A TRIBUTE TO MIKE MIGNOLA’S HELLBOY
Saturday, October 28, 2017
October 28, 2107 – January 7, 2018
Since his debut in 1994, the supernatural hero Hellboy has become a cultural sensation—racking up a dozen Eisner Awards and developing numerous spinoffs including novels, video games, and feature films. The Cartoon Art Museum pays tribute to creator Mike Mignola with an exhibition featuring original artwork from today’s top graphic novelists, animators, and cartoonists who have drawn inspiration from the master storyteller’s signature creation. Featured artists include Harry Bliss (The New Yorker), Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son), Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls), Sam Kieth (The Maxx) Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Steve Purcell (Sam & Max), and Kent Williams (The Fountain), among others.
About Mike Mignola
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 from which he has never recovered. Starting out in 1982 as a bad inker for Marvel Comics, he swiftly evolved into a not-so-bad artist. In 1994, he published the first Hellboy series through Dark Horse Comics. It lead to 19 Hellboy graphic novels (and counting), several spin-off titles (B.P.R.D., Lobster Johnson, Abe Sapien, and Sir Edward Grey: Witchfinder), novels, animated films, and two live-action films. Along the way he worked on Francis Ford Coppola’s film Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), served as a production designer for Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), and became the visual consultant to director Guillermo del Toro on Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004), and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008). Mike’s books have earned numerous awards and are published in a great many countries. Mike lives in Southern California with his wife, daughter, and cat.