Expo of the art that spawned Spider-Man

Cardiff Independent Comic Expo

Online ticket sales closing soon

A day after a young Peter Parker starts to come to terms with his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming in cinemas across the UK, fans of the genre can get a first-hand experience of the art that spawned such Hollywood blockbusters at the sixth annual incarnation of the Cardiff Independent Comic Expo.

Taking place at Cardiff Masonic Hall on Saturday, 8 July, it's a family friendly, not-for-profit, show dedicated to providing a platform for the best independent comic artists, writers, publishers and illustrators from South Wales and beyond.

With more than 90 exhibitor tables, a retro-gaming zone, a kids creativity area and a full programme of events, the expo is a celebration of the rich pool of talent burgeoning in the UK.

Special guests include artists who began in the indie scene in Jon Davis-Hunt (Clean Room and The Wild Storm for Vertigo) and Rufus Dayglo (Tank Girl and 2000AD).

They are joined by 2000AD artists Ben Willsher, Mike Collins and David Roach (both also well known for their work on Doctor Who comics), Dylan Teague, Patrick Goddard and, joining CICE for the first time, Lee Carter and Henry Flint.

Also in attendance is Marvel UK artist Simon Williams and hugely successful independent illustrators Godmachine and Simon Gurr, plus wickedly talented indie creators including Anastasia Catris, The Pride, Sarah Millman, Attic Studios, Vince Hunt, Big Punch Studios and many more.

The expo, produced by former Megacast presenter Iz McAuliffe, is suitable for all ages and families are welcome, as are family-friendly cosplayers. Tickets are available online from the event’s official website priced at £5.50 (children under 12 go free with a ticket holding adult) until ticket sales close on 1 July. There will be a small number of tickets available on the door at £6.50.

For more details visit the Cardiff Independent Comic Expo website.