Inception Comic Cover Art Contest Semi-Finalists

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By danlev
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When the Inception Comic Cover Art Contest launched, we asked you to design a cover for the comic prequel of Inception, The Big Under. And with the many, many quality entries we received, we could have covers for a whole series of comics!

The entries have been sorted and the judges have narrowed them down to 15 amazing semi-finalists. From these semi-finalists, the final three winners will be selected by the writer and director of Inception, Christopher Nolan!

We give you... the 15 semi-finalist of the Inception Comic Cover Art Contest!

:bulletblack: Read Contest Article
:bulletred: Read Official Rules
:bulletblack: Check Out All The Entries

Please note: If during the finalist judging any one of the semi-finalists becomes ineligible (for example, if the entrant cannot produce a file in the required resolution) the semi-finalist judges will replace the disqualified entry with a new selection to be considered by the final judges.

The Big Under 2 by ACZamudio Inception Cover B by AdamAntaloczy Transcend. by addenton223:thumb191299566:
Big Under Cover DJLogan by DJLogan The Big Under- Inception by ESOLuna Inception: The Big Under by amy-liu:thumb191204092:
The Big Under by Hungry-Spider Inception: The Big Under cover by JRSly Inception- The Big Under 02 by Lord-of-Lost-Souls:thumb190988276:
Inception Comic Cover by DenmanRooke Inception Cover by waitedesigns:thumb191185305:
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Arciah's avatar
They should have called this contest design a promotional poster for the film. The entry that won doesn't give any idea about the story contained in the comic and I would have to say if I saw that cover at the comic book store I would have to pass.
HoustonSharp's avatar
why did this one not get chosen? [link]

i know its mine, but im wondering if i somehow broke a rule or anything.
HoustonSharp's avatar
is it because i changed the color of the text "the big under"? Because no where in the rules does it say i cant do that.
umm honestly, not much of a concept behind yours minus the pics of the actors,so it doesnt hold anything true compared to the concept of "Inception"
HoustonSharp's avatar
and a silhouette of a train does?
Love2B's avatar
The silhouette of the train represents the train that is referenced within the movie. It's a reoccuring part of the story and plot:

"Mal: I'll tell you a riddle. You're waiting for a train, a train that will take you far away. You know where you hope this train will take you, but you don't know for sure. But it doesn't matter. How can it not matter to you where the train will take you?
Cobb: Because you'll be together."

It's how Mal and Cobb woke up from limbo.
Have you seen the movie?

Your cover is good, it has good technical skills in it, but it lacks creativity and a relation to the movie other than the actors. The pictures that were chosen intertwine a lot of concepts from the movie in a creative fashion.
HoustonSharp's avatar
i see
good point
Lol idk about that one o.O. But personally, I liked how yours came out lol
MikeOppArt's avatar
Is there an admin that can please explain why the original #12 entry that was posted up on the 11th is no longer up and has been swapped out?
DenmanRooke's avatar
could have been a couple of things. the artist could of not provided proof of citizenship or age, or could have just not responded to the email asking for the proof.
MikeOppArt's avatar
I figured those thing but Im just curious as to how that particular one was chosen to replace it.
rileylaurent's avatar
The judges usually pick a list of runner-ups. There's almost always a couple of entries that are disqualified.
DenmanRooke's avatar
the judges picked the first one, so I'm guessing they picked the new one as well.
oragamiknight's avatar
kamicheetah's avatar
Wow, is DA making wine causer there is alotta sour grapes in here. c_c;
oragamiknight's avatar
hmmm i agree with you
i'm just glad all the semi finalists did what looks like real art and not just what photoshop copy and paste "artists" do.
Czaritsa's avatar
So... no offense to the other artists but a few of my absolute favorites, that if judged by anyone else had insta-win possibilities, aren't here... and I really don't understand how this judging happened.
Like everyone else I'm really floored at the fact that ~clayrodery's entry isn't up here. It's freaking amazing. It had some of the best technical skill and sheer awesomeness out of everything. I really, really suggest looking at it.

Though, I'm very happy that *Revolution-77's entry is here. He's pretty much got this handed to him... it's been my favorite since I saw it. <3

I can't help but say I'm a little more than disappointed at how this contest ended up, as is everyone I know, and I wish Chris Nolan could view the other entries. There was a handful of very strong examples and I only see one or two of them here.
knockback1's avatar
exactly!It just proves my point. the artwork you mentioned above was exceptionally good -clayrodery's
Xnessax's avatar
i can't do it because i think i can't win xD
but i think i didn't watch that film ,,but what happened that film? Is it good film ? Which type from this film?

Ummm, but some types i love, them are romance, adventure, others ... idk
Merillian's avatar
How come this wasn't chosen?

Those are not inspiring, just typical american comics. I thought Inception will get something original for a cover.
SilentVeil's avatar
That is an easy one went against the rules. It didn't follow directions, and was missing the title of the comic for one thing and if you downloaded it would be too small.
contraomnes's avatar
Both logo and size were correct, I changed both of these after I found out I didn't get the semifinalist spot not before, which is stated in the description. I was disqualified for an entirely different reason.
SilentVeil's avatar
Oh, do you actually know the reason?
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