This weekend WonderCon opens in San Francisco, and the CBLDF will be there with parties, programs, and an art studio in the booth! Here’s the inside scoop:
Friday: CBLDF’s Drink & Draw Welcome Party!
Ring in WonderCon this Friday at the world famous 111 Minna Art Gallery with the CBLDF’s Second Annual Drink & Draw Welcome Party! Witness live art, mingle with your favorite pros and raise a toast to Free Speech!
The Rev. Dave Johnson, co-founder of the Drink & Draw Social Club will be presiding over a host of incredible artists including Spain Rodriguez, Paul Mavrides, Erik Larsen, David Mack, Jill Thompson, Charlie Wylie, Brian Azzarello, Larry Marder, Richard Starkings, Moritat, Ivan Brandon & more!
This party will also feature a special raffle to benefit the recovery of Underground Comix legend S. Clay Wilson.
The party is this Friday, February 27, 7:00 PM to 10 PM at 111 Minna Street Gallery. $5 suggested donation for CBLDF members; $10 suggested donation for non-members. The party is sponsored by Image Comics (www.imagecomics.com) and Last Gasp of San Francisco (www.lastgasp.com).
Saturday: CBLDF Live Art Jam!
Witness live art created before your eyes at the CBLDF Live Art Jam! Jim Lee (Batman), Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), Jill Thompson (Magic Trixie), Wendy Pini (Elfquest), and Matt Wagner (Grendel) will create original art projected on the big screen! The Live Art Jam gives you a glimpse behind the scenes of these masters’ artistic processes and is not to be missed by fans and students alike. All art will be auctioned at the end of the event to benefit the First Amendment legal work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. 3:30 to 5:00 PM, Room 220/224 at WonderCon.
CBLDF Studio – Booth #725
Stop by the CBLDF booth throughout the convention to witness your favorite artists sketching to benefit the CBLDF! Dave Johnson headlines a cast of artists who will be popping by throughout the show to make original art to benefit the Fund. All art will be put on display when finished, and available for your donations. Also be sure to browse our selection of premiums, which includes red-hot items like signed copies of Neil Gaiman’s Graveyard Book; Terry Moore’s Echo; 100 Bullets; Walking Dead, and much much more! Plus exclusive Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and Neverwear items!
Don’t miss out on the fun – support the Fund at WonderCon!