todd mcfarlane: c/d

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His character designs are amazing and I really, really liked the backstory/vision behind Spawn. There was a fifth person involved with Image, yes? (Liefeld, Lee, McFarlane, Silvestri, ???) I always thought that McFarlane was the best splash artist of the Image bunch (though with Lee and Silvestri in there, not by much).

The Ghost of Black Elegance (Dan Perry), Monday, 17 October 2005 21:33 (seventeen years ago) link

Ha, I was thinking of Jim Valentino! I forgot about Erik Larsen, oops.

The Ghost of Black Elegance (Dan Perry), Monday, 17 October 2005 21:44 (seventeen years ago) link

I just got back from my pub quiz, and one of the questions was "What comic character is former US goverment mercenary Al Simmons better known as?" We won by one question! First time my supreme geekiness has reaped actual financial reward.

chap who would dare to violate the least amount of laws of physics (chap), Monday, 17 October 2005 22:34 (seventeen years ago) link

You forgot Whilce Portacio too, Dan.

kit brash (kit brash), Tuesday, 18 October 2005 05:42 (seventeen years ago) link

Clamps obnoxious little ex-pat brother.

droid, Tuesday, 18 October 2005 09:02 (seventeen years ago) link

I think everyone's forgotten Whilce Portacio by now!

The Ghost of Black Elegance (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 18 October 2005 11:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Tom's point abt 'storytelling' is well made and spot on. Although i've always found McFarlane's drawings to be hideously ugly, his comics are not especially difficult to follow - even if they were, what's wrong w/ a little visual overload/sensualism at the expense of narrative clarity - it never did Dario Argento any harm!

Ward Fowler (Ward Fowler), Tuesday, 18 October 2005 11:44 (seventeen years ago) link

I've never been interested in reading his Image stuff but when he was on X-Men I was kind of in love with Mark Silvestri's art.

The Ghost of Black Elegance (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 18 October 2005 12:36 (seventeen years ago) link

fourteen years pass...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spawnmasterworks/original-spawn-comic-and-toy-remastered-2020
total grampa energy off todd these days

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 9 April 2020 16:12 (two years ago) link

£614,862 pledged of £80,668


what the fuck

force ghost bg (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 9 April 2020 16:21 (two years ago) link

Spawn Head Possibilities will be my new username.

(If i we’re into such things, I imagine I would find that “remastered” figure to be pretty cool)

morrisp, Thursday, 9 April 2020 17:49 (two years ago) link

now at 1.8 million after two weeks. everyone's priorities totally straight, yes?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 22 April 2020 18:48 (two years ago) link


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