Mike Mignola in conversation with TyRuben Ellingson at Virginia Commonwealth University
Comic industry giant, Mike Mignola visited Richmond to join in conversation with TyRuben Ellingson, chair and professor of VCUarts Department of Communication Arts. Mignola is best known for his distinctive art style and creation of the pulpy genre-bending Hellboy, a multimedia franchise rooted in comics and spanning live-action movies, animation, games and more. Blending elements of horror, detective fiction and super heroes, Hellboy has become a fan favorite since it appeared in 1993. On the eve of the release of a Hellboy movie reboot, Mignola sat down with longtime friend, Ellington, for an evening of unscripted conversation. In addition to his work as a graphic novelist Mignola has also served as a concept designer, production designer and executive producer on multiple films.