Inventure Cloud, a new web space for collaborative invention which aims to help creators transform your ideas into physical products, is celebrating its launch with a comics-inspired supercompetition.
Inventure Cloud is one of the 14 startups chosen from a pool of over 4000 projects to be accelerated and invested by Lanzadera, a startups incubator in Spain with the aim of enabling people to develop ideas into products you can actually touch and enjoy; from prototyping, to funding, production and distribution.
The competition challenges creators to devise a superhero or supervillain character, then encourage friends to vote for their creation, much like the current LEGO competition whose particpants include ace artist Kev Levell, which will see the eventual winner get their LEGO creation offered for sale.
Although the original concept suggested they were asking for 3D models, entries so far include line art entries.
The winner will receive a high definition 3D model of the superhero/supervillain, a WACOM Cintiq, a WACOM Inkling and a 3D-printing voucher, so it’s definitely something worth checking out.
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.