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 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...

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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Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Obscene Comics

October 19, 2012
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Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Obscene Comics

In a press release issued this week, the Department of Justice announced that Christjan Bee, 36, of Monett, Missouri, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge James C. England to possessing obscenity for a collection of comics on his computer. Government prosecutors are recommending a...

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Be Counted: Help CBLDF Stand Up For The Freedom to Read!

October 18, 2012
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Be Counted: Help CBLDF Stand Up For The Freedom to Read!

Earlier today, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund sent a letter of support to Bill Ptacek, a library director in Seattle, commending the library for standing up for the intellectual freedom of its patrons in the face of an attack in the media for offering manga...

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CBLDF Expresses Support for Seattle Area Library’s Response to Manga Challenge

October 18, 2012
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CBLDF Expresses Support for Seattle Area Library’s Response to Manga Challenge

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Kids’ Right to Read Project partners National Coalition Against Censorship and American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression today wrote a letter commending King County Library System’s response to recent objections to the manga title Hero Heel 2 by...

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Library Director Responds to Seattle Manga Challenge

October 17, 2012
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Library Director Responds to Seattle Manga Challenge

Yesterday we told you about Seattle area resident Travis de Nevers, who asked the King County Library System to change its circulation policies for minors after his unsupervised 10-year-old niece checked out the yaoi manga Hero-Heel 2. In response to de Nevers’ complaint, KCLS Director Bill...

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