Jeffrey Brown Creates 2019 CBLDF Member Art!

CBLDF is excited to announce that award-winning  cartoonist and longtime supporter Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader & Son, Clumsy, Lucy & Andy Neanderthal) has created this year’s CBLDF membership art! His design is featured on a slew of members-only gear, including: a membership card, rin ...

Watch Image Library LiveStreams Anytime

  Watch the Image Library Livestreams Anytime In 2018, Image Comics celebrated Banned Books Week with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and The Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table of the American Library Association by producing a week of Library Livestreams featuring creators Nick Dragotta (Ea ...

On the Front Lines of Free Expression: CBLDF Annual Report 2018

Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2018. Thanks to donors like you, CBLDF was at the forefront, protecting our community from an increasing tempo of challenges to comics and other expressive material. From providing legal aid and expertise to protecting access to valuable books, CB ...

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Announces Christina Merkler as New President 

August 30, 2018 – The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the industry’s voice for free speech advocacy and education, is proud to announce that Christina Merkler has been named President of the CBLDF by unanimous vote of its board of directors. Merkler is the co-founder of Discount Comic Book Ser ...

OUT TODAY: Panel Power, CBLDF’s New Resource for Parents, Educators, Librarians, and Retailers!

Inspire kids to become lifelong readers with Panel Power, a CBLDF resource that provides an introduction to comics and background on why they’re good for kids! You can find the issue at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and below! You can also get bundles for your store, scho ...

AVAILABLE NOW: She Changed Comics!

Women have been making comics since the beginning, but there was an important story that hadn’t been told: how women changed free expression in comics. CBLDF tells that story in She Changed Comics, out today around the country! Kickstarter orders are on their way, and CBLDF will have copies of t ...

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 at NCS Fest This Weekend!

May 17, 2019
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CBLDF at NCS Fest This Weekend!

The fun is starting at NCS Fest with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! All weekend, May 15 – 17, CBLDF will be in the Driftwood Room at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach hosting premium event signings! Come meet Charlie Adlard, The Hernandez Brothers, Joyce Farmer, Jeffrey Brown, and more! Check out the full schedule below…

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Celebrate Everyone’s Favorite Antihero Harley Quinn With These Signed Books To Benefit CBLDF!

May 16, 2019
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Celebrate Everyone’s Favorite Antihero Harley Quinn With These Signed Books To Benefit CBLDF!

CBLDF is proud to offer these amazing graphic novels that spotlight one of DC Comics most popular characters, Harley Quinn, signed by some legendary creators! Supporters have the chance to pick up Batman Adventures: Mad Love HC,  signed by Bruce Timm; Harley Quinn Vol 1 HC, signed by Terry Dodson & Harley Quinn:...

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Lawsuit Demands Fun Home Removed

May 15, 2019
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Lawsuit Demands Fun Home Removed

Almost a year after Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic was successfully retained in a New Jersey school district, a lawsuit has been brought against school district employees in Watchung Hills alleging if the graphic novel isn’t removed, “minors will suffer irreparable harm...

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Kids Pulled Out of School Over LGBTQIA Curriculum

May 14, 2019
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Kids Pulled Out of School Over LGBTQIA Curriculum

Parents pulled 650 children out of school in California for one day to protest the district’s decision to incorporate LGBTQIA history and social science into the elementary school curriculum. Rocklin Unified School District added the lessons to the K-5 curriculum in accordance with...

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CBLDF at NCS Fest May 17 – 19, Huntington Beach, California!

May 13, 2019
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CBLDF at NCS Fest May 17 – 19, Huntington Beach, California!

Get Ready to Meet Top Creators in Comics! Make sure you don’t miss a minute of the action at NCS Fest  this weekend, May 15 – 17, in Huntington Beach, California. NCS Fest is unlike any...

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Take CBLDF’s Comics in the Classroom Survey!

May 10, 2019
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Take CBLDF’s Comics in the Classroom Survey!

Teachers! Help CBLDF help you by taking our new Comics in the Classroom survey! Launching today, CBLDF’s new survey asks teachers to help us understand how they’re using comics in schools, and what new resources they would like to see...

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Florida Anti-Education Legislation Dead

May 9, 2019
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Florida Anti-Education Legislation Dead

The terrible slew of anti-education legislation that battered the Florida legislature in early 2019 is, by and large, dead in the water. The legislation was written by special interest group Florida Citizens Alliance, the group behind the successful law in 2017 that...

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New Books Signed By Jason Aaron, Tom King & Jen Bartel To Benefit CBLDF!

May 9, 2019
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New Books Signed By Jason Aaron, Tom King & Jen Bartel To Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF has great, brand-new comics, signed and available as rewards for your donations, including work by Jason Aaron, Tom King, Jen Bartel and John Layman!   Help Comic Book Legal Defense Fund fight on the front lines of free expression and score these new, signed graphic novels as a special thank you!...

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GA Judge Holds Up Student’s Right to Be Heard

May 8, 2019
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GA Judge Holds Up Student’s Right to Be Heard

The First Amendment rights of students continue to be a topic of litigation fifty years after the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District (you can read about ...

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New Game! Anime Censored in South Korea

May 7, 2019
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New Game! Anime Censored in South Korea

Popular anime show New Game is now being broadcast in South Korea, but not before the censors got their hands on it. And while anime censorship is not new or surprising, the ridiculousness of the situation with New Game has caused the censored images to go...

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Re-examine American Born Chinese Before CBLDF’s First Education Webinar with Gene Luen Yang!

May 6, 2019
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Re-examine American Born Chinese Before CBLDF’s First Education Webinar with Gene Luen Yang!

On May 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm PDT, educators and librarians are invited to join Gene Luen Yang, the National Book Award-nominated author of American Born Chinese, in a discussion of how comics help teach tolerance and understanding.  Yang will walk participants through such...

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Defend Comics with CBLDF on Free Comic Book Day!

May 3, 2019
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Defend Comics with CBLDF on Free Comic Book Day!

This Saturday, May 4th, people will gather at comic book shops around the world to celebrate Free Comic Book Day! Don’t forget to pick up CBLDF’s Defend Comics, with cover art by Derek Charm! This year’s comic has stories the whole family can enjoy...

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Retailing To Schools & Libraries: A CBLDF Retailer Webinar

May 3, 2019
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Retailing To Schools & Libraries: A CBLDF Retailer Webinar

On May 31, 2019 at 12:00 pm PDT, comic book retailers are invited to join Jennifer Haines, owner of The Dragon, to learn the secrets of selling comics to schools and libraries. ...

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#FreeMusaKart on World Press Freedom Day

May 2, 2019
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#FreeMusaKart on World Press Freedom Day

CBLDF’s partner organization in protecting free expression for comics artists, Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI) is greatly saddened to report that the internationally acclaimed cartoonist Musa Kart is again a prisoner this World Press Freedom Day. In November 2016 Musa Kart was one of a number of staff from the Cumhuriyet newspaper arrested without charge....

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CBLDF Kicks off New Webinar Series with Gene Luen Yang Leading Teaching Tolerance & Understanding

May 2, 2019
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CBLDF Kicks off New Webinar Series with Gene Luen Yang Leading Teaching Tolerance & Understanding

On May 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm PDT, educators and librarians are invited to join Gene Luen Yang, the National Book Award-nominated author of American Born Chinese, in a discussion of how comics help teach tolerance and understanding.    How can...

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