Oni Press Joins the Fight for Free Speech As CBLDF’s Newest Corporate Member!

oni-press-logo-630x420The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to welcome Oni Press, Portland, Oregon’s premiere independent comic book publisher, as the organization’s newest corporate member! Building on a long history of support for the organization, Oni Press joins CBLDF with a renewed dedication to creators’ right to free expression.

“We are incredibly proud to formalize our longtime support of the Fund by becoming a corporate member,” says Oni Press Publisher and President Joe Nozemack. “We applaud their staunch defense of free speech and expression in the comics medium when confronted with intolerance and censorship from groups looking to silence our most important creative voices. Add to that their proactive initiatives to inform and educate the population about comics, and it’s clear that this is one of the most important organizations serving our industry.”

A standard-bearer for quality comics and graphic novels, Oni Press was founded in 1997 with the intent to publish a broad and varied slate of books designed to appeal to anyone, and everyone. With a vast library that includes stories for every kind of reader, Oni Press continues to publish a highly curated, incredibly diverse line featuring some of the most compelling characters and original stories created by the best creators in comics.

CBLDF provides legal and educational resources to protect the freedom to read comics. The organization is a partner in Banned Books Week, the Kids’ Right to Read Project, Free Comic Book Day, and other national institutions that support intellectual freedom and literacy. CBLDF’s work extends from courtrooms to classrooms to conventions, and CBLDF defends the freedom to read by providing letters of support in book challenges, challenging unconstitutional legislation, and delivering lectures and programs about current and historical censorship to audiences all over the world.

Oni Press stands beside Abrams, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, Boom! Studios, ComiXology, Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, DCBS.com, Diamond Comic Distributors, Graphitti Designs, Half Price Books, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Penguin Random House, ReedPOP, Scholastic, SPX, TFAW.com, Valiant, and the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation as a corporate member supporting CBLDF’s important work.

About Oni Press, Inc.
Founded in 1997 and helmed by Publisher Joe Nozemack and Editor-In-Chief James Lucas Jones, Portland’s premier indie comic book publisher Oni Press (onipress.com) is home to a rad range of best-selling, award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels, including Scott Pilgrim, The Sixth Gun, Invader Zim, Rick and Morty, Bad Machinery, Wet Moon, Letter 44, The Bunker, Queen & Country, Courtney Crumrin, and more. Comics are a medium everyone can enjoy, and we at Oni Press are dedicated to creating comics for you.

About Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Our work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation and challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics and the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news and information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project and Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available at a moment’s notice to respond to First Amendment emergencies. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights that our community depends on. Please support our important work! https://cbldf.org