CBLDF hosts its biggest original art auction of the year at Comic-Con! On Saturday, July 26, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, join CBLDF to in the Sapphire Ballroom EF, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, to bid on amazing original art! Charlie Adlard has just contributed TWO pieces from The Walking Dead (Courtesy of Splash Page Art) and John Cassaday contributed the original cover art from CBLDF’s Liberty Annual 2011!
Other notable pieces in CBLDF’s auction are from Jeff Smith (Bone), Emma Ríos (Pretty Deadly), Frank Quitely (Jupiter’s Legacy), Brandon Graham (King City), Francesco Fracavilla (Detective Comics), Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth), and many, many more!
Since 2009, Things From Another World (TFAW) has proudly teamed up with CBLDF to solicit donations of original art for their annual auction at San Diego Comic-Con. TFAW has helped raise more than $100,000 to support the First Amendment rights of the comics community.
In addition to the amazing artists already mentioned, Gabriel Bà (B.P.R.D.: Vampire), Jenny Frison (Loki: Agent of Asgard), Fàbio Moon (Sugarshock), Mike Norton (Revival), Nick Pitarra (Manhattan Projects), and Tim Seeley (Sundowners) have also donated to the CBLDF SDCC auction this year.
The embedded slide show and list below reveal many of the pieces being auctioned so far. But more art will be added up until the auction begins. The auction kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and continues until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, at the Sapphire Ballroom EF, Hilton San Diego Bayfront. YOU DO NOT NEED A COMIC CON BADGE TO ATTEND! (Remote bidding instructions follow the list of pieces.)
Here’s a preview of most of the pieces donated so far:
The following list includes many of the pieces we will have up for bid. (Please note: This list does not reflect auction order and is subject to modification; we will be adding pieces and finalizing the list up until the auction, so please visit CBLDF.org for updates.)
|Jeff Smith||Bone B&W||ink and brush||8.5″x10″|
|Jeff Smith||Bone sketch||pencil||8.5″x11″|
|Chris Burnham||Atrocitus||ink and marker||9″x12″|
|Francesco Francavilla||Black Beetle||ink and brush||9″x12″|
|Harvey Kurtzman||Kurtzman New York print||lithograph||20″x16″|
|Nick Dragotta||East of West||ink and brush|
|Gabriel Ba||Umbrella Academy||pen and brush|
|Larry Marder||Beanworld||pen and brush|
|Frank Quitely||Jupiter’s Legacy||pencil|
|Cliff Chiang||Superman splash page||pen and brush||11″x17″|
|Rebecca Isaacs||Buffv #9 cover||11″x17″|
|Rebecca Isaacs||Buffy Interior||11″x17″|
|Cully Hamner||Female Question|
|Emma Ríos||Pretty Deadly||Pen and ink||11″x17″|
|Humberto Ramos||Spider-Man splash page||pen and ink||11 x 17|
|Mark Buckingham||pen and ink|
|Walt Simonson||CBLDF Liberty Annual cover||pen and brush|
|Multiple||Jeff Alexander Sketchbook||Various||1 x 11 sketchbook|
|Will Sliney||Spider-Man 2099||pen and ink||11 x 17|
|Gabriel Hardman||Thief cover||pen and Ink|
|Nick Pitarra||Einsteins||Pen and Ink|
|Brandon Graham||“The Day the Saucers Came”||Pen and Ink|
|Marion Churchland||Northalnders #41|
|Tim Seeley||Bloodlines cover||Pen and Ink|
|Georges Jeanty||Deathstroke: Faces of Evil|
We’ll be adding new images as they become available, so return to the website for updates!
If you are unavailable for the live auction, but still interested in bidding, please send a list of the pieces you are interested in with the HIGHEST donation you would be willing to bid. If the high bid on the auction floor is below your highest bid, your final bid will be 10% higher than the last highest bid on the floor.
Your bids should be delivered to Betsy Gomez (firstname.lastname@example.org) by MIDNIGHT PACIFIC TIME July 25th to be eligible. You will be contacted immediately after the auction with any winning bids.