Your Amazon Purchases Can Benefit CBLDF!

Do you have an Amazon habit? Now your purchases from the retail giant can benefit CBLDF! We’re now part of AmazonSmile, a program that gives 0.5% of the purchase price for items you’d buy anyway to eligible charities like CBLDF. To send funds our way, all...

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 ...

Celebrate the Freedom to Read With CBLDF’s New Banned Books Week Handbook!

Today, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release its first-ever Banned Books Week Handbook! Boasting a cover by Jeff Smith, whose Bone series is one of America’s most frequently challenged books, the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook is a free resource that gives you the...

CBLDF Releases Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators, featuring an introduction by Jeff Smith, and written by Eva Volin (Supervising Librarian, Children’s Services, Alameda Free Library, Alameda, CA), Katherine Keller (Sequential Tart, UN ...

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 ...

BOOM! Studios Partners with Humble Bundle to Benefit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Award-winning comic book and graphic novel publisher BOOM! Studios is proud to announce the launch today of the Humble BOOM! Bundle, a two-week initiative that will allow fans to pay what they want to download DRM-free digital copies of BOOM! titles while supporting the Comic Book...

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 Establishes Advisory Board: Denis Kitchen and Neil Gaiman Named Co-Chairs

December 11, 2012
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CBLDF Establishes Advisory Board: Denis Kitchen and Neil Gaiman Named Co-Chairs

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is pleased to announce the establishment of a formal advisory board to assist the organization in advancing its mission to protect the First Amendment rights of the comics art form. The advisory board will be co-chaired by CBLDF founder...

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CBLDF Annual Report

December 10, 2012
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It’s been a spectacular year for CBLDF, with victory in the Ryan Matheson case, clearing the name of an American citizen who was arrested for the comics on his laptop; a $60,000 donation from the Gaiman Foundation to pay for an expanded education...

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The Government’s Increasing Interest in Your Electronic Devices

December 7, 2012
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The Government’s Increasing Interest in Your Electronic Devices

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is currently challenging the United States government in two separate cases that seek to limit the powers of border patrol agents in regards to the search of electronic devices without any suspicion of illegal activity. Border agents have traditionally...

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CBLDF Executive Director Talks to FANBOY RADIO

December 7, 2012
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CBLDF Executive Director Talks to FANBOY RADIO

CBLDF Executive Director recently talked to Fanboy Radio about CBLDF’s mission, our most recent case, and our plans for 2013. Host Scott Hinze and the Fanboy Radio team also spoke with Brownstein about CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving campaign and CBLDF’s recent...

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CBLDF’s Holiday Gift Guide

December 6, 2012
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Finish your holiday shopping by ordering signed graphic novels for the fan in your life and support free speech at the same time!  CBLDF has a tremendous range of signed books by creators including Neil Gaiman, George R.R. Martin, Art Spiegelman, Robert...

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Teaching Controversial Comics: A First-Hand Account

December 6, 2012
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Teaching Controversial Comics: A First-Hand Account

As we were traversing the interwebs, we came across an amazing article courtesy of The Comics Observer and educator Anastasia Betts about the use of controversial graphic novels in classrooms. What follows is the entirety of the article, reprinted here with the permission of Ms. Betts and Corey Blake of The...

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CBLDF Signs On Against Massachusetts Challenge

December 6, 2012
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CBLDF Signs On Against Massachusetts Challenge

The season of book challenges and bans continues for CBLDF, the Kids’ Right to Read Project, and allied groups, which yesterday issued a letter in defense of two books targeted for removal...

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Spirit of Giving Personalized Graphic Novel Offer Ends Today!

December 5, 2012
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Spirit of Giving Personalized Graphic Novel Offer Ends Today!

Today is your last opportunity to get graphic novels SIGNED and PERSONALIZED by more than 20 comics masters including Neil Gaiman, Art Spiegelman, Alison Bechdel, Jeff Smith, Brian K. Vaughan, Raina Telgemeier, Jason Aaron, Mike Allred, Sergio Aragones, and more as part of the CBLDF’s...

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South Carolina CBS Affiliate Covers NEONOMICON Ban

December 4, 2012
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South Carolina CBS Affiliate Covers NEONOMICON Ban

WSPA, a Greenville, South Carolina, CBS affiliate, covered the ban of Neonomicon in last night’s newscast, interviewing Pat Scales, retired librarian and member of the National Coalition Against Censorship’s Council of Advisors. Scales adamantly stated that the removal of the book is censorship, telling...

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NEONOMICON Banned in South Carolina

December 3, 2012
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The library director of the Greenville, South Carolina, public library system has made the decision to remove Alan Moore’s award-winning graphic novel Neonomicon from shelves throughout the system despite a letter of support from CBLDF, the National Colation Against Censorship, and the American Booksellers Foundation for...

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Last Day For Personalized Alan Moore Books!

December 3, 2012
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Last Day For Personalized Alan Moore Books!

Today is the last day to reserve your personalized Alan Moore books from Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!  To ensure these books arrive in time for Christmas delivery, we must have all personalization requests in by 12 AM Pacific time to allow for the...

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Swedish Artist Talks About Life in Wake of Mohammed Cartoon

December 3, 2012
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Swedish Artist Talks About Life in Wake of Mohammed Cartoon

Swedish artist Lars Vilks found himself at the center of controversy in 2007 when his cartoon featuring the Prophet Mohammed’s head on a dog’s body was published. Today, he remains a controversial figure, a fact that influences the way he lives and works. In spite of the...

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending Books in North Carolina School District

November 30, 2012
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending Books in North Carolina School District

This week, CBLDF joined the Kids Right to Read Project and a coalition of free expression advocacy organizations to write a letter to the Guilford School District in Greensboro, North Carolina, in defense of several books taught in the district’s college-level English courses. A group...

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Remembering Spain Rodriguez

November 29, 2012
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Remembering Spain Rodriguez

It is with tremendous sadness that we mark the passing of Spain Rodriguez, the pioneering underground cartoonist who expanded the boundaries of comics and who was, as a member of the Zap Comix collective, one of the first cartoonists in the United States to make...

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Celebrate the Season with CBLDF at Wizard World New Orleans!

November 29, 2012
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Celebrate the Season with CBLDF at Wizard World New Orleans!

Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con is set to take place November 30 – December 2, 2012, and CBLDF will be at booth #813 with an exclusive assortment of collectible comics, signed graphic novels, t-shirts, prints, and more! You’ll be able...

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