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Renegade Advice From Toy Maker and Comic Book Icon Todd McFarlane The 'Spawn' creator did it his way because that's the only way he knows how to do it!

By Dan Bova

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When it comes to one-named legends, you've got Madonna in music, Michael in sports and this week's Get a Real Job guest: Todd in comic books.

The Todd I'm referring to is Todd McFarlane, the man who revolutionized drawing iconic characters —namely Spider-Man — in the late 1980s/early '90s and then went on to completely change the universe of collectible toys.

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He is the creator of Spawn, the longest-running creator-owned superhero comic book series of all time, and he's here to tell you to never, ever bend to what someone else says is the "right way" to do something.

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About Get a Real Job

Dan Bova, VP of Special Projects at, has high-energy chats with entrepreneurs who are pursuing careers that their parents, teachers and any sane person in their life can't wait for them to quit and "get a real job." Everyone from comedians to treasure hunters to craft brewers will explain the ups and downs of doing something that is decidedly not normal, that doesn't have a guaranteed future, but damn is it fun in the meantime.

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Dan Bova

Entrepreneur Staff

VP of Special Projects

Dan Bova is the VP of Special Projects at He previously worked at Jimmy Kimmel Live, Maxim, and Spy magazine. His latest books for kids include This Day in History, Car and Driver's Trivia ZoneRoad & Track Crew's Big & Fast Cars, The Big Little Book of Awesome Stuff, and Wendell the Werewolf

Read his humor column This Should Be Fun if you want to feel better about yourself.

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