ComiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger has been added to the board of directors of the retailer and publisher free speech activist group, The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
“The CBLDF serves an essential function in the world of comics, manga, and graphic novels,” Steinberger said in a statement. “As a member of this community, I’m excited to take a larger role alongside the impressive group of Board Members to help promote and encourage the freedom and diversity of comics. It’s as important as ever to be vigilant.”
Steinberger joins CBLDF President Christina Merkler, Vice President Chris Powell, Treasurer Ted Adams, Secretary Dale Cendali, and at-large directors Jeff Abraham, Jennifer L. Holm, Reginald Hudlin, Katherine Keller, Paul Levitz, and Gene Luen Yang in protecting the First Amendment rights of those in the comics – and related – fields, in addition to developing educational efforts in service of the community at large.
Which these days seems to mostly involve stopping schools from banning Alison Bechdel‘s Fun Home. But there are always more besides…