The Comic Book Alliance – a UK-based not-for-profit organisation – has just launched a competition for creators to come up with a logo, which runs until the end of January 2010.
The competition, intended to find an iconic logo for the new organisation dedicated to the promotion of British comic books, that can be used in all its promotional material and merchandise. It’s open to all British nationals, professional or otherwise and there is a fantastic range of prizes to be won, including free Full Membership of the CBA for life (excluding travel and accommodation costs).
The winning designer will be recognised as the logo’s creator on the CBA website and see their design on t-shirts, book covers, affiliated websites, banners and flyers produced by the CBA and used in promoting the British comic book industry not just in the UK but around the world.
Once you have created your design simply scan it, saving it as a jpeg image and then email the picture to firstname.lastname@example.org. Included in your email should be your name, age, address and contact telephone number.
Keep your original design safe: the winning entry will be collected from you in order that a high resolution scan of the logo can be made.
The winner will be announced on the Comic Book Alliance website on the 1st March 2010.
Primarily run by volunteers, the CBA aims to promote graphic novels, webcomics and sequential art in its many forms, and British-based and ex-pat comic creators – be they artists, writers, colourists, letterers or editors.
• For full information about the CBA and this competition visit: comicbookalliance.co.uk
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.
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