Todd McFarlane is well-known cartoonist and comic book creator. The 61-year-old Canadian artist, writer, film maker, and producer, is known for his famous work on The Amazing Spider-Man.
Todd McFarlane Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $300 million|
|Full Name Todd McFarlane|
|Birth Date March 16, 1961|
|Age 61 years|
|Birthplace Calgary, Canada|
|Profession Comic book creator, Producer|
|Spouse Wanda McFarlane|
Todd McFarlane Early Life and Career
Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Todd McFarlane grew up moving from one city to another. He started developing an interest in drawing at a young age and later he discovered his love for comic books. McFarlane was talented and creative with his work; he was able to create the beloved character of Spawn when he was just 16 years old. He was able to secure baseball scholarship in Eastern Washington University and he also studied graphics and arts there. After suffering an ankle injury which ended his career as a baseball player, McFarlane started focusing on his career as an artist. In 1984, he earned his graduation degree.
After struggling and pursuing a career in comic book industry relentlessly without any luck, McFarlane landed his first comic book job in 1984. He was offered to write a backup story in Coyote. Following that, he started working for comic books giants Marvel and DC. He worked on DC’s Infinity, Inc., Batman: Year Two, and Marvel’s Incredible Hulk.
Todd McFarlane Success
After joining David Michelinie in 1988 to work on Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man, McFarlane’s work was appreciated for the dynamic poses, the aerial shots, and the minute details he drew in the comics. Most impressive detail was the elaborate design he gave to Spider-Man’s webbing. His webbing style became known as the ‘spaghetti webbing’. McFarlane was also the first artist to draw the complete character of Marvel’s villain Eddie Brock, who was an incarnation of famed character ‘Venom’. His work on these comic books gave him the fame he deserved and helped set his career on the right path.
McFarlane released his Spawn comics with publishing company Image Comics. The comics have been adapted into films, TV series, and video games in the Image Universe. The first comic book edition of Spawn was released in May of 1992.
Todd McFarlane Production
McFarlane has worked on production of various spin-offs and mini-series for his comic book ‘Spawn’. He also developed Todd Toys company to release the merchandise for Spawn. His toys company was the fifth largest action figure manufacturer in US in 2017. He has also produced album arts for various artists and in 1988 he founded his Entertainment and production company Todd McFarlane Entertainment. The company is a film and animation studio and since its inception the company has been involved in production of various shows and films.
Todd McFarlane Honors
- 1992 – National Cartoonist Award
- 1992 – Inkpot Award
- 2000 – Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video
Todd McFarlane Net Worth
With a successful run as a comic book artist, toy manufacturer and producer, McFarlane has been able to amass a massive net worth of 300 million dollars. Working with various artists and comic book giants he has been able to make a name for himself through his talent and hard work.
Todd McFarlane Height and Weight
|Weight 70 kg|
|Eye Color Light Brown|
|Hair Color Brown|