I particularly dig Mignola's intelligent sense of design--the compelling graphic quality of his images, the simplicity of his forms and his ability to convey a sense of place, atmosphere and environment, in images stripped of excess and unnecessary information. Mignola's respect for 2-dimensions and modernist pictorial space, his stark use of black.
Among Mignola's contemporaries, perhaps only Frank Miller in Sin City works so well in the language of graphic modernism derived from Alex Toth.
So here's some fan art from a real admirer-- my first attempts at drawing Mike Mignola's Hellboy.
|* this one started as a copy of a Mignola panel.|