In light of this week’s political turmoil, CBLDF would like to feature some items that focus on the power of free expression to affect positive change, no matter what your political leanings might be. These items include Liberty Annual 2016, She Changed Comics, CBLDF’s embroidered Free Speech Defender patches, “I Read Banned Comics” t-shirts, and the March Volume One trade paperback, signed by Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. And if you’re not a member, please join today. The free expression rights of all Americans are more important now than ever, and our commitment to protecting them depends upon your support. Follow the links provided or keep reading for more detailed information!
Liberty Annual 2016 was released last week, and features stories about people who have positively changed the world around them throughout history. Available with cover art by Brandon Graham (King City, Multiple Warheads) or Nate Powell (March, Swallow Me Whole). Read these incredible stories by donating here.
She Changed Comics tells the story of the talented women who changed free expression in the medium we love by persevering in the face of censorship, facing down threats and imprisonment, and exploring new topics and territories with comics. Get yourself a copy of this fascinating book by donating here.
Wear your support for CBLDF and the First Amendment with this Free Speech Defender Coat of Arms patch designed by Brian Wood (The Massive, Northlanders), and our “I Read Banned Comics” t-shirts. Let everyone know that you fight for free expression!
March is an inspiring story about the Civil Rights Movement in America as told firsthand by Congressman John Lewis and adapted by Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. This important graphic novel comes signed by co-author Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell, and is available here.
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, starting off with a membership card and member exclusives featuring stunning art by acclaimed cartoonist Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi, Space Dumplings)!
Although comics have never been a bigger part of mainstream pop culture, challenges to comics and other books have been rapidly increasing over the last few years — and we expect even more challenges in 2016 if the trend continues. We need your help to continue the fight for the right to read!
Please help us continue to lead the fight to protect free expression in comics by becoming a member today! You’ll help us protect all of our rights now and in the year to come.
We have membership plans for donors in every budget, each with its own premiums and benefits, and all of them are tax-deductible. Of course, the number one benefit of membership is peace of mind. You’ll know that there’s someone at the other end of the phone when a reader’s freedom to read is attacked, a retailer gets busted, a graphic novel is challenged in libraries, an artist is brought up on charges — all for exercising their First Amendment rights! Become a member of CBLDF, and help preserve comics as a vital medium for this century!
Here’s How Your Donation Will Be Used:
CBLDF takes your support seriously, striving to make the most prudent and responsible use of contributions. Here’s a snapshot of how your donations are used to support our fight for the right to read:
Here’s what you get for joining CBLDF:
2016 Member — $100
The standard level for membership includes the CBLDF membership card, and an EXCLUSIVE MEMBER-ONLY t-shirt, featuring the art of Craig Thompson! This shirt is printed on organic cotton, available ONLY to Members. You will also receive a CBLDF button set and a CBLDF sticker set, which includes an assortment of high quality CBLDF stickers! Finally, you will get a CBLDF pocket sketchbook and a fully-embroidered CBLDF member patch, featuring the classic CBLDF member logo!
2016 Associate Member — $30
At this membership level, donors receive the CBLDF membership card, featuring artwork by Craig Thompson!
2016 Supporter Member — $50
CBLDF Supporter Members receive the CBLDF membership card and the CBLDF button set, CBLDF sticker set, and CBLDF member patch, as well as the CBLDF pocket sketchbook!
2016 Defender Member — $250
As a Defender Member, you will receive the awesome aluminum CBLDF water bottle and hardcover CBLDF Liberty Annual Volume 1!
YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE: The EXCLUSIVE MEMBER-ONLY t-shirt, CBLDF button set, CBLDF sticker set, CBLDF member patch and CBLDF pocket sketchbook!
2016 Protector Member — $500
As a Protector Member, you will receive an exclusive CBLDF embossed executive journal.
YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE: The EXCLUSIVE MEMBER-ONLY t-shirt, CBLDF button set, CBLDF sticker set, CBLDF member patch, CBLDF pocket sketchbook, CBLDF water bottle, and hardcover CBLDF Liberty Annual Volume 1!
2016 Champion Member — $1,000
As a Champion Member, you will receive recognition in CBLDF Liberty Annual 2016, as well as an exclusive CBLDF executive messenger bag.
YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE: The EXCLUSIVE MEMBER-ONLY t-shirt, CBLDF button set, CBLDF sticker set, CBLDF member patch, CBLDF pocket sketchbook, CBLDF water bottle, hardcover CBLDF Liberty Annual Volume 1, and CBLDF embossed executive journal!
2016 Guardian Member — $2,500
As a Guardian Member, you will receive all of the previous, as well as special recognition in select publications throughout 2016!
Membership also includes a member-exclusive rates (or complimentary at every membership level above Defender) for a subscription to the CBLDF Defender, a quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech! Each issue of CBLDF Defender will bring engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of current censorship news, and in-depth features that tell the story of the people fighting for the freedom to read!
Support CBLDF by donating today!