CBLDF Announces Stunning Comic-Con Auction
It's here! The CBLDF's biggest auction of the year! Saturday night, July 24 starting at 7:30 PM in Room 3 of the San Diego Convention Center, the CBLDF will be auctioning off one of the largest and most diverse arrays of original art ever contributed to benefit the organization! A full listing of items, preview slideshows and bidding rules for onsite and proxy bids can be found at http://cbldf.org/homepage/
Dave McKean - Black Orchid, page 96, original art.
Contributed and signed on the back of the frame by Neil Gaiman, from his personal collection! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a one in a kind work of art by two trailblazers in modern comics, and perhaps your only opportunity to acquire a piece with such a unique provenance. Truly a rare and significant offering!
MUTHR Maquette from The Search for Wondla
From the mind of Tony DiTerlizzi, creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles comes The Search for WondLa, the start of a new trilogy that's already been optioned for the screen! This maquette, MUTHR is generously contributed by DiTerlizzi and Simon & Schuster Young Readers. MUTHR is Multi Utility Task Help Robot, and is brilliantly sculpted and painted by Martin Meunier, the award-winning sculptor/model maker and graphic designer whose film credits include Coraline, James and the Giant Peach, and The Spiderwick Chronicles the film on which he met author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi. Martin has worked for FX Company as well as film studios Industrial Light and Magic, Pixar, Disney, and Universal. Intricately crafted and cast in hard resin, MUTHR Maquette is a limited edition of 100 worldwide, signed by Tony DiTerlizzi.
Last year, Things From Another World and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund teamed up with some fantastic comics professionals to help raise more than $30,000 for the CBLDF's annual auction at San Diego Comic-Con. They're at it again, with an even wider array of great original art gathered by TFAW in association with Image Comics ! Check out this amazing range of original art, including contributions from Ben Templesmith, Charlie Adlard Darick Robertson, Fabio Moon, Phil Foglio, Jeff Lemire, Jeffrey Brown, Jenny Frison, Jim Lee, Moritat, Peter Bagge, Phil Hester, Jim Valentino and many more!
SeenAllOver.com launched on July 4 with a bang to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! Now we're auctioning off their great work, including a selection of Etnies sneakers customized by artists including Jill Thompson, David Mack, Eric Powell, and more, plus original paintings made on the CBLDF's Live Art Stage by Tara McPherson, Aya Kakeda, Molly Crabapple, Nikki Cook, Khary Randolph, and Brian Ewing!
Apart from all of these great items, even more than we can show here will be in the final auction, including live art created at the CBLDF Master Sessions by Paul Pope, Rob Liefeld, Jill Thompson, Terry Moore and Darick Robertson, as well as the Ale Garza hosted Drink Draw Dance pre-Comic-Con party on Wednesday, and the Thursday night's CBLDF Welcome Party sponsored by Image Comics, in association with SeenAllOver.com, Soulcraft Comics, and IHEARTCOMIX.
Come out on Saturday night to win your share of these great original pieces, and support the First Amendment at the CBLDF's Comic-Con Art Auction!
About the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. The CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals. Learn more at cbldf.org.
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