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Slush Exclusive:
The Art of Hellboy
By Brian Jacks

02.07.03


Mike Mignola's Hellboy is one of the most successful independent comic book properties ever. With a feature film now in production under the helm of Guillermo del Toro, come March Dark Horse Comics will be releasing The Art of Hellboy, a stunning two-hundred-page hardcover looking at the evolution of Mignola's art over a decade.

Featuring previously unpublished art, unused and unfinished covers, and drawing upon ten years of sketchbooks, The Art of Hellboy provides the ultimate inside look at Mignola's design, storytelling, and color work. Page after page of never-before-seen art reveals the labor involved in creating one of comics' most acclaimed creations. The book will ship with a list price of $49.95.

Dark Horse has provided Slush with an exclusive preview of The Art of Hellboy, of which ten pages will be showcased in this first of two articles.

So scroll down and enjoy.


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Hellboy-versus-the-frog monster sequence from "Seed" and layouts from Mignola's sketchbook

An unused promotional drawing


For the cover of the new edition of Wake the Devil, Mignola changed Hellboy's pose, but retained most of the major elements of the original version


The 1998 Dark Horse Christmas card, recolored for this volume


Cover to Conqueror Worm #2


Convention sketches


The cover to the Hellboy role-playing game from Steve Jackson Games


The Bog Roosh


Possibly another attempt at The Third Wish issue two cover, based on the "berserker" panel from that issue. This panel probably comes closest to expressing Mignola's mood towards the end of this series


A pinup from the 2001 Maverick Annual, appearing here in color for the first time. The half-man, half-horse creature was the subject of the short prose story, "The Nuckelavee," co-written by Mignola and Christopher Golden, published in Odd Jobs


Related Links:
- Slush interviews Mike Mignola
- DarkHorse.com
- Hellboy.com

 

 
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