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...

Humble Dynamite 10th Anniversary Bundle Rewards Fans to Benefit CBLDF!

To celebrate their first decade of comic book publishing, Dynamite Entertainment launches its first ever Humble Bundle promotion which will allow fans to purchase over 120 digital comics books and graphic novels (the largest Humble Bumble comics collection in history) at a cost of each person’ ...

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 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 Hurricane Status Update

November 2, 2012
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is located in midtown Manhattan, and while we have the very good fortune that our staff and their loved ones were not badly affected by Hurricane Sandy, we are experiencing an interruption in our operations.  Because of transportation issues brought by the storm, we were closed all of this...

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Challenge to UNCLE BOBBY’S WEDDING Rejected in Missouri

November 1, 2012
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Challenge to UNCLE BOBBY’S WEDDING Rejected in Missouri

The frequently-challenged children’s picture book Uncle Bobby’s Wedding has weathered another confrontation, this time in the St. Louis suburb of Brentwood, Missouri. Last week, the Brentwood Public Library Board of Trustees unanimously voted to leave the book in the children’s section, despite a parent’s ...

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A History of Censorship, Halloween Edition — My Ears Could Hear the War but the Censors Wouldn’t Let Me Read It

October 31, 2012
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A History of Censorship, Halloween Edition — My Ears Could Hear the War but the Censors Wouldn’t Let Me Read It

On October 30, 1938, Americans believed that Martians had invaded the planet Earth because of realistic broadcast produced by Orson Welles’s Mercury Theater of the Mind. And while that broadcast created havoc and disarray, it was still considered protected free speech by the FCC. Years later, comics would...

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Pull List: CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2012!

October 30, 2012
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Pull List: CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL 2012!

CBLDF Liberty Annual 2012 hits shelves tomorrow, and Comic Book Resources has a sneak peek! Published by Image Comics, the Liberty Annual declares “It’s good to be free!” Image Publisher Eric Stephenson edited this year’s issue, which features stories by some of comics’ hottest...

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Tales From the Code: Whatever Happened to the Amazing Amazon–Wonder Woman Bound by Censorship

October 29, 2012
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Tales From the Code: Whatever Happened to the Amazing Amazon–Wonder Woman Bound by Censorship

The Comics Authority changed the face of comics forever.  People are aware how horror comics were virtually abolished, romance comics were toned down, and jungle princesses forced to fade into the background, but they may be unaware how the CCA affected the mainstream superheroes of the time. ...

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Sedition Charges Dropped Against Aseem Trivedi

October 26, 2012
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Sedition Charges Dropped Against Aseem Trivedi

On October 12, the Maharashtra state government dropped the sedition charges against cartoonist Aseem Trivedi on advice from the advocate general. Though police were instructed to remove the charge from his case, Trivedi still faces additional charges under the Prevention of...

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Be Counted: How Your Membership Makes A Difference

October 25, 2012
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Are you a current member of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund?  If you’ve contributed your member dues in 2012, we thank you.  If you haven’t renewed or have yet to join, we’re asking you to please Be Counted and support our vitally...

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Editorial Cartoonist Fired for Drawing Political Cartoons

October 25, 2012
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Editorial Cartoonist Fired for Drawing Political Cartoons

South African cartoonist Jeremy Nell (aka Jerm) was fired from the publication The New Age. Their reason for terminating Jerm’s contract was that his cartoons made political statements. It’s surprising that Jerm would be fired for something that falls within his job duties, but there is...

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Be Counted At Wizard World Austin Comic Con

October 25, 2012
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Be Counted At Wizard World Austin Comic Con

This weekend, CBLDF is Texas-bound for Wizard World Austin, with a table full of signed graphic novels and a great opportunity to renew your CBLDF Membership at Booth #952! Highlights include: CBLDF Booth #952: A huge selection of signed graphic novels featuring THE WALKING DEAD, signed by Robert Kirkman; SANDMAN, signed...

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CBLDF Defends Stephen King’s DIFFERENT SEASONS in California School System

October 24, 2012
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Stephen King’s collection of novellas, Different Seasons, has been challenged in the Rocklin, California, Unified School District after a parent complained about a graphic rape scene in “Apt Pupil.” CBLDF has joined the Kids Right to Read Project to defend the novel in a letter addressed to the school district. Most of the stories in…

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Qatar No Fan of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s THE BOYS

October 24, 2012
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Qatar No Fan of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s THE BOYS

When comics fan Patricia Donahue ordered 11 issues of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s The Boys, she didn’t expect to be denied the books by Qatar’s Ministry of Culture. However, that’s exactly what happened according to a letter she wrote to Bleeding Cool. The Boys is Ennis and Robertson’s tale of a group of individuals...

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A History of Censorship, NYCC Edition — CBLDF Defends Manga

October 22, 2012
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A History of Censorship, NYCC Edition — CBLDF Defends Manga

Manga is changing the world, with an expanding culture of fandom across the globe. While growing in popularity, the medium is also one of the most misunderstood, leading to criminal prosecutions in the United States, Canada, Japan, and elsewhere. On October 14, CBLDF Executive Director...

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Jeff Smith Joins CBLDF Be Counted Drive To Protect The Freedom to Read!

October 22, 2012
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Jeff Smith Joins CBLDF Be Counted Drive To Protect The Freedom to Read!

Bone creator Jeff Smith is asking you to join him in protecting the Freedom to Read by joining the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund during their Be Counted membership drive.  Jeff’s beloved series Bone is one of the most acclaimed graphic...

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“Seduction of the Innocent” Exhibit Opening Benefits CBLDF

October 22, 2012
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If you live near the Las Vegas area, join Alternate Reality Comics this Friday for an exhibit opening in support of CBLDF’s First Amendment work! The “Seduction of the Innocent” exhibit features images and materials from the height of comics self-censorship era. On Friday, October 26, an opening reception will be held from 6:00 –...

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Be Counted: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Creates Exclusive CBLDF Member Fragrance! Becomes Corporate Member!

October 19, 2012
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Be Counted: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Creates Exclusive CBLDF Member Fragrance! Becomes Corporate Member!

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, purveyors of unique, literary minded olfactory experiences have answered CBLDF’s call to Be Counted!  The long-time CBLDF supporters are joining the organization as our newest Corporate Member and encouraging individuals to become members of the CBLDF to receive the exclusive,...

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