CBLDF has another Comic-Con International under our belts, and what a show it was! We had a great showing at the biggest comic book convention of them all, and there are a lot of people to thank for their support:
The sponsors of the CBLDF Comic-Con Welcome Party: Image Comics, comiXology, and Aces Weekly. Many thanks also to Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and all of the creators who joined us for the best mixer at Comic-Con!
The folks who made the CBLDF-exclusive variant covers: Valiant (Quantum and Woody #1) and BOOM! Studios (Adventure Time #18)
The indefatigable creators who joined us at the booth for signings: Chip Kidd, Anne Ishii, Meryl Jaffe, Jennifer L. Holm, Raine Telgelmeier, Lee Moyer, James Asmus, and Tim Leong
The people who donated their time to present at our Friday panel, Raising a Reader: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Babymouse), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), Alexis E. Fajardo (Peanuts), and Meryl Jaffe (Johns Hopkins University)
The people who made the CBLDF Live Art Auction such a success: The wonderful folks at TFAW.com, in particular Elisabeth Allie and Andrew McIntire, and all of the creators who donated pieces for the auction:
Charlie Adlard, Yoshitaka Amano, Brent Anderson, Nick Bradshaw, Dan Brereton, Jeffrey Brown, Brian Buccellato, Mark Buckingham, Jonathan Case, Ron Chan, Colleen Coover, Tyler Crook, Farel Dalrymple, Terry Dodson, Mark Dos Santos, Garth Ennis, Rick Estrada, Bob Fingerman, Autumn Fredrickson, Neil Gaiman, Brandon Graham, Scott Hampton, Tony Harris, Tom Hodges, Chris Houghton, Jock, Geoff Johns, Joelle Jones, Erik Jones, Roger Langridge, Jim Lee, Mindy Lee, Jeff Lemire, Steve Lieber, Larry Marder, Andy McDonald, Alan Moore, Phil Noto, Dan Parent, Paul Pope, Eric Powell, Joe Quinones, Jimmie Robinson, Simon Roy, Tim Sale, Tim Seeley, Brian Stelfreeze, James Stokoe, Phillip Tan, Ben Templesmith, Mark Texeira, Jill Thompson, Franco Urru, Matt Wagner
The artists who made Sunday’s CBLDF Banned Comics Jam one of the most entertaining panels at Comic-Con: Jeffrey Brown, Chris Burnham, Tim Seeley, Eric Powell, Terry Moore, and Jeff Smith
CBLDF would also like to thank our intrepid booth volunteers: Angela Moeny, Betsy Rosenblatt, Brian Huberd, Chance Boren, Kelly Hudson, and Yesenia Maybee.
A huge thanks also to the staff, organizers, and volunteers of Comic-Con International for their support of the Fund. Comic-Con is a tremendous undertaking – the equivalent of erecting a small, bustling city in the heart of an urban center – and Comic-Con’s talented team pull the job off in a way that makes it look easy. We are grateful for all of their hard work.
Finally, we want to thank YOU — the supporters who visit us at the booth to sign up for or renew memberships, to pick up the latest premiums, or to share a kind word about our important work. None of this would be possible without the support of comics fans like you, and you’re the reason we keep fighting for the right to read!