SDCC18 – Friday & Saturday with CBLDF!


What a great first day! It was amazing to meet so many supporters at the CBLDF Booth #1918, at panels, and of course at the annual Welcome Party! But while one day is done, there’s far too much to do to get bogged down with reminiscing. Follow CBLDF on Twitter to get updates throughout the weekend, so you don’t miss a thing.





Make sure you drop by the Booth #1918 and snag the latest CBLDF enamel pin! Show everyone in San Diego you oppose comics censorship with this stylish accessory.

Friday with CBLDF

Friday, 12:00pm — Nancy Goldstein Signing at CBLDF Booth #1918
Stop by CBLDF Booth Friday at noon to meet Nancy Goldstein the author of Jackie Ormes: The First African-American Woman Cartoonist.

Friday, 12:00 – 1:00pm CBLDF: Intellectual Property, Comics, and the Law Room 11
Some of comics’ greatest clashes never appeared within the panels — they were decided by a gavel! CBLDF board member Dale Cendali, an intellectual property icon known for litigating high profile cases (including in the Supreme Court), walks through the history of comics IP in the courts, examining some of the most important cases creators need to know about to protect themselves and their work in 2018!

Friday 1:00 – 2:00 CBLDF: Comics Change the World — The History of Activism in Comics Room 11
From the medium’s earliest days, activists have taken to the comics form to communicate their messages to the world. CBLDF Deputy Director Alex Cox brings you on an image-filled march through more than a century of comics activism, revealing the history of how comics can change the world!

Saturday with CBLDF

Saturday, 12 pm – Sina Grace Signing at CBLDF Booth #1918
Mark your calendar so you don’t miss a chance to meet Sina Grace, the author of Iceman, and the sole creator of Self-Obsessed and Nothing Lasts Forever.

Saturday, 12:00 – 1:00 CBLDF: EC Comics – Fighting For Change! Room 11
The untold story of comics’ original social justice crusaders! From 1950 to 1955, the young creators of EC Comics changed the face of the medium, injecting new heights of craft, storytelling, and artistry to comics. In titles like Tales From The Crypt, Weird Fantasy, MAD, and Shock SuspenStories, EC addressed civil rights, the injustices of war, gender fluidity, vegetarianism, and other vital topics. Discover how EC’s unprecedented social consciousness changed comics in this riveting presentation by CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein.

Saturday 1:00 – 2:00 CBLDF: Outlaw Art – The Trials of Underground Comix Room 11
Underground Comix were more than an art revolution, they were a scandal in the courts! Busts spread from Berkeley to New York as law enforcement used obscenity laws to crack down on this renegade form of free expression. How did the creators and publishers of this historical art movement take the heat? Join Ron Turner, publisher of Last Gasp and Air Pirates, which was convicted in California; Victor Moscoso and Robert Williams of Zap Comix #4, which was convicted in New York; and Joyce Farmer, iconic underground cartoonist and editor of the controversial Abortion Eve for this freewheeling discussion moderated by CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein.

Saturday, 2 pm – Nate Powell and Andrew Aydin Signing at CBLDF Booth #1918
Do not miss your chance to meet the two creators who helped Congressman John Lewis realize his vision in the award-winning graphics memoir MARCH Trilogy. Illustrator Nate Powell and co-author Andrew Aydin, will both be signing at CBLDF’s Booth #1918 at SDCC.

CBLDF Live Art Auction

Sponsored by IDW Publishing & Splash Page Comic Art
Keynote by Nate Powell
Live Art by David Lloyd, courtesy of Aces Weekly!
Saturday, July 21, 8:00 PM
Hilton Bayfront, Sapphire AB
Register to Bid:

Remote Bidding Ends at 3pm PST Saturday
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 by 3:00 p.m. PACIFIC TIME July 21 to be eligible. You will be contacted immediately after the auction with any winning bids.please visit:

CBLDF Live Art Auction 2018
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