UPDATED: Bid For Free Speech At CBLDF’s Live Art Auction, Presented By IDW Publishing and San Diego Comic Art Gallery

IDW Publishing and San Diego Comic Art Gallery proudly present the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Art Auction on Saturday July 11 at 8:00 PM! Bid on original art by some of comics’ greatest creators, including Jim Lee, Charlie Adlard, Kelley Jones, J. Scott Campbell, Jeff Smith, Stuart Immonen, Tula Lotay, Dan Brereton, Sam Kieth, Ming Doyle, Bill Sienkiewicz, Paul Pope, Matt Kindt, Gilbert Hernandez, Jeffrey Brown, Greg Ruth, Fabio Moon, John Livesay, Gabriel Ba, Tyler Crook, and dozens more! Plus, IDW is opening their vaults to provide rare, signed, or out of print items including Artist Editions and IDW Limited editions that feature Stan Lee, Kevin Eastman, Herb Trimpe, Roy Thomas, John Romita, Gerry Conway and more! All proceeds from this auction benefit the First Amendment legal work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

“CBLDF’s work protecting the rights of everyone who reads comics is vitally important, and we’re thrilled to do our part to support that important work,” says Greg Goldstein, President and Chief Operating Officer of IDW Publishing. “With our Artist Editions, and now with the San Diego Comic Art Gallery, IDW is invested in providing both casual fans and passionate collectors with the best possible comic art experience. We’re looking forward to adding a charitable component to that mission with this important auction!”

Doors for the auction open at 7:30 PM with a viewing, cash bar, and hors d’oeurves. IDW executives, staff, and creators will be on hand to talk about upcoming projects. The auction begins at 8:00 PM. Before the auction, please visit this page to preview art — art will be added as it comes in. Please RSVP for your bidder number at http://cbldf-auction-2015.eventbrite.com

This auction is open to all — YOU DO NOT NEED A COMIC CON BADGE TO ATTEND!

REMOTE BIDDING — UPDATE: Remote Bidding is closed!
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 the HIGHEST donation you would be willing to bid. 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.

Your bids should be delivered to Betsy Gomez (betsy.gomez@cbldf.org) by MIDNIGHT PACIFIC TIME July 10th to be eligible. You will be contacted immediately after the auction with any winning bids.

ITEM LIST As of 7/8 (More items will be added as they arrive)

Gilbert Hernandez
Jim Lee Wonder Woman bust concept deisgn
Greg Ruth “The Yawn” From Year 2 of the 52 Weeks Project
Ray Fawkes The Dark Knight
Tyler Crook BPRD: Return of the Master, page 22
Tyler Crook Witchfinder, page 6
Tyler Crook Bad Blood, page 8
Jeff Smith Bone Tribute Edition, unused cover
Charlie Adlard Walking Dead, issue 109, p. 14
Dan Brereton Lady Liberty
Fabio Moon “Boots Are Made for Walking”
Gabriel Ba Umbrella Academy
David Lloyd Wasteland pages
Kerry Gammill Marvel Star Wars #70
Ale Garza Skyerunner
Mike Peters s/n Mother Goose & Grimm print
Denis Kitchen “Superhero Chat”
Kelley Jones Batman illustration
Sam Kieth Batman illustration
J. Scott Campbell Danger Girl Renegade #2 cover art
Mike McKone Marvel page
Stuart Immonen Hulk Character Drawing
Reilly Brown Deadpool Head Drawing
Joe Quinones Batgirl Character Design
Bill Sienkiewicz Predator
Vanessa Del Rey Study of a Woman
Tom Neely Popeye interior art
Sina Grace Little Depressed Boy
Tim Seeley cover of Re-Animator #1
IDW Artist Edition • Mazzuchelli’s Daredevil AP, signed by Mazzuchelli, marked as “AP” in lieu of numbering
IDW Artist Edition • Gil Kane’s Amazing Spider-Man AP – signed by Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, John Romita & Gerry Conway, marked as “AP” in lieu of numbering
IDW Artist Edition • Jeff Smith’s Bone AP – signed by Jeff Smith, marked as “AP” in lieu of numbering
IDW Artist Edition • EC Best of Vol1, signed variant any #
IDW Artist Edition • Watchmen AE DINNER VARIANT
Herb Trimpe Sketched IDW Limited item
Herb Trimpe Sketched IDW Limited item
John Livesay Dirk Gently, full issue
Tula Lotay Portrait of a Woman
Paul Pope Catalyst Cover
Paul Pope The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion print
Paul Pope Harvest Moon Poster
Paul Pope T. Rex print
Paul Pope Zak print
Jeffrey Brown Transformers Vs GI Joe #1 Sketch Cover
Jeffrey Brown Natural Selection page
Jeffrey Brown Star Wars #1 Sketch Cover
Herb Trimpe 2 full-color drawings This original piece of art was created by Herb Trimpe while working on an IDW Limited collection. Hand-crimped and fully illustrated on an IDW Limited sketch plate, this full-color sketch features a classic Joe character by one of the most-celebrated Real American Hero artists of all time, Herb Trimpe.
Kevin Eastman 1 limited-edition blank variant of the TMNT 25th anniversary book w/ full illustration by Kevin EastmanThis special collection is a re-mastered & expanded version of the enormously popular and completely sold out TMNT 25th Anniversary Book. Hand-picked by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman as “some of his personal all-time favorite Turtles tales,” this 25th Anniversary special not only brings back some of the “classics” of the early years, but Eastman was able to re-master, re-touch, and with a few very special stories — color them — for the very first time!
• Limited to 65 Blue Label edition copies
• This book features a unique, hand-drawn cover by TMNT co-creator, Kevin Eastman, and is signed on the inside.
Various 1 A/P edition of: Transformers: IDW Collection vol. 2, signed by 6 artists, and containing a sketch from E.J. SuThis rare A/P Blue Label edition of Transformers: The IDW Collection Vol. 2 comes with a hand-drawn illustration by EJ Su. The book is signed by Su and FOUR other creators who’ve worked on this edition. This limited-edition has traveled more than 50,000 miles to collect the signatures and artwork contained inside.
• Limited to 10 copies, hand-numbered and crimped with seal of authenticity
• Hand-drawn illustration of a single Transformers character housed in a hardcover portfolio case by EJ Su
• Mounted signature page signed by FIVE Transformers creators including Su, Musso, Roche, Furman, and Guidi
• Custom, exclusive-to-IDW Limited cover in silver metallic ink
Corbyn S Kern
Amy Mebberson 5×7 watercolour of Fluttershy and a Disney sketch cover of Uncle Scrooge
Tony Fleecs My Little Pony Interior Page
Andy Price
Sara Richard Adventures in Friendship #2 cover with Celestia and Spike. Comes with the prelims.
John Livesay An ENTIRE issue (or thereabouts) of our new Dirk Gently comic book
Brendan Cahill Transformers interior page(s)
Corin Howell Transformers art
Nate Powell The Silence of Our Friends page
Rob Harrell “Playing Cards”
Jeff Lemire Peanuts
Eric Orchard
Shannon Wheeler Image from God is Disappointed in You
Rich Koslowski  Page from BB Wolf and the Three LPs
James Kochalka
Dusty Higgins
Matt Kindt
Graham Nolan cover from Marvel Adventures: Avengers #30
Brian Haberlin Portrait of a Woman
Wilfredo Torres
Mark Torres Transformers Page