David Steinberger is Elected to the Board of Directors of the CBLDF


David Steinberger has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF). Steinberger is the co-founder and CEO of comiXology, an Amazon Company. Steinberger will serve alongside other current officers: President Christina Merkler; Vice President Chris Powell; Treasurer Ted Adams; and Secretary Dale Cendali. CBLDF’s at-large directors are Jeff Abraham, Jennifer L. Holm, Reginald Hudlin, Katherine Keller, Paul Levitz, and Gene Luen Yang. CBLDF’s Board of Directors oversees CBLDF’s mission protecting, preserving, and promoting the freedom to read comics.

For more than thirty years, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has protected the First Amendment rights of comics field and developed powerful education efforts in the service of the community. CBLDF has supported a wide range of cases in 2019, including successfully protecting the graphic novel Fun Home in New Jersey and providing legal support to retailers, educators, and creators. The organization’s resources support understanding and protection of First Amendment rights, most recently with Be Heard!, a comic book for students to help them understand their protest rights and the upcoming retailer handbook Selling Comics.