Can You Help Protect the First Amendment?

CBLDF is looking for writers of all stripes, from talented newcomers to experienced journalists, to add to our roster of bloggers. Whether you can commit to an article a week, an article a month, or an article a year, we want your voice! CBLDF is looking for...

Mike Allred Creates 2018 CBLDF Member Art!

Mike Allred wants you to join CBLDF! The legendary creator of Madman and iZombie created this year’s CBLDF membership art, which is featured on members-only gear including a membership card, t-shirt, stickers, buttons and more! Show the world that you’re standing up for the right to rea ...

Protecting Our Rights: 2017 CBLDF Annual Report

Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2017. Thanks to donors like you, CBLDF was at the forefront, protecting our community from an increasing tempo of challenges to comics and other expressive material. From deploying our lawyers to help comics creators to counseling educators and li ...

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: 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 ...

British Mom Objects to Non-Consensual Kiss in Sleeping Beauty

November 30, 2017
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British Mom Objects to Non-Consensual Kiss in Sleeping Beauty

A mother in North Tyneside, UK set off a bit of a British media frenzy last week with her request to remove a version of Sleeping Beauty from her six-year-old son’s school curriculum because the story might suggest to “children that it is OK to kiss...

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The Humble Comics Bundle: Riverdale & Archie Benefits CBLDF!

November 29, 2017
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The Humble Comics Bundle: Riverdale & Archie Benefits CBLDF!

The gang’s all here in the Humble Comics Bundle: Riverdale & Archie from Humble Bundle and Archie Comics to benefit CBLDF! Get Road to Riverdale, the stories that inspired the CW show Riverdale; the awesome reboot of Archie by Mark Waid; The Art of Archie: The Covers, a collection of art from the classic series; volumes of Betty...

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Zunar Interrogated Over Cartoon as Judge Dismisses Travel Ban Challenge

November 29, 2017
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Zunar Interrogated Over Cartoon as Judge Dismisses Travel Ban Challenge

Malaysian cartoonist Zunar, already fighting nine counts of sedition and a personal travel ban that prevents him from leaving the country, was called in for questioning by police today over a cartoon that he posted online in...

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NOW IN STORES: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4, Featuring Scott Snyder!

November 29, 2017
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CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the last issue of 2017, we share Batman scribe Scott Snyder’s inspiring keynote address! CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4 features an iconic cover of Batman by frequent Snyder collaborator Greg Capullo (Batman, Spawn). In the issue, we look back on our work in 2017 protecting the freedom to read comics…

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Get New Raina Telgemeier Pin & All-Star Anthology When You Support CBLDF on #GivingTuesday!

November 28, 2017
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Get New Raina Telgemeier Pin & All-Star Anthology When You Support CBLDF on #GivingTuesday!

Ring in the holiday season by donating to CBLDF on #GivingTuesday! This year, CBLDF has a brand new enamel pin as a thank you for your donation, featuring art by superstar cartoonist Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Ghosts, Drama)! Everyone donating for the items...

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Protecting Our Rights: 2017 CBLDF Annual Report

November 28, 2017
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Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2017. Thanks to donors like you, CBLDF was at the forefront, protecting our community from an increasing tempo of challenges to comics and other expressive material. From deploying our lawyers to help comics creators to counseling educators and librarians...

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London Cartoon Censorship Exhibit Ends Friday

November 27, 2017
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London Cartoon Censorship Exhibit Ends Friday

Persecuted cartoonists from around the world are in the spotlight this month at London’s Westminster Reference Library, which is hosting the exhibition “Gagged,” featuring “cartoons about censorship and repression of cartoonists from around the world.” The free exhibit is...

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2017 CBLDF Gift Guide!

November 27, 2017
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2017 CBLDF Gift Guide!

As a holiday service to you, our appreciated donors and supporters, the CBLDF staff has compiled a list of the coolest, newest, and most special items from our Rewards Zone to thank you for your holiday donations. These are items that would make great gifts for friends or family. Or, maybe just treat yourself. Why not?...

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Giving Thanks for Free Speech!

November 23, 2017
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Giving Thanks for Free Speech!

It’s Thanksgiving, which means it’s time to give thanks for the the right to read. CBLDF has scored a number of notable victories in 2017, defending the legal rights of our community of retailers, educators, librarians, creators, and readers! Here’s a snapshot of our free speech victories...

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Egyptian Police Raid Indie Press, Arrest Volunteer for ‘Posession of Unregistered Books’

November 22, 2017
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Egyptian Police Raid Indie Press, Arrest Volunteer for ‘Posession of Unregistered Books’

Egyptian police on Sunday raided the office of a small independent press, Merit Publishing House, and detained a volunteer staff member for “being in possession of unregistered books without ISBNs,” implying they likely weren’t approved by government...

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Two Libya Comic Con Organizers Released Without Charge

November 21, 2017
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Two Libya Comic Con Organizers Released Without Charge

Two of the five Libya Comic Con organizers who were detained by an armed militia when the show was raided and shut down on November 3 have now been released without charge...

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San Antonio Mother, News Station Team Up Against Graphic Novel in School Library

November 20, 2017
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San Antonio Mother, News Station Team Up Against Graphic Novel in School Library

A San Antonio mother is unhappy that her son was able to check out the graphic novel SP4RX by Wren McDonald from the library at Hobby Middle School, telling a local news station that she...

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Spanish Cartoonists Release Free Expression Manifesto

November 20, 2017
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Spanish Cartoonists Release Free Expression Manifesto

Dozens of Spanish political cartoonists have signed their names to a manifesto in defense of free speech, citing recent attempts to prosecute comedy under the country’s two-year-old ‘gag law’ as well as a recent string of cartoonists abruptly fired from their jobs. The manifesto was posted on numerous websites and widely shared on Twitter with...

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Zunar Asks Top Malaysian Court to Rule on Freedom to Travel

November 17, 2017
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Zunar Asks Top Malaysian Court to Rule on Freedom to Travel

In a judicial hearing yesterday, Malaysian cartoonist Zunar requested that the country’s highest court consider his challenge to a punitive order that prevents him from traveling abroad. The personal travel ban was imposed last year by Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar until...

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Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Under Fire in Las Vegas

November 17, 2017
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Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Under Fire in Las Vegas

Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is under fire again, this time at a school in Las Vegas, Nevada. We learned of the challenge via a biased news report. Shateraka Hampton is upset that her 7th grade son is reading the book for...

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