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 ...

Now Available: CBLDF Defender #6!

CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the sixth 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 en ...

Banned Books Week Spotlights Diversity in 2016

Why are so many diverse books banned? The 2016 celebration of Banned Books Week will examine this important question as part of its thematic focus on diversity, the event’s national coalition announced today. Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will run from Septe ...

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!

Leading the Fight for Free Expression: CBLDF Annual Report 2015

Although comics have never been a bigger part of  mainstream pop culture, they sustained more censorship attacks in 2015 than at any other time this century. CBLDF was on the case, fighting back by providing expert support to keep comics available for everyone! CBLDF is at the forefront of defendin ...

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 ...

Muslims, Charlie Hebdo Counter Geller’s Divisive Narrative

May 8, 2015
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Muslims, Charlie Hebdo Counter Geller’s Divisive Narrative

In the days since two gunmen targeted a conference and Muhammad cartoon contest organized by anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller in Garland, Texas, many Americans have been forced to grapple with what it means to support free speech for all — even those...

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CBLDF Joins NCAC Response to Charlie Hebdo PEN America Award Controversy

May 8, 2015
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CBLDF Joins NCAC Response to Charlie Hebdo PEN America Award Controversy

Dozens of authors have registered their protest of PEN American Center’s presentation of its Freedom of Expression Courage Award to Charlie Hebdo staff. In response, the National Coalition Against Censorship issued a statement — which CBLDF signed — doubling down on their support of Charlie Hebdo’s right to free expression. In the wake of the…

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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: Books for Kids in High School

May 8, 2015
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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: Books for Kids in High School

Happy Children’s Book Week! The 2015 edition of Children’s Book Week launched on Saturday on Free Comic Book Day, and now that kids around the country have gotten a taste of comics, we want to recommend a few more! In this edition of CBLDF’s week-long feature, we have some suggestions for readers in Grades...

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San Francisco Celebrates Ron Turner Day in Style

May 7, 2015
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San Francisco Celebrates Ron Turner Day in Style

Underground comix legend and Last Gasp founder Ron Turner got some well-deserved recognition from his home city of San Francisco this week, as the Cartoon Art Museum and the Charles M. Schulz Museum presented him their annual Sparky Award which “celebrates the significant...

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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: Resources for Educators and Librarians

May 7, 2015
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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: Resources for Educators and Librarians

In addition to our daily posts recommending kids’ comics by age group to celebrate Children’s Book Week, don’t forget our resources to help educators and librarians hone their comics expertise! Comics Connector CBLDF’s Comics Connector is a directory resource that connects educators and librarians with creators, editors...

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Dynamite Returns to GROUPEES.COM for Second Bundle of Digital Comics Benefitting CBLDF

May 7, 2015
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Dynamite Returns to GROUPEES.COM for Second Bundle of Digital Comics Benefitting CBLDF

Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that Groupees LLC, a unique media and charity bundling site, will host their second-ever comic book bundle promotion that allows fans and curious newcomers to purchase over 75 digital Dynamite comics with “Pay What You Want” purchasing power.  A portion...

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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: More Books for Kids in Middle School

May 7, 2015
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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: More Books for Kids in Middle School

Happy Children’s Book Week! The 2015 edition of Children’s Book Week launched on Saturday on Free Comic Book Day, and now that kids around the country have gotten a taste of comics, we want to recommend a few more! In this edition of CBLDF’s week-long feature, we have some more suggestions for readers in Grades...

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CBLDF’s Comics Connector Builds A Bridge Between Libraries, Educators, and Comics Creators!

May 7, 2015
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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund continues the celebration of Children’s Book Week by launching its newest resource – the Comics Connector! CBLDF’s Comics Connector is a directory resource that connects educators and librarians with creators, editors and other...

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Humble Kids Comics Bundle Expands for Children’s Book Week!

May 6, 2015
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Humble Kids Comics Bundle Expands for Children’s Book Week!

Children’s Book Week is off to a great start, and in celebration of kids books, Humble and the Children’s Book Council have added even more books to the Humble Kids Comics Bundle to get kids excited about reading. The Humble Kids Comics Bundle Supporting...

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Creators Celebrate the Children’s Books That Inspired Them the Most!

May 6, 2015
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To celebrate Children’s Book Week, Mental Floss spoke with twenty-five of the comic industry’s top kids’ comics creators to find out what children’s book most inspired them and had the biggest impact on their life and work. From Raina Telgemeier (Drama, Smile, Sisters) talking about Robert C. O’Brien’s beloved classic Mrs. Frisby and the Rats...

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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: Books for Kids in Middle School

May 6, 2015
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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: Books for Kids in Middle School

Happy Children’s Book Week! The 2015 edition of Children’s Book Week launched on Saturday on Free Comic Book Day, and now that kids around the country have gotten a taste of comics, we want to recommend a few more! In this edition of CBLDF’s week-long feature, we have some suggestions for readers in Grades 7-8. The...

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Ben Hatke Celebrates Kid’s Comics Just in Time for Children’s Book Week!

May 6, 2015
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Last week, friend of the fund, Ben Hatke, shared his thoughts on kid’s comics with us with an exclusive comic! In celebration of Children’s Book Week, Hatke shares further on boingboing not only the story of how comics, specifically Calvin and Hobbes, helped his daughter learn to read, but also a list of...

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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: Resources for Parents

May 5, 2015
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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: Resources for Parents

In addition to our daily posts recommending kids’ comics by age group to celebrate Children’s Book Week, don’t forget our helpful resources for parents of budding comic fans! With more than 80,000 copies in print, Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can...

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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: More Books for Kids in Elementary School

May 5, 2015
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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: More Books for Kids in Elementary School

Happy Children’s Book Week! The 2015 edition of Children’s Book Week launched on Saturday on Free Comic Book Day, and now that kids around the country have gotten a taste of comics, we want to recommend a few more! In this edition of CBLDF’s week-long feature, we have some suggestions for readers in Grades...

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Anime News Network Highlights Banned Manga

May 5, 2015
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Anime News Network Highlights Banned Manga

A recent feature from Anime News Network about 7 Manga Banned Around the Globe brought to our attention a few instances of manga censorship that we haven’t covered because they predate our news blog by a few years. We did...

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