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Todd McFarlane produced in the year 1961 is a Canadian artist, cartoonist, writer, entrepreneur and toy designer with a net worth of $300 Million.

Todd McFarlane Net Worth $300 Million

He was born in Calgary and his picked up drawing as his hobby. He was a great lover of comic book creators like Frank Miller, Jack Kirby, John Byrne and George Perez. Alan Moore’s writing also greatly fascinated him. When Alan was as young as 16, he created the character of Spawn and spent hours to perfect each part of the character. On a baseball scholarship, Alan attended graphical art courses in the University of Eastern Washington. Todd always desired to make his career in baseball, but one critical ankle injury brought a full stop to his wishes. It was then that he concentrated on drawing. Todd also worked in a comic book novel shop to finance the remainder of his instruction.

McFarlane has brought in his wealth from his numerous works in comic strip novels and for his fantasy show Spawn. In his early days, he had to fight. McFarlane used to send numerous works to tons of editors, who mainly rejected his work. His first work was the backup story in Coyote. Todd soon started drawing for both Marvel and DC Comics. Todd also did the cover for DC’s Batman show and the cover for the Spider Man show. After he left Marvel, along with six artists, he formed the umbrella business named “Image Comics”. He began his own business in the name of Todd McFarlane Productions and released Spawn. Todd was the artist, writer for the very first seven issues of Spawn.

Full NameTodd McFarlane
Net Worth$300 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 16, 1961
Place Of BirthCalgary, Alberta, Canada
ProfessionArtist, cartoonist, writer, entrepreneur, toy designer
EducationChurchill High School, Eastern Washington University
SpouseWanda McFarlane (m.1985-)
ChildrenJake McFarlane, Kate McFarlane, Cyan McFarlane
NicknamesМакфарлейн, Тодд
AwardsInkpot Award (1992), National Cartoonists Society Award for Best Comic Book (1992), National Cartoonists Society Award (1992), National Football League Award as the Artist of the Year (2005),Grammy Award for the Best Short Form Music Video (2000)
Movies“Spider Man 3”, “Spawn”, “Lost Heaven” (2002), “Freak on a Leash” by Korn", “Land Of Confusion”, “Do The Evolution”
TV Shows"Spawn" (1997), “The Incredible Hulk”, “Daredevil”, “Batman”, “Wolverine”
1Extremely detailed artwork
1(on paying $2.7 million for Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball) "Right now I'm the guy who paid $2.7 million for a piece of History. If the record is ever broken I'll be the guy who paid $2.7 million for a $2.70 baseball ball."
1"Al Simmons" was the name of a roommate of Todd McFarlane.
2"Cyan" is the name of creator Todd McFarlane's daughter, while "Wanda" is the name of his wife. "Terry Fitzgerald" is the name of a friend of McFarlane. All names are from his comic ''Spawn''.
3Columbia Pictures showed interest in making a film adaptation of Spawn when the comic book was launched in 1992. Negotiations eventually fell through as Todd McFarlane felt the studio was not giving him enough creative control. McFarlane eventually sold the film rights to New Line Cinema for $1 in exchange for creative input and merchandising rights.
4Was sued in January 2002 by acclaimed comic book writer and novelist Neil Gaiman for violation of copyright and non-payment of royalties. The case went to court in October 2002, when the seven-person federal jury in Wisconsin took three days to decide in favor of Gaiman, agreeing that McFarlane used Gaiman's created characters without permission or compensation. Gaiman was awarded $45,000 plus court costs which Gaiman then donated to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (
5Was sued by hockey player Anthony Twist in 1997 for misappropriation of his name, because the Spawn comic books featured an extremely violent character named Tony Twist. After the real-life Twist presented extensive evidence at trial that McFarlane had him in mind, a jury returned a verdict against McFarlane and several other defendants for $24.5 million. However, the verdict was overturned in 2003 by the Missouri Supreme Court, which concluded that the jury was improperly instructed and that the use of Mr. Twist's name was probably protected by the First Amendment.
6Created the Spawn comic book series in 1992, which was made into a successful movie in 1997.
7In June of 2003, he paid $450,000 for Barry Bond's record 73rd home run ball.
8Pencilled Amazing Spider-Man #298 - #328, inked ASM #300 - #328, and wrote, pencilled, and inked Spider-Man #1 - #14 and #16. SM #1 sold 2.5 million copies (most of which were sales of alternate covers).
9Part owner of the Edmonton Oilers. Founded his own toy company called McFarlane Toys. They produced toys for Shrek, Austin Powers the Spy who shagged me, among others.
10Designed the Edmonton Oiler's third Jersey.
11Famous for drastically redesigning characters, such as Spider-Man. With Spider-Man, he gave him much larger eyes, a new "spaghetti" webbing, and a more "spidery" appearance when swinging on his webs.
12In January 1999 he purchased Mark McGwire's 70th home run ball at an auction for $2.7 million.
13In 1992, he co-founded Image Comics along with Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Jim Valentino, Marc Silvestri, and Whilce Portacio.


