If you’re still in need of holiday gifts and want to help CBLDF get ready for a new year of protecting the First Amendment, you’ve come to the right place! Welcome to our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide, full of items you can’t get anywhere else, including signed books, CBLDF merch, and more! Check out the suggestions below — your donation for these items will be the highlight of your favorite fan’s holiday and fully benefit CBLDF’s important work!
COOL NEW STUFF
New for 2016! Check out our most recent merchandise, including the “COMICS ARE FOR EVERYBODY” patch, enamel pin, and tote bag! These were designed by creators Jordie Bellaire and Steven Finch, and originally launched on Giving Tuesday in sets. Now they are available as individual pieces, for the comic fan that wants to spread the good news…
Another fan favorite: the Comics Code Seal enamel pin…
…which also comes available as a fully embroidered patch!
The last enamel pin set we created this year was in partnership with artist Cliff Chiang and features the Paper Boy and Paper Girl mascots Petey Roy and Rita Pearl!
COOL NEW BOOKS
This year saw the debut of She Changed Comics, a history of women cartoonists, writers, and editors who all changed the face of free expression in comics!
This year saw the release of the universally-acclaimed Last Look from Charles Burns, which we premiered at the Small Press Expo with exclusive signed and numbered bookplates. There are just a few left of this limited edition…
Additionally, we have beautiful signed editions of Elektra: Assassin, signed by both Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz; Nimona, the new classic from Noelle Stevenson; and How to Talk to Girls at Parties, signed by both Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba on a beautiful illustrated bookplate.
For that last-minute stocking stuffer, check out our latest issue of Liberty Annual, with an all-star slate of creators contributing stories about the real people whose civic action made the world a better place!
FOR THE LITERARY FAN
The latest Sandman volume, signed by Neil Gaiman, continues to be a favorite read. We also have National Book Award-winner March, signed by co-writer Andrew Aydin and illustrator Nate Powell; Pulitzer Prize-winning classic Maus, signed by art spiegelman; The Art of Charlie CHan Hock Chye, a new masterpiece from cartoonist Sonny Liew; and Black Hole, one of the great series of the 1990s, collected in a lovely edition and signed by Charles Burns. Finally, for the Jules Feiffer fans out there, we have just a few signed copies left of his graphic novel, Kill My Mother.
FOR TV AND MOVIE FANS
This year saw the premiere of Preacher, based on the classic series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. We have signed copies of the first hardcover volume, perfect for fans of the TV show who want the original source.
This very cool art book about the design and production of The Flash is available, signed by series co-creator Geoff Johns!
For the Star Wars fan, we have signed copies of the first and second volumes of the very fun current Marvel comics series…
FOR THE KIDS
Need a gift for someone under twelve? We have a few great ideas. These are all signed copies of terrific books for younger readers:
Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown
Zita the Spacegirl and Mighty Jack, both by Ben Hatke
Glorkian Warrior: Mustache of Destiny by James Kochalka
Sweaterweather by Sara Varon
Bone: One Volume Edition by Jeff Smith
Comics Squad Recess Volume 1 by an assortment of great creators, including Gene Yang, Raina Telegemeier, and Jenni Holm!
… and finally, the first volume in the series Lucy & Andy Neanderthal, by superstar Jeffrey Brown!
FOR THE LIFELONG FAN
Comic fans can be hard to shop for, especially if they have been collecting their whole lives. These are all gifts for people who have everything, and are obsessed with comics. The first item is one of our most popular T-shirts, ever…. BILL GAINES WAS RIGHT!
We have signed editions of one of the great works of superhero fiction, Watchmen, copies of Batman Inc. Volume 1, signed and sketched by artist Chris Burnham, and individual issues of last year’s National Lampoon homage Liberty Annual.
For the serious collector, one of the coolest variant covers we created this year was for the first issue of Black Panther, by Todd Nauck…
FOR THE CBLDF SUPPORTER
If you know a die-hard supporter of the CBLDF, here are a few things that they may appreciate!
The biggest item on this list is the gift of an Annaul Membership. Memberships come with a variety of cool premiums, exclusive to members of the Fund. 2016 also saw the release of the softcover edition of CBLDF Presents: Liberty Volume 1, a collected trade paperback of the first five Liberty Annuals. For any trading card collector, we still have sets of our Liberty Trading Cards.
If you want to support the CBLDF while getting a cool gift, here is an assortment of odds and ends that would be cool for almost anyone!
Everyone loves cats, including Jeffrey Brown, who signed copies of his bestselling Cat Getting Out of a Bag and Cats Are Weird.
If you have any newlyweds in your life, Something New by Lucy Knisley is a terrific memoir about getting engaged and married.
A few years ago, the great J.H. Williams created this gorgeous image for Liberty Annual. We created a print that he then signed, along with letterer and designer extraordinaire Todd Klein. There are only a few of these gorgeous prints left….
And finally, one of the great characters of comics, honored this year by the United Nations and the United States Post Office, stars in Wonder Woman Volume 1, signed by the ever-talented Cliff Chiang, who revitalized the look of the character with this terrific series.
Check out all the amazing gifts CBLDF has to offer here:
A NOTE ABOUT HOLIDAY SHIPPING: CBLDF is a charitable organization without a commercial shipping department. We fulfill all orders as quickly as possible – generally within one business day — but because of the volume handled by our shipping partners, we are unable to absolutely guarantee holiday delivery. We recommend ordering no later than December 15 if you require your package to arrive by December 25.