UrsulaV (ursulav) wrote,
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Supporting the CBLDF

Hey, gang!

In light of the recent discussions of free speech--and for a gorgeous tackling of the "even one child" fallacy, go read Mr. Gaiman's blog--we've got two tidbits for you.

First of all, the fabulous and fantastic C. E. Murphy, aka mizkit  is launching her new comic, "Take a Chance" and donating half the proceeds from sales of the first issue to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. You can pre-order the comic from her website or via comic book stores that carry Diamond. (I can testify that the writing is good--I almost wound up working on it, and if I hadn't succumbed to impossible schedule failure....This is a project that I suspect I may find myself kicking myself for missing in years to come, which may tell you something right there.) Buy a good comic, support a good author, help a good cause.

Secondly, since 'tis the season, Toys for Tots has a problem. They have gifts for toddlers. That's not a problem. What they DON'T get nearly enough of--ever--is stuff for tween and teens, particularly boys. (This is a common problem for most charities distributing kid's toys apparently--there's tons of baby stuff and nothing for older kids.)

Enter the noble comic book.

(Alternately, let me point out that a certain wombat-related comic makes for excellent donation material. Okay, I'm done. Had to do it. Very sorry.) 

So consider donating comic books, and hey, for all we know, it'll stack a jury in our favors when our comic autobiographies come out twenty years hence and we have to defend ourselves...

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