GUILLERMO ON THE PULP OF HELLBOY
From Horror.com's interview with Guillermo del Toro:
SLW: I can't wait to see it myself, but I must confess complete ignorance about the comic book character of Hellboy.
GDT: Well, Devil's Backbone is much deeper and it's more literary but Hellboy -- I think there are two aspects to my personality. One that is fun and likes to do more pulp stuff, and another one that likes to do more lyrical stuff. More poetic horror, if you would. I think that people, in that sense, like Devil's Backbone and funnily enough, the second one they mention is Blade 2 which is the exact opposite of the coin. In that aspect, I think Hellboy is going to take the place of Blade 2 as the more pulpish comic-book oriented type of fantasy.
Courtesy of Counting Down