NOW AVAILABLE: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #2, Featuring Marc Andreyko & Gene Luen Yang!

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 ...

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 ...

CBLDF Relocating to Portland, Oregon, in 2016

February 18, 2016
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This morning at the ComicsPRO Annual Meeting, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund announced that the organization is moving to Portland, Oregon, in 2016. In relocating, CBLDF brings its 30 years of experience at the nexus of comics, free expression, and advocacy to one of the nation’s most vibrant communities of creators, readers, and educators,...

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Virginia School District Bans Anti-Discrimination Video That Parents Called “Divisive”

February 18, 2016
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Virginia School District Bans Anti-Discrimination Video That Parents Called “Divisive”

A Virginia school district has banned a 4-minute animated video that explains structural discrimination and affirmative action after some parents complained that it was “divisive” and cultivated “white guilt.” The video was shown...

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Dynamite Entertainment and Humble Bundle Expands for Charity, Including CBLDF!

February 17, 2016
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Dynamite Entertainment and Humble Bundle Expands for Charity, Including CBLDF!

  Last week, Dynamite Entertainment partnered with Humble Bundle for one of the most jam-packed collections of comics and prose yet! This week, that jam-packed bundle gets even more crowded with the addition of more amazing books! This bundle features some of the biggest authors in Dynamite’s catalog, giving readers...

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Profiles in Black Cartooning: Larry Fuller

February 17, 2016
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Profiles in Black Cartooning: Larry Fuller

In celebration of Black History Month, CBLDF has partnered with Black Nerd Problems to spotlight Black comics creators and cartoonists who made significant contributions to free expression. Visit CBLDF.org throughout the month of February to learn more!   Larry Fuller—a.k.a. A. Christian White—with his quick wit, eye for innovation, and keen...

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British Satire Comic Bewildered by Facebook Block

February 17, 2016
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British Satire Comic Bewildered by Facebook Block

The satirical British comic Viz is back on Facebook after the social networking giant blocked its page and threatened it with a permanent ban for unspecified violations of “Facebook Terms and Community Standards.” The page was apparently restored on appeal, even though the only...

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CBLDF Leads Fight for This One Summer in Seminole County High Schools

February 16, 2016
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CBLDF Leads Fight for This One Summer in Seminole County High Schools

CBLDF, organizational members of NCAC’s Kids’ Right to Read Project, and other free expression advocacy organizations today sent a letter to Seminole County (Florida) Public Schools defending Jillian and Mariko Tamaki’s This One Summer...

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Censors Have No Love For the Merc With A Mouth

February 16, 2016
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This past weekend, moviegoers in the U.S. may have enjoyed one of the most highly anticipated comic book movies of the year, Deadpool, but several other countries around the world were not amused by the Merc with a Mouth. From Uzbekistan to India, the list of countries that have censored or even outright banned the...

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Philadelphia Museum of Art Painting Too Suggestive for Facebook

February 15, 2016
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Philadelphia Museum of Art Painting Too Suggestive for Facebook

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has become the latest victim of Facebook’s touchy nudity policy over the institution’s seemingly innocuous post advertising a new pop culture art exhibit. Earlier this month, the museum launched an ad campaign on the social media site for their new exhibit “International Pop” using artist Evelyn Axell’s 1964 painting Ice...

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Indian Cartoonist Keeps Drawing Despite Death Threats

February 12, 2016
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Indian Cartoonist Keeps Drawing Despite Death Threats

Three years after she first sparred with a popular guru and his rabid followers, Indian cartoonist Kanika Mishra was recently profiled on the Humans of Bombay Facebook page, sharing more about her experience of living in fear after numerous death and rape threats–and...

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Arrest Doesn’t Deter Egyptian Cartoonist Gawish

February 12, 2016
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Arrest Doesn’t Deter Egyptian Cartoonist Gawish

In the aftermath of his overnight arrest last week, Egyptian cartoonist Islam Gawish is speaking out through media interviews to make clear that he will not be intimidated into stopping or modifying his work. In fact, he says the Sisi government would do...

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Atena Farghadani Explained in Pictures

February 11, 2016
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Iranian artist and activist Atena Farghadani has now been in prison for over a year, currently awaiting an appeal of her nearly 13-year sentence for drawing a cartoon that showed members of Parliament as animals. Recently, New Zealand cartoonist Toby Morris produced “Atena and the Animals,” a webcomic that lays out the whole...

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Watching Big Brother: Chinese Cartoonist Watches Back

February 11, 2016
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Prolific and controversial political cartoonist Badiucao has made a career out of tackling China’s difficult political and social issues. A new ebook Watching Big Brother: Political Cartoons by Badiucao collects his work and offers a glimpse into Badiucao’s perspective on the state of free speech in China. Born in Shanghai but now residing in Australia, Badiucao utilizes satire…

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DEADPOOL: Celebrate the Freedom to Read with the Merc With a Mouth!

February 10, 2016
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The Deadpool movie hits theaters this Friday (but not in China!) in all his foul-mouthed glory, and CBLDF is ready to celebrate the freedom of speech with a special Rewards Zone collection featuring the Merc with a Mouth! Running the gamut of Deadpool’s comics appearances, you’ll find books signed by Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld or...

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Dynamite Entertainment and Humble Pack Newest Bundle With the Biggest Names in Fiction for Charity, Including CBLDF!

February 10, 2016
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Dynamite Entertainment and Humble Pack Newest Bundle With the Biggest Names in Fiction for Charity, Including CBLDF!

Dynamite Entertainment again partners with Humble Bundle for one of the most jam-packed collections of comics and prose yet! This latest offering features some of the biggest authors in the publisher’s catalog, giving readers approximately $250 in content for a fraction of the cover price for fans...

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Virginia House Bill Could Legitimize A Way to Ban Sexually Explicit Content in Schools

February 10, 2016
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Beloved Toni Morrison

A controversial bill is going before the Virginia legislature that would allow parents to take a more active role in regulating their children’s education and give them the option to opt their children out of specific assignments that they might deem inappropriate. While parents should have the right to determine what their children read, the bill...

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