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    Hilary Barta and Mitch O'Connell A Benefit Portfolio In Defense of the First Amendment Original Art (CBLDF, 1987). Hilary Barta began his career inking at Marvel Comics and later for First Comics and Eclipse. His wonderfully cartoonish style is clearly represented here as inked by Mitch O'Connell. It is crafted in ink and Zipatone over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 10" x 13.75". Signed in the lower image area. There is light toning and corner wear, with some production tape in the top margin, otherwise, in Excellent condition.

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    In 1986, comic shop clerk Michael Correa was arrested and charged with selling obscene material. Publisher Dennis Kitchen spearheaded a unique project to raise money to help with Correa's legal expenses. This benefit portfolio led to the formation of the non-profit organization The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. This is a historic piece of original art that helped to change the comic industry by providing comic creators, publishers, and retailers facing prosecution with a resource for financial assistance.



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