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New blood One artist is keen to see fresh faces at Dublin Comic Con
More props, more costumes, bigger name guests: Dublin Comic Con is back and better than ever. Organisers are aiming to top the success of last year’s sell-out event with a host of attractions from the worlds of TV, film and comics.
Guests include Ernie Hudson (Winston from the Ghostbusters films), voice of Batman Kevin Conroy, and Ian Churchill. The latter is the comic book artist famed for his work on DC, Marvel and Image comics (you can see his art at www.ianchurchillart.com).
“As far as interaction with readers goes,” Ian says, “nothing beats the experience of actually meeting your comic-buying public face to face.“
Ian attends a lot of cons, and while he enjoys the community feel at these events, he stressed the importance of attracting new and younger attendees.
“I want to see as many new younger readers as possible, because they’re the ones who are going to keep the comic book industry strong in the coming decades.”
Dublin Comic Con takes place on 9-10 August at the National Show Centre, Dublin. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.dublincomiccon.com.
DC’s The Ravagers, as drawn by Dublin Comic Con guest Ian Churchill. He hopes to inspire a whole new generation of artists at the event. Margarita Bernal Arango of Planeta Cao attended last year’s con. As did Batman.