SDCC: CBLDF Live Art Auction – FIRST LOOK!

This is the big one! The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund hosts its biggest auction of the year at Comic-Con on Saturday, July 14 the CBLDF’s Comic-Con Live Art Auction!

This year’s auction will feature items for bidding, curated by some of comicdom’s top editors, dealers, and fans. Boasting more than 120 items for bidding, this is the CBLDF’s biggest auction in more than five years! With an amazing array of everything from pin-ups, original pages, sketches, and concept art, there is something for every taste and every price range, featuring work from such luminaries as WALTER SIMONSON, JOCK, GABRIEL HARDMAN, FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA, FRANCIS MANAPUL, JEFFREY BROWN, DAVID LLOYD, SCOTT HAMPTON, TERRY DODSON, MIKE DEODATO, GABRIEL BA, FABIO MOON, CHARLIE ADLARD, and many, many more!

A cash bar will be available at the event, and surprise guests will appear throughout the evening! Sponsors include Things From Another World, Valiant Comics, and MTV Geek.

A full list of auction items will be published on Monday, with new items added up to the day of the auction including donations brought to the CBLDF at Comic-Con! A first look of preview images is available at or at the CBLDF’s booth, number 1920! This auction will take place at the Hilton Bayfront, in the Sapphire AB Room, at 7:30pm. YOU DO NOT NEED A COMIC CON BADGE TO ATTEND. More art will be added up til the auction begins!

There is art for every collector at this auction… NOT TO BE MISSED!


There are two options for remote bidding. If you are available during the live auction (Saturday July 14, 8 pm PST), we will be streaming the event at, on the “CBLDF” channel. To log on and bid live, please contact Alex Cox ( with a ustream bidder name, and your credit card information, to be placed on the authorized bidder list. Please send this information ON or BEFORE MIDNIGHT PACIFIC TIME July 13th! A proxy attendant will place your bids live, during the auction.

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 your LOWEST bid (this will be used as a starting bid), and the HIGHEST donation you would be willing to bid.This high bid will be placed during the live auction as is appropriate. 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.

This list should be delivered to Alex Cox ( by MIDNIGHT PACIFIC TIME July 13th to be eligible. You will be contacted immediately after the auction with any winning bids.