September 9th, 2016
The CLLDF is not just here to fight censorship but also to bring you fantastic art and amazing guests!
Joining us at our booth in Edmonton this year will be the super talented STEVE SANDERSON, one of the brilliant animators working on Marvel’s Avengers Assembled cartoon! Steve will be with us all 3 days drawing one-of-a-kind works of art for you, with a minimum $20 donation to the CLLDF (some conditions apply).
To learn more about Steve, check out this profile on CBC (www.cbc.ca) and over on the Cultural Survival website.
We’ll also be debuting the first in a series of limited CLLDF art prints by some of the best talent from across Canada!
Our first print comes from the great JOHN GALLAGHER, designer and animator extraordinaire, currently working on FLASH and dozens more nerd shows.
The print will be for sale for $20 with proceeds going to the CLLDF!
Check out his profile and visit his website for more information!
August 23rd, 2016
The CLLDF’s guest at Fan Expo (Sept 1-4, 2016) is Tom Grummett, the penciller on Superman, Superboy, Robin, Teen Titans, Thunderbolts, and X-Men Forever. Tom will be at the show all four days, sketching and signing comics. He’ll also be taking part in one of the Expo’s Sketch Duels, on Thursday at 5:45pm.
Bonus guests appearing in the CLLDF booth for a signing on Sunday, Sept 4, from 1-3pm are Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics, Squirrel Girl, Adventure Time) and Chip Zdarsky (Civil War II: Choosing Sides, Sex Criminals, Howard the Duck, Jughead). Their only other appearance during the weekend will be at Zdarscon 2016, on September 3, 11am-6pm at a mystery location that will be announced the morning of.
April 26th, 2016
Ty Templeton is a Canadian comic book artist and writer who has worked on a number of mainstream and TV-associated titles (including Batman Adventures, The Simpsons and many others), as well as his own series (Stig’s Inferno, Bigg Time). He has recently been writing and drawing stories for DC’s Batman 66, based on the 1960s television series. He teaches classes in comic book writing and drawing, known as “Ty Templeton’s Comic Book Boot Camp”. Check out his websites, www.tytempleton.com or tytempletonart.wordpress.com, for more information on this prolific, multiple award-winning Canadian creator!
Ty will be meeting his fans, doing sketches for donations, and signing all weekend in the CLLDF booth (O-11) at Calgary Expo (April 28 – May 1).
August 27th, 2015
We’ll be set up in Artists’ Alley at this year’s Fan Expo (Sept 3 – 6) in Booth A462, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, with an assortment of signed books, prints, and t-shirts.
Fan Expo website
August 18th, 2015
The CLLDF at Edmonton Expo 2015
MEET JAMES LLOYD
Original Simpsons-style Portraits $10
The Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund (CLLDF) invites you to meet Canadian cartoonist JAMES LLOYD, the artist behind the Simpsons clan and their “Futurama” colleagues.
Since 1998 Lloyd has been a regular artist for Bongo Comics Groups’ “The Simpsons” and “Futurama 2000” comics. In 2011 the collected “Futurama”/ “Simpsons” crossover series on which he and fellow Vancouverite Ian Boothby collaborated was nominated for both Eisner and Harvey Awards.
Of course, Lloyd’s comic work doesn’t begin or end with Bongo; he entered Vancouver’s animation industry in the mid-90s, during which time he also became involved in the burgeoning small-press comics scene. While he continues to publish his own titles, Lloyd has recently begun work on Boom! Comics’ “Adventure Time” series, and contributed to First Second’s “Above the Dreamless Dead” anthology in 2014.
Now you can delve a little deeper into the Groening universe and become a bonafide member of your favourite four-fingered family. As a CLLDF fundraising initiative, Lloyd will draw your cartoon portrait in the Simpsons style!
Each portrait is only $10 and will help support CLLDF projects and the protection of free speech in the Canadian comic book industry, so remember to visit us during the Edmonton Expo!
To learn more about James Lloyd, visit www.jameslloydillustration.com
Edmonton Expo 2015