CBLDF at San Diego Comic Con

From the most recent CBLDF mailing:


Original art by Will Eisner, Jim Lee, Dave Sim, Dave Gibbons, Craig
Thompson, J. Scott Campbell; an original Alan Moore Swamp Thing
script; a portfolio of top-notch Sandman art; artifacts from
MirrorMask; and rare editions, such as the uncirculated Graphitti
Designs signed hardcover edition of Watchmen are just a few of the
highlights of the CBLDF benefit auction, happening this weekend at
Comic-Con International: San Diego. The auction will be held at the
San Diego Convention Center in Room 8 at 7:00 PM, Saturday night. For
a full listing of auction itmes, please visit http://www.cbldf.org

“We’re extremely grateful to the generous artists, companies,
and individuals who have contributed so many fantastic items to this
auction,” says CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein.
“With the Lee case going to trial at the end of the summer,
we’re lucky to have such a variety of amazing items to raise
money for the Fund. We hope people bid generously, because their
contributions at this auction will make a serious difference.”

For those unable to attend the convention, the Fund will be accepting
sealed bids until 3:00 PM Pacific Time on Saturday, July 16. Sealed
bids can be sent to director@cbldf.org, and the subject line must
include the words “Sealed Bid.” Sealed bids must include a
valid credit card number and current phone number. Non-winning bids
will be shredded immediately following the auction, and the source
e-mails deleted.


In addition to the auction, you can also score some sweet original art
by visiting the CBLDF booth (1930) at Comic-Con and signing up for a
commissioned drawing in the Fund’s commission art drive. Jim Lee,
Jeff Smith, Terry Moore, Tim Sale, Brian Stelfreeze, Jill Thompson,
Amanda Conner, Matt Wagner, Scott Kurtz, Cammo, Peter Bagge, Cliff
Chiang, Charlie Adlard, Jim Valentino, Jeffrey Brown, and Matt Kindt
have all signed up to draw commission drawings in exchange for
generous donations to the CBLDF. Commission sign up sheets are
available starting preview night of the con, with drawings gong to
donors on a first come-first served basis. Stop by booth 1930 for
more information when you get to the con!

When you get to the booth, also be sure to sign up for a membership,
which will get you in to our Thursday night MirrorMask Welcome Party.
Also be sure to check out some of the great merchandise that was
donated to raise funds, including the last remaining copies of the
Bone One Volume Edition, new MirrorMask merchandise, Welcome
Books’ Jim Lee Superman 2006 Calendar, “A Celebration of
Will,” a record of the Will Eisner memorial service in New York,
and much more!