Category: Press Releases

Tonight is the Night

San Diego, July 23 — Tonight is the night. The CBLDF Art Auction will be returning to the Hilton Bayfront in Sapphire AB tonight Saturday, July 23, from 8pm–10pm! Check-in for auction paddles will begin at 7:30. All of the…

Update: CBLDF Saturday Auction at Hilton

San Diego, July 22 — The CBLDF Art Auction receives a second printing! The Hilton Bayfront, our original venue, and the workers at Unite Here Local 30 have announced a contract agreement, so the CBLDF Art Auction will be returning…

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…

CBLDF Joins Initiative Unite Against Book Bans

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund joined the American Library Association’s initiative Unite Against Book Bans. The national campaign that “empowers readers everywhere to push back against censorship” consists of over twenty-five separate groups. These national organizations include “advocacy groups, education…

Gender Queer Tops Most Challenged Book List of 2021

This morning, as part of National Library Week, American Library Association released their Top Ten Challenged Books of 2021. Each year, ALA compiles the report and list from information gathered from library staff across the country year-round. Schools, universities, and…

Join CBLDF for Editorial Cartooning: A Workshop for Students

Unmute yourself with cartoons! Join Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and award-winning editorial cartoonists Ruben Bolling, Clay Jones, and Shannon Wheeler for “Editorial Cartooning: A Workshop for Students” on February 23, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PST. The artists will describe…

CBLDF Book Challenge Roundup

As projected, these first two months of 2022 have proven to be busy as book challenges continue. We have been working to stop censorship both publicly and privately. Last month, Maus made national news when a Tennessee school district removed it from…

CBLDF Joins NCAC Statement to Stand Against Censorship in Schools

Three piles stacks of books with smoke rising in the background. It reads The Attack On Books In Schools

NCAC (National Coalition Against Censorship) released a statement today signed by CBLDF and over 600 other organizations, publishers, bookstores, and individuals. The statement condemns the organized attacks occurring across the United States that have targeted books in schools by or…

CBLDF at Comic-Con Special Edition

San DIego Comic-Con Logo with a red banner that says Special Edition.

Comic-Con Special Edition arrives in San Diego next week, and CBLDF is excited to be there in person! Stop by Booth #2227 to say hello, to pick up free resources, and to get the latest on CBLDF’s work from coalition director Betsy…

Comics Challenges Return

It’s happening again. In recent months the CBLDF has received multiple reports of graphic novel challenges at public schools and libraries: Attacks on Maia Kobabe’s Gender Queer have gone viral in social media and school board meetings across the U.S., from a…