Cartoon Art Museum/CBLDF Fundraiser

Official Press Release

The Cartoon Art Museum and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund are proud to announce the Fourth Annual Alternative Press Expo (APE) Benefit Bash. On February 21, 2004, come to CAM to mingle with dozens of the finest stars in comics and many up-and-coming cartoonists as they gather to celebrate the comics medium and support these two distinguished organizations.

The party will be held from 8 to 11 PM at the Cartoon Art Museum, where over 300 pieces of original art spanning 100 years of comics history will be on view, including works by contemporary legends Alex Ross and Frank Miller, underground masters R. Crumb and Justin Green, rare pieces by pioneering cartoonists George McManus and E.C. Segar, and comic strip icons Walt Kelly and Charles Schulz.

Beyond the visual feast of the museum's walls, refreshments will also be provided for party guests, who will all be entered to win rare, signed comics and original art to be raffled off throughout the night.

General Admission for the party is $10, or $5 for members of the Cartoon Art Museum or Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

All proceeds from this reception will benefit The Cartoon Art Museum and The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

For information please call (415) CAR-TOON, ext. 314

About the Cartoon Art Museum

The Cartoon Art Museum is a non-profit, educational institution dedicated to the collection, preservation and display of original cartoon art in all its forms. For more information on the Cartoon Art Museum, please visit www.cartoonart.org

About the CBLDF

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund was founded in 1986 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of First Amendment rights for members of the comics community. The Fund is presently involved in nearly a dozen advocacy cases, including fights against unconstitutional display laws in Arkansas and Michigan. For more information on the Fund please visit www.cbldf.org

About APE

APE, the Alternative Press Expo, once again returns to the Concourse Exhibition Center, located at 620 7th Street in San Francisco, on Feb. 21 and 22, 2004. The event moved to this new venue last year, to great reviews and over 3,400 attendees. APE 2004 includes the very best in independent, self-published and alternative comics, magazines and zines. With over 200 exhibitors in 2003, APE 2004 promises to be even better. For more information on the convention and a complete list of exhibitors, please visit www.comic-con.org

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