CBLDF SDCC 2017 Live Art Auction, Presented by IDW Publishing, Splash Page Comic Art, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery, Featuring Live Art by Jeff Smith!

Join IDW Publishing (Booth 2743) and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery and Splash Page Comic Art (Booth 4400) to support Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Live Art Auction, happening Saturday, July 22, at the Hilton Bayfront Sapphire AB. The event kicks off at 8:00 p.m. with a keynote address from Batman scribe Scott Snyder will open the evening, while Jeff Smith, creator of Bone and host of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC), makes live art that will be auctioned off at the end of the night!

Bid on original art, including work by CBLDF Defender of Liberty Frank Miller, Splash Page Comic Art starsincluding Charlie Adlard, Jock, Duncan Fegredo, Sebastian Fiumara, Sean Phillips, and Paolo Rivera, plus contributions from CBLDF supporters including Sergio Aragones, Chris Burnham, John Cassaday, Terry and Rachel Dodson, Gene Ha, Sam Kieth, Carla Speed McNeil, Gabriel Rodriguez, Alex Ross, Jill Thompson, and many, many more.All this, plus out-of-print Artist Editions from the IDW vaults! More than 60 lots will be on offer to benefit CBLDF’s important work, with more surprises to come in the days leading into the con!

Register to bid: https://cbldfauction.eventbrite.com

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 (betsy.gomez@cbldf.org) by 3:00 p.m. PACIFIC TIME July 22 to be eligible. You will be contacted immediately after the auction with any winning bids.

ITEM LIST As of 7/21
(Please note: More items will be added as they arrive. This list does not reflect order of items in the auction. Some items to be finalized)

1 Frank Miller Sin City Liberty Annual 2010 Pin-Up
2 John Cassaday Avengers World #1 Cover
3 Gene Ha Cyborg from mural at DC’s Burbank HQ
4 Jill Thompson Wonder Woman painting
5 Terry & Rachel Dodson Princess Leia #2, page 2
6 Frank Quitely All-Star Superman Portrait
7 Charlie Adlard & Stefano Gaudiano The Walking Dead #154, page 9
8 Alejandro Aragon (BOOM!) 28 Days Later #24, page 22
9 Roland Boschi Punisher In the Blood #4, page 10
10 Duncan Fegredo Monsters on the Prowl #1, page 16
11 Bob Fingerman TMNT Presents April O’Neil The May East Saga #1, page 4
12 Sebastian Fiumara Abe Sapien #13, cover
13 Owen Freeman Lazarus #15, cover
14 Marcelo Frusin Hellblazer #186, page 22
15 Sina Grace Lil’ Depressed Boy #10, Cover [w/ Donald Glover/Childish Gambino on cover]
16 Jock Batman #44, page 3
17 Alvaro Lopez (inks) & Marcos Martin (pencils) Batgirl Year One #1, page 22
18 German Peralta Axis: Carnage #1, page 3
19 Sean Phillips Fatale #24, page 23 [pivotal scene in which Josephine defeats demon]
20 Ben Stenbeck Baltimore: Dr. Leskovar’s Remedy #2, page 9
21 Paolo Rivera Daredevil #10, page 15
22 Edgar Salazar Conquistador de la Luna [Nudity]
23 Dalibor Talajic Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe I #2, page 7
25 Tonci Zonjic Lobster Johnson Caput Mortuum, page 18
26 Richard Ortiz (From Mark Hay personal collection) Lady Death Unpublished Cover
27 Alex Ross (From Mark Hay personal collection) Earth X The Moon Knight Character Design [8.5 x 11 lightweight paper]
28 Kevin Eastman TMNT Dimension X #3 cover
29 Jeff Lemire Animal Man #29, page 8
30 Chris Sprouse Thors #1, Page 2 (w/ inks by Karl Story)
31 Khary Randolph Archie #9, Cover Page
32 Jim Valentino GOTG By Valentino Omnibus signed/sketched by Valentino
33 Mazzucchelli (plated) Batman Year One Abs. Ed. Slipcase (2 vols) signed by Miller & Mazzucchelli
34 Jenny Frison Original art (unknown female superhero)
35 Brian Stelfreeze Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther painting
36 John Celardo (2) Buz Sawyer strips (1989)
37 Alexis Ziritt 3 Original Consecutive Pages from Mekano Turbo
38 Jim Mahfood Original art piece
39 Sam Kieth Batman Painting
40 Denis Kitchen “He Publishes Bad Comics”
41 Gabriel Ba Umbrella Academy Pin-up
42 Fabio Moon Cosplay Pin-up
43 Sergio Aragones Original Groo Sketch
44 Terry Moore Motor Girl #6, page 10
45 Sonny Liew Shadow Hero, page 110
46 Jeffrey Brown CBLDF Defend Comics 2017 Cover
47 Gabriel Rodriguez
48 Carla Speed McNeil Legends of Red Sonja #1, page 9.
49 Dan Brereton Luke Cage
51 Yanick Paquette Wolverine Watercolor
52 Yanick Paquette Wonder Woman Watercolor
53 Mark Bagley Thunderbolts Citizen V convention sketch (donated by Phil S.)
54 Ryan Stegman Inhumans Triton convention sketch (donated by Phil S.)
55 IDW Sergio Aragones Groo the Wanderer Artist’s Edition HC Signed & Numbered Variant Artist’s Proof
56 IDW Best of EC Artist’s Edition HC Vol 1 Signed & Numbered Variant Artist’s Proof
57 IDW Dave Stevens’ Rocketeer Artist’s Edition HC New
58 IDW David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil Born Again HC Signed & Numbered Artist’s Proof
59 IDW Gil Kane’s Amazing Spider-Man Artist’s Edition Hardcover Signed & Numbered Variant (No Number)
60 IDW Jack Davis’ EC Stories Artist’s Edition HC Signed & Numbered Variant
61 IDW Joe Kubert’s Tarzan of the Apes Artist’s Edition HC Signed & Numbered Variant
62 IDW Mike Mignola’s Hellboy in Hell Artist’s Edition HC Remarqued Variant Artist’s Proof
63 IDW Mike Zeck’s Classic Marvel Stories Artist Ed Remarqued Variant AP
64 Alan Moore Saga of the Swamp Thing #37 Signed Script Copy (first Hellblazer)
65 Alan Moore Swamp Thing #51 Signed Script Copy
66 Alan Moore Swamp Thing #54 Signed Script Copy
67 Paul Pope Liberty Tree Artist Test Proof Lithograph, signed (one color test shot)
68 Joëlle Jones Original Page from Fables: A Wolf Among Us #26
69 Dustin Nguyen Future Quest #10 Variant Cover Original Page
70 Larry Marder Beanworld Original


About Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Our work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation and challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics and the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news and information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project and Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available at a moment’s notice to respond to First Amendment emergencies. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights that our community depends on. Please support our important work! https://cbldf.org

About IDW
IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: IDWM) is a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.

IDW Publishing’s comic book and graphic novel catalog includes some of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including Transformers, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, and Disney’s classic characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, Wormwood, Ragnarök, V-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson. IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions, showcasing the greatest original art ever published in American comic books. IDW Games’ diverse line-up includes the international phenomenon Machi Koro, as well as hit licensed games such as X-Files, Back to the Future, The Godfather, and TMNT.

IDW Entertainment serves as the worldwide distributor of Wynonna Earp airing on the Syfy Channel in the U.S. and is producing BBC America’s Dirk Gently, based on the bestseller by Douglas Adams starring Elijah Wood and Sam Barnett.

About Splash Page Comic Art
Splash Page Comic Art is an original art representative and dealer, who specializes in selling original comic art by modern era artists. We have been representing artists for over 15 years, and take great pride in providing the type of service that we would hope to receive ourselves.

We are very fortunate to represent the original art sales for the following extremely talented artists:

Charlie Adlard, Ale Aragon, Lee Bermejo, Juan Bobillo, Roland Boschi, Tim Bradstreet, Mitch Breitweiser, Simon Coleby, Chris Cross, Shane Davis, Nick Derington, Kristian Donaldson, Marko Djurdjevic, Khari Evans, Leandro Fernandez, Duncan Fegredo, Max & Sebastian Fiumara, Owen Freeman, Marcelo Frusin, Grant Goleash, Sina Grace, Diego Greco, John Higgins, Jason Howard, Jock, Kano, Don Kramer, Szymon Kudranski, Ben & Ray Lai, Michael Lark, Paul Lee, John Paul Leon, Alvaro Lopez, Jorge Lucas, John McCrea, Jim Muniz, Hoang Nguyen, Victor Olazabba, Ariel Olivetti, Germán Peralta, M.K. Perker, Sean Phillips, Warren Pleece, Joe Quinones, Pablo Raimondi, Cliff Rathburn, Paolo Rivera, Edgar Salazar, Marcelo Sosa, Ben Stenbeck, Cameron Stewart, Goran Sudzuka, Dalibor Talajic, Brian Thies, Brad Walker, Eric Wight and Tonci Zonjic.