Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Comic-Con Inspired by: Mike Mignola

So, I'm going to try and do my next few drawings inspired by some of the amazing artists I got to meet and see down at the San Diego Comic-Con.

This piece is totally inspired by the art of Mike Mignola, the creator of Hellboy. I was so excited to get the chance to meet him at the con; it was totally by luck that I happened by his table, and there weren't any crowds, so I went up and got to talk to him and get him to sign one of his sketchbooks for me! (eeee!) I love his blocky graphic style, his strong contrast/silhouettes, and especially the way he draws monsters and skulls. (not to mention I just love the characters/storylines in Hellboy, which I'm busy catching up reading now- such an amazing series!!).



Also, apparently Titmouse (where I worked on Metalocalypse S1) animated his one-shot comic a few years ago, The Amazing Screw-On Head, which was a really cool looking animated short.

Anyway, if you haven't, you should check out his work; I enjoy both the movies and comics, but I realize they're two separate creative visions from two immensely talented men (the movies are definitely more Del Toro's direction, vs. the books which are all Mignola)

2 comments:

Origami_girl said...

This 1 is kinda creepy. Good. But creepy. lol

lilly

Harley Quinn said...

WOW! YOU GOT TO MEET THE CREATOR OF HELLBOY!!!????? MAN< YOUR SOOOO LUCKY!!!!

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