Because sometimes it needs restating.
(I wrote about why I’ll fight to defend unpleasant,uncomfortable or icky speech and images in my journal over at
Since launching our Be Counted membership drive, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has raised over $61,500 of our goal to raise $100,000 for our important work by October 31. We’ve gotten this far because of the generous support of comics readers, creators, and business professionals, all of whom donated their money and time to support the CBLDF’s vital mission.
This week, we’re thanking everyone who can support the CBLDF by offering signed incentives for supporters who can join at our $25, $50, and $100 levels, in addition to the terrific opportunities for original art and Lunch With Legends for our higher level donors. From today until midnight on October 31, we’re proud to offer the following thank yous for those who sign up to Be Counted as CBLDF members:
$25 MEMBER– Members who join CBLDF at our $25 level will receive their 2011 Member Card, featuring Green Lantern and signed by Geoff Johns! This offer is good while supplies last.
$50 SUPPORTER – Members who join CBLDF at our $50 level will receive a CBLDF exclusive print of The Boys signed by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson! This offer is good while supplies last.
$100 ADVOCATE – Members who join CBLDF at our $100 level will receive a CBLDF exclusive print of In Reilig Oran, signed by Neil Gaiman and Tony Harris, as well as the signed The Boys print and the signed Green Lantern Member Card! This offer is good while supplies last.
These offers also apply to folks who can join the CBLDF at higher levels, which include rewards like Lunch With Legends such as Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller, and Dave Gibbons, or professional development reviews with Scott Allie, Karen Berger, Tom Brevoort, Dan DiDio, Gail Simone, Jennifer L. Holm & more!— http://cbldf.org/homepage/geoff-johns-neil-gaiman-garth-ennis-rewards-for-everyone-signing-up-to-be-counted/
The Irony and the Ecstasy
Remember the APPROVED BY THE COMICS CODE AUTHORITY seal? It used to be on pretty much every comic published by a mainstream publisher. It showed that the comic contained no horror, no references to drugs, no… well, there was a list of things that the comic had to do and not do.
It went away. But now, in a strange twist that is actually ironic, the Seal of Approval has been given to the COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND, who will use it to fight for First Amendment rights.
This is a really rather cool thing. http://cbldf.org/homepage/cbldf-receives-comics-code-authority-seal-of-approval/