We’re halfway through Comic-Con, but the fun has just started — today, CBLDF has our annual Comic-Con Auction, where you can bid on amazing new art for your walls after taking in a keynote by William Gibson and live art by Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key)! Get your education on with our Saturday panels, and meet Jody Houser (Faith), Ronald Wimberly (The Prince of Cats), and Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba (Casanova, How to Talk to Girls at Parties) at booth #1918!
The event kicks off at 8:00 p.m. with keynote remarks by science fiction visionary William Gibson, whose IDW series Archangel launches at IDW Booth 743 during the con. Gabriel Rodriguez, acclaimed artist of Locke & Key and Tales from the Darkside will be on hand creating live art that will be auctioned off at the end of the night.
Bid on original art including work by Rafael Albuquerque, Charlie Adlard, Gabriel Ba, Simon Bisley, Berkeley Breathed, Vanessa Del Rey, Colleen Doran, Cully Hamner, Denis Kitchen, Jim Lee, Fabio Moon, Paul Pope, Jeff Smith, Babs Tarr, and Matt Wagner; plus literary rarities from Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Paul Levitz, Garth Ennis, and other comics greats!
No badge is needed to attend this incredible event – it’s free and open to everyone!
Register to bid: cbldfauction.eventbrite.com
This auction is open to all — YOU DO NOT NEED A COMIC CON BADGE TO ATTEND!
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 3:00 p.m. PACIFIC TIME July 23 to be eligible. You will be contacted immediately after the auction with any winning bids.
ITEM LIST As of 7/22
(Please note: Order subject to change.)
|1||Frank Miller||Sin City Comic Book Expo Print #10/500|
|2||Andrew Griffith||Captain Phasma|
|3||Janet Lee||Cover Concept Art for Alice in Wonderland Movie Adaptation|
|4||Jeff Smith||Bone Coda with Bone Cousins Drawing on title page|
|5||Neil Gaiman, Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba||How To Talk To Girls At Parties, signed & sketched|
|6||Chuck Palahniuk||Fight Club 2, #1, signed|
|7||Chuck Palahniuk||Fight Club, limited edition signed HC|
|8||Alan Moore||Swamp Thing #37 Script Reproduction Signed (First Constantine!)|
|9||Garth Ennis||Battler Britton #4 Script Signed|
|10||Paul Levitz||Dr. Fate #1 signed script|
|11||Alan Moore||Twilight of the Superheroes Proposal Script Reproduction Signed|
|12||Garth Ennis||Punisher V6 #36 (MAX) Script Signed|
|13||Paul Levitz||Stalker Original Typed Pitch, signed with notes by Ditko|
|14||Paul Levitz||Great Darkness Saga, original typed plot for Ch. 1 Signed|
|15||Marv Wolfman||Crisis on Infinite Earths novel, signed|
|16||Alan Moore||Swamp Thing #51 Signed Script Reproduction|
|17||Lewis LaRosa||Bloodshot #10, p. 2|
|18||Tyler Crook||Bad Blood #5, p. 8|
|19||Tyler Crook||Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland #5, p. 6|
|20||Mark Buckingham||The Unwritten #50, p. 21|
|21||Erica Henderson||Little Shop of Horrors (’86) Chorus Girls & Audrey II|
|22||Cully Hamner||Shade #3, p. 18|
|23||Brian Stelfreeze||Black Panther|
|24||Colleen Doran||A Distant Soil #1 Aria, p. 25|
|25||Matt Wagner||The Shadow: Death of Margo Lane #3, p. 9|
|26||Matt Wagner||Shadow: Year 1 HC with full color painting|
|27||Gabriel Rodriguez||Micronauts #1 Cover Original Art|
|28||IDW Artist Edition||Daredevil Born Again: Signed & Numbered LE|
|29||IDW Artist Edition||Mike Zeck: Classic Marvel Stories|
|30||IDW Artist Edition||Gil Kane Amazing Spider-Man Signed & Numbered LE|
|31||IDW Artist Edition||Walter Simonson’s Manhunter Remarqued Edition|
|32||Graham Nolan||Phantom Sunday Strip Original Art|
|33||Berkeley Breathed||Bloom County Strip, 5/2/83|
|34||Brendan Cahill||Transformers (IDW) #27 Pg 18|
|35||Brenda Hickey||Jem and the Holograms #8 Sketch Cover|
|36||Gabriel Rodriguez||Star Trek / Green Lantern: Spectrum War #1 Cover|
|37||Eric Talbot||Judge Dredd #2: Judge Death Sketch Cover|
|38||Matt Frank||Mars Attacks Classics Vol 2 TPB Cover Original Art|
|39||Jeffrey Brown||Cat Triptych #1|
|40||Jeffrey Brown||Cat Triptych #2|
|41||Jennifer Hayden||Story of My Tits original art|
|42||Kevin Eastman||Original Art, Arriving At Con!|
|43||Rafael Albuquerque||Spider Man|
|44||Charlie Adlard||Walking Dead #110, p. 19|
|45||Terry Moore||Rachel Rising #34, p. 5|
|46||Simon Bisley||BAD BOY interior p. 16|
|47||Karl Story (w/ Chris Sprouse)||Batman: Return of Bruce Wayne #1, p. 35|
