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Todd [=McFarlane=] (born March 16, 1961) is a Canadian comic-book writer and artist, most famous for being co-creator of ComicBook/SpiderMan’s villain ComicBook/{{{Venom}} and being one of the co-founders of Creator/ImageComics, where he created the character of ComicBook/{{Spawn}}.

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Todd [=McFarlane=] (born March 16, 1961) is a Canadian comic-book writer and artist, most famous for being co-creator of ComicBook/SpiderMan’s villain ComicBook/{{{Venom}} ComicBook/{{Venom}} and being one of the co-founders of Creator/ImageComics, where he created the character of ComicBook/{{Spawn}}.



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** Monsters with their eyes and jaws [[BioluminescenceIsCool glowing in the dark.dark]].



** In his Marvel days he would often include a hidden Felix the Cat.

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** In his Marvel days he would often include a hidden Felix the Cat.WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat.


Todd [=McFarlane=] (born March 16, 1961) is a Canadian comic-book writer and artist, most famous for being co-creator of ComicBook/SpiderMan’s villain {{ComicBook/Venom}} and being one of the co-founders of Creator/ImageComics, where he created the character of {{ComicBook/Spawn}}.

He started his career in the mid-[[UsefulNotes/TheEighties 80s]] working for both Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} and Creator/{{DC|Comics}}. In 1988 he started doing the art for The Amazing Spider-Man, [[StarMakingRole for which he gained immense popularity]]. The extremely dynamic way in which he drawn Spidey and the overall greater details of his artwork where a big hit with both fans and other artists, and he soon became one of [[TropeMaker the precursors]] of the superstar artist era of UsefulNotes/The Nineties.

Of course this fact soon made [=McFarlane=] want to have more creative control over his own work. When Marvel failed to provide him with what he wanted, Todd left the company.
He and six other former Marvel artists would later found Image Comics out of their desire to publish "creator-owned" content, independent from a central editor.

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Todd [=McFarlane=] (born March 16, 1961) is a Canadian comic-book writer and artist, most famous for being co-creator of ComicBook/SpiderMan’s villain {{ComicBook/Venom}} ComicBook/{{{Venom}} and being one of the co-founders of Creator/ImageComics, where he created the character of {{ComicBook/Spawn}}.

ComicBook/{{Spawn}}.

He started his career in the mid-[[UsefulNotes/TheEighties 80s]] working for both Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} and Creator/{{DC|Comics}}. In 1988 he started doing the art for The ''The Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Man'', [[StarMakingRole for which he gained immense popularity]]. The extremely dynamic way in which he drawn Spidey and the overall greater details of his artwork where a big hit with both fans and other artists, and he soon became one of [[TropeMaker the precursors]] of the superstar artist era of UsefulNotes/The Nineties.

UsefulNotes/TheNineties.

Of course this fact soon made [=McFarlane=] want to have more creative control over his own work. When Marvel failed to provide him with what he wanted, Todd left the company. \n He and six other former Marvel artists would later found Image Comics out of their desire to publish "creator-owned" content, independent from a central editor.



His company, [=McFarlane=] Entertainment, also produced the [[{{WesternAnimation/Spawn}} Spawn animated series]] for {{Creator/HBO}}, and doing the animated sequences for a series of music videos.

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His company, [=McFarlane=] Entertainment, also produced the [[{{WesternAnimation/Spawn}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Spawn}} Spawn animated series]] for {{Creator/HBO}}, Creator/{{HBO}}, and doing the animated sequences for a series of music videos.




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* StartMyOwn: His reason for co-founding both Image Comics and [=McFarlane=] Toys. He found himself on the other end of this trope when a group of his toy sculptors left to form their own company, Four Horsemen Studios.


* BigNameFan: Of ''Manga/{{Akira}}''. In fact, it was the anime movie directed by Akira’s own creator, Creator/KatsuhiroOtomo, that inspired Todd to venture into the world of animation and produce the Spawn animated series.

