CBLDFNews Private Dave McKean Reception in Chicago, plus Exclusive Strangers in Paradise!

A Salute to International Multi-Media Visionary and Graphic Novel Innovator Dave McKean
Hosted by The Century Guild.  July 17th, 6-7 pm.

On July 17, The Century Guild is hosting an exclusive reception honoring visionary creator Dave McKean, and offering you the chance to meet with the master artist in an exclusive reception benefiting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!  Tickets for this special event are limited to 50 pieces and are available now for a $50 donation to the CBLDF at http://www.cbldf.com/A_Salute_to_Dave_McKEan_p/evt-mckeanevnt.htm
With your $50 donation, you will receive:

– Small limited edition print of Destiny, 11 x 11 inches, in an extremely limited edition of 50.  CBLDF exclusive!

– Copies of all three Nitrate and Kinogeists event posters (Nitrate and Kinogeists Weekend, Faust screening, Mirrormask screening)

– Admission to both night’s events

– Six outside items autographed

– Unlimited autographs for items bought at event.

There will be a wide selection of McKean art books present at retail price.

The Nitrate and Kinogeists weekend features an exhibition of paintings from Dave McKean’s Nitrate series, inspired by early cinema.

And as if that weren’t enough, a very special print- limited to a signed and numbered edition of ONE!

Destiny (Fritz Lang, 1921) is available as a high quality facsimile edition from Century Guild in extremely limited edition sizes of 22″ and 36″ square (editions of 90 and 5, respectively).

But for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a special printer’s proof, printed FULL SCALE to the painting at 44″ x 44″ will be signed and numbered 1 of 1 by Dave McKean.

This gorgeous rarity will be available at the CBLDF Auction at San Diego Comic Con, held on Saturday, July 25th.

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For updates on the Nitrate and Kinogeists weekend visit: http://centuryguild.wordpress.com

CBLDF Offers Strangers in Paradise Omnibus Lettered Edition

Abstract Studio and Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab have teamed up to create a strictly limited, lettered edition of the Strangers in Paradise Omnibus, a set that promises to be the rarest of all SiP collectibles, all to benefit the CBLDF! This item is available now (http://www.cbldf.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=GN-SIPOMNIBUSFRAG), concurrent with an eBay auction (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140331856798) to own letter A of Z with one of a kind Black Phoenix collectibles!

Limited to 26 copies, the SiP Omnibus Lettered Edition includes: One set of the strictly limited three-volume hardcover SiP Omnibus edition, an original drawing by Terry Moore, and a bottle of “Parker Lily,” a fragrance based on Terry Moore’s beloved epic created by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, and strictly limited to 26 bottles. All sets can be available for pick up at Comic-Con in San Diego, or will be mailed in the first week of August. Choose the option you prefer when you add this item to your cart.

If that weren’t enough, right now the Fund is offering the rarest SiP item of all on eBay — Letter A of this limited edition set, plus a bottle each of the two prototypes of Parker Lily! These prototype fragrances are the same ones sent to Terry Moore for approval and are a one of a kind offering! Bidding on this CBLDF exclusive is now open.

First published in 1993, Strangers in Paradise was created by Terry Moore. This long-running, mostly self-published series attracted graphic novel fans from all walks of life. Winner of multiple awards, including the Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series, the series concluded in 2007. The adventures of Francine, Katchoo, and their friends and enemies are continually popular, always in print, and have been translated into thirteen languages worldwide.

“We couldn’t be happier about supporting the CBLDF with this once in a lifetime offering,” SiP creator Terry Moore says. “We’re also honored to work with Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, who did an astonishing job capturing the spirit of SiP in the Parker Lily Fragrance. As a long-time supporter of the Fund and their ongoing fight for the comics community’s First Amendment rights, I’m thrilled to lend a hand!”