Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Comic-Con International Benefit Auction featuring

The Sandman Original Art Binder

The CBLDF is proud to announce the Sandman Original Art Auction at Comic-Con International: San Diego, on Saturday July 16. A centerpiece of the Fund's gala auction, the Sandman portfolio brings together original pieces from artists like Dave Sim, Mike Dringenberg and David Mack for a very worthy cause - supporting and protecting the free-speech rights of comic book artists and their industry.

This project was began by Michelle Larsen as an auction item for last year's Fiddler's Green Convention. It was initially planned that all of the art would be sold as a single "Sandman sketchbook", and featured pieces from Dave Sim, Dave Gibbons, Peter Gross, Teri S. Wood, Charles Vess, and more. However, the sketchbook did not meet its reserve, so it was decided to make it even bigger and better for Comic Con International. The Sketchbook passed into the hands of Ryan Graff, where addtional art from Mike Dringenberg, David Mack, Gary Amaro and John Watkiss was added. And thusly, we come to it: The final Sandman Original Art items up for auction:

Enter the Gallery.

These items will be auctioned off on Saturday July 16 as the Fund's Gala auction, beginning at 7 PM in Room 8 of the San Diego Convention Center. If you can't make it to the show, the Fund is accepting sealed bids until Saturday, July 16 at 3 PM Pacific Time. To bid send an e-mail to with the words "sealed bid" in the subject line. In the body, include the item you wish to bid on, your bid amount, a valid credit card number, and a phone number at which you can be reached. All sealed bids will be shredded following the auction, and the files deleted. If you have any questions, please e-mail Charles Brownstein at the above address.

This is a great auction for a great cause, so bid generously!

Sandman created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg.
Sandman and all related characters copyright DC comics.