6 fascinating and inspiring facts about Hellboy creator Mike Mignola

Hellboy by Mike Mignola.
Here I am shortly before the start of the event. In addition to the Q&A, there was a small gallery of Mike Mignola’s original inked illustrations.

1.) A TERRIBLE INKER

“…You didn’t need to be [in New York], unless you were terrible. If you were terrible it was a very good thing to live here…

When you’re terrible, it helps to be close.”

2.) INFLUENCES AND APPROACH

Art by Bernie Wrightson.

3.) DIGITAL NOVICE

4.) WORKING WITH DISNEY

A sketch of Kidagakash “Kida” Nedakh.

5.) APOLITICAL ARTWORK

6.) FAVORITE WORKS

I’m really winning the lottery here, because the $#!+ that I want to do the most [are the things that] people want me to do.

The Magician and the Snake.

“…At least try doing what you want… If you’ve got something you want to put out there, find a way to put it out there, even if it doesn’t seem remotely commercial… Put it on your website or however kids do $#!+ these days.”

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