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The Devil You Know: Inside the Mind of Todd McFarlane (2001)

A film about the life and career of the famed Canadian comic book talent.


Kenton Vaughan




Cast overview:
Todd McFarlane ... Self
Jim Salicrup Jim Salicrup ... Self


This covers the life and career of one of Canada's most successful comic book talents, Todd McFarlane. We follow his youth where he acquired his artistic skill that allowed him to become a rising star in the comic book field working on such characters like The Incredible Hulk and Spider-Man. Furthermore, we learn about his equally successful career as the head of Image Comics which made breakthroughs in creator rights as well as his own success with original characters like Spawn. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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Was first released in Canada on CBC's "Life and Times". This version was edited by approximately 35 minutes. See more »


References Risky Business (1983) See more »

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A great look at the man who has greatly influenced the world of comics.
17 October 2000 | by bigsexy944See all my reviews

I had the opportunity to be one of the only people to see this film, prior to its video release.

I was one of the fans who went to the premier in which Todd attended in Calgary on September the 30th, 2000.

This is a very well put together documentary, it's great to watch if you're a fan if comic books in general, particularly a fan if Todd Mcfarlane, and it's even a good film to watch if you're simply one of the many people who knows Todd as "the guy who bought the million dollar baseballs."

It's well paced, some parts are even exciting, for example for the first time ever we get to see Todd auctioning for the balls by phone, it had me on the edge of my seat even though you knew what the outcome was going to be!

The film follows his family life, his past, how he got started out and scenes from his Spider-Man days. We get an inside look at the planning and producing that goes into the Mcfarlane Toys action figures and allot more interesting things about the man himself, Mcfarlane!

To all of Todd's fans, I suggest renting or buying the video, it's allot of fun!

After the show, I met and talked with Todd, who is a really guy and is highly respects his fans, all in all a great experience!

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23 January 2001 (Canada) See more »

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