CBLDF News NYC Member Appreciation Party & Conversational Comics Kick Off Summer!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a great organization to support and be a part of.  Here’s their latest email of events sent to those on their list.

June 24: NYC Member Appreciation Party

Kick off the season with your fellow CBLDF Members at the Fund’s Summer Member Appreciation Party on Wednesday June 24 at the Village Pourhouse from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.  The party is sponsored by New York Comic Con and ClickLinksForFreeDrinks.com, bringing you a free open bar of well drinks & Bud Light from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.

All attendees will also be entered into a raffle to win a pair of tickets to the Toxic Avenger Musical  Show your CBLDF Member Card and get in free!  $10 for non-members!

What: CBLDF Summer Member Appreciation Party
When: June 24, 6 PM to 9 PM
Where:  Village Pourhouse, 64 3rd Ave. at 11th St., NYC
Why: A big CBLDF thank you to our members!
How Much: Free for CBLDF Members, $10 for non-members or sign up at the door
Sponsored by: New York Comic Con and ClickLinksforFree Drinks.com

June 27: CBLDF Launches “Conversational Comics,” a Summer Speaker Series at Union Pool

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund proudly presents Conversational Comics: a new summer speaker series taking place on three separate Saturday afternoons at Union Pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Please join us for lively panel discussions with artists currently changing the face of comics, all moderated by comics critic Bill Kartalopoulos. Then stick around to get a book signed, hit the taco truck, and sip a summer drink with our featured cartoonists.

All events take place at 2:00 pm in the back room at Union Pool. Union Pool is located at 484 Union Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211, one block from the Lorimer-Metropolitan G and L stop.

June 27 @ 2:00 pm

Autobiography: My Life in Comics

David Heatley (My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down, Kramers Ergot), Lauren Weinstein (Girl Stories, The Goddess of War) and Julia Wertz (Fart Party) will discuss the process, pleasures, and problems of making comics based on their own personal lives and observations.

July 11 @ 2:00 pm

Telling Stories: Fiction in Comics

Jessica Abel (Artbabe, La Perdida), Jason Little (Shutterbug Follies) and Matthew Thurber (1-800-Mice, Kramers Ergot) will talk about the nature of narrative and fiction in comics. We’ll consider forms of storytelling that comics can adapt, and others that comics can generate.

August 15 @ 2:00 pm

Lines on Paper: Drawing and Cartooning<

Austin English (Windy Corner, Christina and Charles), Lisa Hanawalt (Stay Away From Other People, I Want You), and Dash Shaw (Bottomless Belly Button, Bodyworld) will discuss the relationship between image-making and drawing for comics. How do pictures work differently in comics than they do on gallery walls?

Suggested donation for each event is $5. All proceeds go to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Bill Kartalopoulos teaches classes about comics and illustration at Parsons. He is a Contributing Editor at Print Magazine, where he frequently writes about comics.

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund was founded in 1986 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of First Amendment rights for members of the comics community. For additional information, donations, and other inquiries please visit www.cbldf.org