Celebrate Diversity with CBLDF Defender #5, in Stores Today!

CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the fifth issue is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender brings en ...

She Changed Comics! Help Back CBLDF’s History of the Women Who Changed Free Expression on Kickstarter!

Women have been making comics since the medium’s very beginning, but there’s an important story that hasn’t yet been told: how women changed free expression in comics. With your help, CBLDF will tell that story in She Changed Comics, a full-color, 160-page book coming out this fal ...

Banned Books Week Spotlights Diversity in 2016

Why are so many diverse books banned? The 2016 celebration of Banned Books Week will examine this important question as part of its thematic focus on diversity, the event’s national coalition announced today. Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will run from Septe ...

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 ...

Now Hiring: CBLDF Development Manager!

January 22, 2015
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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is seeking a fulltime Development Manager! The Development Manager works with CBLDF staff in the development and implementation of CBLDF’s fundraising program. They report to the Deputy Director with a focus on procurement and marketing of CBLDF fundraising premiums, including but not limited to maintaining the online donation center, online...

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Working Poor Challenged in Highland Park ISD

January 22, 2015
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Working Poor Challenged in Highland Park ISD

Nearly two months after a review committee in the Dallas-area Highland Park Independent School District decided not to ban Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain from classrooms, a parent has challenged another of the seven books that were temporarily suspended from...

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Humor as a Weapon Against Fear in Turkey

January 22, 2015
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“Humor is our weapon against fear.” These are the words that Zafer Aknar, managing editor of Leman, one of Turkey’s largest satire magazines, recently spoke regarding increased hostility towards Turkish journalists and cartoonists for the strong level of support they expressed in response to the recent attacks on Charlie Hebdo. Although such sentiment continues to...

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Humble Bundle Announces First Ever Archie Comics Bundle, Benefitting CBLDF!

January 21, 2015
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Humble Bundle Announces First Ever Archie Comics Bundle, Benefitting CBLDF!

Archie Comics makes its Humble Bundle debut with some of today’s most talked about titles featured in the latest comic book bundle. In addition to being the home to some of the world’s most recognizable characters, Archie has reinvented itself in recent years with a wide...

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Superior School District Refuses to Pull Book from Classrooms

January 21, 2015
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With a recent 5-1 board vote rejecting a parent’s request to have the children’s book Emma and Meesha My Boy: A Two Mom Story removed from classrooms, the Superior, Wisconsin, School District has taken a strong stance against censorship — a stance that will hopefully inspire other schools and districts to not succumb to book...

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Jeff Smith to Headline Chicago FTRF Fundraiser

January 20, 2015
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Jeff Smith to Headline Chicago FTRF Fundraiser

Exciting news for Chicago-area residents, as well as librarians attending this month’s ALA Midwinter Meeting: Bone creator Jeff Smith will be the featured speaker at the Freedom To Read Foundation’s annual fundraiser on January 31! Join Smith, a CBLDF board member, and FTRF, an ALA-affiliated...

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On MLK Day, Explore Civil Rights and Black History Through Graphic Novels

January 19, 2015
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On MLK Day, Explore Civil Rights and Black History Through Graphic Novels

Today we celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For educators, librarians and parents looking for an accessible way to help young people explore the Civil Rights Movement and the legacy of slavery in American history, we’ve gathered together some topical Using Graphic Novels in Education columns by Meryl Jaffe. ...

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Dynamic Forces CEO Nick Barrucci Offers Personal Art Collection to Benefit CBLDF

January 16, 2015
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Dynamic Forces CEO Nick Barrucci opens up some of his personal art collection to the public! One-of-a-kind, original pieces of comic book art from some of the industry’s top names including Tom Raney, Mark Bagley, Scott Hanna, and Patrick Zircher! These pieces include pages from some of your favorite books including The Outsiders, The Punisher,...

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School Censorship Update: Victory in Two Delaware School Districts, Setback in Hanover County

January 16, 2015
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School Censorship Update: Victory in Two Delaware School Districts, Setback in Hanover County

While we’ve largely focused on the tragically relevant Charlie Hebdo attack and its global aftermath for much of the past week, the business of U.S. school boards has been marching on as well. We have a few updates from cases in which CBLDF joined with other...

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Threats Continue Against Cartoonists, Newspapers, European Muslims

January 15, 2015
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Threats Continue Against Cartoonists, Newspapers, European Muslims

As anyone who follows our news coverage likely knows, France is certainly not the only country where cartoonists regularly face threats to their livelihoods and even their personal safety. In the week since the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo, the chilling effect from both extremists and government officials on cartoonists around the world...

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Cartoonists Around the World Stand In Support of Charlie Hebdo

January 15, 2015
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Mohamed Anwar Charlie Hebdo

The events at the Charlie Hebdo offices last week have incited many people around the world to speak out about the attacks and its implications on free speech. From advocacy groups like CBLDF, Index on Censorship, and PEN America to comics creators around the world, people have come together to mourn and show...

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Still Defiant: New Issue of Charlie Hebdo Sells Out

January 14, 2015
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Still Defiant: New Issue of Charlie Hebdo Sells Out

After last week’s shooting in Paris left 12 people, including cartoonists Charb, Cabu, Wolinski, Tignous, and Honoré, dead, the remaining staff members of Charlie Hebdo could have decided to close up shop. Instead, they maintained the defiant satire that has characterized the magazine and released an issue today. That issue has sold out an...

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Comics World Responds to Charlie Hebdo Attack

January 13, 2015
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Comics World Responds to Charlie Hebdo Attack

In the wake of last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, comic creators around the globe have reacted with shock, solidarity, and honest examinations of their own roles in the global exchange of ideas. Below, we’ve brought together a variety of creators’ responses in both images and words. MAD Magazine In a video commentary for CBS…

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Cautioning Hanover Schools About Proposed Sensitive Materials Policy

January 13, 2015
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In light of Hanover, Virginia, School District’s planned discussions to reform policies for teaching specific instructional materials, CBLDF has joined a coalition led by the National Coalition Against Censorship to caution school officials about the potential harm — and censorship — enacting such policies could cause. CBLDF joins coalition efforts like these to protect the...

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Join the Fight as a CBLDF Member in 2015!

January 13, 2015
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Join the Fight as a CBLDF Member in 2015!

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! When you become a CBLDF...

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