Celebrate The Spirit of Giving this holiday season by getting once-in-a-lifetime presents for the fans in your life in support of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! When you do, The Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation will make a contribution to the CBLDF for every donation and membership placed during this campaign!
CBLDF is offering the best presents in comics, including graphic novels personalized to the fan in your life by icons including Neil Gaiman, Art Spiegelman, Frank Miller, Dan Clowes, Robert Kirkman, Dave Gibbons, and many more. Plus you’ll get an exclusive Will Eisner gift card that tells them your gift helped do good for comics!
When you support the CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving drive between now and December 16, the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation will make a contribution of $1 for every donation and gift order placed on the CBLDF’s website. In addition, they will contribute $5 for each new, renewing or gift membership made from now until December 31!
Be a hero this holiday by giving the most unique gifts that make a real difference when you support the CBLDF with the Spirit of Giving!
Here’s the list of participants and gift items launching this important CBLDF campaign:
Personalized Graphic Novels
Chester Brown (personalization requests due December 5!)
Paying For It
Dan Clowes (personalization requests due December 5!)
Garth Ennis (personalization requests due December 5!)
Preacher HC 1
Preacher HC 2
Preacher HC 3
Preacher HC 4
Neil Gaiman (personalization requests due December 5!)
Absolute Sandman 1
Absolute Sandman 2
Absolute Sandman 3
Absolute Sandman 4
Absolute Sandman 5
American Gods 10th Anniversary HC
Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? –
Dave Gibbons (Personalization requests due December 2!)
Watching The Watchmen
Life & Times of Martha Washington
Robert Kirkman (Personalization Requests Due December 5!)
Walking Dead Compendium 1
Invincible Compendium 1
Walking Dead HC 1
Marvel Zombies HC
Frank Miller (Personalization Requests Due December 5!)
The Dark Knight Returns
The Dark Knight Strikes Again
Batman: Year One
Terry Moore (Personalization Requests Due December 5!)
Stranger in Paradise Omnibus
Echo Complete HC
Seth (Personalization Requests Due December 5!)
Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists
art spiegelman (Personalization Requests Due December 5!)
Adrian Tomine (Personalization Requests Due December 5!)
Scenes From an Impending Marriage
Here’s How The Personalization Works
When you place your order with the CBLDF for these holiday premiums, you can have each of the offered books personalized to one or two names, and the artist will sign and personalize the book on a high quality CBLDF-branded bookplate. When you place your order, you’ll be prompted to indicate how you want the book personalized in the comments section. Please include the personalization request, such as: For Will, For Carl & Nancy, or To The Groppers! Sorry – artists will not be able to provide sketches or other messages.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SHIPPING
All books will be personalized the week of December 5, and will be mailed the week of December 12. If you have questions about whether a book will reach you in time for a specific day, please email Alex Cox at firstname.lastname@example.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
The CBLDF protects the First Amendment rights of comics by paying for the defense of important Free Speech cases; maintaining top retained legal counsel to assist with day-to-day First Amendment issues that people need help with; and membership in Media Coalition to fight unconstitutional laws. Donations made during this campaign will help us pay down our current balance to retained counsel and our Media Coalition dues, which they graciously allowed us to defer when we made the first contribution to the Canada Customs case last September.
These donations will also shore up our resources to contribute to the defense of the Canada Customs case, going to trial early next year. This is the case of Brandon X, an American citizen facing a minimum sentence of one year in Canadian prison and registration as a sex offender because Canada Customs alleges that Japanese horror and fantasy comics on Brandon’s laptop are child pornography. His case is important because it raises important precedent questions about the artistic merit of comics and the rights of readers and artists traveling with comics on their electronic devices. The CBLDF needs your help to pay the lawyers defending this case because we seek to establish a precedent that protects comics in Canada and influences courts in the United States.
The CBLDF continues to assist librarians and retailers when comics and graphic novels are challenged. Often this happens on a case-by-case basis, during which CBLDF staff gather defense materials for each individual incident. We currently seek funds to develop more substantial preventive tools, including joining an important anti-censorship coalition that protects the right to read.
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