SPAWN creator signs at the store that helped launch the hit series in 1992
In 1992, Todd McFarlane co-founded the world’s greatest creator-owned comics company, Image Comics, and released his own best-selling comic book, SPAWN. On January 12, 2011, SPAWN becomes only the second independent series in history to reach the 200-issue mark!
To celebrate, McFarlane will be signing at Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles, the same store where McFarlane launched the first issue of the groundbreaking SPAWN series.
Grammy-and Emmy-winning producer/director Todd McFarlane, creator of SPAWN, is the force behind McFarlane Toys, one of America’s top action figure manufacturers. McFarlane became a true comic book superstar in the 1980s as a result of his work on Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man franchise. With the 1992 launch of SPAWN, McFarlane created one of the most popular heroes of the 1990s. The title’s hugely popular debut sold an amazing 1.7 million copies — an unprecedented feat in independent comics.
The comic became an Emmy Award-winning animated series on HBO and a live-action feature film from New Line Cinema that grossed $100 million. A whirlwind of growth and expansion followed: more comics, action figures, and award-winning entertainment projects. McFarlane’s awards span from two Emmy Awards, a pair of MTV Video Music Awards, and a Grammy Award, to hundreds of international awards for his work in the arts and action figure industry. Todd McFarlane Entertainment continues to develop projects in the video game, film, television and music industries.
Golden Apple has been the premier comic book and pop culture store in Los Angeles since 1979. This world famous store boasts celebrity clientele, high-profile events and is a hub for entertainment and comic industry professionals alike.
Who: Todd McFarlane, Spawn Creator and Emmy and Grammy-winning Director/Producer
What: Todd McFarlane and special guests, signing the landmark 200th issue of SPAWN. The Spawn VIP Party will include the legendary comic creator Stan Lee and an array of special celebrity and comic book superstars.
When: Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Golden Apple Comic Store, 7018 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90023
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