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 ...

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...

CBLDF Deputy Director Talks to MTV Geek

July 16, 2012
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Comic-Con International has just wrapped up, and CBLDF had a great weekend talking to supporters and new fans! You can come back here for a full Comic-Con report later this week. In the meantime, here’s a taste of what happened: During the show, CBLDF Deputy Director Alex Cox talked to the great folks at ...

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Threadless Releases Neil Gaiman Comics-On-Tees for Comic-Con International 2012!

July 13, 2012
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Threadless Releases Neil Gaiman Comics-On-Tees for Comic-Con International 2012!

Just in time for Comic Con International 2012, threadless and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund have released the newest comic project from superstar author Neil Gaiman. An adaptation of his poem THE DAY THE SAUCERS CAME, this terrific new illustrated tale features spectacular...

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Terry Moore Talks About CBLDF

July 13, 2012
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Many artists support CBLDF’s mission to protect the comics industry from censorship. Few are as eloquent in their support as CBLDF Good Fighter Terry Moore. Moore is the creative talent behind the hit series Strangers in Paradise, Echo, and Rachel Rising. Earlier this year, CBLDF sat down with Moore to record a statement about...

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SDCC: State of the CBLDF!

July 11, 2012
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Another Comic-Con is upon us, and thanks to the generosity of our members, corporate members, sponsors and supporters, we’ve developed a week full of great programs, parties, and an unforgettable auction to raise money for our important First Amendment program work. From Master Sessions with comics greats Gilbert Shelton,...

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SDCC: Artist Events From The CBLDF!

July 11, 2012
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San Diego Comic-Con starts today, and the CBLDF is there with incredible events, including signings at our booth – 1920! Read on for a full schedule of signing & sketching events, with greats including Chip Kidd, Gilbert Shelton, Charlie Adlard, Raina Telgemeier, and many, many more! Thursday, July 12 Programs 1:00-2:00 CBLDF Master...

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CBLDF’s Biggest Comic-Con Art Auction Ever! This Saturday!

July 10, 2012
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CBLDF’s Biggest Comic-Con Art Auction Ever! This Saturday!

At 128 pieces of amazing original art and signed memorabilia, and growing, Comic-Con’s 2012 Benefit Auction stands to be the Fund’s biggest auction ever, with amazing one-of-a-kind pieces up for grabs to benefit the organization’s important First...

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The Censorship Problem at Amazon

July 10, 2012
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As a private company, Amazon has the right to determine which products are sold at its websites throughout the world. Increasingly, however, Amazon is being criticized for a lack of clarity on how they make these decisions, with advocates accusing the company of both practicing censorship and profiting from controversial texts. Complicating matters is the...

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Join the CBLDF Website Team!

July 9, 2012
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Join the CBLDF Website Team!

Just yesterday, the CBLDF website was recognized by Tom Spurgeon with The Comics Reporter for our “content explosion,” and we want to do more! CBLDF is looking for contributors to add to our already spectacular roster of bloggers. Whether you’re a journalism student looking...

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SDCC: CBLDF Live Art Auction – FIRST LOOK!

July 6, 2012
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This is the big one! The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund hosts its biggest auction of the year at Comic-Con on Saturday, July 14 the CBLDF’s Comic-Con Live Art Auction! This year’s auction will feature items for bidding, curated by some of comicdom’s top editors, dealers, and fans. Boasting more than 120 items...

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SDCC: What’s New At The CBLDF Booth!

July 6, 2012
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SDCC: What’s New At The CBLDF Booth!

Comic Con International is the biggest week of the comics year, and it’s almost upon us! The CBLDF will be there, and aside from our annual party, our annual live art auction, multiple great programs and panels, we will also be set up for...

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SDCC: CBLDF Programming!

July 6, 2012
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Thursday, July 12 12:00-1:00 Censorship and the Female Artist — Attacks on women’s speech are on the rise in the current cultural climate in realms including politics and pop culture. This panel examines how censorship affects women artists, in realms including library challenges, community dialogue, and the larger cultural conversation. Moderator AdaPia d’Errico is joined...

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SDCC: CBLDF Convention Kit FREE For All Members!

July 6, 2012
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SDCC: CBLDF Convention Kit FREE For All Members!

Are you a CBLDF member? Do you attend conventions, and are tired of the standard badge and lanyard combo? Do you wish you had more “flair” to show everyone that you support free speech? Do you find yourself pen free when you need your...

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SDCC: CBLDF’s Comic-Con Welcome Party!

July 6, 2012
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SDCC: CBLDF’s Comic-Con Welcome Party!

Kick off Comic-Con with the greatest stars in comics to celebrate 20 Years of Image Comics and the power of free expression at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party! Starting at 8:00 PM on Thursday, July 12 at the Westgate Hotel,...

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ERROR 451: This Page Has Been Burned

July 6, 2012
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ERROR 451: This Page Has Been Burned

It’s just another average day of internet browsing. You’re doing your thing, checking the news, maybe taking a detour to your favorite webcomic. Then, WHAM (or rather, the internet version of said sound effect). ERROR 451. What happened? Did the servers overload? Did the connection crash?...

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Animated Parody Removed from Canadian Newspaper Website

July 5, 2012
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A Canadian political cartoonist who works for the Vancouver Province newspaper says that his animated parody of oil pipeline company Enbridge’s ads was removed from the newspaper’s website, apparently due to pressure from the corporation. According to a blog post from The Guardian, Dan Murphy’s video was removed by the paper’s owner,...

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