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* BigNameFan: Of ''Manga/{{Akira}}''. In fact, it was the anime movie adaptation directed by Akira’s ''Akira''[='s=] own creator, Creator/KatsuhiroOtomo, that inspired Todd to venture into the world of animation and produce the Spawn animated series.


Todd [=McFarlane=] (born March 16, 1961) is a Canadian comic-book writer and artist, most famous for being co-creator of {{ComicBook/Spider Man}}’s villain {{ComicBook/Venom}} and being one of the co-founder of {{Creator/Image Comics}}, where he created the character of {{ComicBook/Spawn}}.

He started his career in the mid-[[{{UsefulNotes/TheEighties}} 80s]] working for both [[{{Creator/MarvelComics}} Marvel]] and [[{{Creator/DcComics}} DC]]. In 1988 he started doing the art for The Amazing Spider-Man, [[{{StarMakingRole}} for which he gained immense popularity]]. The extremely dynamic way in which he drawn Spidey and the overall greater details of his artwork where a big hit with both fans and other artists, and he soon became one of [[{{TropeMaker}} the precursors]] of the superstar artist era of {{UsefulNotes/The Nineties}}.

Of course this fact soon made [=McFarlane=] want to have more creative control over his own work. When Marvel failed to provide him with what he wanted, Todd left the company.
He and six other former Marvel artists would later found Image Comics out of their desire to publish “creator-owned” content, independent from a central editor.

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Todd [=McFarlane=] (born March 16, 1961) is a Canadian comic-book writer and artist, most famous for being co-creator of {{ComicBook/Spider Man}}’s ComicBook/SpiderMan’s villain {{ComicBook/Venom}} and being one of the co-founder co-founders of {{Creator/Image Comics}}, Creator/ImageComics, where he created the character of {{ComicBook/Spawn}}.

He started his career in the mid-[[{{UsefulNotes/TheEighties}} mid-[[UsefulNotes/TheEighties 80s]] working for both [[{{Creator/MarvelComics}} Marvel]] Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}} and [[{{Creator/DcComics}} DC]]. Creator/{{DC|Comics}}. In 1988 he started doing the art for The Amazing Spider-Man, [[{{StarMakingRole}} [[StarMakingRole for which he gained immense popularity]]. The extremely dynamic way in which he drawn Spidey and the overall greater details of his artwork where a big hit with both fans and other artists, and he soon became one of [[{{TropeMaker}} [[TropeMaker the precursors]] of the superstar artist era of {{UsefulNotes/The Nineties}}.

UsefulNotes/The Nineties.

Of course this fact soon made [=McFarlane=] want to have more creative control over his own work. When Marvel failed to provide him with what he wanted, Todd left the company.
company.
He and six other former Marvel artists would later found Image Comics out of their desire to publish “creator-owned” "creator-owned" content, independent from a central editor.



He is currently writing and directing a new Spawn movie, set to be released in 2019.

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He is currently writing and directing a new Spawn ''Spawn'' movie, set to be released in 2019.



!! This Creator contains examples of:

* {{Nineties Anti Hero}}: His company, Image Comics, helped created a lot of these characters. Hell, Spawn himself is one of the [[{{Trope Codifier}} Trope Codifiers]]!
* {{Big Name Fan}}: Of {{Manga/Akira}}. In fact, it was the anime movie directed by Akira’s own creator, {{Creator/Katsuhiro Otomo}}, that inspired Todd to venture into the world of animation and produce the Spawn animated series.
* {{Executive Meddling}}: He struggled a lot with this during his time writing for Marvel, and it was his desire to avoid it that led him and other artists to create Image Comics.
* {{The Merch}}: [=McFarlane=] Toys was created to capitalize on Spawn’s success by making collectables based on the characters from the comic. It eventually expanded its portfolio, though, producing toys based on other intellectual properties and even based on original designs.
* {{SignatureStyle}}: Some of his signatures include monsters with their eyes and jaws glowing in the dark, recreating classic comic covers with his own characters, and in his Marvel days he would often include a hidden Felix the Cat.

