San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing. It has the tag of @Home, but it’s still Comic-Con. Many of the panels are focused on comic books or the comic industry. Either breaking in or upcoming surprises from various companies. Others are more fun. Enter SYFY Untold Tales of Todd McFarlane.
Like Hell I Won’t
The panel starts by showing a sneak peek of SYFY WIRE documentary film, Todd McFarlane: Like Hell I Won’t. A documentary about how McFarlane broke into the industry and became a star.
The documentary aims to show how McFarlane rose and the incredible adversity he had to overcome in order to rise through the ranks.
Roast, Roast, Roast!
The rest of the panel was very light-hearted. Todd’s friends and peers Marc Silverstri and J. Scott Campbell roast McFarlane about his style and journey. Often playfully teasing about him about his style and career. Making jokes about how in your face his art style is or his new method of selling his own signed art. The entire panel was very upbeat and truly felt like a group of old friends talking and joking with each other about their long shared past.
Todd’s main talking point throughout the panel was to never quit. A message some might find cliche. Todd points to other big-name celebrities who have failures. Citing how someone like Koby Bryan holds the record for the most missed shots. McFarlane was rejected by comic book companies over 300 times before finally being given his chance.
McFarlane’s continued success
McFarlane recently celebrated doing issues 300 of Spawn. Joking that he swore to do an issue for each rejection he received. And doesn’t seem ready to slow down.