Wayne Nichols is an acclaimed Australian comic book artist and commercial illustrator, best known for his work in the United States illustrating titles for Marvel Comics (The Incredible Hulk, Exiles), IDW Publishing (Orphan Black, The X-Files) and Dark Horse Comics (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Falling Skies). This mural – commissioned by QAGOMA for ’Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’ – was designed by Nichols and captures the dynamism of Spider-Man swinging through the streets of New York City. As a nod to the drawing process that still underpins comic artwork creation today, the mural has been hand-painted directly onto the wall.
Spider-Man is Marvel’s most beloved neighbourhood defender. Debuting in Amazing Fantasy 1962 #15, he recently joined the Super Heroes of the MCU on screen in Captain America: Civil War 2016.
Wayne Nichols / ‘Homage to Spider-Man’ 2017 / Ink wall-drawing / Courtesy: The artist
Experience ‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’, the largest Marvel exhibition ever presented, only showing at GOMA in Brisbane / 27 May – 3 September 2017