Matt Lyden

BA (Hons) Illustration and Design | Class of 2020

My preferred form of illustration is comic book art. Recently, I produced a 16 page comic book based on my favourite superhero, Spiderman. I designed my character to be slightly humorous rather than the typical Peter Parker, I made the character me.

Despite having all the same powers and abilities, I am basically the same person. Instead of swinging around New York City, I perform my web-shooting around my home town of Hebburn, and Newcastle.

I wanted to create a graphic novel on Spiderman but to give myself the best opportunity to succeed, I knew I needed to put my own spin on an already loved Marvel character.