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 ...

CBLDF Defender #2 Hits Shelves Today!

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

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 ...

CBLDF Heads To TCAF With New Jeff Smith Print!

May 6, 2014
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CBLDF Heads To TCAF With New Jeff Smith Print!

This weekend, the CBLDF will be exhibiting in Canada for the first time at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, where we’ll be offering a brand new print by Jeff Smith!  You can find us all weekend at table 264, just...

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Three More Comic Book Volumes Added To Humble Image Comics Bundle!

May 6, 2014
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Three More Comic Book Volumes Added To Humble Image Comics Bundle!

Last week, Humble Bundle teamed up with mega-publisher Image Comics to launch the Humble Image Comics Bundle, offering up digital editions of New York Times bestselling, Eisner award-winning comic books starting at as little as one cent. Today, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’...

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CBLDF Seeks Development Assistant

May 5, 2014
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Love comics? Want to make a difference?  Come work at CBLDF!  We are currently seeking a part-time Development Assistant in our New York office to aid us in procuring and promoting the premiums we use to raise money to perform our important work!  If you’re based in New York, and want to use your extensive...

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CBLDF Comics Code Variant Cover Madness!

May 2, 2014
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CBLDF Comics Code Variant Cover Madness!

The CBLDF office staff is back from a multi-show stint on the road, and we have returned with comics. But not just any comics. Namely, comics with exclusive, awesome, variant covers, just for YOU, the esteemed CBLDF donor! Many of these comics SOLD OUT of their first printings, so this is a good opportunity to…

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Look for CBLDF on Free Comic Book Day!

May 2, 2014
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Look for CBLDF on Free Comic Book Day!

Since 2002, Free Comic Book Day has been the biggest event in the comic book year. This year, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is celebrating FCBD with not one, but TWO, amazing offerings! We’ve hit the ground running: Our two FCBD books...

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Punitive Budget Cuts Don’t Fly with South Carolina Senate Finance Committee

May 1, 2014
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Punitive Budget Cuts Don’t Fly with South Carolina Senate Finance Committee

Yesterday, the Associate Press reported an update to the proposed punitive budget cuts against two South Carolina Universities. In early March, the South Carolina House of Representatives passed a budget that cut the funding of two colleges that had incorporated LGBT-themed books — one of...

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Spiked Doonesbury Strip Runs in Washington Post After 41 Years

May 1, 2014
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Spiked Doonesbury Strip Runs in Washington Post After 41 Years

Last week, the Washington Post finally ran a Doonesbury strip that its editors vetoed in 1973. At the Post’s own Comic Riffs blog, columnist Michael Cavna examined the Watergate-era context of the strip, the paper’s rather weak justification for its decision at the time, and the reactions of readers and Doonesbury...

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Half Price Books Joins Comic Book Legal Defense Fund as Newest Corporate Member!

May 1, 2014
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Half Price Books Joins Comic Book Legal Defense Fund as Newest Corporate Member!

Half Price Books, the nation’s largest family-owned new and used bookstore chain, has joined the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) as its newest corporate member. Half Price Books has long been an advocate of the freedom to read and to make...

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 2: Live from MoCCA Fest 2014!

April 30, 2014
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 2: Live from MoCCA Fest 2014!

The second episode of CBLDF’s podcast is up, and it features exclusive interviews with Howard Cruse (Stuck Rubber Baby), Fiona Staples (Saga), and Robert Williams (Zap Comix), live from the floor of the 2014 Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival! In support of our...

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Humble Bundle Launches Pay-What-You-Want Image Comics Bundle, Portion of Proceeds to Benefit CBLDF

April 29, 2014
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Humble Bundle Launches Pay-What-You-Want Image Comics Bundle, Portion of Proceeds to Benefit CBLDF

Humble Bundle has teamed up with mega-publisher Image Comics to launch Humble Image Comics Bundle today, offering up digital editions of nine New York Times bestselling, Eisner award-winning comic books starting at as little as one cent. Customers can pay what they want and choose where...

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Lewd or Literary: CBLDF Executive Director to Discuss Graphic Novels at Columbia University

April 29, 2014
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Lewd or Literary: CBLDF Executive Director to Discuss Graphic Novels at Columbia University

Are graphic novels too graphic? Lewd or literary? This Wednesday, April 30, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein will discuss these questions and more at Columbia University. Columbia University Libraries and Information Services Rare Book & Manuscript Library are currently hosting an exhibition centered on the...

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TOMORROW NIGHT: Swamp Thing and the Comics Code in Columbus

April 28, 2014
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TOMORROW NIGHT: Swamp Thing and the Comics Code in Columbus

Attention central Ohio comic nerds! Tomorrow evening in Columbus, there’s a free event you do not want to miss: a talk by creator Stephen R. Bissette on “Swamp Thing and the Birth, Life, and Death of the Comics Code.” Here’s the description from...

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The Color Purple and The Bluest Eye Challenged in North Carolina AP Class

April 28, 2014
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The Color Purple and The Bluest Eye Challenged in North Carolina AP Class

Two frequently-challenged novels by African American authors are once again under fire in North Carolina–this time from a parent whose daughter is not even in the class where they were used. Wendell resident Dawn MacGibbon is pushing for Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and...

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Two Boys Kissing Stays on Shelves in Virginia School System (For Now)

April 25, 2014
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Two Boys Kissing Stays on Shelves in Virginia School System (For Now)

This week, CBLDF joined a coalition led by CBLDF-sponsored Kids’ Right to Read project to defend David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing, which was challenged in the Fauquier High School library in Warrenton, Virginia. CBLDF joins coalition efforts like the one to protect the freedom to...

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Idaho Resident Calls Police on Absolutely True Diary Giveaway

April 25, 2014
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Idaho Resident Calls Police on Absolutely True Diary Giveaway

For this year’s World Book Night, some free-speech-loving folk in Meridian, Idaho, had the great idea to hand out free copies of Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is currently suspended from classroom use in the Meridian...

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