Now Is The Time To Support Free Speech!

I received the below from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, thought I’d pass it along.

Stand Up For Free Speech – Support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Exclusive Signed Peter Kuper Print Offered As Thank You For Donations!

This February, free speech goes on trial in Iowa.  That’s when Christopher Handley, a private collector of manga, will stand trial against government allegations that the comics in his collection are obscene.  Mr. Handley faces up to twenty years in Federal prison for the alleged possession of these comic books.  If convicted, a new precedent could be established that will make it easier to prosecute individuals for possession of art.  A conviction could also establish a profound chilling effect in comics and other creative art forms.  The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is fighting against the establishment of such an adverse precedent by aiding Handley’s defense.  As Special Consultant to  Handley’s counsel, the CBLDF is providing the First Amendment and manga expertise crucial to his defense.  Please help us fight this very important case, and bolster our resources to defend against future threats by making a contribution today.

To thank you for supporting our important work, we are offering a brand new signed print by Peter Kuper to everyone who contributes $25 or greater between now and Feb 8.  An internationally known illustrator, Peter Kuper’s work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, and Mad where he illustrates Spy v. Spy every month.  These prints will be signed at the New York Comic-Con and sent to our supporters immediately after the show.

Protecting Freedom of Expression is a never ending battle.  With your support, we can continue the fight.

Please contribute to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund today –

Landmark Obscenity Ruling Inspires Free Speech Benefit Fragrance

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Creates “Miller v. California” To Benefit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, a California based manufacturer of specialty fragrances, has announced the release of 413 U.S. 15/Miller Vs. California, a limited edition perfume to benefit the First Amendment legal work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!

Based on the landmark 1974 court ruling, Miller v. California is a playful scent designed to evoke both prurient and cultured senses.  The perfume oil contains aromas of leather, cognac, fig, ripe berry, and cream, and is stuffed into a plain brown paper bag.

Miller Vs. California continues BPAL’s work for the CBLDF, which began as a series of fragrances based upon the works of bestselling author Neil Gaiman.  Since establishing their line of Neil Gaiman fragrances in 2006 BPAL has contributed over $67,000 to the CBLDF.

413 U.S. 15/Miller Vs. California, will be available until March 13 and can be ordered from

Signed Alex Ross Obama Print & More On eBay This Week!

This week the CBLDF’s eBay offerings include Alex Ross’ iconic Obama image, as a limited print signed by the artist!  Plus: original art by Dave Johnson, Frank Miller’s file copy of Daredevil #181, a rare Neil Gaiman & Collen Doran collaboration, and more!  To bid, please visit