On the eve of the release of a Hellboy movie reboot, Mike Mignola, a comic industry giant, will sit down with longtime friend, TyRuben Ellingson, chair and professor of the VCUarts Department of Communication Arts. The evening of unscripted conversation will take place on Monday, October 29 at theW.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284.
Mignola has always been fascinated with ghosts and monsters. At an early age he read Draculaand quickly became enthralled in Victorian literature and folklore. Hoping to find a way to draw monsters for a living, Mingola moved to New York City to work for Marvel Comics. There he developed a signature style while working on comics like The Hulk, Cosmic Odyssey, and Gotham by Gaslight. It was win he moved to Dark Horse comics that he created the award-winning Hellboy, a half-demon occult detective.
During Monday’s event, Mignola will discuss his distinctive art style and creation of his multimedia franchise that blends elements of horror, detective fiction and super heroes. The event is free and open to all. Seating is limited and registration is required. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. For more information, contact the VCU Libraries Events Office at (804) 828-2951.