Author: Jeff Trexler

CBLDF Theater Talkback in Chicago this Friday

A new play at the City Lit Theater in Chicago, The Innocence of Seduction, runs through this weekend, October 6-8. Illustrated by a drawing of a child reading comics at a 1950s newsstand.

In the Chicago area and interested in the past, present, and future of comics censorship? A new play on the 1950s comics scare, The Innocence of Seduction, is about to have its final weekend of performances at the City Lit…

Good News: Court to Issue Injunction vs. Texas Book Rating Law

On August 31, Judge Alan Albright of the U.S. District Court in Austin, Texas, stated that he plans to issue a preliminary injunction in  Book People et al. v. Wong, in which the CBLDF joined bookstores and other free speech groups…

Texas HB900 Lawsuit Update

A screenshot of the case header for Book People, Inc., v. Wong in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Last Friday, August 18, the U.S. District Court in Austin, Texas conducted the first hearing in  Book People et al. v. Wong, in which the CBLDF joined bookstores and other free speech groups to challenge the constitutionality of the state’s new…

After San Diego

The King of Rock Daryl "DMC" McDaniel and CBLDF Interim Director Jeff Trexler at the CBLDF party

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who made this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego so memorable! Our amazing booth volunteers from SDSU, USD Law School, and beyond; the dedicated team at Oni and their generous sponsorship of the annual…

Tonight: CBLDF Comic-Con Welcome Party and Silent Auction!

We look forward to seeing you at tonight’s annual Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Comic-Con Welcome Party and Silent Auction, sponsored by Oni Press! Location: Terrace Under the Stars (3d floor), Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Ave, San DiegoDate and time:…

ADA Q&A: Accessibility Lawsuits & Comics Websites

Lawsuits aimed at websites over accessibility design have hit the comics industry. How can comics retailers, publishers, and creators bring their websites into compliance with current accessibility standards? To what extent does the Americans with Disabilities Act apply to websites? And…

CBLDF Comments on Maus Censorship

What does the removal of Art Spiegelman’s Maus from the eighth-grade public school curriculum in McMinn County, Tennessee, mean for the future of comic arts censorship? How should concerned members of the comics community respond? The following are excerpts from…

Mission: What’s Possible

Image of giant head examining frightened person through large magnifying glass - cover of Mysteries of Unexplored Worlds #3, cover art by Steve Ditko

What is the mission of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund? At first glance, the answer to this question seems to be obvious. After all, it’s right there in the name – legal protection for the comics industry, with no…

A Personal Note from Jeff Trexler

Thank you to everyone for the welcoming words and heartfelt comments following yesterday’s announcement. They were a powerful reminder that even more than superheroes the most important legacy of comic books is the comics community.  I’ll have a lot more…