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They took enough film to portray me as either a saint or a sinner. In the end, they showed me as a little of both." - Todd McFarlane
A legend to his legions of fans, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane is the most successful comic book artist in history. Over the past decade, this shrewd and enigmatic entrepreneur has grown his business into a multi-million dollar entertainment empire encompassing comics, action figures, television, video games, and music videos. In addition to an Emmy®-award nominated television series for HBO and a $100 million feature film, the Spawn comic has sold over 150 million copies since 1992 – more than any other urban drama character including Batman, Spider-Man, Superman and Wolverine. Todd McFarlane: The Devil You Know offers audiences an engaging look at the man behind Spawn’s thrillingly dark and edgy images, and exposes the many sides of McFarlane – from corporate rebel to dedicated family man to unrelenting baseball enthusiast (in fact, McFarlane may be more famous for his 1999, $2.7 million purchase of Mark McGwire’s 70th home run baseball than he is for Spawn). McFarlane is a controversial yet likeable character, a self-confessed man of “contradictions and inconsistencies,” who ultimately just wants to play by his own rules. A candid exploration of McFarlane’s most intimate thoughts, this film ultimately offers us a rare glimpse inside one of the worlds most brilliant, intriguing and creative minds.
Todd McFarlane Art Gallery with Never-Before-Published Images; Exclusive Spawn Promotional Short; McFarlane Toys Catalog Preview and Website Link; Filmmaker Biography; Interactive Menus; Scene SelectionMore Info
"They took enough film to portray me as either a saint or a sinner. In the end, they showed me as a little of both."
- Todd McFarlane
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