News: Cork Comics Expo FAQ
Will Sliney posted some answers to frequently asked questions about Cork Comic Expo.
CAN I BRING ART TO SHOW THE CREATORS?
Of course, this is highly encouraged. Please show your artwork to the creators. They can offer you advice on how to improve your illustrations and who knows, it may lead to a future collaboration. It’s exactly what I did many years ago to start my own career in comics
WILL I BE ABLE TO BUY COMICS?
Yes, each creator will have their own exclusive prints/comics etc. The Big Bang will stock rare comic books and merchandise that typically you can only find in specialty stores and the shops around Mahon Point will be discounting any relevant items
WILL YOU SIGN MY COMICS / DO ILLUSTRATIONS?
Yes, each creator will be more than happy to sign anything they have worked on. Most artists will be available for sketches and commissions. But remember, these sketches can often take time so be patient if you are waiting for one. If you want to get artwork from any specific artist, then I advise getting their early.
CAN I COSPLAY? / DRESS UP AS MY FAVOURITE CHARACTER?
Of course, please bring as much colour and life to the expo. In fact, the amazing Emerald Garrison will be in attendance along with Cork Spiderman. In fact we are working on a cosplay competition for all who attending in costume as we speak
All of the workshops booked up straight away and are now full, but there will be an area to draw laid out as the art competition will go on through the Saturday.
I WANT TO WORK IN COMICS, HOW DO I START?
One of the best things about an Comic expo is that there will be lots of people in a similar situation. It is one of the most welcome industries out there. The expo will be the best place to team up with another creator and set you off on your own journey to creating comics.
The excellent Cork Comic Creator meet up
will be in attendance and it is one of the first places you should start.
We will be set up and ready to go from 9.30am right through to 7pm. Of course the creators are going to need the odd break to get some food and rest in, but for the majority of the time, we will be at our tables, happy to meet people.
WHERE WILL IT BE HELD?
Right in the main floor of Mahon Point Shopping Centre
COST OF TICKETS
Completely free, non ticketed
Also free (Yes, Mahon Point are awesome)
BESIDES MEETING THE CREATORS, READING THE COMICS, ATTENDING THE WORKSHOPS, ENTERING THE ART COMPETITIONS, TAKING PHOTOS WITH THE PRO COSPLAYERS, SEEING THE EXCLUSIVE MERCHANDISE, WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?
I believe there is a pretty awesome new Marvel Movie (Avengers Age of Ultron) on in the Omniplex, right next to us.