CBLDF Presents: WILL EISNER’S Personal Library Collection Auction!

Will Eisner wasn’t just the godfather of comics, a creative force who changed the face of modern comics — he was also a staunch advocate for the freedom of expression. In celebration of Eisner’s indomitable talent and advocacy, CBLDF is delighted to offer up for auction books from ...

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!

Leading the Fight for Free Expression: CBLDF Annual Report 2015

Although comics have never been a bigger part of  mainstream pop culture, they sustained more censorship attacks in 2015 than at any other time this century. CBLDF was on the case, fighting back by providing expert support to keep comics available for everyone! CBLDF is at the forefront of defendin ...

Comic Book Club Handbook

Learn how to start and make the most of book clubs for comics and graphic novels with the Comic Book Club Handbook, a new resource produced by Comic Book Legal Defense Fund in collaboration with Comic-Con International! Designed for librarians, retailers, and individuals alike, the Comic Book Cl ...

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 ...

In Stores Now: Latest Edition of CBLDF’s Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read!

With Free Comic Book Day coming up, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is delighted that the latest edition of our proven resource, Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read! is in stores today! With more than 80,000 copies in print, Raising a Reader! How Comics &a ...

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 ...

Humble Bundle & Dynamite Comics Re-Team for Holiday’s Biggest Comics Bundle, CBLDF Among Beneficiaries!

December 10, 2014
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Humble Bundle is excited to once again be teaming with Dynamite Entertainment after enjoying an incredibly successful partnership this past summer. Dynamite is the gatekeeper to some of comics’ hottest licenses and original properties, and this go-round they will be pulling out all the stops with top tier titles such as Bob’s Burgers, The Twilight...

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TONIGHT: Celebrate the Holidays With CBLDF & MoCCA!

December 10, 2014
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Join Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art for a festive holiday celebration at Society of Illustrators TONIGHT from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.! Toast a year of outstanding comics with special guests including Paul Pope, Chip Kidd, Bob Fingerman, Gregory Benton, and New York’s finest cartoonists in the Society’s...

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No Drugs Allowed: Daredevil #167 Comics Code Truth Uncovered

December 10, 2014
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Was the original story for Daredevil #167 (Nov 1980) pulled by Marvel due to the Comics Code? According to Brian Cronin of Comic Book Resources, this comics industry legend is true! As part of their “Comic Book Legends Revealed” series, CBR has investigated some of the most popular myths and urban legends surrounding the...

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Victory in Riverside! The Fault in Our Stars Returned to Middle Schools

December 9, 2014
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Last night the school board in Riverside, California voted 3-2 to restore John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars to middle school libraries, after it had been banned by a staff review committee in September. CBLDF and other members of the National Coalition Against Censorship had reminded the board and district administrators of the...

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NCAC Urges Riverside District to Reinstate The Fault in Our Stars

December 8, 2014
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Following up on the September removal of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars from middle schools in Riverside, California, CBLDF again today joins a coalition of free speech and publishing organizations in urging the school board to reconsider the ban. A letter on behalf of the CBLDF-sponsored Kids’ Right to Read Project at the...

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 9: History of the Comics Code Authority Live!

December 8, 2014
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In this episode, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein presents the History of the Comics Code Authority before a live audience at Wondercon 2014 in Anaheim, California. He discusses: Tarzan, Fellini, Johnny Craig, Speedy’s drug use, Wolfmans, Phil Sueling, Elfquests, and more! In support of our ongoing education work, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is…

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Florida State Capitol to Host Satanic Holiday Display

December 5, 2014
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After being denied last year, the Satanic Temple this week received permission to erect a holiday display in the rotunda of the Florida State Capitol alongside other religious displays. The scene depicting an angel falling from heaven is exactly the same as the one that state officials last year called “grossly offensive for the...

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IRONY ALERT: Censor Claims “NCAC is Attempting to Censor People of Faith”

December 5, 2014
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Al Snyder, a gay parent who was the plaintiff in the famous Snyder v. Phelps case of 2011, leads the protest against Fink's demands. (Source: delmarvanow.com)

Indian River school board member, pastor, and would-be censor Shaun Fink and responded to the National Collation Against Censorship’s recently issued a letter about his demand for a censored health curriculum that would exclude discussions of homosexuality, HIV, STIs, and contraception in the most ironic way possible: He claims NCAC is trying to censor him. The...

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Biology Textbook Too Factual, Violates Arizona Law?

December 5, 2014
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In late October, the Gilbert Arizona Public School’s governing board voted to have two pages from a widely used honors biology textbook removed on the grounds that its discussion of contraception and common birth control methods violated Arizona law. The state law being cited is 15-115: Preference for childbirth and adoption; allowable presentation. Signed...

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SPIRIT OF GIVING Holiday Drive Adds CBLDF-Exclusive Variants, Jeff Smith, Paul Pope, & More!

December 4, 2014
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It’s WEEK FOUR of the SPIRIT OF GIVING Holiday Drive, and we once again have some very cool items to add to the campaign! Every week from now through December, CBLDF is proud to offer new exclusives, all benefiting the Fund! So far, the items listed have included a Comics Code Authority gift set,...

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Middle Eastern Comics Battle Terrorist Ideologies

December 3, 2014
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In light of increasingly successful terrorist recruitment tactics which are now drawing disaffected young people from around the world to join ISIL in the Middle East, one Jordanian man firmly believes that the solution may lie in comic books. For the past eight years, Suleiman Bakhit has dedicated his career to creating new Arab...

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TONIGHT! CBLDF Holiday Comic Swap in Brooklyn!

December 3, 2014
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TONIGHT! CBLDF Holiday Comic Swap in Brooklyn!

Kick off the holiday season with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at our Holiday Comic Swap on Wednesday, December 3, at the Owl Farm in Park Slope, Brooklyn!  Creators Dan Goldman (Red Light Properties), Miss Lasko-Gross (Escape From Special), and Benjamin Marra (Blades & Lazers) will be on...

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Support CBLDF on #GivingTuesday — Get All-Star Comics Anthology as Thanks!

December 2, 2014
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All year round, CBLDF works hard to protect the right to read. Our efforts combat the rising tide of censorship facing students, educators, and libraries, and we continue to provide a valuable safety net for creators and retailers. We can only do this work because of the generosity of of our supporters. Today, we’re...

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Protecting the Right to Read: CBLDF Annual Report 2014

December 2, 2014
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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. CBLDF works hard to stop censorship in...

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Malaysian Government Seeks Details on Zunar Customers

December 1, 2014
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The trouble continues for Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar, who is now dealing with a government effort to intimidate customers who bought his most recent book, Komplot Penjarakan Anwar. Unlike most of the rest of Zunar’s books, Komplot Penjarakan Anwar has not yet been officially banned for sedition in Malaysia, but that didn’t stop police from…

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