Now Available: CBLDF Defender #8!

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

KEEP OUT! THIS MEANS YOU! Craig Yoe Celebrates Forbidden Comics

September 30, 2015
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Celebrated comics historian Craig Yoe is no stranger to comics censorship, and just in time for Banned Book Week and the new Forbidden Comics Humble Bundle, he took time to write about the dangerous comics of his youth, his own personal experiences with book burning, and the ridiculousness of the Comics Code and...

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Humble Bundle Supports Banned Books Week with EVEN MORE Forbidden Comics to Benefit CBLDF!

September 30, 2015
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Humble Bundle Supports Banned Books Week with EVEN MORE Forbidden Comics to Benefit CBLDF!

We’re halfway through Banned Books Week, and to celebrate, Humble Bundle is expanding the Humble Comics Bundle: Forbidden Comics Supporting Banned Books Week, adding even more challenged and banned work to an already amazing assortment of comics! Many notable creators are represented in the Forbidden Comics...

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CBLDF Welcomes Fans to New York Comic-Con with Liberty Annual Signing and Release Party!

September 30, 2015
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CBLDF Welcomes Fans to New York Comic-Con with Liberty Annual Signing and Release Party!

New York Comic-Con is just around the corner, and CBLDF is ready to welcome fans to NYC with the CBLDF NYCC Welcome Party and the CBLDF Liberty Annual Signing and Release Party! First, join CBLDF at Forbidden Planet (832 Broadway, New York, New York) on...

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30 Graphic Novels for the Classroom for Banned Books Week 2015!

September 30, 2015
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30 Graphic Novels for the Classroom for Banned Books Week 2015!

Books aren’t just challenged and banned in libraries — increasingly, CBLDF has had to protect books on school reading lists and in classrooms! As we celebrate Banned Books Week, let’s take a look at some comics that make great classroom tools! Using Graphic Novels in Education is an ongoing feature from CBLDF from Dr. Meryl...

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Win “Unlawful” Original Art from CBLDF!

September 29, 2015
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Win “Unlawful” Original Art from CBLDF!

Between 2006 – 2007, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund gathered original sketches from comics superstars and bound them together in one collection: For Unlawful Comic Knowledge. Within these pages are original pieces by Geoff Darrow, Rick Veitch, Ryan Ottley, Cully Hamner, Robbi Rodriguez, Erik Larsen, Jill...

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Vandalized Mural of Cartoonist Atena Farghadani Ignites Debate

September 29, 2015
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The vandalization of a mural depicting jailed Iranian cartoonist Atena Farghadani in Brooklyn, New York, has left free speech advocates confused over the misinterpretation of the message being depicted. The mural, by South African artist Faith47, was put up in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn as part of the larger #PaintTheChange Not a...

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12 Challenged or Banned Summer Reading Books for Banned Books Week 2015!

September 29, 2015
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12 Challenged or Banned Summer Reading Books for Banned Books Week 2015!

In the past two years, we’ve seen a veritable explosion of challenges and bans to books assigned as summer reading in middle school, high school, and even college. Moreover, in many cases school districts or administrators seem unsure as to whether summer reading books constitute a part of the curriculum and thus receive the same...

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CBLDF Launches Legal Writing Competition for Excellence in Comic Book Scholarship

September 28, 2015
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CBLDF Launches Legal Writing Competition for Excellence in Comic Book Scholarship

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to announce its inaugural writing contest, the CBLDF Writing Competition for Excellence in Comic Book Scholarship. The competition is directed to current students at any U.S. law school and seeks writings about comic books and the comic book...

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Celebrating Banned Books Week: A Conversation with Banned and Challenged Young Adult Authors

September 28, 2015
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The sponsors of Banned Books Week are hosting a free keynote event during Banned Books Week that will feature an exciting conversation with some of the industry’s best-known banned and challenged Young Adult authors. The discussion will focus on the topic of censorship, each author’s experience being banned or challenged, and the importance of free...

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28 Challenged and Banned Comics to Read During Banned Books Week 2015!

September 28, 2015
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28 Challenged and Banned Comics to Read During Banned Books Week 2015!

Banned Books Week is here, and CBLDF is a proud sponsor of the week-long celebration of the right to read! As you’re preparing to celebrate the freedom to read September 27 – October 3, consider check out these challenged and banned comics! 1. Amazing...

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List of New Premiums from Small Press Expo Is Anything But Small!

September 25, 2015
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CBLDF has returned from Small Press Expo with spectacular new premiums for our supporters! Creators Phoebe Gloeckner, Brandon Graham, Scott McCloud, and Jessica Abel joined us for signings at SPX, and now, we’re delighted to offer signed books from these amazing creators in the Rewards Zone! Phoebe Gloeckner’s Diary of a Teenage...

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Banned Books Week 2015: Events Around the Country!

September 25, 2015
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Banned Books Week kicks off this weekend, and CBLDF is proud to be a perennial sponsor of this exciting celebration to of the right to read! We asked our supporters to let us know about their plans for Banned Books Week, and there are some pretty amazing events afoot around the nation! This list is…

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Gaiman Rarities Extend to Exclusive BPAL Scents!

September 25, 2015
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Gaiman Rarities Extend to Exclusive BPAL Scents!

Inspired by Nail Gaiman’s release of rare and out-of-print work through Humble Bundle, CBLDF is proud to reintroduce classic BPAL scents influenced by Gaiman’s rich literary history, as well as new and limited edition fragrance blends to supporters. Long-time advocates of free speech, ...

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TX Librarian Takes Student Advice When Building School Library

September 25, 2015
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Librarians face a unique set of challenges that often puts them in the perceived role of being responsible for the materials that their patrons consume, even more so when those patrons are children and the library is at a school. Teacher Kendra Fortmeyer faced this obstacle when she was asked to develop a new library,...

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Batmen Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV Offer Custom Signatures to CBLDF Supporters This Batman Day!

September 25, 2015
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This Saturday marks Batman’s 76th birthday, and if you can’t make it to your local comic shop celebration, CBLDF will bring the party to you with premiums and personalized graphic novels from batmen Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV all weekend! The CBLDF Rewards Zone has opened up a new Staff Picks tab to...

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