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!! This Creator contains Todd [=McFarlane=] provides examples of:

* {{Nineties Anti Hero}}: NinetiesAntiHero: His company, Image Comics, helped created a lot of these characters. Hell, characters. Spawn himself is one of the [[{{Trope Codifier}} Trope Codifiers]]!
{{Trope Codifier}}s.
* {{Big Name Fan}}: BigNameFan: Of {{Manga/Akira}}. ''Manga/{{Akira}}''. In fact, it was the anime movie directed by Akira’s own creator, {{Creator/Katsuhiro Otomo}}, Creator/KatsuhiroOtomo, that inspired Todd to venture into the world of animation and produce the Spawn animated series.
* {{Executive Meddling}}: ExecutiveMeddling: He struggled a lot with this during his time writing for Marvel, and it was his desire to avoid it that led him and other artists to create Image Comics.
* {{The Merch}}: TheMerch: [=McFarlane=] Toys was created to capitalize on Spawn’s success by making collectables based on the characters from the comic. It eventually expanded its portfolio, though, producing toys based on other intellectual properties and even based on original designs.
* {{SignatureStyle}}: SignatureStyle: Some of his signatures include monsters include:
** Monsters
with their eyes and jaws glowing in the dark, recreating dark.
** Recreating
classic comic covers with his own characters, and in characters.
** In
his Marvel days he would often include a hidden Felix the Cat.
** He likes to give characters dynamic action poses; his renditions of Spider-Man revolutionized how the character was drawn when in motion and his influence continues to this day.
** ''Huge'' flowing capes that seem to have more layers than possible and move like they have a life of their own. This was first seen when he penciled the last issue of ''Batman: Year Two'', and was a key feature of Spawn's design.



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* {{SignatureStyle}}: Some of his signatures include monsters with their eyes and jaws glowing in the dark, recreating classic comic covers with his own characters, and in his Marvel days he would often include a hidden Felix the Cat.


Outside of comics, Todd is also responsible for the creation of [=McFarlane]= Toys, a toy company that focus on producing high-end action figures that were ridiculously detailed and made of better quality materials. This pretty much changed the toy industry, [[{{FollowTheLeader}} inspiring a host of other companies to produce their own high quality action-figures]].

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Outside of comics, Todd is also responsible for the creation of [=McFarlane]= [=McFarlane=] Toys, a toy company that focus on producing high-end action figures that were ridiculously detailed and made of better quality materials. This pretty much changed the toy industry, [[{{FollowTheLeader}} [[FollowTheLeader inspiring a host of other companies to produce their own high quality action-figures]].


Todd Mcfarlane (born March 16, 1961) is a Canadian comic-book writer and artist, most famous for being co-creator of {{ComicBook/Spider Man}}’s villain {{ComicBook/Venom}} and being one of the co-founder of {{Creator/Image Comics}}, where he created the character of {{ComicBook/Spawn}}.

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Todd Mcfarlane [=McFarlane=] (born March 16, 1961) is a Canadian comic-book writer and artist, most famous for being co-creator of {{ComicBook/Spider Man}}’s villain {{ComicBook/Venom}} and being one of the co-founder of {{Creator/Image Comics}}, where he created the character of {{ComicBook/Spawn}}.



Of course this fact soon made Mcfarlane want to have more creative control over his own work. When Marvel failed to provide him with what he wanted, Todd left the company.

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Of course this fact soon made Mcfarlane [=McFarlane=] want to have more creative control over his own work. When Marvel failed to provide him with what he wanted, Todd left the company.



Outside of comics, Todd is also responsible for the creation of Mcfarlane Toys, a toy company that focus on producing high-end action figures that were ridiculously detailed and made of better quality materials. This pretty much changed the toy industry, [[{{FollowTheLeader}} inspiring a host of other companies to produce their own high quality action-figures]].

