Official Press Release
At this weekend’s WonderCon convention in San Francisco, CA, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has announced that creator Greg Thompson has been named as the organization’s new Deputy Director.
A nine year veteran of the comics retailing world, Thompson comes from four years with Bankston’s Used Books/Austin Books, and most recently five years running customer service and shipping for Lone Star Comics’ mycomicshop.com. In 2004, Thompson established himself in the creative realm as the writer of Hero Camp, published by Image Comics, with artist Robbi Rodriguez and colorist Russ Lowery.
CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein says, “We’re fortunate to welcome Greg aboard at the CBLDF. His experience in both the retail and creative communities makes him a perfect fit for the Fund, where our work safeguards the diversity of comics’ interests. So far he’s proved himself to be an intelligent, industrious, and ambitious member of our team, and I know, as he moves along, that he’ll help us move into even bigger and better places.”
Thompson says, “I’m thrilled to be working with the Fund. The right to Free Speech is something near and dear to my heart, and to be able to defend that within an industry I truly love is an incredible opportunity. To be able to wake up every morning and go to a job you believe in is a wonderful feeling.”
Greg Thompson will be representing the CBLDF at WonderCon. Visit the Fund at booth 308 and welcome him to the fold!