CBLDF News CBLDF Launches Amazing Holiday Art Auctions!

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The Spirit of Giving: Original Art for the Holidays!

The CBLDF has reached deep into our vault of incredible original art to bring the best gifts for the comic fan and original art collector in your life in The Spirit of Giving: CBLDF Holiday Auction! A tremendous array of work is available now ranging from pieces by legendary superstars such as Neal Adams, Walt Simonson, and Matt Wagner to some of the hottest talents working today, including Francis Manapul, Amanda Conner, Chris Burnham, and more!

The Spirit of Giving: CBLDF Holiday Auction is designed to make shopping easy for anyone looking for comic art for gifts or otherwise. Items range from small sketches to published pages, from pencil roughs to fully painted and lettered sketches. With the wide variety of styles and subjects in this auction set, comic fans and collectors will certainly find an amazing piece of original art that is perfect for them! This is a great way to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund this holiday season and come away with an incredible piece of art! Check out the auction here.

This auction extends the CBLDF’s The Spirit of Giving holiday gift drive which runs until December 16.  The CBLDF also has a wide array of terrific signed prints and books, as well as t-shirts and fragrances available in our Holiday Gift Guide to help you complete your holiday giving, and support our important work.  When you support the CBLDF during this campaign, The Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation will make a contribution of $1 for every donation and gift order placed on CBLDF’s website. In addition, they will contribute $5 for each new, renewing, or gift membership made from now until December 31!

Fight censorship this holiday season.  Get the best gifts when you support the CBLDF and experience The Spirit of Giving!

The Spirit of Giving: CBLDF’s Holiday Gift Guide

You can still support CBLDF, and get into The Spirit of Giving this holiday season! The Fund is still offering dozens of signed graphic novels, prints and art from the medium’s greatest creators.  Join us as we highlight just a few items available today in CBLDF’s Holiday Gift Guide!

When you support CBLDF’s The Spirit of Giving drive between now and December 16, The Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation will make a contribution of $1 for every donation and gift order placed on CBLDF’s website. In addition, they will contribute $5 for each new, renewing, or gift membership made from now until December 31!

CBLDF has signed and exclusive premiums that will please any loved one:

For the serious collector:

CBLDF Grab Bag: Donated by Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find in Charlotte, North Carolina, these grab bags contain a vast array of rare comics from the silver, bronze, and modern age! http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/cbldf-grab-bag

Habibi First Edition by Craig Thompson: These exclusive editions were first available at the Small Press Expo in 2011, and come with a beautiful letterpress bookplate, designed by Mr. Thompson from the now sold out First Printing. http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/habibi-by-craig-thompson-spx-exclusive-edition

Sin City: Around the World: This set of all seven Sin City volumes showcases the many ways this series has been translated and produced on a worldwide scale. http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/sin-city-around-the-world

The Transmetropolitan slipcase: In celebration of Transmetropolitan, the Eisner-nominated comics series from writer Warren Ellis and artist Darick Robertson, this art book features all new illustrations from the top talents in comics. http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/the-transmetropolitan-art-book-limited-slipcase-edition

The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot set: The classic series from writer Frank Miller and master illustrator Geoff Darrow, in one easy set! Two oversized issues, signed by longtime supporter Frank Miller! http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/the-big-guy-and-rusty-the-boy-robot-signed-2-comic-set

Starman Omnibus, Vol 1: The classic super-hero series Starman is re-presented in high quality format by James Robinson (Batman: Face the Face) and Tony Harris (Ex Machina). Signed by CBLDF supporter Tony Harris! http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/starman-omnibus-hc-vol-1-signed-by-tony-harris

Tickle your comic fan’s funny bone:

Mark Twain’s Autobiography, 1910 – 2010 by Michael Kupperman: Created by humorist and cartoonist Michael Kupperman (Tales Designed to Thrizzle), this mix of illustrated writing and comics follows Twain as he navigates the Twentieth Century and makes his way into the Twenty-First. http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/mark-twains-autobiography-1910-2010-signed-by-michael-kupperman

Schulz’s Youth by Charles M. Schulz: Donated to the CBLDF by About Comics, Schulz’s Youth features some of legendary cartoonist Charles Schulz’s early non-Peanuts work.

For fans of suspense:

Joker by Brian Azzarello & Lee Bermejo: In this all-new, hardcover original graphic novel, writer Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets) and artist Lee Bermejo (Hellblazer) show an even darker and more disturbing side to the most dangerous man in Gotham. Signed by the creators! http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/joker-hardcover-signed-by-brain-azzarello-lee-bermejo

The Marquis: Danse Macabre by Guy Davis: This hardcover edition is out-of-print and difficult to find. Signed by BPRD superstar Guy Davis, this is an excellent addition to the shelves of any horror fan. http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/the-marquis-danse-macabre-hardcover-signed-by-guy-davis

Comics for thinkers:

Echo: The Complete Edition by Terry Moore: This hardcover collection of Terry Moore’s foray into superhuman abilities is signed by the creator! http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/echo-complete-edition-hardcover-signed-by-terry-moore

