Join CBLDF! Protect The First Amendment & Get Inspiring Premiums by Vanesa R. Del Rey!

Make a stand for free speech by joining CBLDF today! We’re in uncertain times where the CBLDF’s efforts are more important than ever. It’s unclear how government – federal, and especially local – will treat the First Amendment. CBLDF is prepared to defend the rights of everyone in our fiel ...

Inspiring Justice: CBLDF Annual Report 2016

CBLDF’s commitment to defending free expression is unwavering. In 2016, our extraordinary legal team protected retailers and artists, while also aiding librarians, educators, and readers who needed our assistance. Beyond fighting First Amendment emergencies, CBLDF works to prevent censorship from ...

AVAILABLE NOW: She Changed Comics!

Women have been making comics since the beginning, but there was an important story that hadn’t been told: how women changed free expression in comics. CBLDF tells that story in She Changed Comics, out today around the country! Kickstarter orders are on their way, and CBLDF will have copies of t ...

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 ...

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 ...

Win “Unlawful” Original Art from CBLDF!

September 29, 2015
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Win “Unlawful” Original Art from CBLDF!

Between 2006 – 2007, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund gathered original sketches from comics superstars and bound them together in one collection: For Unlawful Comic Knowledge. Within these pages are original pieces by Geoff Darrow, Rick Veitch, Ryan Ottley, Cully Hamner, Robbi Rodriguez, Erik Larsen, Jill...

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Vandalized Mural of Cartoonist Atena Farghadani Ignites Debate

September 29, 2015
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The vandalization of a mural depicting jailed Iranian cartoonist Atena Farghadani in Brooklyn, New York, has left free speech advocates confused over the misinterpretation of the message being depicted. The mural, by South African artist Faith47, was put up in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn as part of the larger #PaintTheChange Not a...

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12 Challenged or Banned Summer Reading Books for Banned Books Week 2015!

September 29, 2015
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12 Challenged or Banned Summer Reading Books for Banned Books Week 2015!

In the past two years, we’ve seen a veritable explosion of challenges and bans to books assigned as summer reading in middle school, high school, and even college. Moreover, in many cases school districts or administrators seem unsure as to whether summer reading books constitute a part of the curriculum and thus receive the same...

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CBLDF Launches Legal Writing Competition for Excellence in Comic Book Scholarship

September 28, 2015
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CBLDF Launches Legal Writing Competition for Excellence in Comic Book Scholarship

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to announce its inaugural writing contest, the CBLDF Writing Competition for Excellence in Comic Book Scholarship. The competition is directed to current students at any U.S. law school and seeks writings about comic books and the comic book...

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Celebrating Banned Books Week: A Conversation with Banned and Challenged Young Adult Authors

September 28, 2015
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The sponsors of Banned Books Week are hosting a free keynote event during Banned Books Week that will feature an exciting conversation with some of the industry’s best-known banned and challenged Young Adult authors. The discussion will focus on the topic of censorship, each author’s experience being banned or challenged, and the importance of free...

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28 Challenged and Banned Comics to Read During Banned Books Week 2015!

September 28, 2015
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28 Challenged and Banned Comics to Read During Banned Books Week 2015!

Banned Books Week is here, and CBLDF is a proud sponsor of the week-long celebration of the right to read! As you’re preparing to celebrate the freedom to read September 27 – October 3, consider check out these challenged and banned comics! 1. Amazing...

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List of New Premiums from Small Press Expo Is Anything But Small!

September 25, 2015
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CBLDF has returned from Small Press Expo with spectacular new premiums for our supporters! Creators Phoebe Gloeckner, Brandon Graham, Scott McCloud, and Jessica Abel joined us for signings at SPX, and now, we’re delighted to offer signed books from these amazing creators in the Rewards Zone! Phoebe Gloeckner’s Diary of a Teenage...

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Banned Books Week 2015: Events Around the Country!

September 25, 2015
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Banned Books Week kicks off this weekend, and CBLDF is proud to be a perennial sponsor of this exciting celebration to of the right to read! We asked our supporters to let us know about their plans for Banned Books Week, and there are some pretty amazing events afoot around the nation! This list is…

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Gaiman Rarities Extend to Exclusive BPAL Scents!

September 25, 2015
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Gaiman Rarities Extend to Exclusive BPAL Scents!

Inspired by Nail Gaiman’s release of rare and out-of-print work through Humble Bundle, CBLDF is proud to reintroduce classic BPAL scents influenced by Gaiman’s rich literary history, as well as new and limited edition fragrance blends to supporters. Long-time advocates of free speech, ...

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TX Librarian Takes Student Advice When Building School Library

September 25, 2015
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Librarians face a unique set of challenges that often puts them in the perceived role of being responsible for the materials that their patrons consume, even more so when those patrons are children and the library is at a school. Teacher Kendra Fortmeyer faced this obstacle when she was asked to develop a new library,...

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Batmen Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV Offer Custom Signatures to CBLDF Supporters This Batman Day!

September 25, 2015
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This Saturday marks Batman’s 76th birthday, and if you can’t make it to your local comic shop celebration, CBLDF will bring the party to you with premiums and personalized graphic novels from batmen Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV all weekend! The CBLDF Rewards Zone has opened up a new Staff Picks tab to...

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YA Author Urges Parents to Develop Understanding of Manga

September 24, 2015
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YA Author Urges Parents to Develop Understanding of Manga

In anticipation of the young-adult-themed Banned Books Week starting this Sunday, YA author Amy McNulty recently shone the spotlight on some of her favorite manga series for teens that have faced challenges in the United States. In a guest post...

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Join CBLDF for BALTIMORE COMIC-CON This Weekend!

September 24, 2015
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Join CBLDF for BALTIMORE COMIC-CON This Weekend!

This weekend, CBLDF heads into the fall convention season at Baltimore Comic-Con, where we’re offering programming, signings, and more to support our work protecting the freedom to read! You’ll find CBLDF at booth 2103, where we’ll have a massive selection of signed graphic novels, apparel, and...

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Join Society Of Illustrators and CBLDF For Exclusive Batman: Black and White Events in NYC

September 24, 2015
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Join Society Of Illustrators and CBLDF For Exclusive Batman: Black and White Events in NYC

Batman turns 76 this weekend, and the Society of Illustrators and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund are celebrating the Dark Knight with a series of events featuring the inimitable Chip Kidd and other special guests! Funds raised during these exclusive events will be used to support SOI and CBLDF’s educational programs. On September 29, 2015,…

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Humble Bundle Supports Banned Books Week with Comics to Benefit CBLDF!

September 23, 2015
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Humble Bundle Supports Banned Books Week with Comics to Benefit CBLDF!

In preparation of Banned Books Week, Humble Bundle is offering an assortment of comics, as well as authors, that have been challenged and in some cases banned. Many notable creators are represented here, including Alan Moore, Scott Snyder, Jeff Smith, Jeff Lemire, Wendy Pini, Garth Ennis,...

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