Todd McFarlane is a Canadian-American graphic artist, comic book creator, and an entrepreneur. He got well-known to the people for his work on the horror-fantasy series Spawn and The Amazing Spider-Man. He became the comic book superstar for his work on Marvel Comics Spider-Man on which he was the first person to draw the full appearance of the supervillain Venom. To know more about net worth of Todd McFarlane in 2018, keep reading the following article.
Early Life & Biography:
Todd McFarlane was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on March 16, 1961, to his parents Sherlee McFarlane and Bob McFarlane.
Todd was very interested in basketball and thought of pursuing a career in it. He went to Eastern Washington University on a basketball scholarship and also studied graphic art.
While pursuing his career in basketball, an injury has forced him to keep his basketball aspirations aside, and then he chose graphic art as his career. He began to work at a local comic book store and started selling his superhero drawings.
In 1985, McFarlane got married to Wanda McFarlane. They both were gifted with three children named Kate, Cyan, and Jake.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
At the age of 16, Todd has created the character Spawn and spent countless hours in making the appearance perfect. His first professional work was published in the year 1984, by Epic Comics.
In 1988, McFarlane started his career in writing and joined writer David Michelinie to work on The Amazing Spider-Man. He embellished the Spider-Man’s webbing by detailing more individual strands.
Marvel offered Todd to write and draw on a new Spider-Man title. It was the first book to sell more than 2.5 million copies and encouraged the collectors into buying more than one edition.
Todd was the first person to draw the full appearance of Eddie Brock, the original incarnation of the supervillain Venom. He has also opened Image Comics an Umbrella Company by teaming up with five other popular artists.
He opened his own company and named it as Todd McFarlane Productions and published Spawn. It was the first book to receive the highest record in the comic industry.
Awards and Achievements:
Todd founded the international award-winning McFarlane toys in 1994. In 1992, he won the National Cartoonists Society Award for the Best Comic Book. In the same year, he also won the Inkpot Award. In 2000, he was honoured with the Grammy Award for his work on Best Form Music Video. In 2005, he was awarded the National Football League’s Artist of the year because of his work on program covers for the Baltimore Ravens. He was named as the comic book superstar because of his work on The Amazing Spider-Man. He also had a high-profile collector of record-breaking baseballs.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The estimated net worth of Todd McFarlane is more than $350 million. He made all this fortune by launching image comics an Umbrella company and his work on The Amazing Spider-Man and Spawn. The Spawn still holds the highest record for selling the independent comic book.
Todd was currently developing a video game and working on other projects. His work on Spawn got fan favorite title throughout the world. He also found Todd McFarlane Entertainment in 1990, which is a film and animation studio.