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A Cork artist is drawing the leaders of the 1916 Rising, comic book-style

Will Sliney draws for Marvel Comics, but he’s turned his attention to a different kind of superhero.

CORK ARTIST WILL Sliney has worked on many Marvel Comics projects, including Spider-Man 2099, Secret Wars and Fearless Defenders.

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However earlier this week, he turned his attention away from superheroes, drawing the leaders of the 1916 Rising as comic book characters.

He started on Friday with Michael Collins:

Then added James Connolly, Éamon de Valera, Padraig Pearse and Countess Markievicz:

He asked his Twitter followers for suggestions on who to draw next – those included Thomas Clarke, Roger Casement, Joseph Plunkett and Grace Gifford, who was herself a cartoonist.

As of last night, he’s drawn 15 of the key figures from the Rising (including Thomas McDonagh, Éamonn Ceannt and Elizabeth O’Farrell), and intends to add a few more.

When it’s completed, Sliney says he will put a high-resolution version of it online for free for anyone who wants to make a print.

Sound! Keep an eye on his Twitter here for updates.

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