Today, in case you’ve been under a rock all morning, is the 20th anniversary of the first appearance of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy. I think I speak for most of the Multiversity staff, when I say that Hellboy is one of the greatest characters in comics history; visually stunning, surprisingly funny, at times, touching. Part of what makes Hellboy such a great character is the consistently amazing Mignola artwork that usually accompanies his appearances. But that doesn’t tell the entire story.
Below, you will find an example of Hellboy drawn by, what is to our best estimate, most of, if not all of, the artists to officially drawn Hellboy throughout comics. These include Hellboy books proper, B.P.R.D. issues, crossovers, “Hellboy Animated” pieces, “Hellboy Junior,” and more. I’m sure we forgot some, so please let us know in the comments. Until then, enjoy what is, at least to this lowly editor, a collection of some of the best artists ever assembled, drawing our big red pal.
Note: The artists are presented alphabetically, not chronologically.
Also, special thanks to our resident Mignola expert Mark Tweedale for helping source these images
Jason Shawn Alexander
P. Craig Russell
Francisco Ruiz Velasco
and Mike Mignola