Wednesday, February 1, 2023

After a successful 2022 campaign that saw SPAWN capture the title of best-selling comic book once again. Todd McFarlane is finding new ways to bring exciting talent to his roster with his Artist Spotlight series.


Tempe, Ariz., February 1, 2023, After a successful 2022 campaign that saw SPAWN capture the title of best-selling comic book once again. Todd McFarlane is finding new ways to bring exciting talent to his roster with his Artist Spotlight series. 

Each month of 2023 will feature a NEW spotlight artist who will create covers for the 4 Spawn Universe titles: SPAWN, Gunslinger Spawn, Scorched, and King Spawn. 

David Mack started the series in January, with his covers being met with high fan praise. 

Simone Bianchi is up for the month of February, bringing his own style to each title. Bianchi's process consists of creating full size acrylic paintings of each cover. The covers are between 22’ x 16’ and 25’ x 18’. Their preliminaries are roughly 18’ x 12

When asked about why he decided to take part in the Artist Spotlight Series, Bianchi had this to say:

“I got a message from Todd and the decision was made even before starting talking. He is one of those people with a halo of energy you absorb by just talking to. Also, he knows exactly how much creative liberty and freedom you need to create your best art. I could work with no pressure, the right indications, but also with the confidence of him and Thomas, that are the ideal conditions to give your best. Not secondary of course, the importance Spawn has had as a character since my teenage comic book collection, so.. there was never a doubt whether accepting the project or not."

Bianchi has also had the honor of having his covers selected to be placed in the Cart Gallery in Via del Gesù, Italy, a few steps away from the Pantheon.

Stay tuned to Todd McFarlane and McFarlane_Comics_official social channels for BTS videos, interviews, and process explanationsfrom Simone Bianchi.

SPAWN has been the hottest current title in recent memory, usurping Marvel and DC to become the best-selling comic of the lat TWO YEARS and has continued to live up to high expectations. The Artist Spotlight series will look to bring new perspectives and exciting new covers for fans to collect throughout 2023.  

See Below for a CLOSER LOOK at the upcoming covers...

Todd McFarlane's SPAWN is one of the world's best-selling comic books, with hundreds of millions sold worldwide in more than 120 countries. The title's 1992 debut sold 1.7 million copies, an unprecedented feat for an independent comic. In 2019, McFarlane made history with "SPAWN #300" and record-breaking "SPAWN #301". The release of which earned the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the world's "Longest-running Creator-owned Superhero Comic Book Series.”  

Todd McFarlane's Spawn is one of the world's best-selling and longest-running monthly comic books, with several hundred million copies sold worldwide in more than 120 countries.  McFarlane's new title, SPAWN'S UNIVERSE #1, is Image Comics' top-selling first issue of the 21st Century.   IMAGE COMICS is one of the largest comics publisher in North American and McFarlane is the co-founder and president. In August 2021, the newest Spawn Universe title King Spawn #1 sales numbers demolished The Avenger's record and became a 25-year record-breaking new superhero monthly title launch.
McFarlane's Spawn made history with the release of the historic Spawn #300, and Spawn #301 has earned the Guinness World Records title for the longest-running creator-owned superhero comic book series in the world. The road to McFarlane's history-making comic run began in 1992 when he co-founded Image Comics and the released Spawn #1, still the single-best-selling issue all-time for any creator-owned comic.
The comic became an Emmy Award-winning animated series on HBO and a live-action feature film grossing more than $100 million. In addition, McFarlane became a true comic book superstar for his record-setting work on Marvel Comics' Spider-Man franchise and held the world's record for most sales of a superhero book written and drawn by the same person, with Spider-Man #1published by Marvel in the '90s.  He co-created Marvel's top villain Venom, appearing in multiple titles and a successful movie for Sony's film division.
After garnishing prominent success in the comic industry, McFarlane founded the international award-winning McFarlane Toys, one of America's top action figure manufacturers. In 2020, the new release of a Spawn figure on Kickstarter set a new Kickstarter record, in its category, for raising just under $3.5 million in 30 days.
Spawn and all related characters and elements © & ™ TMP


Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor, and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit