LAST DAY to Order Signed Gifts for Holiday Delivery!

December 12, 2013
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CBLDFPartyThis holiday season, make a difference by getting gifts for the comics fan in your life from CBLDF! Act now — today is your last chance to order signed graphic novels for holiday delivery!

Comics’ greatest creators are contributing signed graphic novels to thank donors for supporting CBLDF’s very important work. Make a contribution today, and get amazing rewards like signed classics from Alan Moore and Art Spiegelman, or new releases autographed by Neil Gaiman, Warren Ellis, and many more!

When you support the CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving drive, The Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation will make a contribution of $2 for every donation and gift order placed on CBLDF’s website. In addition, they will contribute $10 for each new membership and $5 for every renewing membership made from now until December 31!

Here are some of the featured items CBLDF is offering for your holiday needs! Please order today for holiday delivery!

Signed Books

Neil Gaiman

THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE, $40 Donation – Mr. Gaiman’s newest novel! A dark and wonderful tale about childhood and nostalgia and the things we remember and the things we forget. A terrific book, and a great gift.

Sandman Omnibus, volume 1, signed by Neil Gaiman, $160 Donation – The latest mega-collection iteration of the award-winning masterpiece from Vertigo.

THE DAY THE SAUCERS CAME Signed & Sketched print, $200 Donation – Beautiful Vertical design, illustrating a very cool poem. Complete with Doodles by Mr. Gaiman by the signature. Very rare; only a few of these left!

Fantastic Mistakes: Neil Gaiman’s “Make Good Art” Speech, signed by Neil Gaiman, $30 Donation - Designed by the great Chip Kidd, this gift book brings to life the now-famous “Make Good Art” Speech.

Violent Cases, New HC Edition, $40 Donation – New edition of the classic collaboration between Gaiman and Dave McKean!

SANDMAN OVERTURE #1, Jim Lee Variant!, $125 Donation - Rare variant cover for the first issue of the eagerly awaited new SANDMAN series.

STARDUST, $40 Donation - Personal Favorite of Deputy Director Alex Cox, lovingly illustrated by master illustrator Charles Vess.

Absolute Death, signed by Neil Gaiman, $150 donation - A gorgeous collection of two wonderful standalone tales, featuring everyone’s favorite personification of mortality.

Midnight Days, signed by Neil Gaiman, $40 DonationA collection of ephemera and “B-sides”, rarely reprinted and sometimes forgotten. If you are a fan of Mr. Gaiman’s comics, this is a “must-have”.

Warren Ellis

Gun Machine, signed by Warren Ellis, $50 Donation – The latest novel from the great Warren Ellis. We are still reading it; that’s how new it is!

Global Frequency, signed by Warren Ellis, $40 Donation – Mind-blowing anthology serioes featuring art from twelve of comics’ greatest storytellers.

Transmetropolitan, Volume 1, $40 Donation – The classic series that started it all!

Iron Man: Extremis, $40 Donation – The inspiration for IRON MAN 3, and a gripping and haunting tale that revitalized Iron Man as a modern comic!

Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E., $50 Donation – Maybe the greatest superhero comic ever made. Drunk Robots, dancing monsters, and suicidal spies. Tic tic tic BOOM! With art by Stuart Immonen, one of the greatest modern cartoonists, killing it with dynamite on every single page.

Geoff Johns

Absolute Green Lantern Rebirth, signed by Geoff Johns $125 Donation – The return of Hal Jordan!

Geoff Johns Green Lantern Commemorative Set, $50 Donation – A very cool and rare set of items created for a Geoff Johns tribute event, hosted by the CBLDF in Los Angeles in 2013.

Absolute Blackest Night, signed by Geoff Johns, $150 Donation – The epic series that made Green Lantern a fan-favorite again!

Alan Moore

Lost Girls, signed by Alan Moore, $100 Donation – Alan Moore’s most notorious work. Spell-binding and hypnotic, with wonderful illustrations by the talented Melinda Gebbie.

From Hell, signed by Alan Moore, $100 Donation - The all-time favorite Graphic Novel of some folks on staff. This is easily in the top ten masterpieces of the comics art form.

Other Authors

Neil Young’s Greendale, signed and sketched by Cliff Chiang, $25 Donation – A great dip into the world of Neil Young’s Greendale, written and illustrated by two longtime and fervent CBLDF supporters, Joshua Dysart and Cliff Chiang.

100 Bullets volume 1, Deluxe Edition, signed by Brian Azzarello, $60 Donation – A modern crime/noir classic, in a gorgeous hardcover edition.

The Goon: Chinatown, signed and sketched by Eric Powell, $40 Donation – Another crime/noir classic, but this time, with zombies. From the great Eric Powell, these hardcovers come with wee Goon sketches!

Blankets, signed by Craig Thompson, $50 Donation – A modern classic, lushly illustrated. A meditation on young love and loss, this is heartbreaking and heartwarming, both at the same time.

Inside Straight, a Wild Cards novel signed by George R.R. Martin and more!, $75 donation – the latest WILD CARDS anthology, edited and donated by the great G.R.R. Martin, a longtime comics fan. Signed by EVERY contributor, save one.

For the Literary Fan

The Complete Maus, signed by art spiegelman, $75 donation – Pulitzer prize winning masterpiece. Perfect for students of history, students of comics, students of human relationships…. Basically everyone should read this.

Funny Ladies, The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists, signed by Liza Donnelly, $40 Donation – This lovely hardcover is the perfect gift for anyone who loves gag cartons, and the history of cartooning. Liza Donnelly is not only a great cartoonist herself, but she has collected an eye-opening look at other talented women who have graced the pages of THE NEW YORKER over the years.

