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Art of Todd McFarlane Book

The long awaited visual biography

By Robert T. Trate     October 23, 2012
Source: Todd McFarlane Productions

It’s hard to deny the impact Todd McFarlane had on comics (and action figures). Have you ever wondered just how this comic artist created his own empire? A new book, by McFarlane, is coming this holiday season. Here is the official word from Todd McFarlane Productions and Image Comics:

At long last, The Art of Todd McFarlane: The Devil’s in the Details, Todd McFarlane’s first and only art book, is scheduled to hit shelves nationwide Wednesday, November 21, 2012.
A visual biography celebrating almost 30 years of artwork from one of the comic industry’s most popular and iconic artist personalities, The Art of Todd McFarlane: The Devil’s in the Details, is not just another art book. It follows McFarlane’s journey from a young comic book fan mimicking his favorite artists, to his subsequent rise to comic book stardom. McFarlane, himself, provides hundreds of anecdotes throughout the 400-page book, walking the fans through his groundbreaking career.
“I broke into this industry when I was 23 years-old. The only way to put a book like this together is to have actually spent more than two decades creating the art within it,” said McFarlane.
“The passage of time allows you to build up a body of work, that as you step back, has meaning, and can be an inspiration for other artists along the way. I’m happy to be able to collect my autobiography in both a written and visual format. I hope the wait has been worth it!”
Fans will receive an up close and personal look at McFarlane’s creative take on beloved characters from both DC and Marvel Comics, and learn more about his history making move in helping to form Image Comics, where he published his brainchild, Spawn. With copious amounts of rarely seen black and white original pieces of his most famous work, and numerous drawings of the comic book industry’s most popular characters, this is a book that can’t be missed. In addition, fans get an exclusive peek at McFarlane’s first forays into various media (toys, film, animation, music videos, video games), where he put his creative stamp on everything through his signature eye-catching imagery.
Available just in time for Black Friday, The Art of Todd McFarlane: The Devil’s in the Details will be available nationwide Wednesday, November 21st.  The oversized hard cover book (9x12) is limited to 5000 copies, with 700 signed and numbered editions available.  Each book retails at $64.99 and $100, respectively, and would make the perfect gift for any art fan!



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violator14 10/23/2012 10:44:55 PM

 Wtf Todd!? Where the fukk is my new Spawn movie u lazy bastard!?

thezillaman 10/23/2012 11:29:29 PM

 fucking woooow Violator you beat me to it. i was going to say the same thing. it's true though what is going on with the SPAWN movie?

SarcasticCaveman 10/24/2012 12:57:19 AM

 "Art of Todd McFarlane" what?...the book stops around 1997? 

Eh...I'm not proud of that zing, but I call it a zing nonetheless.

I would love a Spawn movie done right, but I'm not sure people care enough anymore to make it worth the studio's time...le sigh.

tallman 10/24/2012 4:59:01 AM

 I'd actually love to have this but at that price, don't think I'll bother.

BunyonSnipe 10/24/2012 6:47:48 AM

Hey Violator, he still has SOOOOOOO much sports memorabilia to collect!

FordTardis 10/24/2012 6:58:51 AM

I hope it has a lot of pictures of Angela and Medieval Spawn.
Sarcastic Caveman: It's a fair question. I would have loved this in the 1990s. For now, if I'm goint to support one of the Image 7, I think I'll save my money for the upcoming "How to Draw Feet the Rob Liefeld Way."

reek 10/24/2012 9:42:20 AM

Hmmm...It's called the Art of Tood McFarlane and not the Anthology of Brilliant Story Ideas of Todd McFarlane?  A tacit acknowledgement that being able to draw and being able to write aren't the same thing?  Hopefully he sends a copy to Liefeld.  Too bad he didn't come to that realization before they gave him his own spider-man mag.  I know a lot of you love Spawn, and I thought it was pretty good too, but all he did was rip Faust, and he still managed to muck it up after issue 60 or so.

SarcasticCaveman 10/24/2012 3:36:47 PM

 Did anybody else collect the Spawn action sculptures?

tallman 10/25/2012 6:36:42 AM

 I had few figures, my fave was the christmas cover Spawn. I gave my son them and every now andthen an arm or leg will appear! :(



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