We all have a few tough nuts on our Christmas shopping list, but surely even the toughest would be cracked by owning Frank Miller’s drawing chair? That’s just one of the fabulous, one of a kind auctions the CBLDF is running at the end of the year. More pr in the jump.

Want to help defend Free Speech and find gifts for the fan who has everything? The CBLDF has got you covered, with our year-end eBay auctions! Here you’ll find a huge variety of unique items you can’t find anywhere else, including Frank Miller’s art chair, original art by Will Eisner, rare items by Neil Gaiman, Art Spiegelman, Schuiten & Peeters, Jim Lee, J.C. Mezieres, and much more, including original art and rare comics! Bid on these items now at: http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ25QQsassZcbldf

CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein says, “In the past year the Fund has had a full plate defending Gordon Lee in Georgia, while continuing to challenge unconstitutional legislation throughout the country, and expand our educational resources for retailers and librarians. This work is costly, and as we approach 2007, we need to shore up our reserves for the Lee trial, and the other challenges that lie ahead.

“Fortunately, the Fund has many incredibly talented creators backing our work, and they’ve donated this incredible array of items to support our efforts. We hope that our loyal supporters bid generously in this auction, because not only will they be able to get some wonderful and unique pieces, but they’ll be giving the Fund the support it needs to continue our work in the new year.”

Auction highlights include:

Frank Miller’s Art Chair – A true piece of comics history, this is the chair that Frank Miller used while creating his incredible graphic novels Sin City, 300, and The Dark Knight Strikes Again. Features a drawing of Marv on the seat, and Miller’s signature on the leg rest, this is the ultimate item for any Miller fan!

Original Art by Will Eisner – A rare opportunity to own original art by the master of the American graphic novel, the Fund is proud to offer an original Spirit drawing, and an original study for a rare Eisner print. Donated by the Denis Kitchen Art Agency

Neil Gaiman Unique Items – The Fund offers three incredible Neil Gaiman items to our loyal supporters, starting with a First Edition hardcover of Sandman: Endless Nights from the Will Eisner library, signed to Will with a Sandman drawing and inscription by Gaiman! Plus, a copy of the rare variant edition of Sandman #50, signed with a sketch by Gaiman, and a very limited Gaiman broadside.

Will Eisner Library– In addition to Gaiman’s Endless Nights, the Fund is also offering books signed and sketched to Eisner by artists including Schuiten & Peeters, and J.C. Mezieres from Eisner’s personal library!

Original Art – An incredible array of drawings and sketches from artists including Moebius, Art Spiegelman, Phil Hale, Peter Bagge, Renee French, Mark Brooks, Tom Hodges, Tony Moore, Andrew Robinson, Becky Cloonan, and many more!

Signed Collectibles – Rare comics, graphic novels, and portfolios signed by Jim Lee, Clive Barker, Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill, Frank Miller, Howard Chaykin, Arthur Suydam, Eric Powell, Dave Sim & more

All winning bids will support the Fund’s legal work and are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

Brownstein says, “This is a crucial time for the Fund, and we need all the support we can muster as we prepare to go to trial in Georgia. We’ve pulled out all the stops for this auction, and hope we can count on the generous support of the comics community to shore up our reserves for what promises to be a challenging new year.”