Fans of Mike Mignola’s work now have the chance to back a long-awaited documentary about the creator/artist on Kickstarter, entitled Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters.
The feature-length film (co-directed and produced by Jim Demonakos and Kevin Hanna) will include never-before-seen interviews conducted with Mignola at his studio, drawing demonstrations, behind-the-scenes footage from comic book conventions, and interviews with fellow creators such as Neil Gaiman, Rebecca Sugar, Victor LaValle, Tara McPherson, Christopher Golden, Vita Ayala, Duncan Fegredo, Fábio Moon, Joe Quesada, and Abe Sapien himself, Doug Jones.
Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters will remain on Kickstarter for a month-long campaign that runs throughout March and will provide “…an in-depth look at his legacy, from the beginning of his career working as an inker for Marvel Comics to his success with Hellboy. The film features never-before-told revelations from Neil Gaiman about the Mignolaverse and the production of Guillermo Del Toro’s Hellboy II, and an interview with Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar discussing Mignola’s influence on her creation.”
Hanna has already shot a ton of footage, as “There’s already eighty hours of footage in the can that we have shot over the last year and a half. This is an ambitious in-depth documentary to celebrate Mignola’s legacy in style.” Demonakos added that the additional funds raised by Kickstarter will be used “… to secure the financing to shoot additional interviews, edit the film and score, and bring the film to market. We want existing fans and curious readers alike to experience Mignola’s art and his incredible world of monsters and misfits.”
The Kickstarter campaign features a variety of tiers, including digital and blu-ray versions of the final film, a Kickstarter exclusive Hellboy t-shirt, original art postcards (including signed copies), an exclusive Hellboy Portfolio Print Set featuring new 9″x12″ Hellboy prints by Mignola and Dave Stewart, Laurence Campbell, Duncan Fegredo, Alex Maleev, Fábio Moon, Mike Norton, Paolo Rivera, Craig Rousseau, Tim Sale, and Ben Stenbeck, and even a commission from Mignola himself.
Check out the trailer for Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters below and find out more information about the upcoming film at Kickstarter.