ART. Browse samples of Mike's prints, illustrations, and paintings Mike's Body of work is firmly anchored in comic-book and literary traditions of Machen. Mike Mignola's fascination with ghosts and monsters began at an early age; reading Dracula at age twelve introduced him to Victorian literature and folklore, . The Art of Hellboy book. Read 21 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The Art of Hellboy softcover is a lower-priced, paperback versio.
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Let me just put something cool on the cover and not worry about trying to grab you Advertisement Hellboy: The Wild Hunt 4 Cover Mignola: Yeah, this is kind of a nice contrast to that lion one. I've certainly done more pieces like that lion one, I think, than I have like this. This is a super rare action cover, and really it's a nod to Frank Frazetta, who was probably my biggest influence as a kid. And again, it was a real pain in the ass to do. But I think it works. And I don't know that I've done another Hellboy cover even remotely like this.
I've started a couple and just gone ugh, the nightmare of trying to compose all those figures together… well, is a nightmare. You know, I should do another one one of these days… Advertisement I'm such a design guy when it comes to composing things that the more elements I have to compose, I know the longer the piece is going to take. I like to compose objects, but when it comes to composing a lot of figures there are so many variables. Like this guy's arm crossing that guy's arm and blah blah blah blah blah.
Plus then I start adding all the shadows and blacking in certain bits and can become very chaotic. I can do it, but it's a gigantic effort, labor, and it's… I don't need that much more gray hair! I thought this was a great example of how huge this book can be, should be. The threat the promise of what this character is which is so far removed from anything I ever thought he was gonna be.
And I thought it worked. Again, it's something I don't do very often — the big, glowing sky thing — but yeah, it worked. I don't know that I would do a piece like this now. It nailed that version of what this character may well be one of these days. Advertisement It's not meant to be Godzilla stomping on a town.
There's an awe and majesty to what Hellboy is, will be. Whether it's the god of destruction or something else, there's a real godlike quality I wanted as opposed to just a giant monster stomping the town quality. Composition wise and everything else it worked fine.
There is actually a really funny story to this one… I actually kind of wish I had put this in the book. The story is called Double Feature of Evil, and it's presented as two completely different stories.
The original idea was to put Hellboy in front of two different movie posters. I did it, I drew it, it was pretty much fine except it had this kind of too much detail feel to it. You have these two complicated images. What I ended up doing was smashing the two movie posters together into that one background, so the skull and the coins and that head, that was one poster.
And the other one with the mummies, that was the other poster. I mean, there was more to it than that, but mashing them together it just worked so well. I think if I look back at that original version, the two poster version, I'm sure there came a moment when I looked at the two posters and thought that would look good next to each other.
There's probably a little doodle somewhere on that original that shows this piece. And, color wise, Dave Stewart just killed this thing. This is an abstract pile of stuff — it's tricky to do, but I love to draw abstract stuff.
I don't remember if this picture went really fast or if it took three days of pulling my hair out — I sense that this one went really fast or at least it was a very pleasant experience otherwise it probably wouldn't be in the book.
It's stuff that you can only plan out to a certain extent.
And I probably did a rough configuration for some of that stuff above Abe Sabian, but most it's just a game of adding shapes and subtracting shapes and putting a black shape behind here to pop this tooth out. It can be a very pleasant therapeutic kind of experience. Advertisement When I started thinking about this cover, I knew the photo reference I had for that house, so I knew the house was going to work.
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I knew this light shape was going to work coming down and tying into the house, and then there was just all this crap up above. It's one of those pieces that just worked.
I was thinking of Winslow Homer and these paintings he would do of a guy in a little boat on this big ocean. The ocean is, for me at least, next to impossible to draw. The gag was that all these different covers [for the series] were all going to be about a different monster; I knew I wanted to do a sea monster, and I liked the idea of a guy in a little boat, but I had no idea how I was going to draw the ocean.
So coming up with this design solved the ocean problem without overdoing it. Those little suggestions of waves on the left hand side were there in the first sketch, and when I did the finished piece I didn't try to add too much. I kept it as simple and odd and graphic as the original sketch. And again, I'm very proud of this one.
A lot of these pieces we're mentioning are pieces that I still own. Every once in a while you do a piece and you go, I don't know if I'll ever do anything better than this, and I'm gonna want to look back at that, so I'm not going to sell this one. Advertisement Hellboy in Hell 4 Cover Mignola: The way that I've mapped up my version of hell is that it's surrounded by this vast abyss of abstract, wobbling, semi-transparent shapes.