Habibi, signed by Craig Thompson, limited edition bookplate, $50 Donation – A spectacular fable about language, love, transformation and the nature of storytelling. A truly remarkable work from one of comics’ most gifted creators.

For the Superhero Fan

Absolute Joker/Luthor, signed by Brian Azzarello, $120 Donation – Two undisputed classics from the master of writing great villains, Brian Azzarello!

Watchmen, Deluxe Edition, signed by Dave Gibbons, $60 Donation – THE modern masterpiece.

Black Beetle: No Way Out, signed by Francesco Francavilla, $50 Donation – For fans of pulp, this is the best new comic in years. If you like The Shadow, The Spider, or any other dark avengers who travel city streets looking for two-fisted justice, this is the book to read.

Signed Books for Kids

Boxers and Saints, signed by Gene Luen Yang, $40 Donation – Newest work from Geney Yang, this one is going to be on more “BEST OF” lists than CITIZEN KANE. Get in on the ground floor!

American Born Chinese, signed by Gene Luen Yang, $25 Donation – Award-winning modern classic from the wonderful Gene Yang.

Thor, the Mighty Avenger, signed by Chris Samnee, $30 Donation - Written by the amazing Roger Langridge and drawn by the amazing Chris Samnee, this is a spectacular retelling of the Mighty Thor’s early years on Midgard, and first meetings with the Avengers.

SHAZAM! The Monster Society of Evil, signed by Jeff Smith, $50 Donation – From the deft ink-slinging fingers of BONE’s Jeff Smithy, this is one of the greatest Captain Marvel tales ever created. Hands down.

Bone: One Volume, signed by Jeff Smith, $50 Donation – One of the greatest epics of modern comics, lushly illustrated and in one complete collection!

Beanworld volume 1, signed by Larry Marder, $30 donation – Classic metaphysical phunnies from CBLDF President and beloved cartoonist Larry Marder!

The Graveyard Book, signed by Neil Gaiman, $40 donation – Award winning tale and perennial favorite!

T-Shirts

Bill Gaines was Right!, $25 Donation – Our newest shirt!

“I Read Banned Comics”, $20 Donation – a classic design.

“I Read Banned Comics”, Ladies Sizes, $20 Donation

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Fragrances

From our friends at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, a few sample fragrances they have created over the years to raise money for our Free Speech work!

Neil Gaiman’s Sunbird, Chapbook & Fragrance set, $50

Liberty, $30 donation

2 ply Bristol, $60 Donation

Collectibles

Rare variant covers, exclusive to the CBLDF! Get them before they’re gone!

Adventure Time #18, CBLDF Variant, $10 donation

Invincible #100, Comixology Variant, $25 Donation

SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1 1:100 JH WILLIAMS VARIANT, $80 donation

Mighty Avengers #1, CBLDF Variant signed by Jason Latour, $25 donation

Quantum and Woody #1, CBLDF Variant, $10 donation

Other Stuff

Paul Pope’s Liberty Tree Silkscreen print, signed and numbered by Paul Pope, $100 Donation – Previously only available to Members, this is a gorgeous item.

CBLDF Grab Bag, $20 Donation – Donated by the awesome NC store HEROES AREN’T HARD to find, these grab bags come with a possible mix of silver, bronze, and modern comics. TWO signed comics guaranteed in every bag!

Conan Letterpress Print signed by Becky Cloonan and Brian Wood, $50 Donation – Hand-letterpressed in Portland. This is a beautiful print, with textures and details that have to be seen in person!

Give the gift of a CBLDF Membership!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SHIPPING

All items ordered for domestic delivery must be ordered by December 12. If you have questions about whether a book will reach you in time for a specific day, please email Alex Cox at info@cbldf.org.

International donors, please note we are happy to ship anywhere in the world, but due to extended international shipping times and potential customs delays beyond our control, we cannot guarantee these personalized items will arrive for Christmas delivery.

Here’s How Your Donation Will Be Used

Expert Legal Defense: This year, CBLDF successfully responded to every legal threat that came our way, defusing each situation before it needed to go to court. That’s because CBLDF’s powerful legal team springs to action at the first sign of trouble. When a comics retailer, reader, or creator is facing a threat to their First Amendment rights, we’re the first responders.

Legislative Action & Alerts: CBLDF works to protect the First Amendment rights that protect the full range of comics expression. CBLDF constantly monitors legislation that could adversely affect the freedom to make, read, or sell comics. We provide targeted and timely updates on changes in the law to our members and bring challenges to unconstitutional laws that could affect the public’s access to comics.

Library Assistance: CBLDF is a leader in protecting intellectual freedom in libraries, providing substantive aid and behind-the-scenes support when books are challenged. This year, we took action to fight attacks on dozens of books, including Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi in the Chicago Public Schools and Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman in Alamogordo, New Mexico. CBLDF is helping to keep comics on the shelf, and empowering communities to speak up for their rights!

Kids’ Right to Read Project: CBLDF is a sponsoring partner in the Kids’ Right to Read Project, a coalition of organizations that monitors and responds to challenges to books in schools and libraries. As part of KRRP, we provide proactive, substantive assistance to help keep comics in circulation when they are challenged. Our participation in KRRP underscores the core principle that parents have a right to choose what comics are appropriate for their children to read, and that all parents should be afforded that same freedom of choice.

Banned Books Week: CBLDF is a sponsor of Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read. CBLDF.org provides a vast body of resources about how and why graphic novels are challenged, alongside tools to help libraries and citizens fight back.

Lectures & Exhibitions: CBLDF helps educate thousands of people about comics & intellectual freedom every year with our popular lectures & exhibitions. CBLDF’s lectures reach audiences at conventions, classrooms, colleges, and courthouses all over the world, and they make a difference in promoting a better understanding of comics & First Amendment rights!

 

 

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