His company, Mcfarlane Entertainment, also produced the [[{{WesternAnimation/Spawn}} Spawn animated series]] for {{Creator/HBO}}, and doing the animated sequences for a series of music videos.

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Outside of comics, Todd is also responsible for the creation of Mcfarlane [=McFarlane]= Toys, a toy company that focus on producing high-end action figures that were ridiculously detailed and made of better quality materials. This pretty much changed the toy industry, [[{{FollowTheLeader}} inspiring a host of other companies to produce their own high quality action-figures]].

His company, Mcfarlane [=McFarlane=] Entertainment, also produced the [[{{WesternAnimation/Spawn}} Spawn animated series]] for {{Creator/HBO}}, and doing the animated sequences for a series of music videos.



* {{The Merch}}: Mcfarlane Toys was created to capitalize on Spawn’s success by making collectables based on the characters from the comic. It eventually expanded its portfolio, though, producing toys based on other intellectual properties and even based on original designs.

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* {{The Merch}}: Mcfarlane [=McFarlane=] Toys was created to capitalize on Spawn’s success by making collectables based on the characters from the comic. It eventually expanded its portfolio, though, producing toys based on other intellectual properties and even based on original designs.

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* {{Executive Meddling}}: He struggled a lot with this during his time writing for Marvel, and it was his desire to avoid it that led him and other artists to create Image Comics.

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Todd Mcfarlane (born March 16, 1961) is a Canadian comic-book writer and artist, most famous for being co-creator of {{ComicBook/Spider Man}}’s villain {{ComicBook/Venom}} and being one of the co-founder of {{Creator/Image Comics}}, where he created the character of {{ComicBook/Spawn}}.

He started his career in the mid-[[{{UsefulNotes/TheEighties}} 80s]] working for both [[{{Creator/MarvelComics}} Marvel]] and [[{{Creator/DcComics}} DC]]. In 1988 he started doing the art for The Amazing Spider-Man, [[{{StarMakingRole}} for which he gained immense popularity]]. The extremely dynamic way in which he drawn Spidey and the overall greater details of his artwork where a big hit with both fans and other artists, and he soon became one of [[{{TropeMaker}} the precursors]] of the superstar artist era of {{UsefulNotes/The Nineties}}.

Of course this fact soon made Mcfarlane want to have more creative control over his own work. When Marvel failed to provide him with what he wanted, Todd left the company.
He and six other former Marvel artists would later found Image Comics out of their desire to publish “creator-owned” content, independent from a central editor.

Outside of comics, Todd is also responsible for the creation of Mcfarlane Toys, a toy company that focus on producing high-end action figures that were ridiculously detailed and made of better quality materials. This pretty much changed the toy industry, [[{{FollowTheLeader}} inspiring a host of other companies to produce their own high quality action-figures]].

His company, Mcfarlane Entertainment, also produced the [[{{WesternAnimation/Spawn}} Spawn animated series]] for {{Creator/HBO}}, and doing the animated sequences for a series of music videos.

He is currently writing and directing a new Spawn movie, set to be released in 2019.

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!! This Creator contains examples of:

*{{Nineties Anti Hero}}: His company, Image Comics, helped created a lot of these characters. Hell, Spawn himself is one of the [[{{Trope Codifier}} Trope Codifiers]]!
*{{Big Name Fan}}: Of {{Manga/Akira}}. In fact, it was the anime movie directed by Akira’s own creator, {{Creator/Katsuhiro Otomo}}, that inspired Todd to venture into the world of animation and produce the Spawn animated series.
*{{The Merch}}: Mcfarlane Toys was created to capitalize on Spawn’s success by making collectables based on the characters from the comic. It eventually expanded its portfolio, though, producing toys based on other intellectual properties and even based on original designs.

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