Todd McFarlane on BLUEPRINT & The SDCC Announcement of A SPAWN Film Reboot!


At the crossroad of inspiration, drive and genius sit the visionaries. In “Blueprint,” Complex Chief Content Officer Noah Callahan-Bever sits down with today’s most impactful Creative Directors, Inventors, Designers, Executives and Artists for an exploration of the key moves they made to realize their career and their impact on the culture.

On this week’s episode of BLUEPRINT, Todd McFarlane opens up to host Noah Callahan-Beaver about his career as a comic book artist that includes making Spider-Man cooler and creating the Spawn character. He also shares his blueprint to launching Image Comics and McFarlane Toys. And this had been a pretty "inspirational" video too, I have to say, with some swell nuggets to aim for, IMHO.

(Cheers for the headsup, Lameka)

This video came exceptionally timely, as Todd McFarlane had also announced over the SDCC-weekend, that Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions will be producing a new SPAWN R-rated feature film, in which he will direct!

"McFarlane became a comic book superstar due to his work on Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man franchise. With his style and commitment to work, Todd eventually worked his way to the top of Marvel’s artist roster. His pencils and covers for Spider-Man ultimately took that title to #1 and launched McFarlane’s career into comic book superstardom. McFarlane and a group of other prominent comic artists went on to form Image Comics, the parent corporation and publisher of each artist’s individual comic book company. Through Image Comics, McFarlane went on to publish Spawn, selling 1.7 million copies of the first issue. Spawn’s popularity led to the formation of McFarlane Toys to create action figures, an animated series, a live action film, spawn.com – company website and fan community and more."

I’ll always remembered snagging up a few issues of SPAWN #1 back not he glory days, and subsequently struggling to sell them off at the flea market, with secondary market prices much cheaper than retail shops too! If only I had kept them back instead, and let “time” sort out their value ... although I still have all my carded SPAWN toys from yeaaaaars back too! LOL

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