Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Sci-Fi Anthology - Jack's proposed cover design and preview

Hi again, these great images are by Jack Davies. For all our anthologies we have had an open submission system for the cover design and then have a vote within the group for a winner. Its great now that we have an active blog we have somewhere to showcase the brilliant designs regardless of whether they make it onto the cover of this years comic.

Just a quick update with some other projects we're working on. Gemma Sheldrake is offering a wide variety of commissions from her website - including gorgeous environment illustrations and full comics pages. For more details click here. 

Sarah Fogg has a great little gallery on flickr of sketches from her journal entries. I love this one from when Inspired Comics had a table at Bristol Small Press Expo this year. There was a stall selling the cutest hats! 

Encase you didn't already spot it - I've set up a Big Cartel online shop for Inspired Comics anthologies and all the comics listed are £1 each! We have recently sold out of the Pick&Mix1 anthology, so thank you very much to all the people who bought one over the years. 

I'll definitely be back in a week with more previews and updates - I have more exciting things to share already.
Thanks again!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Sci-Fi Anthology - Sarah's Character Sheets

Hi, I'm back this week with some more design work. These beautiful and delicate robot designs are by Sarah Fogg. I've seen more of her designs so far and its got really great world building already. Sarah's work always has a lot of detail that makes her stories very convincing. You can read another great sci-fi story by Sarah in the Pick & Mix 2 anthology

Sarah and I had a great time at the Birmingham Zine Festival at the weekend. Sorry I don't have any photos. It's really nice to be back in the area and get involved again after the end of university. 

I really love how diverse our group is with styles. Hopefully I'll be back soon to show you more stuff for the anthology or news about other projects our members are involved in. 

Thanks for reading

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Birmingham Zine Festival

Inspired were too late to book a table at the Birmingham Zine Festival this saturday, its already full of amazing zine/comics people. But luckily they have a communal table. This means there is limited space per person, so unfortunately I can't take all our anthologies to sell, but I will be taking a couple of copies of Best Day Ever with its new cover and free sticker set! 

See you there!

Monday, 4 July 2011

Sci-Fi Anthology - Gem's Character Sheets

We've been making anthologies as a collective for around 3 years and its really nice to finally have a regularly updating blog so I thought I'd tease you with some design work for the anthology over the summer. So much work goes into creating any kind of comic there's always a load of great design and development work that often doesn't get seen at all. 

So far I've seen a couple of character sheets and ideas from other peoples comics. I'll start by sharing this great character sheet by Gemma Sheldrake. Hopefully there will be a bunch of great sketches and things I can show you over the summer. 

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