Mike Mignola quotes

  • With a rasping cough, the vampire shakes its head. "It was you who called us. All of you, with your war. The roar of your cannons shook us from our quiet graves...
    -- Mike Mignola

    #War #Vampire #Quiet

  • Lady, I was gonna cut you some slack, 'cause you're a major mythological figure...but now you've just gone nuts!
    -- Mike Mignola

    #Cutting #Nuts #Causes

  • Okay, I know I said I wasn't going to shake things up, but we're going to have to get some pants on this one.
    -- Mike Mignola

    #Pants #Said #Okay

  • Don't mess with me, lady. I've been drinking with skeletons.
    -- Mike Mignola

    #Drinking #Skeletons

  • But if there must be an end, let it be loud. Let it be bloody. Better to burn than to wither away in the dark.
    -- Mike Mignola

    #Dark #Ends #Loud

  • Since the beginning of the world, a prayer is a prayer and a curse is a curse-- no matter the people-- no matter the language-- Man has given a thousand different namesto his god, but look into the face of each one-- long enough-- hard enough-- You will find one truth.
    -- Mike Mignola

    #Prayer #Men #Long

  • No rain but thunder, and the sound of giants.
    -- Mike Mignola

    #Rain #Giants #Sound

  • What keeps this industry alive is creators doing their own work. Once you change a costume or origin enough times, it's a dead body - you're just electrocuting it and keeping it sort of shambling on. There is a lot more creator-owned stuff now, and some of it I look at and go, 'Oh, that's his pitch for a TV show. That's his pitch for a movie. That's him saying oh, this kind of thing sells.' I didn't do that.
    -- Mike Mignola

    #Book #Tv Shows #Looks

  • I don't do anything for Halloween. I carry Halloween inside of me.
    -- Mike Mignola

    #Halloween

  • I wish I could say I had any idea what I was doing when I designed characters. I just take things I like and make my version of it.
    -- Mike Mignola

    #Character #Wish

  • Hellboy was entirely the comic I wish someone much more talented than I was doing, because I would have been a huge fan of that comic. But nobody was doing it, so it fell to me to do it.
    -- Mike Mignola

    #Wish #Comic

  • I look at all of world mythology and folklore as my toy to play with. There are just so many characters and creatures there I want to put on paper. It's a really exciting thing for me to take material that I really love and put a new coat of paint on it and present it to this audience. And I don't have to make up any of the characters. I can just pull a book of mythology off the shelf and say, "I'll use this guy." I also hate making up names for fantasy characters. I'll just flip through these books and say, "Wow, this is way crazier than anything I could make up".
    -- Mike Mignola

    #Hate #Book #Character

  • My thumbprint is on every single thing that happens with Hellboy. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do professionally, letting someone else draw the main Hellboy comic. He's so much mine. But I still have no intention of ever handing over the writing of the main Hellboy comic to someone else. That character is my baby.
    -- Mike Mignola

    #Baby #Writing #Character

  • I don't do costumes, I don't do sh_t like that. I love Halloween as a concept, but do I actually go out and do things? No. Trick or treating? Pain in the ass. Hate answering the door all night long. I do love fall, which is bad because I live in Los Angeles.
    -- Mike Mignola

    #Falling In Love #Pain #Hate

  • Things do look pretty grim, but I think there are more laughs in Hellboy in Hell than there are in B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth. I think Hell is getting nicer and Earth is getting worse. Once we figured out what we were doing, the whole point of the Hellboy/B.P.R.D. stuff has always been evolution. The kind of evolution we're seeing on Earth is nasty evolution - part of this kind of evolution is that you have to wipe out what was there before you can replace it.
    -- Mike Mignola

    #Thinking #Laughing #Earth

  • Baltimore was never intended to be anything other than this original novel that Chris Golden and I did together. There was never any thought of this thing going on and becoming a series. If there's any common thing between these characters, it's that they weren't anything I was seeing in comics. Almost everything I've done is something I wish somebody else was doing, because it's what I'd like to read.
    -- Mike Mignola

    #Character #Wish #Together

  • My daughter is reading various Young Adult vampire stuff, and I ask her, "Is there even a bad vampire in the story?" There's always a good vampire now, but do any of them sleep in coffins? And I would bring her down to my library and say, "Here's every classic vampire literature. There are coffins, there's this, there's that," you know? "When you get to the YA stuff, you may try some of this stuff just to see where it came from."
    -- Mike Mignola

    #Daughter #Reading #Sleep

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