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CBA Logo Mania Produces a Winner

By Paul Birch on Mar 17, 10 05:59 AM


When the Comic Book Alliance (CBA) needed a logo that would be eye-catching, striking and informative they had a whole host of some of the UK's best comic book artists on hand ready to submit ideas.

However the CBA is an organisation that hopes to nurture new talent as well as helping established creators and what better way to do it than to invite fans and professionals to compete alongside each other to design a logo that will be seen around the world.

The competition started on the 1st January 2010 and ran for a month, towards the end there were some fantastic entries submitted. With a lifetime membership in addition to a whole host of other prizes on offer the winning design had to be something special.

In the end, the three judges agreed that one design stood out above the rest, it is not only eye-catching it also works well in both colour and black & white. It will be seen on the website and all official documentation; it will be seen around the world and stand for quality.

Designs by Hugh Raine and Joanne Powell caught the judges' attention, but it was Greg Powell from the West Midlands whose graphics really stood out and told the panel that they had found what the organisation needed.

"Greg's design very cleverly encapsulated everything we wanted to say about the CBA, while simultaneously being fresh and original," said CBA chairman, Tim Pilcher. "The interlocking speech balloons represent the cross-industry cohesiveness we are fostering, and the clever use of the RGB and CMYK colours work perfectly - representing both web and print comics - yet the logo also remains a strong, outstanding design in black and white. It's the perfect design for a forward thinking and dynamic organisation that has a sense of history."

When told of his winning entry Greg replied:

"I am really pleased to have won the competition. Being both a graphic designer and a lifelong comic fan, any opportunity to marry the two is fantastic. The CBA has the potential to play a really important role in the promotion and support of the British comics industry and I'm proud to be a part of it... And of course, the benefits that come with winning the logo competition will help feed my comic book addiction!"

The CBA was founded in 2009 to represent the comic book industry in the UK, working with retailers, publishers, creators, educators and fans to ensure a bright future for the industry.

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CBA Logo Competition

By Paul Birch on Dec 6, 09 04:43 PM

The Comic Book Alliance (CBA) is running a competition to design a new logo.

The winning logo designer will be rewarded with the following:

• Free full membership of the CBA for life.
• Free CBA publications for life.
• Free entrance to all CBA organised events.

The winning will also 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.

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The Comic Book Alliance

By Paul Birch on Dec 4, 09 07:21 AM

The Comic Book Alliance (CBA) is dedicated to the promotion of British comic books, graphic novels, webcomics and sequential art in its many forms, alongside actual British-based and ex-pat comic creators--be they artists, writers, colourists, letterers or editors.

The CBA is a completely non-partisan and impartial not-for-profit organisation, primarily run by volunteers. The organisation arranges a wide range of activities from press launches, exhibitions, gallery shows, fund-raising events, educational programs, publications and other events, for professionals and the public.

The aims of the alliance are:

• To be the public face of the British comics industry and present a cohesive and unified voice while representing the needs of creators, editors, publishers, distributors and retailers, regardless of their individual specialised sectors.

• To promote the comic book industry in the UK and the medium of comics as a whole to the general public via educational and recreational events and initiatives.

• To help distribute comics in the UK and assist publishers with distribution concerns and problems.

• To help independent publishers and retailers survive and to grow.

• To address concerns about censorship.

• To offer support and legal advice and services to creators, retailers, publishers or individuals.

• To raise the funds to help achieve all of the above aims with fundraising events, publications and subscriptions.

• To form various strategic alliances with key organisations that are mutually beneficial to the aims of Comic Book Alliance.

• To promote the British comics industry abroad via international alliances with similar organisations.

• To supply sequential art services to educational and social schemes and various corporate and governmental agencies.

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