Last weekend the art comics world stepped up their support for CBLDF by contributing $12,500 towards our program work during SPX 2011!
Comics royalty, including Craig Thompson, Roz Chast, and Sara Varon, performed exclusive fundraisers for the Fund. Thompson premiered his new magnum opus Habibi in a special signed and numbered preview edition of 100. Varon signed her brand new graphic novel Bake Sale, and Chast made original drawings to benefit the CBLDF and the SPX Graphic Novel Gift Program. The Fund also hosted the first Jeff Alexander Memorial Benefit auction, which raised $2,200. A limited number of copies of the Habibi preview edition are available now in the CBLDF Rewards Zone, along with copies of Bake Sale.
CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein says, “From its start in 1994, the SPX committee and community have worked hard to benefit the CBLDF, and this year it’s gratifying to see them do so much to help us defend the Canada Customs case. We’re grateful to Craig, Sara, Roz, and everyone on the SPX steering committee for going above and beyond to help us raise money at the show. And most of all, we owe our greatest gratitude to our supporters, whose contributions are helping make a difference as we perform our current legal work.”
You’ll find CBLDF next at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco, California, October 1-2!