Celebrate Diversity with CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Events!

Banned Books Week starts this Sunday and runs through October 1! Celebrate the freedom to read and this year’s theme of diversity with CBLDF during events in Portland, Las Vegas, and Ohio! Monday, September 26, 6:00 p.m. • U.S. Bank Room – Central Library 801 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, ...

Now Available: CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook 2016!

Banned Books Week is happening September 25 – October 1, and CBLDF is delighted to release the latest edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook to help you celebrate! A resource anyone can use to plan a Banned Books Week celebration in their community, the handbook features a gorgeous cove ...

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 ...

Get Ready for Banned Books Week!

It’s Labor Day, a celebration of America’s workers and the unofficial end of the summer and start of the school year. It also means we’re only three weeks way from the annual celebration of the right to read, Banned Books Week! Join the fun September 25 – October 1, 2016, at ...

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 ...

Emails Show Confused Response to Palomar Challenge in Rio Rancho

July 16, 2015
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Emails Show Confused Response to Palomar Challenge in Rio Rancho

Although we got word last week that Palomar by Gilbert Hernandez would be returning to high school library shelves in Rio Rancho, New Mexico after a parent’s challenge was resolved, a new report from Albuquerque radio station KUNM indicates that things may not be...

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Cameroonian Cartoonist Fights Censorship with “Radio Taboo”

July 16, 2015
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Cameroonian political cartoonist Issa Nyaphaga is no stranger to the often violent implications of free expression in a nation plagued by restrictive laws. And like many other creators around the world who have faced legal threats, imprisonment, and exile, he is fighting back by providing a new space for citizens to have their voice heard.…

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VICTORY in TX: LGBTQ Books Remain in Hood County Library

July 15, 2015
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VICTORY in TX: LGBTQ Books Remain in Hood County Library

Following a packed community forum where residents of Hood County, Texas spoke both for and against two LGBTQ-themed children’s books in the local public library, county commissioners decided yesterday that My Princess Boy and This Day In June will remain on the shelves. Library director Courtney Kincaid and the library’s advisory board had already ...

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Children’s Books Prompt Calls for Censorship in Florida

July 15, 2015
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In order to help diversify the materials to which students have access, Duval County, Florida will be including two books set in the Middle East in the elementary school curriculum as part of the EngageNY program, and the books have some parents concerned. The children’s books in question are The Librarian of Basra and Nasreen’s...

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ONE DAY LEFT for the Humble Gamer Comics Bundle from Dark Horse Comics, Benefitting CBLDF!

July 14, 2015
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ONE DAY LEFT for the Humble Gamer Comics Bundle from Dark Horse Comics, Benefitting CBLDF!

Humble Bundle and award-winning comic book publisher Dark Horse Comics are offering fans a comic and art book bundle featuring some of today’s hottest video game licenses, but you better act fast — the bundle wraps up at 11:00 PDT tomorrow! The bundle benefits CBLDF! Humble is...

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending LGBTQ Children’s Books in Hood County

July 13, 2015
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending LGBTQ Children’s Books in Hood County

In advance of a meeting where county commissioners in Hood County, Texas will hear citizen complaints against two LGBTQ-themed picture books in the local public library, CBLDF today joins with a coalition of free speech advocacy organizations led by the Kids’ Right to...

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J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI Unamused by Mad Antics

July 13, 2015
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J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI Unamused by Mad Antics

Our readers undoubtedly know about EC Comics publisher Bill Gaines’ valiant defense of comics at a 1954 Senate hearing investigating whether the funny books were leading children into a life of crime. Now a recent feature at Mental Floss is highlighting how...

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SDCC 2015: Sunday Events with CBLDF

July 12, 2015
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We’ve made it to the last day of Comic-Con! You’ll find us at booth 1918 with exclusive premiums, informative panels, our amazing premiums, and more, all to benefit our important work defending the right to read comics! Let’s take a look at what you can expect from CBLDF today… ...

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SDCC 2015: Saturday Events with CBLDF

July 11, 2015
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Day three! You’ll find us at Comic-Con in booth 1918 with exclusive premiums, informative panels, our amazing Live Art Auction, and more, all to benefit our important work defending the right to read comics! Let’s take a look at what you can expect from CBLDF today… CBLDF:...

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UPDATED: Bid For Free Speech At CBLDF’s Live Art Auction, Presented By IDW Publishing and San Diego Comic Art Gallery

July 10, 2015
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IDW Publishing and San Diego Comic Art Gallery proudly present the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Art Auction on Saturday July 11 at 8:00 PM! Bid on original art by some of comics’ greatest creators, including Jim Lee, Charlie Adlard, Kelley Jones, J. Scott Campbell, Jeff Smith, Stuart Immonen, Tula Lotay, Dan Brereton, Sam Kieth, Ming Doyle,...

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SDCC 2015: Friday Events with CBLDF

July 10, 2015
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Day two of Comic-Con 2015! You’ll find us at booth 1918 with exclusive premiums, informative panels, and more, all to benefit our important work defending the right to read comics! Let’s take a look at what you can expect from CBLDF today… PANELS CBLDF: Banned Comics ...

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Iranian-born Actress Ratchets Up International Pressure to Free Atena Farghadani

July 9, 2015
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Iranian-born Actress Ratchets Up International Pressure to Free Atena Farghadani

As Iranian artist and activist Atena Farghadani continues to languish in prison, sentenced to 12 years and 9 months for a cartoon she drew depicting members of her country’s parliament as animals, she recently got some support from actress and fellow countrywoman Nazanin Boniadi in an op-ed for CNN. Boniadi hopes to raise the...

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Palomar Back in Rio Rancho Schools–But Restricted

July 9, 2015
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Palomar Back in Rio Rancho Schools–But Restricted

When classes resume next month at New Mexico’s Rio Rancho High School, the acclaimed graphic novel Palomar by Gilbert Hernandez will be back on shelves in the library–but students under 18 will need a parent’s signature to check it out. This story first broke back in...

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SDCC 2015: Thursday Events with CBLDF

July 9, 2015
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Comic-Con is here! We’ll be joining thousands of comics fans from around the world, and you’ll find us at booth 1918 with exclusive premiums, informative panels, and the best party at Comic-Con, all to benefit our important work defending the right to read comics! Let’s take a look at what you can expect from CBLDF…

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Level Up with the Humble Gamer Comics Bundle, Presented by Dark Horse Comics and Benefiting CBLDF

July 8, 2015
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Level Up with the Humble Gamer Comics Bundle, Presented by Dark Horse Comics and Benefiting CBLDF

Humble Bundle has re-teamed with the award-winning comic book publisher Dark Horse Comics to offer fans a comic and art book bundle featuring some of today’s hottest video game licenses. We’re one week into this amazing offer, and two more spectacular titles have just been added! Humble...

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