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Charles Brownstein On CCI-Related Promotion Regarding SiP Omnibus (PR)
posted July 17, 2009

As San Diego approaches there will be tons of stories vying for your attention (and I'll be sending you several more CBLDF announcements between now and then), but if it's of interest to your readership, I hope you'll consider noting this announcement of the lettered edition of the SiP Omnibus. Terry & Robyn Moore have been tremendously supportive of the CBLDF throughout their history of publishing Strangers in Paradise and Echo. Likewise Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab have produced dozens of fragrances based on the stories of Neil Gaiman, and even released a First Amendment scent called Miller v. California, all to benefit the Fund. Their mutual passion for Free Expression made this very special edition, which will be a very cool thing for the fans of the series who are able to support the Fund's work through this project.


CBLDF Offers Strangers in Paradise Omnibus Lettered Edition
Abstract Studio & Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Team Up to Support CBLDF!

Abstract Studio and Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab have teamed up to create a strictly limited, lettered edition of the Strangers in Paradise Omnibus, a set that promises to be the rarest of all SiP collectibles, all to benefit the CBLDF! This item is available now, concurrent with an eBay auction to own letter A of Z with one of a kind Black Phoenix collectibles!

Limited to 26 copies, the SiP Omnibus Lettered Edition includes: One set of the strictly limited three-volume hardcover SiP Omnibus edition, an original drawing by Terry Moore, and a bottle of "Parker Lily," a fragrance based on Terry Moore's beloved epic created by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, and strictly limited to 26 bottles. All sets can be available for pick up at Comic-Con in San Diego, or will be mailed in the first week of August. Choose the option you prefer when you add this item to your cart.

If that weren't enough, right now the Fund is offering the rarest SiP item of all on eBay -- Letter A of this limited edition set, plus a bottle each of the two prototypes of Parker Lily! These prototype fragrances are the same ones sent to Terry Moore for approval and are a one of a kind offering! Bidding on this CBLDF exclusive is now open.

First published in 1993, Strangers in Paradise was created by Terry Moore. This long-running, mostly self-published series attracted graphic novel fans from all walks of life. Winner of multiple awards, including the Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series, the series concluded in 2007. The adventures of Francine, Katchoo, and their friends and enemies are continually popular, always in print, and have been translated into thirteen languages worldwide.

"We couldn't be happier about supporting the CBLDF with this once in a lifetime offering," SiP creator Terry Moore says. "We're also honored to work with Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, who did an astonishing job capturing the spirit of SiP in the Parker Lily Fragrance. As a long-time supporter of the Fund and their ongoing fight for the comics community's First Amendment rights, I'm thrilled to lend a hand!