Retailer Resources

Resources For Comics Industry Businesses Impacted By Coronavirus 

The Coronavirus crisis impacts all of us. To help support the comics business community that makes our mission possible, we’ve assembled this clearinghouse resource for financial aid, training tools, and other information. We’re continuing to monitor the situation surrounding the outbreak and will provide updates . . . Read More

Support Your Local Comic Shop During COVID-19

Comic book retailers are the foundation of the comic book industry as we know it. Many comic book retailers are taking important steps to ensure that their shops are safe places for their customers. Where stores are closed, retailers are coming up with inventive ways to best serve their communities and get stories to the people that need them. Below is a list of CBLDF Retail Members who continue to serve their communities throughout this current crisis . . . Read More

What To Do During A Shutdown Order

Today California and Pennsylvania implemented a complete shutdown of activity for non-life-sustaining businesses, with the number of states under similar orders set to rise over the weekend, including Connecticut, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, and New York. This places enormous strain on everyone, and is a serious challenge for comic . . . Read More

Retailer Checklist For Temporary Store Closures

Mandatory shutdown orders are affecting retailers across the country. Here’s a brief checklist of some important steps you should take if you are required to temporarily close your shop to comply. . .  Read More

Remote Retailing: Sales Strategies For Stores Affected By A Shutdown

As statewide shutdown orders become more widespread, retailers forced to close their shops are faced with serious challenges in maintaining their businesses. Below are some sales and income generating strategies for retailers currently working remotely . . . Read More

Remote Retailing Webinar With CBLDF

The COVID-19 Crisis is causing massive disruptions to the way retail stores conduct business. With the need for social distancing and an influx of mandatory business shut-downs, retailers are now required to find innovative ways to continue operating outside of their usual physical spaces. Comic shops thrive thanks to the connections made . . . Read More

How To Apply For SBA Coronavirus Disaster Loans

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that businesses in all states and territories are eligible for Coronavirus Disaster Loan Assistance from the Federal Government. For comic book retailers and other comics industry businesses suffering interruptions because of the crisis, these low-interest loans are . . . Read More

How The CARES Act Helps Retailers, Creators & Other Comics Businesses

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act (CARES Act) will help comics industry businesses, employees, and creative professionals affected by the emergency manage their immediate financial needs. The rescue bill passed into law last week expands unemployment insurance coverage to include independent contractors and the self-employed. . . Read More


     CBLDF Retailer Tools

Since 1986, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has been assisting retailers in First Amendment related emergencies.  Here are just a few tools we’ve created to help retailers manage and practice free expression best practices.