The Same Guy Has Been Drawing Spider-Man for 50 Years

If you’re checking out the new Spider-Man film this weekend, chances are you’ll be dazzled by some CGI effects.

But the New York Times has a fascinating profile of the man behind Spider-Man’s original special effects. His name is Joe Sinnott, and he’s been drawing Spider-Man for Marvel Comics for more than 50 years.

The 90-year-old artist began putting Spider-Man on the page with pen and brush in the 1960s. He started with Marvel in 1950, where he’s also drawn Captain America, the Incredible Hulk and the Fantastic Four.

The Times reports that Sinnott still finds it challenging to draw spider webs after all these years. He told the paper, “They’ve got to be so accurate, and they’ve got to be the same all the time…It takes me about three days to do two pages.”

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