Venom2018characters announced
Ultimate Spider-Man2012TV Series creator
Spawn: Armageddon2003Video Game story
Spawn: In the Demon's Hand2000Video Game characters / creator
Spawn1997-1999TV Series comic book - 18 episodes
Spawn1997comic book
Todd McFarlane's Spawn1997Video
Spider-ManTV Series character: Eddie Brock/Venom - 4 episodes, 1995 - 1996 character: Eddie Brock - 2 episodes, 1994 - 1995 character: Edward "Eddie" Brock - 2 episodes, 1995
Spider-Man vs. the Kingpin1991Video Game comic book & characters
Spider-Man: The Video Game1991Video Game comic book & characters


Evil Prophecy2004Video Game executive producer: TMP/TME
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys2002animation producer
Spawn: In the Demon's Hand2000Video Game executive producer
Spawn1997executive producer
Spawn1997TV Series executive producer
Todd McFarlane's Spawn: The Video Game1995Video Game executive producer

Animation Department

Disturbed: Land of Confusion2009Short animator / character designer
Soulcalibur II2003Video Game special character designer: "Necrid"
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys2002animation sequences
Korn: Freak on a Leash1999Short animator / character designer
Pearl Jam: Do the Evolution1998Video short animator


Disturbed: Land of Confusion2009Short
Korn: Deuce2002Video documentary music video
Korn: Freak on a Leash1999Short
Pearl Jam: Do the Evolution1998Video short co-director


Ultimate Spider-Man2014TV Series creator - 3 episodes
Pearl Jam: Touring Band 20002001Video documentary director: video "Do the Evolution"

Art Department

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag2013Video Game cover art: designer
The Amazing Spider-Man1990Video Game artist: box cover illustration




Bird of Steel!special thanks filming
The Making of 'Halo Legends'2010Video documentary special thanks


Super-Fan Builds2016TV SeriesHimself
COMIX: Beyond the Comic Book Pages2016DocumentaryHimself
Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop!2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Image Revolution2014DocumentaryHimself
Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Artist & Writer
The Walking Dead: A Decade of Dead2013TV Short documentaryHimself
Talking Dead2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Roadtrip Nation2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope2011DocumentaryHimself
Attack of the Show!2011TV SeriesHimself - McFarlane Toys
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story2010DocumentaryHimself
Fuse Celebrity Playlist2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Monsters in Miniature by Todd McFarlane2004Video documentary shortHimself
T3: Toys in Action2003Video shortHimself
Scrolls to Screen: A Brief History of Anime2003Video documentary shortHimself
Inside 'The Animatrix'2003Video documentary shortHimself
Player$2003TV SeriesHimself
Spider-Man: The Mythology of the 21st Century2002Video documentary shortHimself
Anatomy of a Scene2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Life and Times2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Devil You Know: Inside the Mind of Todd McFarlane2001Documentary shortHimself
Citizen Todd2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Spawn1997-1998TV SeriesHimself - Host
Todd McFarlane: Chapter & Verse1998Video documentary shortHimself
The Anti Gravity Room1997TV SeriesHimself

Won Awards

1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated Program (For Programming More Than One Hour)Spawn (1997)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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