The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund was officially incorporated as a non-profit charitable organization in January of 1990 from the money left over from donations raised to defend Friendly Frank's arrest for selling "obscene comics" in Lansing, IL in 1986.
The CBLDF exists to fight censorship and defend the first amendment rights of comic book professionals and readers throughout the United States. In the past five years, the CBLDF has raised over $200,000 to pay expenses related to defending freedom of speech and expression, and the battle continues. As new waves of conservatism flood the publishing industry and the country, the CBLDF continues to raise the money and awareness needed to fight the censors every step of the way.
The CBLDF's guiding principle is that comics should be accorded the same constitutional rights as literature, film, or any other form of expression. Visit us at: