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: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #3, Featuring Jason Aaron!

CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the September issue, CBLDF talks with prodigious comics scribe Jason Aaron (Thor, Doctor Strange, Star Wars)! You can find the issue at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue ...

Join CBLDF! Protect The First Amendment & Get Inspiring Premiums by Vanesa R. Del Rey!

Make a stand for free speech by joining CBLDF today! We’re in uncertain times where the CBLDF’s efforts are more important than ever. It’s unclear how government – federal, and especially local – will treat the First Amendment. CBLDF is prepared to defend the rights of everyone in our fiel ...

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 ...

Dynamite Entertainment and Humble Bundle Offer the Essential Garth Ennis Bundle to Benefit CBLDF!

May 11, 2016
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Dynamite Entertainment and Humble Bundle Offer the Essential Garth Ennis Bundle to Benefit CBLDF!

As the world awaits the premiere of the adaptation of Garth Ennis’ seminal Vertigo series, Preacher, on AMC, Dynamite Entertainment again teams with Humble Bundle to offer an essential collection of the acclaimed writer’s work at the publisher. The promotion, featuring over 130 issues’ worth of trademark...

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Index on Censorship Showcases Films That Have Inspired Protest

May 11, 2016
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Index on Censorship Showcases Films That Have Inspired Protest

Like comics, movies have the power to incite controversy and motivate communities to protest. Index on Censorship recently looked at five films — a few of which are based on controversial books and graphic novels — that have inspired people to take action beyond the silver screen and have become “symbols of rights’ movements around...

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Utah Backs Down From Deadpool Censorship Attempt

May 10, 2016
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Deadpool

Threats of a continued lawsuit — and perhaps common sense — has led to a decision by the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to not cite local theater Breviews for serving alcohol during screenings of Deadpool or other R-rated or less movies. Last month the Salt Lake City theater faced losing their liquor license as...

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Japanese “Vagina Kayak” Artist Fined for Distributing 3D Plans Online

May 10, 2016
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Japanese “Vagina Kayak” Artist Fined for Distributing 3D Plans Online

A Japanese court yesterday imposed a fine of 400,000 yen (about $3,667) on artist Megumi Igarashi for distributing 3D plans of her own genitals via the Internet. The plans were among the premiums in her crowdfunding campaign, which raised money for her project to construct a full-size “...

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Tom and Jerry Blamed for Violence in the Middle East

May 9, 2016
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tomjerry

A recent comment made by chairman of the Egyptian State Information Service, Ambassador Salah Abdel Sadek, blames the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon Tom and Jerry for the alarming violence and extremism in the Middle East today. The cartoon, which was released in 1940, shows the never-ending escapades of Tom the cat trying to catch Jerry the…

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Eisner Grants Support Graphic Novels in Libraries

May 9, 2016
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Eisner Grants Support Graphic Novels in Libraries

Libraries in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Columbia, South Carolina, were recently chosen as the winners of the 2016 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries, funded by the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation and administered...

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Celebrate Free Comic Book Day With CBLDF!

May 6, 2016
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Celebrate Free Comic Book Day With CBLDF!

Tomorrow celebrate Free Comic Book Day with CBLDF! Pick up a copy of Defend Comics, an all-star, all-ages spectacular featuring the greatest in kid’s comics! The 2016 edition of CBLDF’s Defend Comics features a a cavalcade of great all-ages cartoonists! Sporting a colorful cover by Craig Thompson (Space Dumplins, Blankets), you’ll find...

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CBLDF Secures First Victory Against Louisiana’s Online Age-Verification Law

May 6, 2016
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CBLDF Secures First Victory Against Louisiana’s Online Age-Verification Law

CBLDF is among a group of booksellers and publishers who secured a preliminary injunction against a new Louisiana law that requires websites to age-verify every Internet user before providing access to non-obscene material that could be deemed harmful to any...

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Zunar and Gado Win Cartooning for Peace Prize

May 6, 2016
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Zunar and Gado Win Cartooning for Peace Prize

In recognition of their respective fights against censorship and repressive governments, political cartoonists Zunar and Gado have been jointly awarded the biennial International Editorial Cartoons Prize from the organization Cartooning for Peace. In conjunction with the prize, their work and that of...

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IT’S WAR! Celebrate Captain America: Civil War with CBLDF!

May 5, 2016
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IT’S WAR! Celebrate Captain America: Civil War with CBLDF!

This weekend, we’ll be joining the droves flocking to cinemas to enjoy Captain America: Civil War, and to celebrate, we’re offering a collection of signed Avengers prints and original art on eBay. Whether you’re on Team Cap or Team Iron Man, you’ll find something to decorate your walls, all in support of our work defending the...

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Cartoonist Fired for Cartoon Criticizing Farm Industry CEOs

May 5, 2016
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Friday Photo

A complaint from an advertiser has ended Rick Friday’s 21-year stint drawing cartoons for the Iowa-based newspaper Farm News. The prolific freelance cartoonist, who has drawn more than 1,000 cartoons for the paper, was let go after one company pulled their advertising over a Friday’s cartoon about corporate greed in farming. Friday took to Facebook last…

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New Wave of Cartoonists Fight for Free Speech in the Middle East

May 5, 2016
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New Wave of Cartoonists Fight for Free Speech in the Middle East

“A new golden age of cartoonists.” This is how Huffington Post contributor Merissa Khurma describes the explosive growth of artistic talent coming out of Middle East in a recent article. Empowered by the pen, Khurma writes how cartoonists like Sudanese artist Khalid Albaih and Egyptian indie comics creator Andeel are not only...

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This One Summer Banned in Minnesota School

May 5, 2016
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This One Summer Banned in Minnesota School

The award-winning and critically acclaimed graphic novel This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki has been banned from the single K-12 school in the small town of Henning, Minnesota. According to the...

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U.S. State Department No Fan of Manga and Anime

May 4, 2016
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U.S. State Department No Fan of Manga and Anime

The U.S. Department of State recently joined the United Nations in suggesting that Japan should restrict certain types of manga and anime, condemning what it calls “unfettered availability of sexually explicit cartoons, comics, and...

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Introducing the First Humble Manga Bundle!

May 4, 2016
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Introducing the First Humble Manga Bundle!

Humble and Kodansha Comics team up for a pay-what-you-want bundle of $177 of digital manga! While manga has appeared in previous book bundles, Kodansha Comics’ new sci-fi and fantasy-themed manga bundle is Humble Bundle’s first entirely manga bundle, bringing series like Attack on Titan, Battle Angel...

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