Todd McFarlane: The Devil You Know
A legend to his legions of fans, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane is the most successful comic book artist in history. Over the past decade, this shrewd and enigmatic entrepreneur has grown his business into a multi-million dollar entertainment empire encompassing comics, action figures, television, video games, and music videos. In addition to an Emmy®-award nominated television series for HBO and a $100 million feature film, the Spawn comic has sold over 150 million copies since 1992 – more than any other urban drama character including Batman, Spider-Man, Superman and Wolverine. Todd McFarlane: The Devil You Know offers audiences an engaging look at the man behind Spawn’s thrillingly dark and edgy images, and exposes the many sides of McFarlane – from corporate rebel to dedicated family man to unrelenting baseball enthusiast (in fact, McFarlane may be more famous for his 1999, $2.7 million purchase of Mark McGwire’s 70th home run baseball than he is for Spawn). McFarlane is a controversial yet likeable character, a self-confessed man of “contradictions and inconsistencies,” who ultimately just wants to play by his own rules. A candid exploration of McFarlane’s most intimate thoughts, this film ultimately offers us a rare glimpse inside one of the worlds most brilliant, intriguing and creative minds.
"... a wonderfully engaging portrait of an engaging, ordinary guy with an extraordinary brain". John Doyle, The Globe and Mail.
"... this highly watchable film does a superb job of showing how McFarlane's instinctive feel for his inner 11-year-old keeps him in touch with his audience". Bill Anderson, The Toronto Star
"... even handed and fascinating profile" Jim Slotek, The Toronto Sun.