Masterpiece Comics by R. Sikoryak: Sikoryak’s parodies remind us of the sensational excesses of the canon, or, if you prefer, of the economical expressiveness of classic comics from Batman to Garfield. His drawings have appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as well as in The New Yorker, The Onion, Mad, and Nickelodeon Magazine. Signed and sketched by the author! http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/masterpiece-comics-signed-by-r-sikoryak

Omega: The Unknown by Jonathan Lethem and Farel Dalrymple: This hardcover is signed by both Lethem and Dalrymple, and is a must have for Gerber, Omega, and Lethem fans alike. http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/omega-the-unknown-signed-by-jonmathan-lethem-and-farel-dalrymple

Sandman: Dream Country by Neil Gaiman & Various: A perfect introduction to the Sandman mythos, this self-contained short story collection features the World Fantasy Award winning story A Midsummer’s Night Dream – the first time a comic book was given that honor. Signed by Neil Gaiman! http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/sandman-vol-3-signed-by-neil-gaiman

Transhuman by Jonathan Hickman: Transhuman is an irreverent view of the origin of a new technology, the starting of rival companies, the piles of cash made from taking them public, and the marketing wars that end with one company dominating the other. Signed by CBLDF supporter Jonathan Hickman! http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/transhuman-signed-by-jonathan-hickman

For Free Speech Mavens:

CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011: CBLDF’s annual anthology, featuring incredible covers by Matt Wagner (Grendel), John Cassaday (Planetary), and Frank Quitely (All-Star Superman) and collecting stories from the superstars of comics! http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/liberty-annual-2011

CBLDF Liberty Trading Cards booster box: Each box contains 24 packs of the CBLDF Liberty Trading Cards, showcasing some of the historic legal battles comic books have had to overcome. Each pack contains five cards, with randomly inserted autograph and sketch cards! http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/liberty-trading-cards-booster-box-randomly-inserted-sketch-and-autograph-cards-1

For the kids:

Bake Sale by Sara Varon: Bake Sale is a story for anyone who’s ever looked for an easy answer to life’s intractable difficulties. It’s also a cookbook! http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/bake-sale-signed-by-sara-varon

Smile by Raina Telgemeier: This coming-of-age true story is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever been in middle school, especially those who have ever had a bit of their own dental drama. Signed and sketched by the author! http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/smile-signed-by-raina-telgemeier

Bone, Vol. 1: Out From Boneville by Jeff Smith: This hardcover is the original first edition of this classic series, published by Cartoon Books and signed by Jeff Smith on a special plate. http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/bone-b-w-edition-volume-1-out-from-boneville-hardcover-signed-by-jeff-smith

Babymouse set: This set includes Babymouse, Vol. 13: Cupcake Tycoon, Babymouse, Vol. 14: Mad Scientist, Squish: Super Amoeba, and the CBLDF exclusive Babymouse print, all signed by creators Jennifer and Matthew Holm! http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/babymouse-set-including-cupcake-tycoon-mad-scientist-squish-1-and-ala-print-all-signed-by-jen-and-matt-holm

For art collectors:

Conan the Barbarian letterpress print: For the Conan and fine art fan, these hand-letterpressed prints are signed by Conan creative team Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan. http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/conan-letterpress-print-by-becky-cloonan

How to Talk to Girls print: From the imagination of Camilla d’Errico, comes a dreamy vision of the otherworldly “girls” from Neil Gaiman’s “How To Talk To Girls At Parties” short story. Signed by both artist and writer! http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/how-to-talk-to-girls-print-signed-by-neil-gaiman-and-camilla-derrico

Superpowers print: This full-color print features a variety of Golden Age superheroes, beautifully rendered by painter and comics superstar Alex Ross. Signed by the artist! http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/superpowers-signed-alex-ross-print

Apparel for the comic fan in your life:

I Read Banned Comics t-shirt (black): This striking shirt was designed by Eisner Nominated letterer and designer Jared Fletcher. Wear it proudly, and show your support for free speech and the CBLDF! http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/i-read-banned-comics-t-shirt-yellow-on-black

I Read Banned Comics t-shirt (grey): http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/i-read-banned-comics-t-shirt

Grendel t-shirt: Designed by legendary cartoonist and longtime CBLDF supporter Matt Wagner, this black t-shirt features one of his most famous creations, Hunter Rose, AKA Grendel! http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/cbldf-grendel-t-shirt

Uncle Sam t-shirt: Designed by superstar artist John Cassaday, this off-white shirt features an incredible illustration of Uncle Sam, making literal the implications of censorship. http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/cbldf-presents-john-cassadays-uncle-sam-t-shirt

Jim Woodring tote bag: Created for the 2011 Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD, this gorgeous, heavy-duty, canvas tote bag features an exclusive design by legendary cartoonist Jim Woodring (Frank). http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/spx-2011-jim-woodring-tote-bag

For anyone who wants to smell good:

BPAL presents La Mano del Destino vs. El Nuevo Puritano set: This luchadore-inspired print and fragrance set is based on concepts by cartoonist and designer J. Gonzo. Scents designed by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/bpal-presents-la-mano-del-destino-vs-el-nuevo-puritano-fragrance-set

Don’t need a gift or want to go the extra mile for Free Speech? Consider making a donation to CBLDF to support our ever-more-important First Amendment work:  http://cbldf.myshopify.com/products/spirit-of-giving-gift-donation.

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