Month: July 2011

CBLDF at SDCC: The Roundup

Comic-Con has come and gone, and with it, another exciting week of events with CBLDF!

From the debut of new t-shirts and new Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab fragrances to CBLDF Master Sessions with some of the biggest names in the industry to our annual benefit auction, the Fund had a great week at Booth 1920, talking to supporters old and new and getting the word out about our Canada Customs Case, thanks in large part to Bonfire Agency and their new consumer ad campaign.

Read on for more photos and coverage of CBLDF’s trip to Comic-Con!

Bill Willingham Auctions DOWN THE MYSTERLY RIVER to Benefit CBLDF

Bill Willingham is the writer of the ever-popular and award-winning series Fables. He has also authored prose spin-offs of the series, including Down the Mysterly River, which will be in stores in mid-September.

To support CBLDF, WIllingham has donated an advance reading copy of the book, which you can bid on now!

During Comic-Con, Willingham took a moment to talk to CBLDF about the donation:

SDCC: Latest Donations for CBLDF’s Benefit Auction

The CBLDF Benefit Auction, sponsored by TFAW, gets started at 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Bayfront in the Sapphire Ballroom. You can see a most of the artwork in the slideshow below, but we’ve also added some great pieces onsite!

The gallery that follows features the latest additions, and you can find the bidding rules and a list of items in the auction after the jump. Visit CBLDF booth 1920 throughout the day to get your bidder number!

SDCC: First Look at CBLDF Booth 1920!

Lines have formed and costumes have been dusted off — it’s almost time for Comic-Con!

CBLDF is on the scene and ready to go at booth 1920 with an amazing assortment of new items. Here’s your first peak at the booth! Don’t miss our new shirts from John Cassaday and Matt Wagner! We have new colors of our popular “I Read Banned Comics” shirt, including ladies’ sizes! Don’t miss the new luchador-themed scents from BPAL, which come with an inspired print from J.Gonzo! Finally, don’t miss our selection of signed premiums for kids — from Babymouse to Bone, we have a whole table of books for younger fans!

Click through for a sneak peek at the CBLDF booth. Come find us at Comic-Con, booth 1920!

Cosmic Comics Hosts Captain America Giveaway CBLDF Bake Sale on Saturday!

This Saturday Las Vegas fans can celebrate the arrival of Captain America in theaters and support the CBLDF thanks to Cosmic Comics! Cosmic Comics will be having a Captain America: the First Avenger giveaway and fundraiser for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) on Saturday, July 23, 2011 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Click thru for full details.

SDCC Premiere: All New John Cassaday & Matt Wagner T-Shirts from Graphitti Designs!

Graphitti Designs, the master purveyors of pop-culture apparel are supporting the Fund with the launch of two brand-new CBLDF benefit tees!

First up is John Cassaday, whose Uncle Sam design makes a powerful statement about the fight to defend Free Speech! Then Matt Wagner delivers an incredible new image of Grendel leaping into action!

Graphitti Designs is the standard bearer for high quality comics and pop culture t-shirts, and the CBLDF is thrilled to be join forces with them to deliver our supporters these amazing new shirts!

CBLDF Comic-Con Auction Preview!

It’s Here! The CBLDF’s biggest auction of the year! Full item listing after the jump, with instructions for bidding at the show and from all over the world!

SDCC Premiere: BPAL & J. Gonzo K.O. Censorship With New Luchadore Inspired Print & Fragrance Set!

It’s a tag team for free speech when Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and J. Gonzo team up to benefit the CBLDF with an incredible new Luchadore inspired print & fragrance set celebrating the launch of J. Gonzo’s amazing new series La Mano del Destino!

It’s a battle of titans with the First Amendment at stake! In this corner: La Mano del Destino, fighting for your freedom of speech! His opponent, El Nuevo Puritano, bringing the wicked wrath of moral panic and outrageous censorship into the ring!

BPAL has created a fragrance for each combatant, available for a donation of $25 each. J. Gonzo’s CBLDF-exclusive print is available for a $20 donation.

SDCC: You’re Invited To CBLDF’s 25th Anniversary Comic-Con Welcome Party!

Celebrate Comic-Con and the CBLDF’s 25 years of defending comics at the CBLDF 25th Anniversary Welcome Party! Image Comics and Threadless are pulling out all the stops for this year’s party with an astonishing gift bag for the first 200 attendees, stunning raffle gifts, and the launch of the new Threadless Comics Tee: Noir!