An intense writing schedule will keep me from most holiday parties this year. But here’s one that simply can’t be missed: the annual Members Party for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
These are tough times for the Bill of Rights, and comics are just one of many canaries in the mine shaft (leading indicators). But they are a great litmus test for free speech, a highly accessible and fertile forum for ideas that simply can’t be disseminated through other mainstream media, and – perhaps most importantly – a way to share important concepts and ways of thinking with young people.
Join me, Paul Pope, Dan Goldman, Dean Haspiel, Moby, Alex Maleev, Jeff Newelt, as well as a number of other comics writers, artists and friends, as we celebrate and support freedom of expression in the original bottom-up mass medium.
Monday, December 10th, Village Pourhouse, 64 Third Ave @ 11th Street, 7pm. (The party is free, but requires a year’s membership in the CBLDF, which costs 25 bucks and is a worthy cause.)