Monday, 28 February 2011

Hand Stitched Notebooks and Badges

Sarah has been hand stitching some tiny A7 sketch books. So far they have versions of my Best Day Ever cover art. (You can read Best Day Ever online here or buy it online here.)  We're going to be selling the new notebooks at Bristol SP Expo and any other events Inspired are at in the next year. (I'll let you know if any new events come up)

I recently ordered more badge designs. Unfortunately only some of the designs made it in time for Midlands MCM Expo, but they're now all ready for the next selling event. The photo on the left are characters from Best Day Ever and the new badges on the right are from Giant Rhinos IN SPACE.

Thanks for reading and hopefully I'll be back with more things to show you between now and Bristol SP Expo.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Bristol SP Expo 2011 Announcement

Inspired Comics will be at Bristol Small Press Expo 2011. You should be able to find us in Hall 1. We will be sharing a table with Sally Jane Thompson.

You can RSS this blog to find out about more comic projects, crafty things and events Inspired will be attending.
Thanks for reading so far!


Midlands MCM Expo 2011 Competition Winners

The Art contest at MCM Midlands Expo 2011 was judged by members of Inspired comics and Willie Hewes of Itch publishing. We were impressed with many of the entries, and it was hard job again to pick just four winners. For each category, we also picked runners up, art we felt deserved special mention.

Over 16 - Artists Alley -

Winner - Bethany Carless-Turland

Commended - Olwen Hills (left) and Donna Evans (right)

Over 16 - Pre-made -
Winner - Shanice Atkinson 

Commended - Louise Eckersall (left) and Lyndon White (right)

Under 16 - Artists Alley -

 Winner - Adele Cockerill  

 Commended - Hannah Stanway (left) and Clara Toellner (right)

Under 16 - Pre-made -
Winner - Beatrice Robbins

 Commended - Hannah Nutting (left) and Liz Crompton (right)

Awesome mention - Alissa Bamley

The good people at Letraset will send the prizes to the winners of each category, Bethany Carless-Turland, Sharice Atkinson, Adele Cockerill and Beatrice Robbins soon. Well done and thank you to everyone who entered the competition. We hope you had fun, and if you didn't win, please try again!

Midlands MCM Expo report

Hello. Thank you to anyone who bought our comics or entered the art competition at Midlands MCM Expo last weekend. We had a really great time running the competition with ITCH Publishing again. I'd also like to thank Lily for coming to help at very late notice.

We're hoping that over the next couple of weeks we will have a lot of new things to share on this blog now that comics events season has started again.

The winners from the 2011 art competition should be online this evening. But until then you might want to have a look at winners from previous years over on our old myspace blog.
Winners 2009 and 2010

These are some of the signs we drew for the table. (Lily drew the one on the left and Sarah drew the one on the right.

Thanks for reading, I'll be back to update later with the winners work