Totally legit comic book wedding invitations! #Invitation Porn#comic books#custom invitations#geeky#invitations May 24 | Megan Finley meganfinley We've showed you comic book inspired wedding invitations before, but check out OBT member Mrs. Rooster's total legit comic book wedding invitations! The idea to do a comic book came from her fiance, Troy. He has been a collector of comics his whole life and they met while he was working in a comic shop! Carmen's favorite comic is Archie, so Troy modeled the look and story flow of their comic on Archie… Troy drew the whole comic and did the paintings for the covers and Carmen works typesetting books, so she typeset the invitation as well as all the lettering for the covers and the text in the comic. Click the pictures to see a bigger version. The whole comic is filled with inside jokes (such as, the flamingo on the first page is the offical city bird of Madison, WI where they live) and is narrated by their pets: two bunnies and two hamsters. Pixelated save the dates Look at this awesome pixelated super geeky save the date cards designed by David Lanham. The groom who commissioned the cards wrote a blog post... [more] "So far, the response to the book has been overwhelmingly positive. We were a bit worried about how people would react to such a non-traditional invitation, but I think the quality of the book, along with the sweetness of Troy's telling of our story, really won people over.The best thing about doing a comic like this is that we will have a meaningful keepsake of our romance to look back on when we are old. I love that Troy's story will forever be a grand love letter to me and when I am ninety I can look back and see, in lovely detail, how much we loved one another and how much we mean to each other." They even included ads! Of course there's more to this invitation, like six pages back and front in total, but we've just given you sneak peek to get the juices of inspiration flowing. If you'd like to take on this creative invite project, Carmen told me that they created these books using ComiXPress. They specialize in short print run comics and can print as little as one book for you if you wish. And yes, their postage was expensive — they had to use rigid mailers to protect the books — but SO totally worth it! Don't ya think? Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Megan Finley is the Associate Publisher and Editorial Overlord. When she's not slaving away for the Empire, she's sharing her dork side on her own blog. @meganfinley @meggyfin PREVIOUS Same bridesmaid dress, different accents NEXT Rosanne & Andrew's traditional and geeky wedding Toggle comments [ 6 ] Oh holy moly. These would be awesome for both invitations AND programs. Because seriously, what would YOU rather read at a wedding–an explanation of the couple's flower choice or a graphic of the superbride stomping on her flower choice as she kicks major lame wedding butt? 1 agrees Reply This is so wonderfully thoughtful and authentic…what great inspiration for me and FH! 0 agree Reply They should do an ongoing comic book. This is awesome!!! 0 agree Reply Great post! Thank you for sharing this. 0 agree Reply these are incredible! this is the only wedding invitation i can imagine people keeping long after the wedding is over. 0 agree Reply I have been looking for a website like Comixpress for a long time! Thank you:) 0 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.