Thursday, March 19, 2015

CBLDF Presents Elephantmen: Shots


Image Comics and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) are two friends are more than familiar with one another. The two have joined forces in the past for a worthy cause and they're at it again. Elephantmen: Shots #1 is another collaboration between the two, a collection of Elephantmen one-shots by Richard Starkings and illustrated by Dougie Braithwaite, Ian Churchill, Boo Cook, Shaky Kane, Moritat, Tim Sale and Dave Sim. The proceeds of this book will go toward helping protect the First Amendment rights of comics creators, publishers, and retailers.

“I’m sure I wasn’t the only comic book creator affected by the Charlie Hebdo massacre earlier this year. It was a deeply shocking and terrifying event that sent ripples throughout the cartooning world. It really made me realize the importance of supporting organizations like the CBLDF, who stand vigilant for cartoonists whether there’s a traumatic event capturing our attention or not,” said Starkings. “I counted up the strips that we’d produced for The Hero Initiative, Thought Bubble and, of course CBLDF’s own Liberty Annual and decided that, rather than do nothing but worry, I could put out a special issue of Elephantmen to benefit the CBLDF. Eric Stephenson at Image Comics agreed and… voila!"

Led by Sale’s nine-page When the Night Comes, this special Elephantmen: Shots #1 collects all the Elephantmen strips from Hero Comics, Liberty and The Thought Bubble Anthology. The collection also features the hard-to-find Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog and Marine Man crossovers and beautiful covers by J. Scott Campbell and Sale. All proceeds earned from Elephantmen: Shots #1 will go toward supporting the CBLDF's important work defending the rights on which our community depends.

Elephantmen: Shots #1 arrives in stores on May 27 and can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR150521. Full press release below.
THE CBLDF PRESENTS:
ELEPHANTMEN: SHOTS

A collection of hard-to-find stories to support a good cause

Image Comics and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) join forces once again to bring readers an ELEPHANTMEN one-shot collection in SHOTS #1, written by Richard Starkings and drawn by Dougie Braithwaite, Ian Churchill, Boo Cook, Shaky Kane, Moritat, Tim Sale, and Dave Sim. The proceeds of this book will go toward helping protect the First Amendment rights of comics creators, publishers, and retailers.

Led by Tim Sale’s nine-page WHEN THE NIGHT COMES, this special ELEPHANTMEN: SHOTS #1 collects all the ELEPHANTMEN strips from HERO COMICS, LIBERTY, and THE THOUGHT BUBBLE ANTHOLOGY. The collection also features the hard-to-find Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, and Marine Man crossovers and beautiful covers by J. Scott Campbell and Tim Sale!

All proceeds earned from ELEPHANTMEN: SHOTS #1 will go toward supporting the CBLDF's important work defending the rights on which our community depends.

“I’m sure I wasn’t the only comic book creator affected by the Charlie Hebdo massacre earlier this year. It was a deeply shocking and terrifying event that sent ripples throughout the cartooning world. It really made me realize the importance of supporting organizations like the CBLDF, who stand vigilant for cartoonists whether there’s a traumatic event capturing our attention or not,” said Starkings. “I counted up the strips that we’d produced for The Hero Initiative, Thought Bubble and, of course CBLDF’s own Liberty Annual and decided that, rather than do nothing but worry, I could put out a special issue of Elephantmen to benefit the CBLDF. Eric Stephenson at Image Comics agreed and… voila!"

ELEPHANTMEN: SHOTS #1 arrives in stores on May 27 and can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR150521.


ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
 www.imagecomics.com.
ABOUT COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND (CBLDF):
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Our work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation and challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics and the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news and information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project and Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available to respond to First Amendment emergencies at a moment’s notice. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights on which our community depends. For more information, visit
 www.cbldf.org

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