CBLDF Presents: WILL EISNER’S Personal Library Collection Auction!

Will Eisner wasn’t just the godfather of comics, a creative force who changed the face of modern comics — he was also a staunch advocate for the freedom of expression. In celebration of Eisner’s indomitable talent and advocacy, CBLDF is delighted to offer up for auction books from ...

CBLDF Announces 2016 Membership Incentives, Featuring Art by CRAIG THOMPSON!

CBLDF's work defending the right to read is more important than ever. But we can’t do it without your support! When you join CBLDF in 2016, we’ll thank you with the best incentives in the free speech community, including member exclusives with stunning art by acclaimed cartoonist Craig Thompson!

Leading the Fight for Free Expression: CBLDF Annual Report 2015

Although comics have never been a bigger part of  mainstream pop culture, they sustained more censorship attacks in 2015 than at any other time this century. CBLDF was on the case, fighting back by providing expert support to keep comics available for everyone! CBLDF is at the forefront of defendin ...

Comic Book Club Handbook

Learn how to start and make the most of book clubs for comics and graphic novels with the Comic Book Club Handbook, a new resource produced by Comic Book Legal Defense Fund in collaboration with Comic-Con International! Designed for librarians, retailers, and individuals alike, the Comic Book Cl ...

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 ...

In Stores Now: Latest Edition of CBLDF’s Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read!

With Free Comic Book Day coming up, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is delighted that the latest edition of our proven resource, Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read! is in stores today! With more than 80,000 copies in print, Raising a Reader! How Comics &a ...

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 ...

THE HORROR: True Stories of Comics Code Censorship Recounted at NYCC

October 23, 2014
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THE HORROR: True Stories of Comics Code Censorship Recounted at NYCC

The Comics Code — the “guidelines” that resulted from United States Senate hearings that took place during the height of the Golden Age of comics and that are credited with the first major downfall of the comic book industry — to speak of these...

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Coalition Urges North Carolina High School to Reverse Cancellation of Play

October 23, 2014
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Coalition Urges North Carolina High School to Reverse Cancellation of Play

CBLDF has joined the National Coalition Against Censorship and other advocates to protest the cancellation of a play at Maiden High School in North Carolina. The play, Almost, Maine, drew the ire of local churches because it features a same-sex couple. Principal Rob Bliss cancelled the play,...

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UK Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Illegal Manga

October 22, 2014
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UK Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Illegal Manga

A UK man last week pleaded guilty to 10 counts of possessing illegal manga and anime, a first since manga was added to the country’s child pornography laws in 2010. Robul Hoque of South Bank, Middlesbrough was sentenced to nine months in prison, but the...

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That’s No Moon: The Humble Star Wars Comics Bundle Adds Even More Titles!

October 22, 2014
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That’s No Moon: The Humble Star Wars Comics Bundle Adds Even More Titles!

These are the comics you’re looking for! Humble Bundle and Dark Horse Comics have teamed up on the Humble Star Wars Comics Bundle, and today, the Star Wars Comics Bundle universe expands to add four more amazing titles! Fans of the epic sci-fi franchise can...

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The Decade Animated Udders Went Under Wraps

October 21, 2014
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The Decade Animated Udders Went Under Wraps

Cows are natural comedians, as Far Side creator Gary Larson proved many times over the years. A great deal of the bovine potential for visual humor lies in their udders, and early animators from Disney and other studios quickly latched on (pun intended) in the late 1920s. But the udder party lasted only a...

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Banned Books Week in Review: A Google Hangout

October 20, 2014
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Banned Books Week in Review: A Google Hangout

At 12:00 p.m. EDT (9:00 a.m. PDT) on Wednesday, October 22, please join the Freedom to Read Foundation and other sponsors of Banned Books Week for a look back at some of the fun, provocative, and engaging events that celebrated our freedom...

