Now Available: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #1, Featuring G. Willow Wilson!

CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the latest 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 e ...

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 ...

Inspiring Justice: CBLDF Annual Report 2016

CBLDF’s commitment to defending free expression is unwavering. In 2016, our extraordinary legal team protected retailers and artists, while also aiding librarians, educators, and readers who needed our assistance. Beyond fighting First Amendment emergencies, CBLDF works to prevent censorship from ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

We’re Thankful for the Freedom the Read!

November 26, 2015
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Although comics have never been a bigger part of mainstream pop culture, they sustained more censorship attacks in 2015 than at any other time this century. CBLDF was on the case, fighting back by providing expert support to keep comics available for everyone, and as we sit down to Thanksgiving, we’re thankful that we’ve been...

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Introducing the Humble Book Bundle: Prime Sci-Fantasy, Benefiting CBLDF and Other Worthy Causes!

November 25, 2015
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Introducing the Humble Book Bundle: Prime Sci-Fantasy, Benefiting CBLDF and Other Worthy Causes!

Let’s face it: sometimes the holidays make us wish we were somewhere else. What better way to escape reality than with the Humble Book Bundle: Prime Sci-Fantasy, a stack of digital books that explores entirely different worlds and benefits charity?! For your pay-what-you-want dollar, you’re...

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WI School District Cancels Book Reading After Lawsuit Threat

November 25, 2015
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WI School District Cancels Book Reading After Lawsuit Threat

Mount Horeb Area School District in Wisconsin canceled a reading of the children’s book I Am Jazz after the Liberty Counsel, a conservative Christian nonprofit, threatened the district with a lawsuit. Dylan Brogan reported on the removal of I Am Jazz, which is based on the...

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Syrian Cartoonists Inspired by Late Colleague’s Bravery

November 25, 2015
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Syrian Cartoonists Inspired by Late Colleague’s Bravery

When Syria’s civil war began in 2011 as an outgrowth of the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region, many citizens were initially optimistic about the outcome, seeing a chance to overthrow the brutal Assad regime. Instead, the instability in Syria and neighboring Iraq gave rise to ISIS, and regular Syrians now found...

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DKIII Is Here and So Are Vintage Collectibles from Frank Miller’s Personal Archive!

November 25, 2015
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Frank Miller opens up his personal archives in support of CBLDF and our fight to protect free speech! In celebration of Miller’s newest release, The Dark Knight: the Master Race, CBLDF is bringing supporters some of the creator’s earliest works, hand-signed by Miller himself!  Because these items are no longer in print, many never released...

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Kick Off the Holidays with CBLDF Defender #4!

November 25, 2015
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CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the fourth 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 engaging creator interviews,...

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Removal of Paintings from Government Building Raises First Amendment Concerns

November 24, 2015
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Removal of Paintings from Government Building Raises First Amendment Concerns

National American Indian Heritage Month runs throughout the month of November, and Washington Department of Labor and Industries in Tumwater, Washington, participated with an art exhibit featuring work by...

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Custom-Redacted School Texts Make a Worrying Trend

November 24, 2015
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Custom-Redacted School Texts Make a Worrying Trend

In the past few months we’ve noticed an uptick in a different kind of censorship from what we usually see. Namely, a few schools across the country have assigned their students to read texts that were first edited by hand: words...

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Zunar in U.S. to Receive CPJ International Press Freedom Award

November 24, 2015
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Zunar in U.S. to Receive CPJ International Press Freedom Award

With his future hinging on a legal challenge to Malaysia’s Sedition Act, cartoonist Zunar is currently in the United States to accept an International Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Protect Journalists tonight....

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Algeria’s Tahar Djehiche Sentenced to Prison for Cartoon

November 23, 2015
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Algeria’s Tahar Djehiche Sentenced to Prison for Cartoon

In yet another chilling development for cartoonists’ freedom of expression worldwide, an Algerian appeals court this week convicted cartoonist Tahar Djehiche of insulting the country’s president and inciting mob violence via cartoon. He has appealed the verdict...

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Parents Demand Book Ban in Minnesota

November 23, 2015
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Parents Demand Book Ban in Minnesota

Parents of a sixth grader in Rosemount, Minnesota, are demanding the removal of Just One Day by Gayle Forman from all district libraries, citing “a graphic sex scene, underage drinking [and] date rape” as reasons for the removal. Erin Adler with the Minneapolis-based Star Tribune obtained...

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Get in The Spirit of Giving with Personalized Gifts: Star Wars, Avatar, BKV & More!

November 20, 2015
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CBLDF has the best holiday gifts for the fan in your life in our Spirit of Giving holiday fundraiser! From now until December 7, you can get outstanding graphic novels personalized to the fan of your choice by creators like Brian K. Vaughan, Jason Aaron, Jeff Lemire, Dave Gibbons, Gene Yang, and more, including...

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Two Federal Prisoners Face Additional Time for Possession of Comics

November 20, 2015
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Two Federal Prisoners Face Additional Time for Possession of Comics

Two men serving time for child pornography charges in a federal prison in Seagoville, Texas, are now facing additional obscenity charges over the possession of drawings depicting the sexual abuse of minors. Kevin Krause with The Dallas Morning News reports that Danny Borgos and John R....

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Help Dynamite Comics Creators Support CBLDF at New Jersey Comic Expo this Weekend!

November 20, 2015
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Help Dynamite Comics Creators Support CBLDF at New Jersey Comic Expo this Weekend!

This weekend, comics fans will flock to the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center to celebrate comics at the New Jersey Comic Expo! CBLDF can’t make it, but Dynamite Entertainment is going to extra mile...

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VICTORY in NJ: Two Books to Remain on High School Reading List

November 20, 2015
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VICTORY in NJ: Two Books to Remain on High School Reading List

A review committee in Rumson, New Jersey found this week that Ariel Dorfman’s play Death and the Maiden and Bernard MacLaverty’s novel Cal are appropriate for upper-level high school students and thus should remain on the reading list at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional...

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