|48||Paul Pope||Dark Knight Study|
|49||Stephane Roux||Harley Quinn & Power Girl #6, p. 8|
|50||Stephane Roux||Harley Quinn & Power Girl #5, p. 18|
|51||Vanessa Del Rey||Catwoman|
|52||Jim Lee||Original Art, Arriving At Con!|
|54||Adi Granov||Wolverine Portrait|
|55||Gabriel Ba||Casanova Pin-Up|
|56||Fabio Moon||How To Talk To Girls At Parties, original bookplate art|
|57||Brian Haberlin||Faster Than Light single issue script with thumbnails/layouts|
|58||Brian Haberlin||16 x 20 oil painting on 17 x 24 canvas|
|59||Babs Tarr||Double Sided Sketchbook Page|
|60||Shane Davis||Original Sequential page|
|61||Ted Naifeh||Armored Maiden|
|62||Sanford Greene||Thor vs. Iron Man|
|63||Brooke Allen||Lumberjanes #2, p. 10|
|64||Mike Lilly||Original Art, Arriving At Con!|
|65||Khary Randolph||Teen Titans Go! #22, p. 3|
|66||Dan Parent||Original Art, Arriving At Con!|
|67||Denis Kitchen||Original Art on Chipboard|
|68||Ryan Ottley||Invincible Returns #1, p. 4|
|69||Charlie Adlard||Hellfire Club #4, p. 10|
|70||Gabriel Rodriguez||Live Art|
CBLDF: Sex, Violence, and the Law
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. • 30CDE
What does the law allow comics to say? CBLDF and FIRE team up for an in-depth look at the legal precedents that have been set that concern free speech and how they impact comics. Join FIRE President Greg Lukianoff and CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein for a freewheeling discussion and Q&A for creators, fans, and students about what the limits are for free expression in comics.
CBLDF: Banned Books Week
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. • 30CDE
Engage your community with Banned Books Week! This year’s Banned Books Week celebrates diversity, which is disproportionately targeted by censors. Join CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein, Erwin Magbanua (San Diego Public Library), Katie Monnin (Associate Professor of Literacy, University of North Florida), and Candice Mack (Los Angeles Public Library) to learn about why comics and books by diverse creators and featuring diverse characters are challenged, how to report and fight censorship, and how to make a celebration of Banned Books Week in your community!
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. — Jody Houser
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. — Ronald Wimberly
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. — Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon (Casanova, How to Talk to Girls at Parties, Two Brothers)
Comic-Con 2016 is almost here! We’ve been busy at CBLDF HQ, and we’ve got something for your SDCC shopping list: CBLDF EXCLUSIVES! All proceeds from our exclusives benefit CBLDF’s important First Amendment work, so you aren’t just getting something cool and rare — you’re helping us continue the fight! Come by booth #1918 to pick the following rare goodies…
Valiant is proud to support CBLDF with the FAITH #1 SDCC Liberty Variant — a limited-edition release of the first issue of Faith “Zephyr” Herbert’s history-making ongoing series! Featuring a brand-new cover by Glyph Comics Award-winning artist Ronald Wimberly (Prince of Cats, She-Hulk), the FAITH #1 SDCC Liberty Variant will debut on Wednesday, July 20th exclusively at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, and will be limited to just 1,000 copies. Pick up yours at CBLDF booth #1918!
The Comics Code Seal Patch and Pin
We have two new collectors items to decorate your favorite jean jacket, messenger bag, or lanyard: the Comics Code Seal of Approval Embroidered Patch and the Comics Code Seal of Approval Enamel Pin! Celebrating 5 years of freedom from self censorship under the Comics Code, this limited edition patch and pin will help you wear your support of CBLDF and the right to read comics!
The CBLDF Convention Survival Kit!
Current Members and anyone joining the CBLDF onsite can come by booth #1918 to pick up the 2016 Convention Survival Kit! STAY HYDRATED with the CBLDF water bottle! STAY HEALTHY with hand sanitizer! SHOW your support for free speech with a CBLDF lanyard! STOW your goods in a CBLDF tote bag! GET THE TOOLS to fight censorship with the CBLDF pencil — the ultimate anti-censorship device!
Check out what we have in store for you during the rest of Comic-Con here. We’ll see you at booth #1918 for Comic-Con International in San Diego!