Now Available: CBLDF Defender #8!

CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the seventh 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 ...

Inspiring Justice: CBLDF Annual Report 2016

CBLDF’s commitment to defending free expression is unwavering. In 2016, our extraordinary legal team protected retailers and artists, while also aiding librarians, educators, and readers who needed our assistance. Beyond fighting First Amendment emergencies, CBLDF works to prevent censorship from ...

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 ...

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 ...

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!

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 ...

Signed Books by Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, Jock, and More Now Available!

January 20, 2017
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Signed Books by Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, Jock, and More Now Available!

Don’t miss out on our exciting new donation premiums and old favorites signed by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, Jock, Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz, and Jeff Lemire!  New books to reward your donation to CBLDF include Locke & Key Master Edition Volume One signed by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, The Fireman signed by...

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Lee v. Tam

January 20, 2017
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Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Lee v. Tam

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case Lee v. Tam this week, with most justices who spoke evincing at least some skepticism of the federal government’s argument that it may deny trademarks deemed to be “disparaging.” CBLDF last month ...

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CBLDF Joins Condemnation of U.S. Capitol Painting Removal

January 20, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Condemnation of U.S. Capitol Painting Removal

CBLDF has joined a coalition led by the National Coalition Against Censorship to condemn the removal of a student’s painting from an exhibit in the U.S. Capitol. “At a time of nationwide concerns about the future of our free speech protections, this decision is...

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Banned Books Offer Twice the Educational Opportunity

January 20, 2017
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Banned Books Offer Twice the Educational Opportunity

In a recent article, The New York Times contributor Perri Klass notes that introducing banned books into children’s reading time can provide two valuable learning opportunities: the opportunity to discuss the content of the books themselves and a broader discussion about why that content might be perceived as controversial. Klass included some recommended banned reading in…

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March Book 3 Wins Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature

January 19, 2017
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marchbook3

This week marks another milestone in the March trilogy by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell as March Book Three took home the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature. Announced by the non-profit organization We Need Diverse Books, the award — also known simply as “The Walter” — is given to works that...

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Student’s Painting Officially Removed from U.S. Capitol Display

January 18, 2017
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Student’s Painting Officially Removed from U.S. Capitol Display

After an official ruling from the Architect of the Capitol, a high school student’s painting that depicts police officers with animal heads has been definitively removed from its spot alongside other art contest winners in an office...

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New Comic Series Tackles the United States’ State of Emergency

January 18, 2017
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State of Emergency

From issues of identity to politics, a new series by Illustrated PEN, entitled State of Emergency, captures the current concerns under the new administration and promotes free speech through cartoons. As the website notes, “the Illustrated PEN aspires to be at the intersection of literature, journalism, and visual storytelling, where images and words come together in...

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Grateful Author Praises Librarian’s Defense of Weenies Series

January 17, 2017
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Grateful Author Praises Librarian’s Defense of Weenies Series

A Kansas middle school teacher’s overactive imagination nearly led to a local ban on a whole series of children’s short story books featuring anthropomorphic hot dogs on the covers, as reported by a Pennsylvania newspaper...

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Celebrate MLK and the Civil Rights Movement with Comics

January 16, 2017
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Celebrate MLK and the Civil Rights Movement with Comics

As we recognize Martin Luther King, Jr., and celebrate his legacy today, one way we can explore his contributions to civil rights is by reading comics. Whether you’re a comics fan looking for a way to learn more about Dr. King or a teacher looking for books to use in your classroom, there are graphic novels that...

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New Signed Brian K. Vaughan, Rick Remender Books and More Benefit CBLDF!

January 13, 2017
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New Signed Brian K. Vaughan, Rick Remender Books and More Benefit CBLDF!

This week we have some great signed books and merchandise newly available and back in stock to reward your donations to CBLDF, including work by Brian K. Vaughan, Rick Remender, Mike and Laura Allred, and more! New books include We Stand on Guard signed by Brian K. Vaughan, Winter Soldier: Bitter March  and ...

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Francoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman RESIST!

January 13, 2017
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Francoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman RESIST!

The November election and the events leading up to it left many with the desire to express themselves about the result. Among them were Francoise Mouly (The New Yorker) and Nadja Spiegelman (I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This), who have partnered with Gabe Fowler to...

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Speaker Paul Ryan Wants Student’s Painting Removed from Capitol

January 13, 2017
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Speaker Paul Ryan Wants Student’s Painting Removed from Capitol

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has jumped into the fray over a high school student’s painting that currently hangs in an office corridor of the U.S. Capitol complex and depicts police officers with animal heads. Ryan this week sent a letter to the Architect...

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CBLDF Joins Protest of Overly Broad NH Parental Notification Bill

January 13, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Protest of Overly Broad NH Parental Notification Bill

CBLDF has join a coalition led by the National Coalition Against Censorship to protest H.B. 103, a New Hampshire bill that would require school districts to provide two weeks’ advance parental notice about “curriculum course material used for instruction of human sexuality or human sexual education.” The bill...

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Join Scholastic Creators for Teach Graphix Week!

January 12, 2017
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Join Scholastic Creators for Teach Graphix Week!

During the last week in January, Scholastic’s Graphix imprint will celebrate comics in the classroom with Teach Graphix Week! Educators and their students will have the opportunity to connect live with Graphix creators in group Skype sessions, plus ...

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Nat Hentoff: Remembering a First Amendment Absolutist

January 12, 2017
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Nat Hentoff: Remembering a First Amendment Absolutist

Writer, jazz critic, and First Amendment advocate Nat Hentoff passed away on Saturday, January 7, at the age of 91. A passionate and sometimes combative champion of civil liberties, Hentoff’s contributions as a political commentator and a jazz critic were commemorated by outlets around the country. Hentoff was a long-time...

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