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Exclusive: Duncan Fegredo Shares Process Art From “Hellboy and the B.P.R.D: The Beast of Vargu”

By | June 18th, 2019
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Tomorrow sees the release of “Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: The Beast of Vargu,” a new one shot by the iconic duo of Mike Mignola and Duncan Fegredo. Fegredo is one of the iconic Hellboy artists, and his return to the character is always a cause for celebration. However, we have even more reason to celebrate today, as we get to see the complete process of four pages from ‘The Secret God of the Roma,’ one of the stories from within the one-shot, from his layouts all the way to the final pages. Here is what Duncan had to say about the art:

After breaking down Mike’s plot into panels and pages I set about sketching the panel layouts. Being a puppet play within a story I felt free to play with the storytelling in ways I would not normally do so. For example, the final page with the snakes breaking through from one panel to the next.. I think the only major change was to the last panel, Mike requested that Hellboy should be close to the other characters. Much better.

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Cover by Duncan Fegredo
Written by Mike Mignola
Illustrated by Duncan Fegredo
Colored by Dave Stewart
Lettered by Clem Robins

Mike Mignola! Duncan Fegredo!

Mike Mignola and fan-favorite artist Duncan Fegredo reunite in this all-new one-shot!

This first issue in a new era of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. sees Mignola and Fegredo send Hellboy to Romania for a pair of tales set in a small village with a centuries-old curse and a man-eating monster which culminate in a sinister puppet show and a demigod’s ill-fated dinner.

Variant Cover by Mike Mignola

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Brian Salvatore

Brian Salvatore is an editor, podcaster, reviewer, writer at large, and general task master at Multiversity. When not writing, he can be found playing music, hanging out with his kids, or playing music with his kids. He also has a dog named Lola, a rowboat, and once met Jimmy Carter. Feel free to email him about good beer, the New York Mets, or the best way to make Chicken Parmagiana (add a thin slice of prosciutto under the cheese).

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