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...

Humble Dynamite 10th Anniversary Bundle Rewards Fans to Benefit CBLDF!

To celebrate their first decade of comic book publishing, Dynamite Entertainment launches its first ever Humble Bundle promotion which will allow fans to purchase over 120 digital comics books and graphic novels (the largest Humble Bumble comics collection in history) at a cost of each person’ ...

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 ...

Celebrate the Freedom to Read With CBLDF’s New Banned Books Week Handbook!

Today, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release its first-ever Banned Books Week Handbook! Boasting a cover by Jeff Smith, whose Bone series is one of America’s most frequently challenged books, the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook is a free resource that gives you the...

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...

Cincinnati-Area’s Arcadian Comics & Games Sponsors CBLDF Holiday Fundraiser

December 18, 2012
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Cincinnati-Area’s Arcadian Comics & Games Sponsors CBLDF Holiday Fundraiser

If you live near Cincinnati, Ohio (or are visiting the area for the holidays), check out Arcadian Comics & Games on December 22, 2012, for their CBLDF Holiday Fundraiser! What better way to wrap up the year than to spend an evening noshing, mingling...

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What Is the Advisory Board? CBLDF Executive Director Explains

December 17, 2012
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What Is the Advisory Board? CBLDF Executive Director Explains

Last week, CBLDF announced the launch of our new Advisory Board, which will be chaired by CBLDF founder Denis Kitchen and and longtime supporter Neil Gaiman. In the wake of the announcment, The Comics Reporter‘s Tom Spurgeon reached out to CBLDF Executive Director...

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Tales From the Code: Welcome to Government Comics

December 14, 2012
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Tales From the Code: Welcome to Government Comics

Throughout history, state and federal governments have utilized popular culture to spread their message. Given the effectiveness and popularity of sequential art, it should be no surprise that comics would be enlisted into the cause. And much like Marvel’s merry mutants, comics protected a world that feared and...

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CBLDF Closes Con Year At Locust Moon Comics Festival!

December 14, 2012
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CBLDF Closes Con Year At Locust Moon Comics Festival!

CBLDF marks the close of the 2012 Convention Calendar at the inaugural Locust Moon Comics Festival in Philadephia this Sunday!  Hosted by Locust Moon Comics, Philadelphia’s destination shop for comics from handcrafted zines to luxury hardcovers and everything in between, the Locust Moon Comics Festival will welcome guests...

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Santa’s Pipe Missing from New Edition of Classic Poem

December 13, 2012
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Santa’s Pipe Missing from New Edition of Classic Poem

Many of the traits now attributed to Santa Claus in English-speaking countries — jolliness, rotundity, eight tiny reindeer, a penchant for sleigh travel and chimney diving — have their origin in the classic poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” written in 1823 by Clement Clarke Moore. In a new picture book version “edited…for...

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DEFEND COMICS with CBLDF’s Free Minicomic!

December 12, 2012
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As the year wraps up, CBLDF’s annual minicomic, Defend Comics, is making its way to mailboxes and digital devices everywhere! An amazing crew of artists illustrated this all-new — and FREE — minicomic! Check out what the CBLDF’s been up to courtesy of Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse), Bob Fingerman...

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Last Day For Holiday Delivery! Don’t Miss Out On Signed Gifts from Alan Moore & Other Greats!

December 12, 2012
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Last Day For Holiday Delivery! Don’t Miss Out On Signed Gifts from Alan Moore & Other Greats!

You can still get signed books from creators including Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, George R.R. Martin, Art Spiegelman, Robert Kirkman, Brian K. Vaughan, Chip Kidd, Jeffrey Brown, Scott McCloud and more for the fan in your life, but don’t delay – today is the...

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CBLDF Establishes Advisory Board: Denis Kitchen and Neil Gaiman Named Co-Chairs

December 11, 2012
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CBLDF Establishes Advisory Board: Denis Kitchen and Neil Gaiman Named Co-Chairs

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is pleased to announce the establishment of a formal advisory board to assist the organization in advancing its mission to protect the First Amendment rights of the comics art form. The advisory board will be co-chaired by CBLDF founder...

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CBLDF Annual Report

December 10, 2012
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It’s been a spectacular year for CBLDF, with victory in the Ryan Matheson case, clearing the name of an American citizen who was arrested for the comics on his laptop; a $60,000 donation from the Gaiman Foundation to pay for an expanded education...

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The Government’s Increasing Interest in Your Electronic Devices

December 7, 2012
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The Government’s Increasing Interest in Your Electronic Devices

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is currently challenging the United States government in two separate cases that seek to limit the powers of border patrol agents in regards to the search of electronic devices without any suspicion of illegal activity. Border agents have traditionally...

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CBLDF Executive Director Talks to FANBOY RADIO

December 7, 2012
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CBLDF Executive Director Talks to FANBOY RADIO

CBLDF Executive Director recently talked to Fanboy Radio about CBLDF’s mission, our most recent case, and our plans for 2013. Host Scott Hinze and the Fanboy Radio team also spoke with Brownstein about CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving campaign and CBLDF’s recent...

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CBLDF’s Holiday Gift Guide

December 6, 2012
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Finish your holiday shopping by ordering signed graphic novels for the fan in your life and support free speech at the same time!  CBLDF has a tremendous range of signed books by creators including Neil Gaiman, George R.R. Martin, Art Spiegelman, Robert...

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Teaching Controversial Comics: A First-Hand Account

December 6, 2012
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Teaching Controversial Comics: A First-Hand Account

As we were traversing the interwebs, we came across an amazing article courtesy of The Comics Observer and educator Anastasia Betts about the use of controversial graphic novels in classrooms. What follows is the entirety of the article, reprinted here with the permission of Ms. Betts and Corey Blake of The...

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CBLDF Signs On Against Massachusetts Challenge

December 6, 2012
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CBLDF Signs On Against Massachusetts Challenge

The season of book challenges and bans continues for CBLDF, the Kids’ Right to Read Project, and allied groups, which yesterday issued a letter in defense of two books targeted for removal...

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Spirit of Giving Personalized Graphic Novel Offer Ends Today!

December 5, 2012
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Spirit of Giving Personalized Graphic Novel Offer Ends Today!

Today is your last opportunity to get graphic novels SIGNED and PERSONALIZED by more than 20 comics masters including Neil Gaiman, Art Spiegelman, Alison Bechdel, Jeff Smith, Brian K. Vaughan, Raina Telgemeier, Jason Aaron, Mike Allred, Sergio Aragones, and more as part of the CBLDF’s...

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