Your Amazon Purchases Can Benefit CBLDF!

Do you have an Amazon habit? Now your purchases from the retail giant can benefit CBLDF! We’re now part of AmazonSmile, a program that gives 0.5% of the purchase price for items you’d buy anyway to eligible charities like CBLDF. To send funds our way, all...

Humble Dynamite 10th Anniversary Bundle Rewards Fans to Benefit CBLDF!

To celebrate their first decade of comic book publishing, Dynamite Entertainment launches its first ever Humble Bundle promotion which will allow fans to purchase over 120 digital comics books and graphic novels (the largest Humble Bumble comics collection in history) at a cost of each person’ ...

Fight for the Freedom to Read with CBLDF in 2014!

Roll up your sleeves! Join the fight! Joining the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund puts you on the front line of the fight against censorship! Your membership dollars provide the tools to fight back when comic book readers, retailers, and artists are muzzled, censored, or attacked!...

Defending Manga: The Ryan Matheson Story

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release Defending Manga: The Ryan Matheson Story, a short documentary video recounting the young American citzen’s fight for justice after being wrongfully accused of criminal activity because of fantasy and humor manga on his laptop computer.  Th ...

Celebrate the Freedom to Read With CBLDF’s New Banned Books Week Handbook!

Today, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release its first-ever Banned Books Week Handbook! Boasting a cover by Jeff Smith, whose Bone series is one of America’s most frequently challenged books, the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook is a free resource that gives you the...

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 ...

A Greater Force for Good: CBLDF Annual Report 2013

With the holiday giving season upon us and the year drawing to a close, CBLDF is proud to share our accomplishments protecting the freedom to read comics with our 2013 Annual Report! Please consider making a donation to CBLDF today to support...

Last Day For Personalized Alan Moore Books!

December 3, 2012
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Last Day For Personalized Alan Moore Books!

Today is the last day to reserve your personalized Alan Moore books from Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!  To ensure these books arrive in time for Christmas delivery, we must have all personalization requests in by 12 AM Pacific time to allow for the...

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Swedish Artist Talks About Life in Wake of Mohammed Cartoon

December 3, 2012
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Swedish Artist Talks About Life in Wake of Mohammed Cartoon

Swedish artist Lars Vilks found himself at the center of controversy in 2007 when his cartoon featuring the Prophet Mohammed’s head on a dog’s body was published. Today, he remains a controversial figure, a fact that influences the way he lives and works. In spite of the...

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending Books in North Carolina School District

November 30, 2012
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending Books in North Carolina School District

This week, CBLDF joined the Kids Right to Read Project and a coalition of free expression advocacy organizations to write a letter to the Guilford School District in Greensboro, North Carolina, in defense of several books taught in the district’s college-level English courses. A group...

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Remembering Spain Rodriguez

November 29, 2012
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Remembering Spain Rodriguez

It is with tremendous sadness that we mark the passing of Spain Rodriguez, the pioneering underground cartoonist who expanded the boundaries of comics and who was, as a member of the Zap Comix collective, one of the first cartoonists in the United States to make...

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Celebrate the Season with CBLDF at Wizard World New Orleans!

November 29, 2012
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Celebrate the Season with CBLDF at Wizard World New Orleans!

Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con is set to take place November 30 – December 2, 2012, and CBLDF will be at booth #813 with an exclusive assortment of collectible comics, signed graphic novels, t-shirts, prints, and more! You’ll be able...

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The Gaiman Foundation Contributes $60,000 to CBLDF for Education Program

November 28, 2012
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The Gaiman Foundation Contributes $60,000 to CBLDF for Education Program

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is grateful to acknowledge the generosity of the Gaiman Foundation, who today contributed $60,000 to advance the organization’s growing education program. After more than a decade of service, Neil Gaiman retired from the CBLDF’s Board of Directors earlier this...

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USA Today’s Pop Candy Blog Spotlights CBLDF

November 27, 2012
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USA Today’s Pop Candy Blog Spotlights CBLDF

Earlier this week, Zack Smith took some time to spotlight CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving campaign for the Pop Candy blog on USAToday.com. Smith touched base with CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein, who described the campaign in the opening paragraph to a...

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Mike Diana on the Highs and Lows of Creating Controversial Art

November 27, 2012
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Mike Diana on the Highs and Lows of Creating Controversial Art

In conjunction with a month-long exhibit of his work in London, cartoonist Mike Diana gave an interview to Vice.com about his career. Diana initially gained the attention of a national audience when he became the first United States artist to be jailed as a...

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CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2012 Gets Second Printing!

November 26, 2012
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CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2012 Gets Second Printing!

The 2012 CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL, an anthology featuring top comics creators that benefits the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, is receiving a second printing — with two new covers! The first is “Lady Liberty”...

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Neil Gaiman, Art Spiegelman, Alison Bechdel & More Join CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving Personalized Gift Drive!

November 26, 2012
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Neil Gaiman, Art Spiegelman, Alison Bechdel, Mike Allred, Sergio Aragones, David Petersen, Greg Rucka, and Matt Wagner join Alan Moore and more than 20 other comics masters in supporting the CBLDF this holiday season by signing and personalizing graphic novels to the comics fan...

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Know Your Comics Censorship History!

November 23, 2012
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Know Your Comics Censorship History!

The history of comics censorship is a sordid saga of misguided censors, self-imposed silence, criminal prosecutions, and suppression of free expression that led to the obliteration of thousands of careers, more than a few publishers, and even an entire country’s comics industry. CBLDF blogger Joe Sergi has broken down some...

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The First Amendment: A Reason to Give Thanks

November 22, 2012
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The First Amendment: A Reason to Give Thanks

This Thanksgiving, CBLDF takes a moment to give thanks for our biggest asset in the fight to protect free speech the United States: the First Amendment. Though we continually see challenges to free speech, the results are not as extreme as those seen in other countries. We take a...

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Give The Gift of The Freedom To Read – Join CBLDF!

November 21, 2012
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This holiday season, The Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation is encouraging everyone who believes in the CBLDF’s important work protecting the freedom to read comics to become a member or give a gift membership in the organization.  When...

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PayPal Showing Signs of Censorship Once Again

November 20, 2012
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PayPal Showing Signs of Censorship Once Again

Is PayPal up to old tricks? Despite agreeing to lift a ban on serving publishers of erotic works earlier this year, author Amelia C. Gormley says the company refused to process payment on her commissioned book cover. Gormley recently blogged about the experience: After sending...

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CBLDF Announces New Officers and Member of Board of Directors!

November 19, 2012
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CBLDF Announces New Officers and Member of Board of Directors!

New officers and a new member were elected to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Board of Directors at their last meeting. Milton Griepp — pop-culture business expert and founder of ICv2.com — was elected as Vice President after a long tenure as the organization’s...

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