SDCC 2016: Saturday with CBLDF — It’s Auction Time!

We’re halfway through Comic-Con, but the fun has just started — today, CBLDF has our annual Comic-Con Auction, where you can bid on amazing new art for your walls after taking in a keynote by William Gibson and live art by Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key)! Get your education on with our Saturday panels, and meet Jody Houser (Faith), Ronald Wimberly (The Prince of Cats), and Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba (Casanova, How to Talk to Girls at Parties) at booth #1918!

The CBLDF Comic-Con Auction, Sponsored by IDW Publishing & San Diego Comic Art Gallery

SDCC2016_flier_auctionFINALwebJoin William Gibson, Gabriel Rodriguez, and IDW Publishing to support Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Auction, happening Saturday, July 23, at the Hilton Bayfront Sapphire AB.

The event kicks off at 8:00 p.m. with keynote remarks by science fiction visionary William Gibson, whose IDW series Archangel launches at IDW Booth 743 during the con. Gabriel Rodriguez, acclaimed artist of Locke & Key and Tales from the Darkside will be on hand creating live art that will be auctioned off at the end of the night.

Bid on original art including work by Rafael Albuquerque, Charlie Adlard, Gabriel Ba, Simon Bisley, Berkeley Breathed, Vanessa Del Rey, Colleen Doran, Cully Hamner, Denis Kitchen, Jim Lee, Fabio Moon, Paul Pope, Jeff Smith, Babs Tarr, and Matt Wagner; plus literary rarities from Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Paul Levitz, Garth Ennis, and other comics greats!

No badge is needed to attend this incredible event – it’s free and open to everyone!

Register to bid:

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

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 ( by 3:00 p.m. PACIFIC TIME July 23 to be eligible. You will be contacted immediately after the auction with any winning bids.

ITEM LIST As of 7/22
(Please note: Order subject to change.)

  Artist Piece
1 Frank Miller Sin City Comic Book Expo Print #10/500
2 Andrew Griffith Captain Phasma
3 Janet Lee Cover Concept Art for Alice in Wonderland Movie Adaptation
4 Jeff Smith Bone Coda with Bone Cousins Drawing on title page
5 Neil Gaiman, Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba How To Talk To Girls At Parties, signed & sketched
6 Chuck Palahniuk Fight Club 2, #1, signed
7 Chuck Palahniuk Fight Club, limited edition signed HC
8 Alan Moore Swamp Thing #37 Script Reproduction Signed (First Constantine!)
9 Garth Ennis Battler Britton #4 Script Signed
10 Paul Levitz Dr. Fate #1 signed script
11 Alan Moore Twilight of the Superheroes Proposal Script Reproduction Signed
12 Garth Ennis Punisher V6 #36 (MAX) Script Signed
13 Paul Levitz Stalker Original Typed Pitch, signed with notes by Ditko
14 Paul Levitz Great Darkness Saga, original typed plot for Ch. 1 Signed
15 Marv Wolfman Crisis on Infinite Earths novel, signed
16 Alan Moore Swamp Thing #51 Signed Script Reproduction
17 Lewis LaRosa Bloodshot #10, p. 2
18 Tyler Crook Bad Blood #5, p. 8
19 Tyler Crook Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland #5, p. 6
20 Mark Buckingham The Unwritten #50, p. 21
21 Erica Henderson Little Shop of Horrors (’86) Chorus Girls & Audrey II
22 Cully Hamner Shade #3, p. 18
23 Brian Stelfreeze Black Panther
24 Colleen Doran A Distant Soil #1 Aria, p. 25
25 Matt Wagner The Shadow: Death of Margo Lane #3, p. 9
26 Matt Wagner Shadow: Year 1 HC with full color painting
27 Gabriel Rodriguez Micronauts #1 Cover Original Art
28 IDW Artist Edition Daredevil Born Again: Signed & Numbered LE
29 IDW Artist Edition Mike Zeck: Classic Marvel Stories
30 IDW Artist Edition Gil Kane Amazing Spider-Man Signed & Numbered LE
31 IDW Artist Edition Walter Simonson’s Manhunter Remarqued Edition
32 Graham Nolan Phantom Sunday Strip Original Art
33 Berkeley Breathed Bloom County Strip, 5/2/83
34 Brendan Cahill Transformers (IDW) #27 Pg 18
35 Brenda Hickey Jem and the Holograms #8 Sketch Cover
36 Gabriel Rodriguez Star Trek / Green Lantern: Spectrum War #1 Cover
37 Eric Talbot Judge Dredd #2: Judge Death Sketch Cover
38 Matt Frank Mars Attacks Classics Vol 2 TPB Cover Original Art
39 Jeffrey Brown Cat Triptych #1
40 Jeffrey Brown Cat Triptych #2
41 Jennifer Hayden Story of My Tits original art
42 Kevin Eastman Original Art, Arriving At Con!
43 Rafael Albuquerque Spider Man
44 Charlie Adlard Walking Dead #110, p. 19
45 Terry Moore Rachel Rising #34, p. 5
46 Simon Bisley BAD BOY interior p. 16
47 Karl Story (w/ Chris Sprouse) Batman: Return of Bruce Wayne #1, p. 35
48 Paul Pope Dark Knight Study
49 Stephane Roux Harley Quinn & Power Girl #6, p. 8
50 Stephane Roux Harley Quinn & Power Girl #5, p. 18
51 Vanessa Del Rey Catwoman
52 Jim Lee Original Art, Arriving At Con!
53 Frank Brunner Spider-Man
54 Adi Granov Wolverine Portrait
55 Gabriel Ba Casanova Pin-Up
56 Fabio Moon How To Talk To Girls At Parties, original bookplate art
57 Brian Haberlin Faster Than Light single issue script with thumbnails/layouts
58 Brian Haberlin 16 x 20 oil painting on 17 x 24 canvas
59 Babs Tarr Double Sided Sketchbook Page
60 Shane Davis Original Sequential page
61 Ted Naifeh Armored Maiden
62 Sanford Greene Thor vs. Iron Man
63 Brooke Allen Lumberjanes #2, p. 10
64 Mike Lilly Original Art, Arriving At Con!
65 Khary Randolph Teen Titans Go! #22, p. 3
66 Dan Parent Original Art, Arriving At Con!
67 Denis Kitchen Original Art on Chipboard
68 Ryan Ottley Invincible Returns #1, p. 4
69 Charlie Adlard Hellfire Club #4, p. 10
70 Gabriel Rodriguez Live Art

