Don’t Miss CBLDF Defender, in Stores TODAY!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to announce that CBLDF Defender, a new free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issu ...

Join the Fight as a CBLDF Member in 2015!

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! When you become a CBLDF...

Protecting the Right to Read: CBLDF Annual Report 2014

CBLDF’s important work made huge strides in 2014! From leading a comics-focused Banned Books Week and expanding our education program, to fighting the rising tide of censorship in schools and providing legal aid in a wide range of comics-oriented cases, CBLDF’s efforts are more timely than ever. ...

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...

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 ...

Join Jeff Smith & Gene Luen Yang to Support CBLDF on #GivingTuesday!

December 2, 2013
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Join Jeff Smith & Gene Luen Yang to Support CBLDF on #GivingTuesday!

CBLDF is excited to be participating in the first ever #GivingTuesday and Mashable Google+ Hangout-a-thon on Tuesday, December 3. This 12-hour live Hangout on Air will take place from 9am – 9pm ET, with CBLDF going live at 5:30 pm ET. Our...

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Unique Personalized and Signed Gifts for Your Favorite Comics Fan!

December 2, 2013
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Unique Personalized and Signed Gifts for Your Favorite Comics Fan!

It’s the season of giving, and what better way to both find a unique gift and support free expression than by shopping for your favorite comics fan (or yourself!) with CBLDF?! We have gifts ranging from signed books to original artwork that is guaranteed to bring...

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Signed Grant Morrison Portrait Available on eBay!

November 29, 2013
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Signed Grant Morrison Portrait Available on eBay!

Artist Steve Cleff donates his talents in support of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund by contributing a one-of-a-kind Grant Morrison portrait.  This painting is watercolor on 18″ x 24″ canvas and has been signed by Mr. Morrison.  This portrait is based on...

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Giving Thanks for the Freedom to Read

November 28, 2013
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Giving Thanks for the Freedom to Read

It’s Thanksgiving, and CBLDF is taking a moment to reflect on a busy year of defending comic books from censorship. We have a lot to be thankful for — key victories for the freedom to read, great supporters and members, and another year of exciting work...

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Join Jeff Smith & Gene Luen Yang For A Live Mashable Google+ Hangout on Air!

November 27, 2013
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Join Jeff Smith & Gene Luen Yang For A Live Mashable Google+ Hangout on Air!

On Giving Tuesday, December 3, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the PEN American Center and present a live Mashable/Google+ Hangout On Air with acclaimed graphic novelists Jeff Smith and Gene Luen Yang! CBLDF Board Member Jeff Smith is the author of the award winning and bestselling...

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Art Spiegelman Gets In the Spirit of Giving!

November 27, 2013
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Art Spiegelman Gets In the Spirit of Giving!

Legendary cartoonist Art Spiegelman is supporting CBLDF this holiday season by personalizing his graphic novels Maus and the brand new retrospective Co-Mix for CBLDF donors as part of our Spirit of Giving holiday fundraiser!  Spiegelman joins Alan Moore and comics greats Jason Aaron, Evan Dorkin, Jeff Lemire, Paul...

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Cartoonist Keeps Drawing Despite Fundamentalist Threats

November 27, 2013
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Cartoonist Keeps Drawing Despite Fundamentalist Threats

The last time we featured Egyptian political cartoonist Doaa Eladl here, she was facing a Muslim Brotherhood-backed lawsuit that alleged one of her cartoons was blasphemous. In the tumultuous months since then, the lawsuit evaporated along with Mohamed Morsi’s presidency — but that certainly does not mean Eladl’s critics have given up. As...

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CBLDF Co-Signs Letter Defending The House of Spirits

November 26, 2013
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CBLDF Co-Signs Letter Defending The House of Spirits

This week, a review committee in North Carolina will decide the fate of Isabel Allende’s The House of Spirits after parents in the district appealed an earlier decision that upheld the book’s use in classrooms. CBLDF has signed a letter from CBLDF-sponsored Kids’ Right...

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CBLDF Joins Amicus Brief Opposed to Arizona Law that Led to Ban of Mexican American Studies Books

November 26, 2013
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CBLDF Joins Amicus Brief Opposed to Arizona Law that Led to Ban of Mexican American Studies Books

The students and teachers of Tucson’s now defunct Mexican American Studies program are fighting back by bringing suit against Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, John Huppenthal. In an effort to protect educators and students’ rights to access comic books by and about members of ethnic communities, CBLDF has joined an amicus brief filed in the...

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Now in the Rewards Zone: Warren Ellis Supports CBLDF with Signed Books!

November 25, 2013
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Now in the Rewards Zone: Warren Ellis Supports CBLDF with Signed Books!

Superstar writer Warren Ellis was kind enough to sign a batch of his best books for the CBLDF on a recent visit to New York, and they’re now available in the Rewards Zone! In exchange for a donation, you can get a signed copy of a...

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Neil Gaiman Gets In The Spirit of Giving!

November 22, 2013
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Neil Gaiman Gets In The Spirit of Giving!

Neil Gaiman made a recent visit to the CBLDF to fulfill the holiday wishes of our supporters and his fans by signing a bounty of items in time for the season of giving!  Visit the CBLDF’s Donation Center now to get your hands on books, prints and comics signed...

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Nominate an International Champion of Free Expression!

November 22, 2013
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Nominate an International Champion of Free Expression!

This week, the Index on Censorship, an international organization that advocates for free expression around the world, opened up nominations for the 2014 Index Freedom of Expression Awards. Until December 6, you have an opportunity draw “attention to international champions of free expression and their...

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Report Illustrates International Crackdown on Online Expression

November 21, 2013
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Report Illustrates International Crackdown on Online Expression

A new infographic from PEN, an international NGO that aids writers threatened with arrest, prosecution, or violence, shows that government repression of speech is increasingly focused online. PEN found 92 writers around the world currently imprisoned or in detention for something they published digitally — a figure that has more than doubled since...

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When Censorship Gets Ridiculous

November 21, 2013
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When Censorship Gets Ridiculous

Things can get pretty serious over here at CBLDF. Whether it’s fighting to keep literature accessible in schools and libraries, or cartoonists literally fearing for their lives, censorship can have powerful negative implications. Which is why, sometimes, it’s nice to take a step back to fathom just how ridiculous censorship can be. Luckily, humor-site Cracked.com has…

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THE FIFTH BEATLE Steps Into the Spotlight for Free Speech!

November 20, 2013
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THE FIFTH BEATLE Steps Into the Spotlight for Free Speech!

This week marks the release of The Fifth Beatle, a 10-year passion project for author and theatrical producer Vivek Tiwary. This book brings to light the untold true story of visionary manager Brian Epstein, a man who guided the Beatles into international...

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