The holiday shipping deadline for CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving Holiday Gift Drive is here! This hand-picked selection of gift bundles featuring signed graphic novels or exclusive premiums supports the Fund’s efforts to protect the freedom to read! To ensure holiday delivery, orders must be placed by TODAY!
When you support CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving drive, The Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation will make a contribution of $2 for every donation and gift order placed on CBLDF’s website. In addition, they will contribute $10 for each new membership and $5 for every renewing membership made from now until December 31!
Don’t forget: Our cut-off for holiday shipping is December 17, 2014!
Let’s take a look at some of the items in the drive. (If you don’t see something you like here, be sure to check out CBLDF’s Holiday Gift Guide!)
2014 CBLDF Variant Cover Set
Over the past year, CBLDF was lucky enough to have several excellent variant covers made with our publishing partners. This set includes Real Heroes #1, Evil Empire #1, Deadly Class #1, and Starlight #1. For an additional donation, we will include Harbinger #25, signed by Josh Dysart, Gilbert Hernandez, and Vivek Tiwary. For another additional donation, we will includethe very rare Jim Lee variant of Sandman Overture #1! This set is great for collectors, and comic fans looking for rare and exclusive items!
Brandon Graham Gift Set!
This gift set is a variety of items from Brandon Graham, the acclaimed cartoonist of the highly influential graphic novels King City and Multiple Warheads, and the driving force behind the genre-bending science fiction series Prophet.
This set starts with a CBLDF-exclusive sketchbook that premiered this year at SPX, and includes either…
The Complete Multiple Warheads, including the original adult short story, the 2007 one-shot, all-new material from Multiple Warheads: Down Fall and Multiple Warheads #1-4.
The long-awaited collection of the complete King City, full of comic book games, puzzles and wordplay! King City, an underbelly of a town run by spy gangs and dark dark magic, with mystery down every alleyway, is a modern classic and collected for a limited time. This volume collects King City #1-12
These editions are signed and sketched! Get yours here.
Frank Quitely Gift Sets
Set 1: A postcard set with six, full color cards, showcasing figure drawing and sketches by the comics superstar; a second postcard set featuring six, full color cards, showcasing character design work; a print, 11 x 17 inches, full bleed and exclusive to CBLDF, and signed by the artist! This is only available through the CBLDF and is a must have item for any fan of Mr. Quitely’s work.
Set 2: A higher donation level includes all of the above, plus a SIGNED hardcover copy of Graphic Ink: The DC Comics Art of Frank Quitely. This title collects all of Quitely’s Paradox Big Book stories, his All-Star Superman and Batman & Robin covers and much, much more!
Neil Gaiman’s Most Beloved Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Imps
Imp’s Ears are 1/32 ounce samples of oil blends in glass vials, donated by our good friends at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and inspired by CBLDF Board Member Neil Gaiman!
This set includes
- Embalming Fluid
- Snake Oil
Bill Gaines Was Right! Gift Sets
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the United States Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency Hearings, during which Bill Gaines (legendary publisher of EC Comics and MAD magazine) stood up to the U.S. government and defended comics, these items proudly proclaim what every free -speech-supporting comic fan has known for years: “Bill Gaines was Right!”
Not only was Bill Gaines a brilliant publisher, presiding over some of the greatest comics ever made and America’s most beloved humor magazine, he was a tireless fighter against censorship and a lifelong advocate for free speech. These items succinctly celebrate his efforts, and offer a bit of thanks to a great man, and a Titan of Comics. This set includes a ceramic mug and a tote bag. A shirt can be added for an extra donation.
J.H. Williams “It’s Not a Trick” Signed Print
This year at Comic Con International, we premiered “It’s Not a Trick,” a beautiful, full color, 22″ x 17″ print by J.H. Williams (Sandman: Overture, Promethea, Batwoman) and Todd Klein (Sandman, The DC Comics Guide to Coloring and Lettering Comics). These have been numbered and signed by BOTH gentlemen involved, and with a limited run of 125 pieces, it’s a very rare item indeed! Supplies are EXTREMELY limited, and as a holiday treat, we have lowered the donation asking price, through December only! Click here to order!
The Comics Code Authority Gift Set!
Featuring the classic approval stamp of the Comics Code Authority, an image that was the industry standard for voluntary censorship for decades and now a nostalgic reminder of vintage comics, the power of this logo is both charming and also a dark reminder of stricter days.
In 2011, the CBLDF took ownership of the Comics Code Seal, and we have since used the image to raise funds for our free speech work.
This set includes a variety of items, including a ceramic mug, a travel mug, a water bottle, and an iPhone 5 case! Stick it to the authority here!
Modern Classic Starter Set
Do you want to get started with some of the most loved comics of the past few years? Do you want to turn a friend onto comics? Do you have no idea where to start? CBLDF has put together a handy set featuring some of the most renowned and respected comics of the past few decades, all signed by their creators.
Maus, signed by art speigelman; Kingdom Come, signed by Mark Waid; Tantrum, signed by Jules Feiffer; and Watchmen, signed by Dave Gibbons — this set should get anyone hooked on this great art form!
Battling Boy Gift Set
One of the best new books for younger readers in 2014 was the dynamic and gorgeous Battling Boy from artist Paul Pope. We not only have signed copies of the book, but a special gift set that comes with an exclusive embroidered patch featuring Haggard West, the greatest hero of Battling Boy’s world! These won’t last long!
And just as a reminder: You can always gift a CBLDF MEMBERSHIP as part of this drive! Memberships start at $30, with the basic premium set coming in at $100! Click here to join or gift a membership!