‘The Magician And The Snake’ by Katie and Mike Mignola

Mike Mignola, the amazing illustrator and creator of Hellboy, recently completed a short comic story with his daughter Katie, age 7, and it’s a beautiful and touching little ditty. It’s about a magician who is proclaimed to be the best ever after he makes a set of shapes disappear. But he tells his best friend the snake that by doing this he’s sealed his fate and that the shapes will come back and take his life one day. So he and the snake live out the rest of their lives until the shapes do come back one day and take the magicians life.

It’s crazy to me that Mike Mignola can take such a simple story and concept and create something that’s so amazing around it. I think my favorite part is when the snake is hissing from the top of the tower, the beam of light from the shapes engulfing him.

To read the rest of the story be sure to click here.


August 17, 2010