I always had jellyfish in mind, because they just have that creepy "what the hell am I looking at" kind of feel. Some of these shapes turned out perfect, and some of these I labored over. But it's such an interesting process to draw this really abstract pile of goo. There's nothing that says this thing needs to be shaped like this or this thing needs to be shaped like that. You can see echoes of legends like Jack Kirby and Wally Wood, but Mignola has taken the influences and made them his own.
It's even more amazing when an artist's style perfectly fits the atmosphere of his or her subject matter Jim Steranko and Frank Frazetta come to mind.
Mike Mignola manages to do both, and tells a ripping good yarn to boot. Dec 16, Thomas rated it really liked it Shelves: I love Mignola's art, and this is a pretty good art book. I would have liked to see more sketchbook pages, though. Most of the art is simply pulled from the various Hellboy comics.
A behind the scenes type art book would have been much better. I wanted more rough sketches of characters and settings, more images that had not been published before. As it is, it is a good art but it didn't really give me much more than I had before I picked it up.
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I've always liked Mike Mignola's art and I was realy glad when I got my hands on the hardcover version of the book. The book however was not what I hoped it would be, lots of covers and only a few sketches. The book itself is great quality, very thick and heavy pages but like I says, not the content I was hoping for. Ideal para cualquier fan de Hellboy completista y pudiente.
A biased review, for I'm a Mike Mignola fanboy. Jul 22, sixthreezy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Loved this. I can stare at Mignola art all day. Hellboy especially! Primer artbook de Hellboy.
Jan 10, Clint rated it it was amazing. Just wonderful stuff. Dec 11, Patrick rated it it was amazing Shelves: High-contrast, volumetric fuck yeah on every page.
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Aug 31, Carlo rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Sep 17, Cesar Perez rated it it was amazing. Beautiful artwork throughout. May 18, Rory rated it it was amazing. A beautiful colleciton of Mignola's art over the years, including some never-before-seen pieces and the only Hellboy character sheet in existence.
Also, in my case, it's excellent tattoo fodder.
Feb 15, Brian rated it really liked it Shelves: I could stare at Mike Mignola's art for days on end, so this was just about the perfect book for me. I wish there was a second volume. Yuuki Shimizu rated it it was amazing Dec 04, Dennis G rated it really liked it Nov 01, Jhas Villafranca rated it it was amazing Apr 11, Tiffany Pratt rated it it was amazing Oct 12, Mark rated it it was amazing Sep 29, Chris Melo rated it it was amazing Aug 14, Mark rated it liked it Jan 01, Diego rated it it was amazing Jul 20, Lester Ramirez rated it liked it Feb 12, Lautaro Zoppi rated it really liked it Nov 06, Paula Rodrigues rated it it was amazing Apr 08, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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About Mike Mignola. Mike Mignola. His fascination with ghosts and monsters began at an early age he doesn't remember why and reading Dracula at age 13 introduced him to Victorian literature and folklore from which he has never recovered. In , hoping to find a way to draw monsters for a living, he moved to New York City and began wo Mike Mignola was born September 16, in Berkeley, California and grew up in nearby Oakland. In , hoping to find a way to draw monsters for a living, he moved to New York City and began working for Marvel Comics, first as a very terrible inker and then as an artist on comics like Rocket Raccoon , Alpha Flight and The Hulk.
By the late 80s he had begun to develop his signature style thin lines, clunky shapes and lots of black and moved onto higher profile commercial projects like Cosmic Odyssey and Gotham by Gaslight for DC Comics, and the not-so-commercial Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser for Marvel. In , Mike moved to Dark Horse comics and created Hellboy , a half-demon occult detective who may or may not be the Beast of the Apocalypse. While the first story line Seed of Destruction , was co-written by John Byrne, Mike has continued writing the series himself.Hitorijime My Hero 3.
As it is, it is a good art but it didn't really give me much more than I had before I picked it up. I kept it as simple and odd and graphic as the original sketch. I think, if I remember correctly, I read, when I was doing my research on Africa I found this thing about the spirits of African chiefs kind of coming back in the form of lions. It's also a great example of why I never want to be parted from Dave Stewart, who colors my work.
Advertisement Hellboy: The Third Wish 1 Cover Mignola: This is one of those very few drawings that I'm really happy with because it conveys this nice sense of quiet which is not necessarily what most people see in comic book art.
How the hell did that thing ever get made?
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