MIKE MIGNOLA’s 10 FAVORITE ART PIECES
Hellboy: The Third Wish #1 Cover (2002)
Mike Mignola: This is one of those very few drawings that I’m really happy with because it conveys this nice sense of quiet which is not necessarily what most people see in comic book art. It’s also a great example of why I never want to be parted from Dave Stewart, who colors my work. It just really works for me and conveys this nice quiet mood.
The lions are part of the story. And again it’s hard to tell which came first. Did I just want to draw lions or did I have some significant plot point? I think, if I remember correctly, I read, when I was doing my research on Africa I found this thing about the spirits of African chiefs kind of coming back in the form of lions. It seems like I read something like that enough that I said “oh that’s a cool authentic feeling bit that I will work into the story.” So as part of the story we have this kind of dream sequence where Hellboy is surrounded by lions who basically tell him “we don’t want you here, get lost.”
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