To do 10/10/13 (and where your friendly neighborhood FPNYC manager will be headed after our Adventure Time gig tomorrow night): Dynamite Entertainment and The Beat’s NYCC Welcome Party and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Member Drive!
“Come join comics’ greatest creators and Be Counted as a member of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at the Smithfield in the heart of NYC! This party is free for all CBLDF members, and if you join or renew at the event you’ll get in for free and receive special gifts from Dynamite & CBLDF! Donors joining or renewing their CBLDF Membership at the $50 level or higher will receive a free open bar wristband, while supplies last!”
Come out for a good cause and hobnob with the really, really, ridiculously good looking people in the comic industry!
Thursday, October 10, 2013
8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
215 West 28th Street (Between 7th and 8th Avenues)
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is looking volunteers to help in their midtown NYC offices, Wednesday December 7th, andThursday, December 8th. If you are available, and can help, we need people to fill shifts from11am – 3pm, and 3pm – 7pm.
Forbidden Planet has graciously offered to supply a Gift Bag with a $25 value to every volunteer that can make it in for a shift!
This important project is part of a donation drive that will benefit our current case work, defending an American citizen unjustly facing a year in Canadian prison, because of the comic book content on his laptop hard drive. If you believe that no one should go to prison for reading comics, now is the time to show your support!
Please contact email@example.com with the subject line “VOLUNTEER“, or call us at 212-679-7151, if you want to volunteer. Please include in your message your contact information, and when you are available to help!
Coming this Tuesday, April 5th… comic artist superstar Frank Quitely (We3, Batman and Robin) in conversation with Jose Villarrubia (Conan, Batman Year 100) a few blocks away from Forbidden Planet!
Forbidden Planet’s hawking advance tickets in-store. They’re also available from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, who have prints and signed postcards to commemorate the event.
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has been sponsoring a series of events at Brooklyn’s Union Pool this summer, specifically a series of talks with a variety of notable cartoonists moderated by Bill Kartalopoulos. A week from today the focus shifts to Dash Shaw (of Bottomless Belly Button fame), Lisa Hanawalt (Stay Away From Other People- love her stuff) and FP employee/intergalactic mensch Austin English (Christina & Charles).
Austin English (Windy Corner, Christina and Charles), Lisa Hanawalt (Stay Away From Other People, I Want You), and Dash Shaw (Bottomless Belly Button, BodyWorld) will discuss the relationship between image-making and drawing for comics. How do pictures work differently in comics than they do on gallery walls?
Then stick around to get a book signed, hit the taco truck, and sip a summer drink with our featured cartoonists.
This panel discussion will be moderated by series curator Bill Kartalopoulos (The New School, Print Magazine).
$5 suggested donation. All proceeds go to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
The series has been a real hit so far, and next Saturday’s participants are talented, interesting artists to say the least.
Plus: beer tastes best on a hot summer afternoon and suggested donation’s only five bucks! See ya there.