EDMONTON — Six-year-old SpiderMable captured the hearts of people around the world, after her whirlwind adventure on Monday. Her heroism has since inspired a local artist to craft an illustration of the pint-sized superhero swinging from skyscrapers with Spider-Man.
The drawing by James R.V. Clement was initially posted to Happy Harbor Comics’ Facebook page and then re-posted to Twitter. That caught the attention of SpiderMable’s “agent,” said Happy Harbor Comics co-owner, Jay Bardyla.
Mable is set to sign prints on Friday afternoon from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the comic book store. It’s located at 10729 – 104 Ave., across the street from MacEwan University in downtown Edmonton.
A coloured version of the print will cost $10 apiece. A limited edition black and white version, signed by the author and SuperMable, will sell for $50 each. Proceeds will go towards leukemia lymphoma research.
“You want to talk about everything in ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ and cross posts. This has blown out of the water anything that we’ve ever done,” said Bardyla.
John Gallagher, concept designer on several highly successful shows including Arrow and The Flash, also stepped forward. Bardyla says he has given the store exclusive use of a piece he put together.
It shows Spider-Man flying high above a bustling metropolis with a more life-like version of SpiderMable by his side. It too will be on sale for $10 dollars each.
The hope is $6,000 will be raised for cancer research during the two-hour signing.
Gallagher and Clement aren’t the only ones inspired by SpiderMable’s tale. Another local artist, Jason Blower, has designed a SpiderMable T-shirt. All of the proceeds from the sale of the shirt will go directly to the Children’s Wish Foundation.
With the help of local print shop Print Machine, Blower has decided to pre-sell the shirts. If he gets 500 orders he will print and distribute the shirts. Blower said this is the most cost-effective way to produce the shirts and raise as much money as possible.
You can place your pre-order HERE. Sales will be open until Oct. 16.
On Monday, Mable Tooke was transformed into SpiderMable. The child, who lives with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, had a dream to fight crime like her hero Spider-Man, so the Children’s Wish Foundation made it happen.
SpiderMable was whisked around the city for a full day of superhero action that ended with the rescue of Edmonton Oilers Captain Andrew Ference.
With files from Caley Ramsay, Global News