CBLDF & Heritage Auctions Team Up, Offering Art by Jim Lee, Neil Gaiman, Charlie Adlard, & Paul Pope

jim lee heritageThe Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to partner with Heritage Auctions to auction original art benefiting our important work protecting the freedom to read comics! CBLDF’s inaugural lot with Heritage is up for bid now, featuring original art from Jim Lee, Charlie Adlard, and Paul Pope, and a rare letterpress broadsheet by Neil Gaiman. Bidding will be followed by a Live Signature Floor Session on May 16, 2014.

Lon Allen, Heritage Auctions Managing Director for Comics and Comic Art, says, “CBLDF’s important work on behalf of the comics industry makes them an important organization to support. We’re proud to join the artists who donated these pieces by contributing our services to help the Fund reach our bidder community. We hope to make a meaningful impact on their work protecting comics!”

CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein adds, “It’s an honor for us to be a part of Heritage’s community! CBLDF is able to protect the freedom to read comics because of the support of individuals, organizations, and creators who believe in our important mission. We’re very grateful to Heritage, and extend our sincere thanks to Jim Lee, Neil Gaiman, Charlie Adlard, and Paul Pope for their generosity in contributing the pieces that form the first in what we hope is a long and fruitful auction partnership.”

CBLDF is offering five items:

Jim Lee The Sandman: Overture #1 Alternate Cover Original Art Cover, also signed by Neil Gaiman

Charlie Adlard The Walking Dead #105 Page 15 Original Art

Paul Pope Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman, The Tale of Zatoichi Continues DVD Cover Original Art

Paul Pope CBLDF Presents: Liberty HC Collection Cover Original Art

Neil Gaiman and George Walker “A Writer’s Prayer” Signed Limited Edition Letterpress Broadsheet for The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Please follow the links to bid now!

About Heritage Auctions
Heritage Auctions is the largest auction house founded in the United States and the world’s third largest, with annual sales of more than $900 million, and 850,000+ online bidder members. For more information about Heritage Auctions, and to join and receive access to a complete record of prices realized, with full-color, enlargeable photos of each lot, please visit HA.com.

About Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals.