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 ...

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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YA Author Urges Parents to Develop Understanding of Manga

September 24, 2015
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YA Author Urges Parents to Develop Understanding of Manga

In anticipation of the young-adult-themed Banned Books Week starting this Sunday, YA author Amy McNulty recently shone the spotlight on some of her favorite manga series for teens that have faced challenges in the United States. In a guest post...

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Join CBLDF for BALTIMORE COMIC-CON This Weekend!

September 24, 2015
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Join CBLDF for BALTIMORE COMIC-CON This Weekend!

This weekend, CBLDF heads into the fall convention season at Baltimore Comic-Con, where we’re offering programming, signings, and more to support our work protecting the freedom to read! You’ll find CBLDF at booth 2103, where we’ll have a massive selection of signed graphic novels, apparel, and...

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Join Society Of Illustrators and CBLDF For Exclusive Batman: Black and White Events in NYC

September 24, 2015
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Join Society Of Illustrators and CBLDF For Exclusive Batman: Black and White Events in NYC

Batman turns 76 this weekend, and the Society of Illustrators and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund are celebrating the Dark Knight with a series of events featuring the inimitable Chip Kidd and other special guests! Funds raised during these exclusive events will be used to support SOI and CBLDF’s educational programs. On September 29, 2015,…

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

September 23, 2015
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Humble Bundle Supports Banned Books Week with Comics to Benefit CBLDF!

In preparation of Banned Books Week, Humble Bundle is offering an assortment of comics, as well as authors, that have been challenged and in some cases banned. Many notable creators are represented here, including Alan Moore, Scott Snyder, Jeff Smith, Jeff Lemire, Wendy Pini, Garth Ennis,...

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Syrian Cartoonist Reportedly Died Under Arrest

September 23, 2015
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Syrian Cartoonist Reportedly Died Under Arrest

Three years since Syrian editorial cartoonist Akram Raslan was arrested by the Assad regime for “offending the state’s prestige” with his work, it is now all but certain that he died in government custody in 2013. Based on testimony from a fellow prisoner,...

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Only 24 Hours Left to Get Neil Gaiman Rarities from Humble Bundle, Benefiting CBLDF!

September 22, 2015
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Only 24 Hours Left to Get Neil Gaiman Rarities from Humble Bundle, Benefiting CBLDF!

The team-up between Humble Bundle and international bestselling author Neil Gaiman has been breaking records, but this amazing offer can’t last forever — there are only 24 hours left to pay what you want for these amazing rarities and support charity! The Humble Book Bundle Neil Gaiman...

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Judy Blume on “Cuckoo” Censorship Crusade

September 22, 2015
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Popular children and YA author Judy Blume has long been an advocate for kids’ right to read, and she is speaking out again about how ridiculous some parental censorship crusades have gotten in recent years. “Parents are getting cuckoo,” she said in an interview with Seth Meyers on Friday’s Late Night Show. Blume, who...

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Sudanese Government Seizes Newspaper to Suppress Cartoon

September 22, 2015
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In the midst of a press censorship spree over the weekend, Sudanese government authorities seized the entire Sunday print run of Al-Khartoum newspaper, apparently in retaliation for an editorial cartoon that appeared on the front page. Ironically, the cartoon criticized the one-sided nature of ongoing “dialogues” which are...

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Banned Books Week 2015: CBLDF RESOURCES!

September 21, 2015
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Banned Books Week 2015 is almost here! As a sponsor of the annual week celebrating the freedom to read, CBLDF is proud to offer free and low-cost resources for libraries, educators, and retailers who want to join the celebration September 27 – October 3! As you set up your Banned Books Week displays and events,...

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Astronaut Academy

September 18, 2015
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Astronaut Academy

Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of graphic novels and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we examine graphic novels, including those that have been targeted by censors, and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the...

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Cartoonist Jack Ohman Speaks Out on the Evolution and Future of Cartooning

September 18, 2015
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As Association of American Editorial Cartoonists president and veteran cartoonist of the Sacramento Bee Jack Ohman prepares to hand over the reins of his presidency to fellow cartoonist Adam Zyglis, he took a moment to talk with the Washington Post about the role of cartoonists in the modern world, the evolution of the craft, and...

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