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My fiance is hugely in to comics, including X-Men. I thought it would be really cool to get a custom comic cover with the bride and groom that resembeled us and frame it for part of his wedding gift. Since he loves X-men so much, I thought it would be great to have those characters in the background- like the cover attached. I’m having a totally difficult time finding someone who can do this though. Does anyone have any ideas?? I had such a hard time trying to think of something I could get him that he wouldn’t get himself and now I really don’t want to let go of this!! I tried etsy but most people there were artists but didn’t have comic drawing experience and I really want it to look as legit as possible. Any ideas???
Post # 3
Wow — no ideas, but I’ll think about it. Just wanted to say that’s an AWESOME idea!!
Post # 4
I’m not sure either, but I just wanted to say that’s a fantastic idea! It’s personal and meaningful to your fiance… that’s awesome
Post # 5
I just googled "Custom Comics" and a few sites popped up — did you try that?
This etsy person popped up, too: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25056656&ref=sc_16
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
How about checking the Art Departments and campus newspapers at local colleges and universities? I know that our campus paper features a couple of student comic strips as well as an editorial cartoonist. Maybe they’d be able to point you in the right direction.
Good luck… it’s a really cool idea! :o)
Post # 7
Google "Comic Book Illustrator for Hire"….there are lots of freelance artists out there!
Post # 8
I was just about to say try the Etsy shops. I just had AprilInk do a poster invitation with and old WWII airplane to match our wedding theme. It has turned out awesome I can’t complain! I just now need her to add my wedding information to the artwork, so just put in fake dates and times.
Very good wedding gift idea. I’m trying to get a WWII noseart done for my FI. He loves P-51 mustangs (type of plane). I googled noseart reproductions and found a company that will do them on a really airplane panel! So you might google comic book reproductions
Post # 9
No suggestions but just wanted to say AWESOME IDEA!
Post # 10
Ok that is by far the absolute coolest thing I have ever heard!!!
Post # 11
Love the idea! I don’t have advice for an illustrator, but I just wanted to chime in. I second the college campus idea, though. Maybe you can find some archives online and see if there is an illustrator who’s style you like. come to think of it, doesn’t even have to be local universities.
You could, I suppose, also try your local high school. It’s years ago, but when I was in H/S our newspaper illustrators were amazingly talented. And we got going on our first day of school publicaiton in august, so even if you can’t find them right now, you probably can track them down in a month or so.
Post # 12
I know an artist that could do that for you. Personal message me if you are interested. I think that’s a fantastic idea!
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Definitely consider high school artists. Comic book illustration like X-Men is not terribly difficult for anyone with some figure-drawing experience.
I LOVE this idea, by the way! My FI isn’t really into comics, but I am! ;). So maybe he should do this for me!
Post # 14
Thanks everyone– you all rock! I did an alchemy posting on etsy- but most people didn’t have any previous comic experience and I’m a little scared to try someone who can’t show me some type of Marvel comic drawing that they’ve done. I even thought about buying a copy of this comic that I showed as an example so that I could trace it- but there is no way I could do the color- so not sure what I’m going to do. I did find one place that popped up on ebay, but it was $500 for a custom cell and since this is not his only present (I’m also getting him a nice watch with inscription)- that’s a little above my pricepoint! Any additional ideas are totally welcome!
Post # 15
That’s a great idea!
My wedding gift from my husband was a full color portrait of me by my Joseph Michael Linsner, my favorite comic artist. He met him at Comic Con last year and did everything via email.
Maybe try emailing some artists you see on the Marvel site?
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