CBLDF Presents: Liberty Softcover Now Available!

The CBLDF Presents: Liberty softcover is now available on our online store! Support our mission to protect the First Amendment by ordering a copy of this captivating compilation, featuring cover artwork by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Fell, Wormwood)! If you’re looking for something a ...

Now Available: CBLDF Defender #6!

CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the sixth issue is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender brings en ...

Banned Books Week Spotlights Diversity in 2016

Why are so many diverse books banned? The 2016 celebration of Banned Books Week will examine this important question as part of its thematic focus on diversity, the event’s national coalition announced today. Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will run from Septe ...

CBLDF Announces 2016 Membership Incentives, Featuring Art by CRAIG THOMPSON!

CBLDF's work defending the right to read is more important than ever. But we can’t do it without your support! When you join CBLDF in 2016, we’ll thank you with the best incentives in the free speech community, including member exclusives with stunning art by acclaimed cartoonist Craig Thompson!

Leading the Fight for Free Expression: CBLDF Annual Report 2015

Although comics have never been a bigger part of  mainstream pop culture, they sustained more censorship attacks in 2015 than at any other time this century. CBLDF was on the case, fighting back by providing expert support to keep comics available for everyone! CBLDF is at the forefront of defendin ...

Radio Free Comix: The CBLDF Podcast

In support of our ongoing education work, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is now part of the audio-sphere! A mix of interviews, discussions about current Free Speech events, convention panels recordings, and archival materials, the CBLDF Podcast will be a monthly event, from our keyboards to your ...

CBLDF Protects The First Amendment!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics medium. Our work takes us into courtrooms, classrooms, conventions and libraries all over the United States where we provide legal aid, education, and advocacy to protect th ...

CBLDF and Partners Defend Myracle Books in Nassau County

August 30, 2016
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CBLDF and Partners Defend Myracle Books in Nassau County

After two parents in Nassau County, Florida, launched a media crusade against a popular series of books by YA author Lauren Myracle, CBLDF and other partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project last week sent a...

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CRNI Courage Award Goes to Refugee Cartoonist in Australian Detention Center

August 29, 2016
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CRNI Courage Award Goes to Refugee Cartoonist in Australian Detention Center

The 2016 Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award from Cartoonists Rights Network International will go to an Iranian refugee cartoonist who goes by the name Eaten Fish, the advocacy group announced on Friday. Eaten Fish is currently...

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Minnesota Public Radio Challenges Adults to Read Controversial YA Books

August 29, 2016
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Minnesota Public Radio Challenges Adults to Read Controversial YA Books

Minnesota Public Radio is challenging adult readers to set aside preconceived notions of YA literature and to pick up some of today’s most critically acclaimed — and even controversial — books for teen audiences. From This One Summer, an award-winning graphic novel that has been challenged or banned in multiple states, to Eleanor & Park, a story...

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Pediatric Association Issues Unrealistic Guidelines on “Virtual Violence”

August 26, 2016
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Pediatric Association Issues Unrealistic Guidelines on “Virtual Violence”

The American Academy of Pediatrics last month issued a new policy statement on “virtual violence” in TV, movies, and video games. Despite the absence of any clear link between violent media and real-world aggressive behavior in young people, the...

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Nigerian Women Fight Back Against Oppression with Romance Novels

August 26, 2016
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Nigerian Women Fight Back Against Oppression with Romance Novels

A new, unconventional literary movement is taking hold in Nigeria in the form of romance novels. Called “love literature,” dozens of women are printing and even hand-writing thousands of novellas with the intent of speaking out against and challenging certain social and Muslim traditions while, though education, empowering others to stand up and take ownership...

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Sandman: Overture Wins Hugo! Get It & Other Signed Mind-Benders to Benefit CBLDF!

August 25, 2016
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Sandman: Overture Wins Hugo! Get It & Other Signed Mind-Benders to Benefit CBLDF!

