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Todd McFarlane

Comic Artist / Writer / Entrepreneur

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Todd McFarlane is a Canadian cartoonist, writer, toy designer and entrepreneur, best known for his work in comic books, such as the fantasy series Spawn.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, McFarlane became a comic book superstar due to his work on Marvel Comics' Spider-Man franchise. In 1992, he helped form Image Comics, pulling the occult anti-hero character Spawn from his high school portfolio and updating him for the 1990s. Spawn was a popular hero in the 1990s and encouraged a trend in creator-owned comic book properties.

Since leaving inking duties on Spawn with issue #70 (February 1998), McFarlane has illustrated comic books less often, focusing on entrepreneurial efforts, such as McFarlane Toys and Todd McFarlane Entertainment, a film and animation studio. In September, 2006, it was announced that McFarlane will be the Art Director of the newly formed 38 Studios, formerly Green Monster Games, founded by major league baseball pitcher Curt Schilling. McFarlane used to be a co-owner of the National Hockey League's Edmonton Oilers but sold his shares to Daryl Katz. He's also a high-profile collector of history-making baseballs.



Convention Guest Appearances:
   Chicago Comicon 1992 - July 4-6 in Elk Grove Village, IL
   Wizard World Chicago 1998 - July 17-19 in Rosemont, IL
   Phoenix Comicon 2011 - May 26-29 in Phoenix, AZ
   Image Expo 2012 - February 24-26 in Oakland, CA
   Comikaze Expo 2012 - September 15-16 in Los Angeles, CA
   New York Comic Con 2012 - October 11-14 in New York, NY
   FanExpo Canada 2013 - August 22-25 in Toronto, ON
   Phoenix Comicon 2014 - June 5-8 in Phoenix, AZ
   New York Comic Con 2014 - October 9-12 in New York, NY
   Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2015 - February 13-15 in Phoenix, AZ
   New York Comic Con 2015 - October 8-11 in New York, NY
   Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo 2015 - October 30 - November 1 in Los Angeles, CA
   Fan Expo Dallas 2016 - June 3-5 in Dallas, TX
   Emerald City Comicon 2017 - March 2-5 in Seattle, WA
   Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo 2017 - April 27-30 in Calgary, AB
   Amazing Las Vegas Comic Convention 2017 - June 23-25 in Las Vegas, NV
   Amazing Hawaii Comic Con 2017 - August 25-27 in Honolulu, HI
   New York Comic Con 2017 - October 5-8 in New York, NY
   Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con 2017 - October 27-29 in Los Angeles, CA
   Ace Comic Con Arizona 2018 - January 13-15 in Glendale, AZ
   Phoenix Comic Fest 2018 - May 24-27 in Phoenix, AZ
21 guest appearances

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