On October 9, 2010, MTV Geek officially planted its flag in the world of comic, toy, gaming, tech and general geeky news, as well as announcing MTV Comics, the cutting edge digital comic platform that will distribute work from astounding artists and writers, a partnership with the comic collective Act-I-Vate, and an animated series from the great Bill Plympton!
We celebrated with a killer launch party at Twin's Pub in New York City. Comic superstars Paul Pope and Jim Mahfood split the DJ duties while guests danced, drank, ate, danced, drank, ate and danced some more!
But the cream on top o' the crop was the live art that the supremely talented artists in attendance created to be auctioned for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Ben Templesmith, Molly Crabapple, Dean Haspiel, Camilla d'Errico, Karl Alstaetter, Mike Cavallero, Dave Devries, Sanford Greene, Dave Crosland and many more donated their time and talent for this excellent cause supporting the CBLDF!
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a great organization that's, "dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. The CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals."
The art is officially live on Ebay so you collectors and supporters of First Amendment rights could purchase some amazing originals created by truly gifted artists for a great cause!
Have a look at a few awesome examples. Click through for the rest!