CBLDF congratulates Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III, who received the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story for their work on Sandman: Overture! Neil is one of CBLDF’s champions, and you can join his support of our work by making a donation for a signed copy of Sandman: Overture, or one of his many other amazing books in the CBLDF...

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Chief Censor Talks About the Evolution of Censorship in New Zealand

August 25, 2016
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From the initially successful and then rescinded ban of the award-winning coming of age novel Into the River in 2015, an 18+ rating on Alan Moore’s Lost Girls in 2014, or the seizure of the classic 1970s book Bloody Mama in 2011, New Zealand’s Office of Film & Literature Classification has come under global...

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Gene Luen Yang: Diverse Books Break Down Barriers

August 25, 2016
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Gene Luen Yang: Diverse Books Break Down Barriers

In his current term as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, American Born Chinese and Boxers/Saints creator Gene Luen Yang has chosen a theme of “Reading Without Walls.” During his two-year ambassadorship, Yang is encouraging readers at the schools and libraries he visits to read books by and about people whose experience is...

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Looking Back at a 1980s Anti-Comics and RPG Crusader’s Campaign

August 24, 2016
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Looking Back at a 1980s Anti-Comics and RPG Crusader’s Campaign

Former psychiatrist and founding member of the National Coalition on TV Violence, Thomas Radecki, may have famously led a nationwide battle against violence in comics and RPGs in the 1980s as a means to protect America’s youth, but a Clarion, Pennsylvania court recently sentenced Radecki to 11 to 22 years in prison for overprescribing anti-addiction...

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New Zealand Newspaper Shocked to Find Adult Comic in Adult Section of Library

August 23, 2016
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New Zealand Newspaper Shocked to Find Adult Comic in Adult Section of Library

A New Zealand newspaper seems to be looking for controversy where there is none, suggesting in a recent article that Brandon Graham’s erotic comic Perverts of the Unknown may be inappropriate for...

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ACLU Settles Lawsuit for TN Student Barred from Wearing “Gay” Shirt

August 22, 2016
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ACLU Settles Lawsuit for TN Student Barred from Wearing “Gay” Shirt

With help from the state chapter of the ACLU, students in Giles County, Tennessee have won the right to wear clothing with pro-LGBT images or symbols in public schools. Rebecca...

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RETAILERS: CBLDF Defender #7, Featuring BRIAN STELFREEZE, FOCs Monday!

August 19, 2016
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RETAILERS: CBLDF Defender #7, Featuring BRIAN STELFREEZE, FOCs Monday!

Black Panther Protects Free Speech! CBLDF talks to Brian Stelfreeze and more in the latest issue of CBLDF Defender, out September 14, 2016. Retailers, FOC is Monday 8/22 (JUN161362), so now’s the time to stock up on this issue! Get a behind the scenes look at Marvel’s hit reincarnation of Black Panther with...

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Back to School with Comics: Resources for Educators and Librarians

August 19, 2016
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Back to School with Comics: Resources for Educators and Librarians

As educators and librarians gear up for a new school year, we’re taking the opportunity to highlight our free resources designed to help students — and everyone else — love and appreciate comics! Comics Connector CBLDF’s Comics Connector is a directory resource that connects educators and librarians with...

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Signed Sandman, Paper Girls, Preacher, iZombie, & More Benefit CBLDF!

August 19, 2016
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Signed Sandman, Paper Girls, Preacher, iZombie, & More Benefit CBLDF!

Support CBLDF and get autographed books from creators including Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Sergio Aragones, Brian K. Vaughan, and many more! Help us fight censorship while enjoying the last weeks of summer with some great comics reading!

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Turkish Cartoonist Arrested Along With Newspaper Colleagues

August 18, 2016
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Turkish Cartoonist Arrested Along With Newspaper Colleagues

Turkish-born cartoonist Dogan Güzel has been arrested in Istanbul along with more than 20 colleagues from the Kurdish newspaper Özgür Gündem, which has also been shut down by government...

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