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Comic creators added to Animex festival line-up

From Spiderman to Hulk, Superman to Captain America, comic book heroes have kept fans devoted for generations.

Now, to celebrate its love of comics, Animex, Teesside University’s international festival of animation and computer games, is staging Animex Comics.

Taking place during Animex week on Wednesday 20 February, the event will feature a day of talks and signings by writers and artists from the likes of Marvel and Udon Entertainment.

Animex organiser Gabrielle Kent said: 'We are really excited this year to be launching Animex Comics and we have some fantastic speakers confirmed.

'Comic book heroes continue to capture people’s imaginations and I believe this event will be an extremely popular addition to the Animex festival.'

One of the speakers at Animex Comics is renowned comic creator Marv Wolfman.

Marv, who is based in California, is the writer-creator of Blade, the Vampire Hunter, Bullseye, the prime villain in the 2003 movie Daredevil and was the writer-creator of the New Teen Titans, which was adapted into a runaway hit show on the Cartoon Network.

He was editor-in-chief at Marvel Comics, senior editor at DC Comics and founding editor of Disney Adventures magazine. Marv also writes computer games and novels and his adaptation of Superman Returns won the industry’s Scribe award.

'I started writing because of my love for comics, so it’s great fun to see so many of my characters turned into movies, television, toys and animation,” said Marv.

'I hope that seeing these characters will inspire new creators. Comic books are still relevant; they just have to change with the times and not be too rooted in the ideas developed when I was a kid.

'It’s fantastic that this year Animex is devoting a special event to comics – I can’t wait to experience the festival for myself.'

There are only a limited number of tickets available for Animex Comics and people are advised to book quickly to avoid disappointment.

03 January 2013

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