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CBLDF and Heritage sell art by Lee, Gaiman, Pope and Adlard

Jim Lee's alternate cover for "The Sandman: Overture" #1

Jim Lee’s alternate cover for “The Sandman: Overture” #1

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has teamed with Heritage Auctions to auction original art to benefit the nonprofit organization. Although Charlie Adlard’s contribution has already been snatched up, the rest of the inaugural lot — original art by Jim Lee and Paul Pope, and a letterpress broadsheet signed by Neil Gaiman — are up for bid through Saturday.

“CBLDF’s important work on behalf of the comics industry makes them an important organization to support,” Lon Allen, Heritage’s managing director for comics and comics art, said in a statement. “We’re proud to join the artists who donated these pieces by contributing our services to help the Fund reach our bidder community. We hope to make a meaningful impact on their work protecting comics!”

Adlard’s original Page 15 from The Walking Dead #105 sold today for $310.70. The remaining items are: Lee’s alternate cover for The Sandman: Overture #1, signed by the artist and by Gaiman; Pope’s original DVD cover art for Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman, The Tale of Zatoichi Continues; Pope’s original cover art for CBLDF Presents: Liberty Hardcover Collection; and Gaiman and George Walker’s “A Writer’s Prayer” signed limited edition letterpress broadsheet.

Paul Pope's "Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman, The Tale of Zatoichi Continues"

Paul Pope’s “Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman, The Tale of Zatoichi Continues”

Paul Pope's "CBLDF Presents: Liberty Hardcover Collection"

Paul Pope’s “CBLDF Presents: Liberty Hardcover Collection”

"A Writer's Prayer," by Neil Gaiman

“A Writer’s Prayer,” by Neil Gaiman

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