COMPLEX is a multi-media giant, and the company just launched a new series ‘Blueprint.’ The series focuses on innovators and in the third episode, Noah Callahan-Beaver interviews Todd McFarlane.
McFarlane is a very intense person, and he uses his passion for baseball to explain business and the comic book industry. If you are a fan of his work, this is a great one-on-one interview. Also, there is a certain tenacity needed to be a game changer, and McFarlane is over flowing with what it takes to dump an industry on its head and improve it.
Watch the full epiosde below:
About Todd McFarlane:
McFarlane became a comic book superstar due to his work on Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man franchise. With his style and commitment to work, Todd eventually worked his way to the top of Marvel’s artist roster. His pencils and covers for Spider-Man ultimately took that title to #1 and launched McFarlane’s career into comic book superstardom. McFarlane and a group of other prominent comic artists went on to form Image Comics, the parent corporation and publisher of each artist’s individual comic book company. Through Image Comics, McFarlane went on to publish Spawn, selling 1.7 million copies of the first issue. Spawn’s popularity led to the formation of McFarlane Toys to create action figures, an animated series, a live action film, spawn.com – company website and fan community and more.
At the crossroad of inspiration, drive and genius sit the visionaries. In “Blueprint,” Complex Chief Content Officer Noah Callahan-Bever sits down with today’s most impactful Creative Directors, Inventors, Designers, Executives and Artists for an exploration of the key moves they made to realize their career and their impact on the culture.
What did you think of the first episode? Are you inspired to innovate? Comment below.