Murder By Crowquill is a Comic Book Legal Defense Fund benefit book. We're selling ads in the book, with the revenue going directly to the fund.
The original deadline for the ads was December 1, 1998. We're extending it to December 15. We hope to sell as many ads as possible.
You may think the CBLDF only helps the other guy, and that your own work is too 'respectable' to ever face a legal challenge. But really, folks, we're all in this together. An abridgement of freedom of speech diminishes us all. And there's really no telling who the censors will strike at next. Argh! My eloquence fails me when trying to discuss something as important as this-- but you KNOW how important it is; so act today!
Of course the CBLDF receives just as much benefit if you give them a straight donation; but by purchasing an ad, you're making a public statement that you support freedom of speech. And that's pretty important all on its own.
For those who don't have time to lay out an ad, just send in what you want to say with your check, and Amazing Montage Press will typeset it for you for free (Times New Roman or Comics Sans, 24 point for heading, 10 point for copy, 40 words or less).
For more information about Murder By Crowquill, see my webpage at
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Here's the advertising information:
All advertising money will go directly to the CBLDF; in fact, your check will be made out to and sent to the CBLDF, and the money will be available immediately to the fund, to provide much-needed support for the legal defense of artists, publishers, and retailers.
Ad rates are:
Full page: $140.00
Half page: $70.00
Quarter page: $35.00
Make checks payable to: COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND; please write 'For MBC Ad' on check.
Ad deadline is December 15, 1998.
Send checks and artwork to:
Northampton, MA 01061
attention: Chris Oarr.
Please include your name, address, phone number where you can be reached, and email address if available.
Artwork dimensions: Full page: image area-- 6" X 9"; full bleed-- 6 5/8" X 10 1/4".
Half page: either 2 7/8" X 9" or 6" X 4 3/8".
Quarter page: 2 7/8" X 4 3/8".
Art must be camera-ready line art. Artwork will not be returned.
Advertisers will not be sent a free 'advertiser copy' of the book.
A special discount rate will be available for advertisers.