Everton Creatives: Will Sliney
[quote]I am a huge Everton fan so it was a really special gig for me. I ended up being at the match where the programme was released and it was great.[/quote]
Will Sliney is an award winning and best selling illustrator, comic artist and writer from Cork. The 31-year old has recently fulfilled a life long dream by becoming an illustrator for Marvel Comics.
Will’s work at Marvel has also seen him make another childhood dream come true; working on one of the original and truly iconic superheroes – Spiderman!
Will’s work first came to light for the majority of Evertonians when, after an invitation on Twitter from the club, he produced a set of stunning drawings for the Junior Blues 2013/14 Premier League home match programme vs Norwich City.
The illustrations, featuring various Everton players and manager Roberto Martinez, became something of a Twitter sensation and propelled Will into the consciousness of the Twitter ‘Everton family.’
Click on the images to view a selection of Will’ s work in our gallery:
Speaking recently to Irish Comic News, Will explained:
“That was another great gig for me. I am a huge Everton fan so it was a really special gig for me.
It came about when the club found out I was a fan so they contacted me through Twitter to see if I would be interested in helping them out.
I ended up being at the match where the programme was released and it was great.”
To see more of Will Sliney’s amazing work, including his Fearless Defenders collaboration with Cullen Bunn, Will’s recent work on the iconic Spiderman and much, much more, be sure to check out the Will Sliney blog.
As well as being an award winning illustrator, Will Sliney also made the Irish Times bestseller list with the fastest selling graphic novel in Ireland; Celtic Warrior: The Legend of Cú Chulainn.
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Ireland’s legendary super hero, Cú Chulainn, stands alone against the thousands of warriors controlled by the enchantress Queen Maeve, who is determined to capture the Brown Bull of Cooley and claim the lands of Ulster for her own.
Supernatural feats of strength, ferocious battles and the tragic destinies of Cú Chulainn and Ferdia are vividly recreated in this action-packed, glorious retelling of one of the most famous stories from ancient Celtic myth.
This unique and powerful graphic novel brings to life the legendary figure that is Cú Chulainn.
Find out more about ‘Celtic Warrior’ by visiting Will’s Facebook page.
And of course, you can follow Will Sliney on Twitter @WillSliney
*All images used with the permission of Will Sliney
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