McFarlane took to Facebook with a live drawing video in which he attempted to draw Deadpool in two minutes or less. With the help of some digital magic, McFarlane is successful, and with time to spare.
Take a look below.
Digital or otherwise, McFarlane’s video points out just how simple the design for Deadpool is, which may be part of the reason why it has become so iconic.
As McFarlane recount in the video, Deadpool was created and designed by his fellow Image Comics founder Rob Liefeld. McFarlane and Liefeld both rose to fame and popularity at Marvel Comics in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with McFarlane drawing Spider-Man and co-creating Venom, and Liefeld creating Cable and Deadpool and transforming the New Mutants into X-Force. As co-founders of Image Comics, McFarlane created Spawn and Rob Liefeld created Youngblood, the Extreme Comics brand and more.
Both McFarlane and Liefeld are seeing their fan-favorite creations brought to the big screen. McFarlane’s Spawn was already adapted for the big screen once in 1997. At this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego that a second Spawn movie, a reboot, is in the works at Blumhouse Pictures, with McFarlane himself directing.
Liefeld saw Deadpool, played by Ryan Reynolds, blow box office expectations out of the water in 2016. A sequel is on the way in 2018 that will introduce two more of Liefeld’s creations, Cable (Josh Brolin) and Domino (Zazie Beetz), and Deadpool and Cable will form the cinematic version of X-Force at a later date.
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Deadpool 2 opens in theaters on June 1, 2018.
Other upcoming X-Men movies include The New Mutants on April 13, 2018, X-Men: Dark Phoenix on November 2, 2018, and Gambit on February 14, 2019.