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I Want That: Spawn creator Todd McFarlane's artbook autobiography looks sweet!

10.19.2012
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Artist Todd McFarlane is one of the most prolific artist's of this generation, having risen through the ranks at Marvel with his work on The Incredible Hulk, The Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Man, and then forging into the Image Comics universe with his mega popular character SPAWN, McFarlane has left a massive body of work in his wake, which has inspired aspiring artists for decades (myself included). For fans of his work, Spawn, comics, or art books in general, this sounds like a pretty sweet deal. 

From the press release:

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 21. 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!  Click here to preorder or check out your local comic shop when it's released.

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Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite work by McFarlane? I'm partial to his Amazing Spider-Man days and the few issues he did for Batman: Year Two. What, is my nerd showing?

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3:08AM on 10/22/2012

man!!!

McFarlane's iteration of Spiderman, Venom and Lizard were fucking awesome.
McFarlane's iteration of Spiderman, Venom and Lizard were fucking awesome.
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10:08PM on 10/19/2012
Todd is kind of a douche.
Todd is kind of a douche.
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6:58PM on 10/19/2012
Extra tidbit: His work on The Amazing Spider-Man and the first few years he worked on Spawn. Frankly I'm surprised not to hear him saying Spawn 2 is in the work. It's been awhile.
Extra tidbit: His work on The Amazing Spider-Man and the first few years he worked on Spawn. Frankly I'm surprised not to hear him saying Spawn 2 is in the work. It's been awhile.
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