Todd McFarlane's Art Book and Biography Coming In November

The Art of Todd McFarlane The Devil's In The Details

Yep, you read that title right the iconic artist, writer, toy maker, and co-founder of Image Comics Todd McFarlane has a book coming out soon. “The Art of Todd McFarlane: The Devil’s in the Details” is going to be a monster with 400 pages of artwork from McFarlane’s entire career. Oh and lets not forget the biography part too, mingling with all the artwork will be the history of how some 23 year old kid broke into the comic book industry and proceeded to change it forever.

I’ve never purchased an art book before, I tend to just buy the books my favorite artists work on or prints from conventions. This book is going to be breaking the tradition though, it just sounds to cool to pass up. Expect a review after the book is released

Todd even recorded a little video to let everyone know what the book is all about

If the name on the book wasn’t enough to make you pre-order it, how about a sneak preview of what’s you can expect to see?

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Check out the full press release below


Todd McFarlane Productions and Image Comics to release Todd McFarlane’s
long awaited visual biography

Tempe, Ariz.— October 18, 2012 – At long last, The Art of Todd McFarlane: The Devil’s in the Details, Todd McFarlane’s first and only art book, is scheduled to hit shelves nationwide Wednesday, November 21, 2012.

A visual biography celebrating almost 30 years of artwork from one of the comic industry’s most popular and iconic artist personalities, The Art of Todd McFarlane: The Devil’s in the Details, is not just another art book. It follows McFarlane’s journey from a young comic book fan mimicking his favorite artists, to his subsequent rise to comic book stardom. McFarlane, himself, provides hundreds of anecdotes throughout the 400-page book, walking the fans through his groundbreaking career.

“I broke into this industry when I was 23 years-old. The only way to put a book like this together is to have actually spent more than two decades creating the art within it,” said McFarlane.

“The passage of time allows you to build up a body of work, that as you step back, has meaning, and can be an inspiration for other artists along the way. I’m happy to be able to collect my autobiography in both a written and visual format. I hope the wait has been worth it!”

Fans will receive an up close and personal look at McFarlane’s creative take on beloved characters from both DC and Marvel Comics, and learn more about his history making move in helping to form Image Comics, where he published his brainchild, Spawn. With copious amounts of rarely seen black and white original pieces of his most famous work, and numerous drawings of the comic book industry’s most popular characters, this is a book that can’t be missed. In addition, fans get an exclusive peek at McFarlane’s first forays into various media (toys, film, animation, music videos, video games), where he put his creative stamp on everything through his signature eye-catching imagery.

Available just in time for Black Friday, The Art of Todd McFarlane: The Devil’s in the Details will be available nationwide Wednesday, November 21st. The oversized hard cover book (9×12) is limited to 5000 copies, with 700 signed and numbered editions available. Each book retails at $64.99 and $100, respectively, and would make the perfect gift for any art fan!

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About Todd McFarlane Productions
Todd McFarlane Productions (TMP) is the company behind the monthly comic book Spawn. Created by Todd McFarlane, Spawn debuted in May 1992, selling 1.7 million copies, making it the bestselling independent comic book of all time. Spawn is published in nine languages and distributed in more than 32 countries. Currently, TMP releases the long-running Spawn monthly comic now in its 20th year. Other TMP titles include Haunt, Hellspawn, and Sam & Twitch. For complete information, visit; Facebook:; Twitter: (Todd_McFarlane) and YouTube:

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