Saturday Panels

CBLDF: Sex, Violence, and the Law
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. • 30CDE

What does the law allow comics to say? CBLDF and FIRE team up for an in-depth look at the legal precedents that have been set that concern free speech and how they impact comics. Join FIRE President Greg Lukianoff and CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein for a freewheeling discussion and Q&A for creators, fans, and students about what the limits are for free expression in comics.

CBLDF: Banned Books Week
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. • 30CDE

Engage your community with Banned Books Week! This year’s Banned Books Week celebrates diversity, which is disproportionately targeted by censors. Join CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein, Erwin Magbanua (San Diego Public Library), Katie Monnin (Associate Professor of Literacy, University of North Florida), and Candice Mack (Los Angeles Public Library) to learn about why comics and books by diverse creators and featuring diverse characters are challenged, how to report and fight censorship, and how to make a celebration of Banned Books Week in your community!

Saturday Autograph Sessions

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. — Jody Houser

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. — Ronald Wimberly

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. — Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon (Casanova, How to Talk to Girls at Parties, Two Brothers)

CBLDF Exclusives and the Convention Survival Kit

Comic-Con 2016 is almost here! We’ve been busy at CBLDF HQ, and we’ve got something for your SDCC shopping list: CBLDF EXCLUSIVES! All proceeds from our exclusives benefit CBLDF’s important First Amendment work, so you aren’t just getting something cool and rare — you’re helping us continue the fight! Come by booth #1918 to pick the following rare goodies…

FAITH #1 SDCC Liberty Variant


Valiant is proud to support CBLDF with the FAITH #1 SDCC Liberty Variant — a limited-edition release of the first issue of Faith “Zephyr” Herbert’s history-making ongoing series! Featuring a brand-new cover by Glyph Comics Award-winning artist Ronald Wimberly (Prince of Cats, She-Hulk), the FAITH #1 SDCC Liberty Variant will debut on Wednesday, July 20th exclusively at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, and will be limited to just 1,000 copies. Pick up yours at CBLDF booth #1918!

The Comics Code Seal Patch and Pin


We have two new collectors items to decorate your favorite jean jacket, messenger bag, or lanyard: the Comics Code Seal of Approval Embroidered Patch and the Comics Code Seal of Approval Enamel Pin! Celebrating 5 years of freedom from self censorship under the Comics Code, this limited edition patch and pin will help you wear your support of CBLDF and the right to read comics! 

The CBLDF Convention Survival Kit!

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Current Members and anyone joining the CBLDF onsite can come by booth #1918 to pick up the 2016 Convention Survival Kit! STAY HYDRATED with the CBLDF water bottle! STAY HEALTHY with hand sanitizer! SHOW your support for free speech with a CBLDF lanyard! STOW your goods in a CBLDF tote bag! GET THE TOOLS to fight censorship with the CBLDF pencil — the ultimate anti-censorship device!

Check out what we have in store for you during the rest of Comic-Con hereWe’ll see you at booth #1918 for Comic-Con International in San Diego!