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Help CBLDF Have Its Day in Court

Mark your calendars and support Comic Book Legal Defense Fund this Giving Tuesday! This past year we have seen a dramatic increase in challenges and bans on graphic novels in schools and libraries. Looking at the numbers so far this…

UPDATE: Still Spinning in Llano

As we covered last April, citizens from Llano County, Texas, filed suit against the county and several public servants for breach of their First and Fourteenth amendment rights. In December of 2021 the Llano County Library System closed all three…

WATCH NOW! The Censorship of LGBTQ+ Comic Books with Maia Kobabe and Mike Curato

As members of the Banned Books Week Coalition, CBLDF had the opportunity to co-moderate the event “The Censorship of LGBTQ+ Comic Books with Maia Kobabe and Mike Curato.” CBLDF’s Jordan Smith and PFLAG’s Greg Rokisky sat down with frequently challenged…

LAST CHANCE! Support CBLDF with “The Bleeding Heart of Heavy Metal Vol. 1”

Don’t miss your chance to experience The Bleeding Heart of Heavy Metal Vol. 1 and support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Heavy Metal and Humble Bundle have joined forces to bring together a unique collection of Heavy Metal history spanning forty-five years, but the offer ends…

Utah HB 374 and the Book Challenge Landslide

We are only three months into the school year, and Utah has already been hit hard with book challenges in their public schools and libraries. It is no surprise that graphic novels like Fun Home, Flamer, and Gender Queer are among those being challenged…

WATCH NOW! Banned Books, Comic Books, Libraries and You!

During Banned Books Week, CBLDF participated in the event “Banned Books, Comic Books, Libraries, and YOU.” CBLDF’s digital editor Jordan Smith sat down with Miranda Doyle, a district teacher and librarian in Lake Oswego, to discuss book bans and our libraries. Drea Douglas, the learning coordinator…

WATCH NOW! Gender Queer in Virginia Beach: A Case Study

Libby holding a CBLDF flag. Comic text next to her reads Gender QUeer in Virginia Beach: A Case Study with Jeff Trexler and STeven Emmert.

Watch CBLDF’s behind-the-scenes video on their recent victory in Virginia Beach defending Maia Kobabe’s graphic novel Gender Queer: A Memoir from an obscenity charge. CBLDF digital editor Jordan Smith sat down with Kobabe’s co-counsel Steven Emmert and CBLDF’s Jeff Trexler…

Adding Flamer to Your Library or Classroom Collection

Flamer is an award-winning graphic novel that tells the story of Aiden Navarro “as he navigates friendships, deals with bullies, and spends time with Elias (a boy he can’t stop thinking about), he finds himself on a path of self-discovery and…

JUST ANNOUNCED! Support CBLDF with The Bleeding Heart of Heavy Metal Vol. 1 Humble Comics Bundle

Support Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and receive The Bleeding Heart of Heavy Metal Vol 1! Read the full press release below: Los Angeles, CA – Heavy Metal, ​​the premier storyteller of cutting edge science fiction, fantasy and horror content, is thrilled…