Mike Allred Creates 2018 CBLDF Member Art!

Mike Allred wants you to join CBLDF! The legendary creator of Madman and iZombie created this year’s CBLDF membership art, which is featured on members-only gear including a membership card, t-shirt, print, hoodie, and more! Show the world that you’re standing up for the right to read ...

Protecting Our Rights: 2017 CBLDF Annual Report

Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2017. Thanks to donors like you, CBLDF was at the forefront, protecting our community from an increasing tempo of challenges to comics and other expressive material. From deploying our lawyers to help comics creators to counseling educators and li ...

OUT TODAY: Panel Power, CBLDF’s New Resource for Parents, Educators, Librarians, and Retailers!

Inspire kids to become lifelong readers with Panel Power, a CBLDF resource that provides an introduction to comics and background on why they’re good for kids! You can find the issue at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and below! You can also get bundles for your store, scho ...

AVAILABLE NOW: She Changed Comics!

Women have been making comics since the beginning, but there was an important story that hadn’t been told: how women changed free expression in comics. CBLDF tells that story in She Changed Comics, out today around the country! Kickstarter orders are on their way, and CBLDF will have copies of t ...

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 ...

PAPER GIRLS Pin Sets Now Available in the Rewards Zone!

October 14, 2016
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PAPER GIRLS Pin Sets Now Available in the Rewards Zone!

One of the most popular items we premiered at New York Comic Con is now available in our Rewards Zone — the Paper Girls enamel pin set! Based on the best-selling Paper Girls series by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang, this pin set features the mascots of the American Newspaper Delivery Guild! ...

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CBLDF Joins Letter Urging VA School District to Repeal Prior Review Policy

October 14, 2016
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CBLDF Joins Letter Urging VA School District to Repeal Prior Review Policy

A portion of School Board Policy 9.46 that allows Virginia principals to review school newspaper content in the Falls Church City School District prior to publications is getting severe backlash in the free speech community. CBLDF joined NCAC and other free speech organizations in writing a letter to the school board asking them to repeal...

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Even Dictionaries Aren’t Safe From Censorship in China

October 14, 2016
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Even Dictionaries Aren’t Safe From Censorship in China

The absurd lengths required to maintain censorship were once again illustrated this week, this time by numerous Chinese consumers who noted that their government routinely “edits” English-language dictionaries before they’re sold, specifically by covering up or otherwise eliding the...

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Singapore Bookstore Chain Pulls Webcomic After Parent Complaint

October 13, 2016
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Singapore Bookstore Chain Pulls Webcomic After Parent Complaint

In response to a single complaint on Facebook, a Singapore-based bookstore chain has reportedly removed collected editions of the Malaysian webcomic Bro, Don’t Like That La, Bro by Ernest Ng from its stores. Even though the books bear a self-imposed warning label for “cheeky...

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Podcast: Censorship Can Happen to Anyone

October 13, 2016
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In the latest edition of the American Libraries Dewey Decibel Podcast, Phil Morehart led ALA director James LaRue, school librarian Sara Stevenson, and acclaimed author Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis) in a discussion of the tough topic of censorship in American schools and libraries. None of those interviewed is a stranger to book challenges. As the director of the American Library...

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Young Adult Author Discusses the Value of Adding Drama to Libraries

October 12, 2016
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According to Mike Jung, librarian, young adult author, and team member of the grassroots organization We Need Diverse Books, censors of Raina Telgemeier’s critically acclaimed graphic novel Drama got it all wrong. In a special Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out, Jung talks about the attacks against Drama and how, in their haste...

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Kurdish Children’s Network Latest Victim of Turkey Media Crackdown

October 11, 2016
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Kurdish Children’s Network Latest Victim of Turkey Media Crackdown

A TV network that airs cartoons and children’s shows in Kurdish is among the latest group of media outlets shut down by the Turkish government, causing consternation and outrage among viewers. Zarok TV (Kid TV) was the only...

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VICTORY in Louisiana: Online Age-Verification Law Struck Down

October 10, 2016
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CBLDF is among a group of plaintiffs who have secured a permanent injunction against an unconstitutional Louisiana law that would have required websites to age-verify every Internet user before providing access to non-obscene material that could be deemed harmful to any minor. On Friday, October 7, Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson of federal district...

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RETAILERS: CBLDF Liberty Annual 2016 FOC is Today!

October 10, 2016
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RETAILERS: CBLDF Liberty Annual 2016 FOC is Today!

Image Comics and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund are proud to present LIBERTY ANNUAL 2016, coming this November. Retailers act now — final order cutoff is today! Shipping on the eve of the U.S. election, this year’s installment of CBLDF Liberty Annual is a call to optimism that...

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Survey Shows Stark Increase in Librarian Self-Censorship

October 7, 2016
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It isn’t just upset community members who contribute to book censorship. A recent Controversial Books Survey done by School Library Journal found that school librarians themselves are more likely now than they were eight years ago to add content warning labels, create restriction sections, or flat out not buy particular challenged books for their...

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CBLDF Presents: Liberty Annual 2016 FOC is Monday, 10/10

October 7, 2016
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CBLDF Presents: Liberty Annual 2016 FOC is Monday, 10/10

Image Comics and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund are proud to present LIBERTY ANNUAL 2016, coming this November. Shipping on the eve of the U.S. election, this year’s installment of CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL is a call to optimism that celebrates real people whose efforts changed the...

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Libraries: Apply Now for 2017 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants!

October 6, 2016
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Libraries: Apply Now for 2017 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants!

Calling all librarians looking to expand their graphic novel offerings and programs: applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries! The annual grants from the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation and the American Library Association will...

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Join CBLDF in Seattle This Weekend at GEEKGIRLCON!

October 6, 2016
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Join CBLDF in Seattle This Weekend at GEEKGIRLCON!

CBLDF is making its annual appearance at New York Comic-Con, but we haven’t forgotten the West Coast! You’ll also find us in Seattle for GeekGirlCon! We’ll be at booth #806 with signed goodies, She Changed Comics, and more!

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Hattar Assassination Inspires Mixed Reactions

October 5, 2016
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Hattar Assassination Inspires Mixed Reactions

When Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar was shot dead last week outside a courthouse in Amman before the start of his blasphemy trial for a cartoon he shared on Facebook, many Middle Eastern free speech advocates were troubled even if they didn’t agree with Hattar’s views and politics. He held some ...

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AVAILABLE NOW: She Changed Comics!

October 5, 2016
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Women have been making comics since the beginning, but there was an important story that hadn’t been told: how women changed free expression in comics. CBLDF tells that story in She Changed Comics, out today around the country! Kickstarter orders are on their way, and CBLDF will have copies of the book at New York Comic Con...

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