook’s Least Favorite Body Part

September 13, 2012
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Nipples: Facebook’s Least Favorite Body Part

What does it take to get The New Yorker banned from Facebook, even for a few hours? Apparently a couple of dots. On the front of a pair of female breasts, of course. Specifically, the following cartoon: Facebook’s banning policies prohibit both “obvious sexual activity,” and “naked ‘private parts’,” which includes female —...

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A Moroccan Political Cartoonist Discusses the “Red Lines” of Censorship

September 13, 2012
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A Moroccan Political Cartoonist Discusses the “Red Lines” of Censorship

Despite describing his native Morocco as being “like a chained human being and there is a giant mosquito drinking its blood,” and believing that “political cartoons have no impact on Moroccan policies,” political cartoonist Tarek Benbaba is still motivated to keep drawing, to keep offering political commentary because “by making cartoons I feel I...

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Take a Look at the Covers for CBLDF Liberty Annual 2012!

September 12, 2012
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Take a Look at the Covers for CBLDF Liberty Annual 2012!

October is on the horizon, and that means the 2012 edition of CBLDF Liberty Annual will soon be in your hands! Each year, Image Comics releases the Annual to benefit the First Amendment work of CBLDF. This year, Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson took the editorial reins, compiling the best Annual yet. Earlier this week,...

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CBLDF Welcomes iVerse Media As Latest Corporate Member!

September 12, 2012
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CBLDF Welcomes iVerse Media As Latest Corporate Member!

Digital Content Distributor Joins the CBLDF’s Fight to Protect First Amendment Rights! The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and digital comics innovator iVerse Media jointly announced today iVerse’s addition to the CBLDF’s growing roster of industry supporters.  As the organization’s newest corporate member, iVerse...

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Welcome to the New CBLDF.org!

September 10, 2012
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Today the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to unveil the new and radically improved CBLDF.org!  With a daily news blog and a rich and growing Resources section, we strive to make CBLDF.org your best tool for information about comics censorship. The new site...

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CBLDF Blasts Into Fall Convention Season At Baltimore Comic Con

September 8, 2012
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CBLDF Blasts Into Fall Convention Season At Baltimore Comic Con

This weekend the CBLDF is on the road to Baltimore for the Baltimore Comic Con! Come meet CBLDF Deputy Director at Booth 1402 where we’re offering a vast array of cool items to our supporters! At The Booth (1402): Show us your CBLDF Membership Card...

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