May 20, 2004 12:35 am | CBLDF at WizardWorld
ITEM! CBLDF Touches Down at Wizard World Philly
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 11:44 PM
Wizard World is also the perfect opportunity to renew your membership.
Everyone who signs up at Wizard World Philly will receive an official
CBLDF Member Pin at the show, and will later receive the 2004 Member
Card featuring the Hulk by George Perez. Becoming a member is the
best way to help the Fund. By adding your dues you help us to fight
the legal battles necessary to keep comics safe from prosecution.
Right now we're waging fights in Arkansas and Michigan to knock
out unconstitutional display laws that would hurt retailers selling
your favorite books. Your membership helps us wage those battles, so
stop by our booth and lend your support to these important fights!
Wizard World Philly runs from Friday until Sunday at the Philadelphia
Convention Center. For more information on guests and directions
please visit http://www.wizardconventions.com.
| April 10, 2004 | CBLDF 2004 Card Available Now
I have been meaning to mention that this card was mailed out sometime in
late March 2004 (the membership expires February 2005 as seen in the
back of the card.) The artwork was previously used in MORE FUND COMICS #1 (Sep 2003) (and in black and white backcover on MORE FUND COMICS #1 (LIMITED EDITION)
You can obtain this card by joining the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund by donating $25 to the cause. You can use paypal or send a check to CBLDF (their address is located on their website.)
The card looks like a plastic sturdy credit card.
You can get benefits and perks at comic conventions (I have seen, for
instance, that artists would do free commissions if you show them your
CBLDF card.) I carry it in my wallet because it just looks cool.
The back of the card reads:
COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
2004 MEMBERSHIP CARD
Denis Kitchen, CLBDF President
HULK: ™ & © Marvel. Used with permission.
Hulk artwork originally appeared on MORE FUND COMICS #1 available through www.skydogcomics.com • ARTWORK - George Pérez • DESIGN/COLORS - J.Lind/www.grindcrank.com
Remember that donating to them goes to a worthy cause, for instance in
the trial of
Jesus Castillo (who was arrested for selling an adult comic to an adult
undercover policeman, in Texas.) Although, Castillo lost the case CBLDF
is still trying to appeal the case, as well as make sure things like
this doesn't happen again.
| February 4, 2004 | CBLDF '04 Membership Card
PEREZ DESIGNS CBLDF '04 MEMBERSHIP CARD
02-03-2004 01:53 PM by MattBrady
Following up on last year’s membership card designed by Jim Lee, the
CBLDF has confirmed that this year’s card features the Hulk by George
MORE FUND COMICS #1 (Sep 2003)
CBLDF MEMBERSHIP CARD
The image, showing the Hulk crushing the word “censorship” was also used
on last year’s More Fund Comics, a benefit published by Sky Dog Press.
In addition to being the first time Perez has designed a card, the Hulk
card also marks the first time that a major publisher has allowed the
Fund to use one of its characters on a Member Card.
“This card is great example of how the comics community is helping the
Fund keep watch on this field’s First Amendment rights,” Executive
Director Charles Brownstein said. “Marvel, George, and John Gallagher,
who originally published this image on the cover of More Fund Comics are
to be commended for supporting us with their hard work.”
The Perez card will be available to all CBLDF members who sign up at a
$25 or better donation. One hundred members will also be able to to get
their card signed by George Perez by joining the CBLDF Century Club .
Brownstein explains, “The Century Club is something Jim Lee got going
last year. Basically the first 100 people to sign up with the Fund at a
membership level of $100 or better gets their card signed by George.”
Along with the Perez, the Fund will offer its 2004 Member Pin, which
features Randy Dahlk’s Fund Logo in gold on a cloisonné pin. The pin is
sent to members who join at the $50 level. For members who sign up at
the $100 level, the Fund is offering a Member T-Shirt, which features
the Fund logo in red and blue on a black shirt. Other membership
incentives for higher levels are available at www.cbldf.org
| February 3, 2004 | Perez Hulk Card
CBLDFNews CBLDF, Marvel, & Perez Smash Censorship!
Tuesday, February 3, 2004 4:34 PM
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Marvel Comics, and George Perez
have teamed up to smash censorship! The 2004 CBLDF Member Card
features Marvel's Hulk putting his foot down for free speech in a
stunning image drawn by JLA/Avengers visionary George Perez! To view
the image, visit http://www.cbldf.org.
CBLDF MEMBERSHIP CARD
"This card is a great first," says CBLDF Executive Director
Charles Brownstein. "Marvel's really stepped up in a big way
by becoming the first major company to allow the use of one of their
key icons on our Member Card. It's also the first time that
George, a past recipient of our Defender of Liberty Award, has
illustrated the card. And, of course, they're teaming up to help
us protect the most important First of all – The First
All CBLDF Members who sign up in 2004 at $25 or better will receive
the Perez Hulk Member Card. One hundred members will also be able to
to get their card signed by George Perez by joining the CBLDF Century
Club . Brownstein explains, "The Century Club is something Jim
Lee got going last year. Basically the first 100 people to sign up
with the Fund at a membership level of $100 or better gets their card
signed by George."
In addition to the Perez card, the Fund also rolled out the rest of
this year's Member Premiums. Foremost is the 2004 Member Pin,
which features Randy Dahlk's Fund Logo in gold on an attractive
cloisonné pin. The pin is sent to members who join at the $50
level. For members who sign up at the $100 level, the Fund is
offering a Member T-Shirt, which features the Fund logo in red and
blue on a black shirt. Other membership incentives for higher levels
are available at http://www.cbldf.org.
"This card is great example of how the comics community is
helping the Fund keep watch on this field's First Amendment
rights," Brownstein said. "Marvel, George, and John
Gallagher, who originally published this image on the cover of More
Fund Comics are to be commended for supporting us with their hard