Category: Features

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…

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…

Catch CBLDF at New York Comic Con!

New York Comic Con will take over the Javits Center in New York City next week, October 6 through 9. ReedPop once again presents the largest pop culture convention on the East Coast. CBLDF will be in attendance offering the…

Flamer Sparks Police Investigation in Texas

Police temporarily removed the graphic novel Flamer by Mike Curato from a Katy ISD high school before the start of school this year. A criminal complaint alleging the district was providing material harmful to minors is what prompted the removal.  The initial…

CBLDF Welcome Party and Art Auction Return to San Diego

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund returns to Comic-Con San Diego this month with the CBLDF Comic-Con Welcome Party Thursday night and the CBLDF Art Auction Saturday night. These events will be in addition to nine CBLDF-sponsored panels. You’ll also be able to reach us…

Spinning in Llano: Citizens Go to Court

Spinning, the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel by Tillie Walden, is one of several books that prompted a federal lawsuit Monday. Citizens from Llano County, Texas, a county Northwest of Austin, have filed the suit against the county and several public…

CBLDF and NCAC Present — How to Fight Book Bans: Student Strategies

Join us on February 28, 2022 at 8:00 pm ET for an interactive strategy session to discuss the current attacks on books in schools and learn how you can defend the right to read in your community and beyond. Meet authors, free expression…

CBLDF Interviews Ian Rosenberg: Free Speech Handbook

Interim Director Jeff Trexler recently sat down for an interview with Ian Rosenberg, author of the book The Fight for Free Speech, and recently with co-creator Mike Cavallaro the graphic novel Free Speech Handbook. Below you’ll find the video interview plus a transcript from…