Watching a TV interview with legendary Marvel Comics artist John Byrne, a young Todd McFarlane was inspired to get into comics because John Byrne, at the time, drawing the number one comic in the world The Uncanny X-Men said on national TV that he lived in Calgary, Alberta, Canada – exactly where Todd was living as a teenager, thus setting the future comic book visionary on a journey that would change pop culture forever.
You’ll find out more about Todd McFarlane, the Image founders and comic book documentary filmmaking on this episode of The Hyper Room as I talk to Mike Avila the producer behind the latest Todd McFarlane documentary LIKE HELL I WON’T and host, writer, co-creator of SyFy Wires Behind the Panel docu-series, where he interviews the legends of the comic book industry.
This is an amazing chat so lets just jump into it – here is Mike Avila inside The Hyper Room.
Todd McFarlane: Like Hell I Won’t – full documentary
Todd McFarlane Sketches Spawn
Todd McFarlane Shares Original Spawn Artwork
Todd McFarlane on Why He Will Never Renumber Spawn
The History of Image Comics (So Much Damage) Part 1: The Founding
The History of Image Comics (So Much Damage) Part 2: The Beginning
The History of Image Comics (So Much Damage) Part 3: Trouble in Paradise
The History of Image Comics (So Much Damage) Part 4: The Walking Dead
The History of Image Comics (So Much Damage) Part 5: Legacies and Impact
Mike’s Top 3 Favorite Behind The Panel Episodes:
1. John Byrne On Reinventing Superman & Lois Lane, And Superman Shaving
2. Crisis To Flashpoint – Celebrating 80 Years Of The Flash
3. The Birth Of Vertigo Comics: Karen Berger Explains How It Began