Comic Con International is the biggest week of the comics year, and it’s almost upon us! The CBLDF will be there, and aside from our annual party, our annual live art auction, multiple great programs and panels, we will also be set up for the full weekend in Booth 1920, with a full array of great membership premiums, including some great new items, and a few amazing premieres!
The summer of 2012 is the summer of new t-shirts at the CBLDF booth! Aside from the awesome new “IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE” design by the great R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics), we will also have the debut of the new Comics-On-Tees set from Threadless, based on a poem by longtime CBLDF supporter NEIL GAIMAN!
These shirts were designed and illustrated by Ben Templesmith, Brandon Graham, and John Cassaday, with a fourth shirt designed by a Threadless community member, which will make it’s first public appearance at San Diego! These shirts are incredibly cool, and represent one of the more inventive and creative comic adaptations of a Gaiman work! A limited quantity will be available at the show!
We will also have a full display of every scent created for the CBLDF by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab; this is the first time they have all been at a show together at the same time! BPAL fans, now is the time to stock up, and try a few of these classic aromas!
There will also be a wide assortment of signed books, with autographed works by such top flight creators as Stuart Immonen, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Frank Miller, Jill Thompson, and many more! All ages, multiple genres, and a myriad of styles are represented!
Other ways to support include a variety of signed prints, Memberships (and all new memberships get our Member Convention Kit!), or just straightaway direct donations. We appreciate them all, and every donation goes towards our continued First Amendment advocacy and education work! We will have signings throughout the weekend as well, which will be posted in the booths, and include great creators such as Chip Kidd, Francesco Francavilla, and Raina Telgemeier!
The convention booth is a great way to meet our members, and gives our supporters a chance to help the CBLDF directly, while interacting with our office staff and enthusiastic volunteers. Please take a moment to stop by, and hear about our ongoing educational work, our cooperative programs with libraries, and all the other important work done by the CBLDF daily, as we fight to help ensure Free Expression for fans, pros, retailers, and publishers!