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 ...

Fifty Challenges Filed Against LGBTQ Children’s Books in Rural Texas County

July 3, 2015
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Fifty Challenges Filed Against LGBTQ Children’s Books in Rural Texas County

Over 50 residents of Hood County, Texas have filed formal challenges against two LGBTQ-themed children’s picture books found in the local public library. Library director Courtney Kincaid and an advisory board have already refused to move My Princess Boy and This Day in...

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CBLDF Podcast Bonus Episode: COMIC CON INTERNATIONAL 2015 Preview With IDW Publishing’s Sarah Gaydos!

July 3, 2015
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CBLDF Podcast Bonus Episode: COMIC CON INTERNATIONAL 2015 Preview With IDW Publishing’s Sarah Gaydos!

Join the CBLDF staff for a quick preview of everything happening at Comic-Con International 2015, in San Diego from July 8th to July 12th! IDW Editor Sarah Gaydos also joins us to discuss a Very Special Variant Cover! In support of our ongoing education work, the Comic...

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VICTORY in NC: Unanimous Vote Keeps The Kite Runner in Classrooms

July 2, 2015
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The fate of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner in the Buncombe County, North Carolina, school system has finally been decided: By unanimous vote, the school board has decided to keep the book in 10th grade English classrooms. The Kite Runner was challenged earlier this year by parent Lisa Baldwin, who objected to depictions of “homosexuality…

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SDCC 2015: CBLDF Autograph Schedule

July 2, 2015
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Comic-Con International is almost here, and CBLDF is going to be on hand with some amazing signings and more in support of our mission to fight for the right to read comics! We’re delighted to host some of our favorite creator supporters at booth 1918 during Comic-Con! THURSDAY 12:00 p.m.: Paul Levitz (Legion of Super-Heroes,…

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Dark Horse and Humble Bundle Team for Gamer Comics Bundle, Benefitting CBLDF!

July 1, 2015
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Dark Horse and Humble Bundle Team for Gamer Comics Bundle, Benefitting CBLDF!

Humble Bundle is re-teaming 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. Humble is known for curating video game bundles with some of the most popular content creators...

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SDCC 2015: CBLDF Programming Schedule

June 30, 2015
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Comic-Con International is just over a week away, and CBLDF is going to be on hand with some spectacular programming in support of our mission to fight for the right to read comics! Don’t forget to add these amazing events to your calendar for the show! TUESDAY ...

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending The Kite Runner in North Carolina School District (Again)

June 30, 2015
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending The Kite Runner in North Carolina School District (Again)

In advance of a school board meeting in Buncombe County, North Carolina, tonight, CBLDF has once more joined with a coalition of free speech advocacy organizations led by the Kids’ Right to Read Project in sending a letter urging the board to accept the...

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Opposed to Disclaimer for College Literature Course

June 29, 2015
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Opposed to Disclaimer for College Literature Course

Today, CBLDF joined the National Coalition Against Censorship to oppose a “disclaimer” on the English 250 syllabus at Crafton Hills College. The college affirmed that it will not be “eradicating” any graphic novels from the course, but it has stated that future syllabi for...

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Start Your SDCC Experience at the CBLDF Welcome Party, Presented by Image Comics & comiXology!

June 29, 2015
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Start Your SDCC Experience at the CBLDF Welcome Party, Presented by Image Comics & comiXology!

Kick-off Comic-Con with comics’ greatest creators at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party, sponsored by Image Comics and comiXology, with a special gallery display from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! The fun starts at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, at the Westgate Hotel, where CBLDF welcomes...

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Apple Pulls, Reinstates Games That Include Confederate Flag

June 29, 2015
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Apple Pulls, Reinstates Games That Include Confederate Flag

Last week, as businesses including WalMart, Target, and Amazon announced they would stop selling Confederate-flag-themed merchandise, Apple attempted to follow suit in its iOS App Store. Initially, however, this resulted in the disappearance of virtually all games about the U.S. Civil War, where the flag naturally features in its original context. When TouchArcade first ...

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Expand Your Comics Conversation With the Comic Book Club Handbook!

June 26, 2015
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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 Club Handbook goes inside the how’s and why’s of creating a graphic...

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EXCLUSIVE: CBLDF Talks with Sonny Liew About The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye and Censorship

June 26, 2015
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When it came time to print Sonny Liew’s newest graphic novel, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, the National Arts Council in Singapore abruptly withdrew their grant, leaving publisher Epigram Books with a financial burden. Taking on difficult subjects like Singapore’s historical struggle for independence and the repression of free expression, there was...

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Celebrate the Freedom to Read with the Latest Edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook!

June 26, 2015
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Today, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release the latest edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook! Boasting a cover by Raina Telgemeier, whose book Drama was one of America’s most frequently challenged books in 2014, the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook 2015 is a free resource that gives you the scoop about...

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Adding Saga to Your Library or Classroom Collection

June 25, 2015
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Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staple’s sci-fi epic Saga has quickly become one of the most critically acclaimed and celebrated comic series published in recent history. Applauded for its narrative complexity, world building, and characterization, Saga is a pure example of a great sci-fi/fantasy adventure, an instant classic and staple for all comic book collections. With…

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Join CBLDF This Weekend in San Francisco for ALA Annual!

June 25, 2015
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Join CBLDF This Weekend in San Francisco for ALA Annual!

Join CBLDF in San Francisco this weekend, June 26 – 29 for the American Library Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition! We’ll be at booth 211 with the debut of the 2015 edition of CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook; the second issue of CBLDF Defender, our...

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