If you've been reading Hell Boy lately, then you probably have noticed that Mignola has not been doing all of the art work for the series, so this may come as very good news to fans of Mignola's work. The artist/writer expressed in the interview his excitement over the prospect of once more being the man behind the art of his 'Hell Boy' series.
"I've got half a dozen stories that are not Hellboy-related,...I'm going to do that stuff and just some really odd stuff. Then I'm going to roll back into doing Hellboy myself."
I'm very excited too, actually. I think that fans of the series and comic book readers in general would all agree with me when I say that Mignola is an extremely talented artist as well as writer, and we would love to see him doing the art as well as the characterizations of his books once more. It sounds like he has a lot planned for 'Hell Boy,' as well as for many other projects that have nothing to o with his successful series; and that's great news! Mignola went on to talk about what he see for 'Hell Boy' now, and where he feels the story is at in general.
"There's only so much that another artist can do with your story, but when you're in charge of the whole thing, there's a whole world of possibilities you can do," Mignola said. "Yeah, I'm very excited about it."
When Comic Vine spoke to Mignola last, he sounded very excited about the occult detective series that he had been working on which would be set in the Hell Boy universe. In this latest interview, Mignola also dropped a few more hints about the book, Sir Edward Grey: Witchfinder, and the main character in his newest series, which will be released by Dark Horse today. Mignola said that Grey, the main protagonist in his new series, would be the first "supernatural hero.;" and he goes on to give us a little bit of background history regarding his new character.
"Hellboy is in an extremely dark place, and where we go from that is still a very dark place, but it's going to have a little bit different personality than what I originally intended," he said. "It's going to go really, really dark, and then it's going to take a left-hand turn. So it'll still be dark, but it'll be a different kind of dark."
I have to say that it sounds pretty cool actually. I am very excited for the release of this new series, I feel like it would be really interesting to see how Mignola deals with an all new character and story line, yet having it set in an already very intricate and well established universe. Are you guys looking forward to this brand new series? Are you excited over the prospect of Mike returning as the artist of his highly successful 'Hell Boy' series?
'Witchfinder,' is a derogatory term, actually, for guys like Matthew Hopkins, who were basically hired to hang women who may or may not have been guilty," Mignola said. "This guy saved Queen Victoria's life from witches, so since he's done that, they've hung this title on him, Witchfinder, which he's not particularly fond of."