#BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE Art Exhibit – Opening Reception, October 7th, 2015

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  • September 3, 2015



OK, on the “Next Appearance” page of this site we have been hyping the news of the creation of a new Art Gallery Event where Chip Kidd has hired a ton of Artists to create special “Batman: Black and White” book covers. The list of Artists is insane and we recommend you go check it out because we know that you will love most of them and it’s really worth seeing. The list includes about 88 pieces of art and you can see a lot of good examples there too.

The show is available for viewing on September 9th and runs until November 7th. But the important thing we wanted to share here is that the grand opening reception will be on October 7th and that’s just a day or two before New York Comic Con starts so it’s sure to be a grand event! There are going to be a ton of special guests and you will NOT want to miss out! For more information just CLICK HERE!

Remember,  Wednesday, October 7th…. be there!



#CBLDF DEFENDER Magazine News – Issue #2 in Stores Now!

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  • July 31, 2015

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CBLDF Defender is a free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the second issue is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation and, as always, you can get it for FREE right here at ChipKidd.Com!

This latest issue, Number Two, features a wonderful cover illustration by Michael Cho.

Each issue of the COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND Defender will bring engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of current censorship news, and in-depth features that tell the story of the people fighting for the freedom to read! In this issue: Cartoonists under fire around the world! The Fight for Summer Reading — who’s banning books and how you can fight back! Ten women who changed free expression in comics! Image Comics publisher Eric Stephenson speaks out on free speech, creativity, and Image Comics. All this, along with reports on the latest censorship battles raging across the United States!

Let’s take a look at the latest attacks on free speech and how CBLDF is working to fight censorship!






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  • July 24, 2015


Do you LOVE Comic Books and Graphic Novels? Do you HATE Censorship? Well, join the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund today!! This non-profit organization is helping to stamp out censorship in the comics industry! They have an online store with amazing products you can buy to help support them.

For more information about #CBLDF just CLICK HERE!


Oh yeah, here is the #CBLDF STORE, CLICK HERE for some totally kick ass T-Shirts!


NEIL GAIMAN Bonus Episode INTERVIEW at the CBLDF Podcast!

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  • June 25, 2015



Here is a very special episode of the CBLDF Podcast uploaded just for you! In this episode, they speak to author and CBLDF Advisory Board Co-Chair (as well as CBLDF Board of Directors Alumnus) Neil Gaiman!

Neil is one of the most popular authors working today, a ground-breaking graphic novelist, a humanitarian deeply involved in multiple charitable projects, and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals. He has been a tireless voice for free expression over the years, and is one of the most passionate voices in the literary world when it comes to fighting censorship.

The Interview contains such topics as: Charlie Hebdo, British censorship, libraries, icky speech, and much more!

In support of their ongoing educational 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 ears. The CBLDF podcast is made possible in part by a donation from The Gaiman Foundation and member support.

Listen to Radio Free Comix with the CBLDF Podcast, just CLICK HERE!



Love Comic Books & Hate Censorship? Join the #CBLDF Today!

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  • April 22, 2015


Comic Book Fans and readers of Graphic Novels know that there are times when these forms of art are under attack. Yes, censorship still exists for comics in 2015! The leading non-profit organization against this is the Comic Book legal Defense Fund. Also known as “CBLDF“.

We would also like to mention that this year’s new logo was drawn/created by the Cartoonist, Michael Cho. Here’s what he had to say, 

“I support the CBLDF because freedom of expression is a fundamental requirement for the creation of art. I take it for granted sometimes but, when I encounter examples of censorship, I am grateful for the organizations that stand in solidarity with artists against the forces that want to take that freedom away from us.”

One way you can join the fight and help protect these books are by joining the CBLDF. They have many different levels of membership and shown down below are just a few of the cool pieces of merchandise they offer members. Check out this T-Shirt and Coffee Mug! They’re cool but they also have other T-Shirts, Artist-Signed Books, Vinyl Stickers, Canvas Tote Bags, etc… So, PLEASE JOIN TODAY!

To show your support, just CLICK HERE!




Don’t Miss #CBLDF DEFENDER Magazine, in Stores TODAY!

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  • April 15, 2015



The COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND is proud to announce that CBLDF Defender, a new free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and you can always get it for free at CBLDF.org!

Each issue of CBLDF Defender will bring engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of current censorship news, and in-depth features that tell the story of the people fighting for the freedom to read! Neil Gaiman kicks off the first issue with an in-depth interview on his battles with censorship. We’re also taking you to the front lines, with news and analysis on the latest censorship battles raging in schools and libraries across the USA. Take a look at international cartoonist rights issues and the free speech fallout from the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Plus, a lively history of Bill Gaines, the U.S government, and the birth of the Comics Code!

Let’s take a look at the attack on reading and how CBLDF is working to fight censorship!


Download the PDF here. Interested parties may also subscribe directly, by mail, here.

CBLDF Defender is made possible with the support of The Gaiman Foundation and CBLDF’s Corporate Members — ABRAMS, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, BOOM! Studios, comiXology, DCBS, Diamond Comic Distributors, Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, Graphitti Designs, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Half Price Books, Random House, ReedPop, TFAW.com, Scholastic, SPX, and Valiant — and members like you. Thank you!


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