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Idaho School Board Decides Against Prior Consent Policy

October 17, 2014
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Idaho School Board Decides Against Prior Consent Policy

Last week, CBLDF joined a coalition led by the Kids’ Right to Read Project to oppose a proposed parental consent policy that would have been implemented for every assigned book. On Monday, the Teton County, Idaho, school board reviewed the policy and decided...

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Dynamite Entertainment Releases The Boys Digital Library, Donates 10% of Sales to CBLDF!

October 17, 2014
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Dynamite Entertainment Releases The Boys Digital Library, Donates 10% of Sales to CBLDF!

Following an explosive week at New York Comic Con Dynamite Entertainment is continuing its Digital Initiative with an exciting week of releases. The ENTIRE library of Garth Ennis’and Darick Robertson’s The Boys spearhead this week’s Dynamite Digital titles which includes Red Sonja: Black Tower #2, The...

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Malaysian Appeals Court Lifts Ban on Two Zunar Books

October 16, 2014
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Malaysian Appeals Court Lifts Ban on Two Zunar Books

A Malaysian appeals court last week lifted a ban on two books by political cartoonist Zunar, who has been arrested and had his work seized by the government multiple times over the years. Although the unanimous ruling by three appeals court judges is undeniably a good sign for freedom of expression in Malaysia,...

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Retailers: Don’t Miss the Wytches, Multiveristy, and All New Captain America CBLDF Variants!

October 16, 2014
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Retailers: Don’t Miss the Wytches, Multiveristy, and All New Captain America CBLDF Variants!

If you own a comic shop, you have might have customers asking about CBLDF variant covers this week, including a Cliff Chiang cover for Wytches #1. If you are wondering how on earth to acquire such items for your customers (or yourself!), we have an answer for you.

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Egyptian Cartoonists Choose Creative Freedom or Mainstream Distribution–Not Both

October 15, 2014
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Egyptian Cartoonists Choose Creative Freedom or Mainstream Distribution–Not Both

In the tumultuous years since Egyptians overthrew ex-dictator Hosni Mubarak, political cartoonists have continued to lampoon whichever government is in power–but sometimes they must find ways to be circumspect about it. An article from last week’s Sunday Observer took the current pulse of Egyptian political cartooning, with one artist saying that right now is...

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The Force is Strong in the Humble Star Wars Comics Bundle, Presented by Dark Horse Comics and Benefiting CBLDF!

October 15, 2014
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The Force is Strong in the Humble Star Wars Comics Bundle, Presented by Dark Horse Comics and Benefiting CBLDF!

These are the comics you’re looking for. Humble Bundle and Dark Horse Comics have teamed up to launch the Humble Star Wars Comics Bundle today. Starting at 11 a.m. PDT, fans of the epic sci-fi franchise can pay what they want for up to $190 worth...

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University of Michigan Illustration Sparks Backlash

October 15, 2014
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University of Michigan Illustration Sparks Backlash

In decrying an illustration for being “violent & wrong” on Twitter — and tagging local authorities on the tweet — a University of Michigan adjunct professor has both endorsed censorship and overshadowed a bigger issue: the debate about the safety of college football players. On September 28, University of Michigan quarterback Shane Morris took a…

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Books and Content Ratings Don’t Mix

October 14, 2014
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Books and Content Ratings Don’t Mix

When books are challenged in schools and libraries, it’s not uncommon for complainants to invoke content ratings for other media, as in “if this were a movie, it would be rated R.” From there, some parents take what seems to be the logical next step: advocating for comprehensive content ratings for books, as we...

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CBLDF Protests Proposed Flagging and Rating System in Dallas School System

October 13, 2014
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CBLDF Protests Proposed Flagging and Rating System in Dallas School System

CBLDF has joined a coalition led by the CBLDF-sponsored Kids’ Right to Read Project in sending a letter to the Highland Park Independent School District in Dallas, Texas. CBLDF joins KRRP in advance of the district’s next school board meeting, during which trustees will likely examine...

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