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Todd McFarlane

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Todd McFarlane

Canadian cartoonist, artist, writer, toy designer and entrepreneur, best known for his work in comic books, such as the fantasy series Spawn add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1961.

Countries: United States (52%), Canada (14%), United Kingdom (10%)

Main connections: Marvel Comics, Neil Gaiman, McFarlane Toys

Linked to: Infinity, Inc., Edmonton Oilers, Fox Broadcasting Company, William Aberhart High School

 

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Todd McFarlane was born in 1961 add something


1980

In the early 1980s, McFarlane attended Eastern Washington University on a baseball scholarship, and studied graphic art add something

 

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, McFarlane became a comic book superstar due to his work on Marvel Comics' "Spider-Man" franchise, on which he was the artist to draw the first full appearances of the supervillain Venom add something


1984

They in turn passed it onto "Coyote" creator Steve Englehart, who reached out to McFarlane to offer McFarlane his first comic job, a 1984 backup story in "Coyote" add something


1987

From there, he moved to Marvel's "Incredible Hulk", which he drew from 1987 to 1988, working with writer Peter David add something


1990

In 1990, after a 28-issue run of "Amazing Spider-Man", McFarlane told editor Jim Salicrup he'd grown tired of drawing other people's stories and would be leaving the book with issue No. 328 to write his own work add something

 

Spawn was a popular hero in the 1990s and encouraged a trend in creator-owned comic book properties add something


1991

Stan Lee interviewed McFarlane in Episode 1 of the 1991 documentary series "The Comic Book Greats" add something


1992

In 1992, he helped form Image Comics, pulling the occult anti-hero character Spawn from his high school portfolio and updating him for the 1990s add something

 

McFarlane stated in a 1992 interview he was an atheist add something

 

Rob Liefeld - Liefeld and several other popular young artists including Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, Erik Larsen, Whilce Portacio, Jim Valentino and Marc Silvestri left Marvel in 1992 to form Image Comics


1993

Larry Marder - Continuing his drive to solve the potential problems of the direct market, he was appointed Executive Director of Image Comics in 1993, when he was made president of Image-co-founder Todd McFarlane's action figure arm, McFarlane Toys

 

Neil Gaiman - In 1993, Gaiman was contracted by Todd McFarlane to write a single issue of "Spawn", a popular title at the newly created Image Comics company


1994

By 1994, he ceased to be the regular illustrator of "Spawn", and would only re-visit it sporadically add something


1996

In 1996, McFarlane founded Todd McFarlane Entertainment, a film and animation studio add something

 

Other album art includes that of metal band Iced Earth's 1996 "Spawn"-based concept album "The Dark Saga" and Korn's third studio album "Follow the Leader", which was released in 1998 add something


1997

In 1997 the two signed a deal in which Gaiman would give his share of characters Angela, Medieval Spawn and Cogliostro to McFarlane in exchange of McFarlane's share of British superhero Marvelman add something

 

In collaboration with New Line Cinema, it produced the 1997 "Spawn" film and a new Spawn movie, planned in 2008 add something

 

It produced the animated series "Todd McFarlane's Spawn", which aired on HBO from 1997 until 1999 add something

 

McFarlane Toys - Company owner/founder, Todd McFarlane, had been a long-time fan of the horror genre and decided to produce his own perspective on the classic monsters with the "Todd McFarlane's Monsters Playsets" line in 1997


2000

In 2000, McFarlane was the subject of a National Film Board of Canada documentary "Devil You Know: Inside the Mind of Todd McFarlane", directed by Kenton Vaughan add something

 

McFarlane lost judgments in two lawsuits in the 2000s add something

 

Alex Maleev - He first teamed with Bendis on Todd McFarlane's "Sam and Twitch" series in 2000-2001 before they were recruited for "Daredevil"


2001

McFarlane, who is a former minority owner of the Edmonton Oilers, designed the logo used on the team's alternate third jersey, which debuted in 2001 add something


2002

The first was a 2002 suit in which McFarlane contested with writer Neil Gaiman over the rights to some supporting Spawn characters created by Gaiman in issue No. 9 of the "Spawn" series and over payment for later works featuring those characters add something

 

In December 2002, Todd McFarlane directed the music video "Breathe" for Canadian hip-hop group Swollen Members that featured Nelly Furtado add something


2003

He later drew both the Canadian and International covers for their next album "Heavy", released October 2003 add something


2004

A PlayStation 2 game, "McFarlane's Evil Prophecy", was released in 2004 by Konami add something

 

The second was a December 2004 suit in which hockey player Tony Twist sued Todd McFarlane because he named a mobster character in "Spawn" after Twist add something


2005

In January 2005, McFarlane announced that he was set to produce a half-hour anthology television series for Fox called "Twisted Tales", based on the Bruce Jones' comic book to which McFarlane had purchased the rights add something


2006

In September 2006, it was announced that McFarlane would be the Art Director of the newly formed 38 Studios, formerly Green Monster Games, founded by major league baseball pitcher Curt Schilling add something

 

Brian Haberlin - Haberlin became Editor in Chief for Todd McFarlane Productions in 2006, and penciled and inked its flagship title, "Spawn", for two years during David Hine's run as writer

 

38 Studios - Who else is in-" Schilling recruited these friends, his uncle Thomas, and author R. A. Salvatore and author/artist Todd McFarlane to join his venture, and formally announced the formation of Green Monster Games in a press release in September 2006


2007

"Haunt", an ongoing series co-created by McFarlane and Robert Kirkman, was announced in 2007 and launched on October 7, 2009 add something


2008

In 2008, he returned to co-plot the series with returning writer Brian Holguin, with issue 185 add something

 

"The Edmonton Journal", February 6, 2008 add something


2009

In 2009, Marvel Comics brought resolution to the matter by purchasing the property add something


2011

On July 21, 2011 at San Diego Comic-Con International, McFarlane and Stan Lee debuted their new comic, "Blood Red Dragon" add something


2012

As of late 2012, McFarlane is suing a former employee whose name is the same as the alter ego of Spawn, Al Simmons add something

 

McFarlane was one of several artists to illustrate a variant cover for Kirkman's "The Walking Dead" No. 100, which was released July 11, 2012 at the San Diego Comic-Con add something

 

The lawsuit was settled in December 2012 when McFarlane came to an agreement with Simmons add something


 

Hahn Library Comic awards Almanac; retrieved December 21, 2013 add something


2017

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences; retrieved April 26, 2017 add something

 

Box Office Mojo; retrieved April 26, 2017 add something


2018

"The Hollywood Reporter"; accessed January 17, 2018 add something

 

In May 2018, it was announced that Jamie Foxx would portray the titular character add something

 

In July 2018, it was reported that Jeremy Renner would be starring alongside Foxx as Detective Twitch add something

 

On October 25, 2018, the filming start date was delayed to June 2019 add something

 

Jamie Foxx - Film - On May 29, 2018, Foxx was cast as Al Simmons in a reboot of the "Spawn" film franchise, directed by Todd McFarlane


2019

Spawn (comics) - In the beginning of year 2019 Todd McFarlane himself confirmed at social media that a new brazilian publisher named New Order Editora will release Spawn from the number 251 to 255 and the special "Spawn: Resurrection"