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Spider-Man artist Will Sliney heads up 2015 Comic-Con exhibition in Cork

Published 06/04/2015 | 02:30

Lukas Kirsten-Lucier dressed as Spiderman attends 'Fan Expo Vancouver 2015' in Vancouver
Lukas Kirsten-Lucier dressed as Spiderman attends 'Fan Expo Vancouver 2015' in Vancouver

Ireland is bracing itself for an invasion of super heroes.

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Cork will host the 2015 Comic-Con exhibition with an international attendance guaranteed thanks to none other than the man who draws Spider-Man.

Artist Will Sliney, who draws the 'Spider-Man 2099' series for Marvel, has lent his support to an event aimed at celebrating Ireland's love affair with comic books, art and super heroes.

Will, along with comic book store The Big Bang, is helping to organise the April 25 event at Mahon Point Shopping Centre.

The Cork artist hopes it will not only fire the imagination of a new generation of comic fans but also create work for Ireland's emerging pool of comic artists.

"The main aim will be to show people how our industry works, to highlight the skills involved and, hopefully, to showcase the talent in Ireland and the job opportunities."

Will, who hails from Ballycotton, became the first Irish person ever signed to an exclusive Marvel Comics contract with his very own Spider-Man book series.

His artistic skills have also seen him draw for 'Star Wars' comics and Everton football club.

"There is a fantastic comic book writers' scene here in Ireland which often doesn't get the attention it deserves," he said.

Irish Independent

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