Mike ignola is an American Comic Book Artist and Writer. He is the creator of Hellboy, a paranormal crime fighting demon, BPRD ( Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense) and the multitude of supporting Characters. His distinctive art style and the blending of genres, from crime to horror to classic folk lore, in his writings has garnered him a large fan base. Hellboy has been made into two major motion pictures, Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army, numerous animated features, and numerous prose novelizations. He has also worked for both DC and Marvel Comics on numerous titles.