Sum­mer in Dublin

New blood One artist is keen to see fresh faces at Dublin Comic Con

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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.

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