Event Producer Crowdfunds Documentary About ‘Hellboy’ Creator Mike Mignola
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Jim Demonakos of Seattle is raising Kickstarter funds for Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters, a feature-length documentary film about the creator of Hellboy. It will feature interviews with Mignola along with other entertainment industry luminaries, including author Neil Gaiman, actor Doug Jones, and film director Guillermo Del Toro. The film is slated for release in April 2022.
“As one of the most successful independent comic book creators, Mignola has inspired generations of writers and artists,” Demonakos writes. He notes that “Hellboy has appeared in countless graphic novels and comic books, prose novels and short story collections, acclaimed role playing games and video games, three live action films and two animated features, and has inspired toys and collectibles.”
Demonakos is founder of The Comic Strip, a chain of comic book stores in the Pacific Northwest, as well as Emerald City Comicon and LightBox Expo. The Emerald City event, now owned by Reed Exhibitions, is one of the larger pop culture conventions in the U.S. Demonakos continues to manage LightBox Expo, a gathering that focuses on artists and other creators in the entertainment industry.
The campaign launched March 1 and is well past its US $58,000 fundraising goal. It runs through March 31. See the Kickstarter page for more info.