Saturday, December 25, 2010


10K Raised for Hero Initiative!
Thanks for all your support

Darwyn here. Marsha is taking a quick nap now that the turkey is in the oven, and I thought it would be a great time to wish you all the best today and for the coming year.

Our Twelve Days of Christmas Auctions were a huge success, in no small part due to the generous bidding of so many wonderful art fans. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. It looks like we'll be able to send Hero a cheque for just over 10,000 Dollars! I am simply dumbstruck and so gratified that we were all able to put together so much for such a truly important charity.

I love you all for it, and may your God bless you for kindness.

Dar and Mar

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

oh, baby!

this is a big one - the ultimate Parker collection! Go see and bid!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Day Eleven - one day only!

It's a one-day auction for a drawing of your choice! Act fast! The auction is here. What are you waiting for? Go! Go! Go!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Day Ten - a commission for Christmas!

Darwyn's letting the winning bidder choose the character for a drawing this time - Winning bid will recieve a single character in ink with watercolor wash-Commission will be a giant sized 14x17 inches on Strathmore bristol. Check the auction here and bid to help the Hero Initiative!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Day Nine and this one's wild!

In an effort to raise money for the Hero Initiative, Darwyn is auctioning a page every day for twelve days. Here's the auction for day nine of Darwyn's Twelve Days of Christmas!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Eight days a week

Day Eight for Darwyn's Christmas auctions brings us a sweet page from The Outfit! See the whole thing here.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

no rest on the seventh day, more auction action!

Darywn has put up a terrific page from the Wolverine / Doop mini-series. Check it out here!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

and on the sixth day of Darwyn's Xmas...

a page from The Outfit! All proceeds to the Hero Initiative! Go see and bid big!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Fifth day of the Darwyn Xmas auctions!

This is a big one! The Ultimate New Frontier package - original artwork, a toy figure prototype, posters, shirts, and lots more! Check it out here and bid big!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

and on the fourth Darwyn Day of Xmas...

sweet! Thor! The Destroyer! Kirby mash-up!

(excuse the hyperbole - gotta get back to watching the game)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Third Darywn Day of Christmas....

The third auction has started right here and this time it's a page from the Green Lantern story "Flight", originally published in Secret Origins and featured in several collections including Absolute Rebirth. Artwork is ink and pencil on 14"x17" strathmore bristol This is the third of twelve holiday auctions we're doing for the Hero Initiative. Please remember that all proceeds go to this fabulous organization and bid generously. Check back daily for more Xmas goodness!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

and on the second day of Darwyn's christmas...

Check out the Cap! splash-page mash-up!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Darwyn Cooke's 12 Days of Christmas

12 auctions over twelve days to support the Hero Initiative

Hi everyone. If you're anything like Marsha and me, this is a busy, happy time of year. I've been taking it easy for the last month or so, and as we ramp up for the holidays, I thought it might be nice to do something for the folks who need a little hand up.

Starting tomorrow on Ebay, we'll begin the first of twelve auctions of various pieces of art, with all proceeds going to The Hero Initiative, a wonderful organization that assists comic creators that are going through hard times. Hero is a wonderful organization, and I urge you to check out their website for more info.

The auctions will appear once a day with the final few being single day auctions, so we can be sure to get everything shipped out before Christmas.

Tomorrow we'll start off with a page from The Outfit, and the following days will see some strange and rare pieces, ranging from cheap and cheerful to key pages from some of my favorite projects. I'll post a link to the first auction once it goes up.

If you've ever thought about buying a piece of mine, this would be a great time to do it.

We'll be updating here as we go, so stay tuned and let's all be Heroes this Christmas


Friday, November 26, 2010

Canada Reads! Essex County by Jeff Lemire

Hi everyone,

CBC has an annual contest up here called Canada Reads. This year they are doing the 'Top Canadian Book of the Decade' and Jeff Lemire is a Top 5 contender for his trilogy Essex County. The contest runs until February with celebrity supporters making the case for each book. Jeff's celebrity is Sara Quin from Tegan and Sara!

Essex County is available at comic shops everywhere, if you can't find it DEMAND IT. Strange Adventures always has it in stock so drop Cal a line and he can have one in hands super fast. Good luck to all the nominees, but our heart is behind Jeff and his incredible tale of Essex County.

Darwyn wrote the introduction for Jeff's collected edition. It is re-posted below.

Essex County - Introduction by Darwyn Cooke

I think it appropriate to confess a degree of trepidation regarding my qualifications for writing this introduction. Although I've been called upon many times to do just that for a variety of collected comics stories they usually involve flying men or scheming femme fatales. I am, and probably always will be, a genre entertainer. As such, it is fairly easy work for me to key up an engaging thousand words about the craft displayed in the book I'm introducing.

Here we have a somewhat different situation. Jeff Lemire's Essex County is more than an engaging afternoon's read; it represents a high watermark that supersedes the label of graphic fiction and even graphic literature. This is a high watermark in Canadian Literature that can proudly rest beside the Lawrences, Richlers, Atwoods on the big shelf.

Canadian cartooning has a rich and wildly varied history that calls back to the very beginnings of the form. By the 1970s it became clear that mass market comics publications aimed at an exclusively Canadian audience weren't viable, and over the next couple of decades we saw the ascent of the independent cartoonist. With Dave Sim and Gerhardt charting the waters and setting an astonishing standard, young Canadian cartoonists began to see that there were alternatives to going to New York to draw Batman.

The nineties saw the emergence of autobio and the trio of Seth, Brown and Matt focused much of the Indie world's attention on Canada. It is early now but I believe this will one day be seen as Canada's first real golden age of cartooning. It must have been impossible for an art comics connesieur in the late nineties to think of Canada without thinking autobio.

As we moved into the twenty first century what I have found particularly exciting is the emergence of a new generation that has taken it's inspiration from that era but pushed forward into broader areas of interest. At the crest of this wave are two cartoonists at completely different points on the compass; Brian Lee O'Malley, the genre splicing genius behind Scott Pilgrim and relative newcomer Jeff Lemire.

It would seem Jeff Lemire is a haunted man. I don't mean this in any melodramatic, ectoplasmic sense. I refer to a more serious condition common amongst many great storytellers. His head and his heart seem to carry remembrances of the quiet beats in which people stand revealed. With a casual grace that would make the late Raymond Carver envious, Lemire's stories build out of innocuous and seemingly unconnected moments that gather and gain weight when viewed in a cumulative light. His instinct for where to start and end a scene and where to place that scene within the larger tapestry is sublime. The ease with which Essex County flows from past to present to future to fantasy shows the kind of mastery that most cartoonists are incapable of after a lifetime of practice.

While Essex County is laced with sentiment, it all seems natural and hard earned. Lemire has either cannily or intuitively avoided the pitfall of many far more celebrated cartoonists; the pitfall of self pity. Many of our best cartoonists have a conflated sense of their own suffering and isolation, and large passages of their work seem engineered to give this type of self absorption a heroic context. Lemire's characters weather their lives with resolution and quiet despair. We feel for them because of Lemire's talent for revealing their inner strength, not their outer weakness. In Tales from the Farm, our cast are all people trapped in a life they didn't ask for or expect. Lester, Kenny and Jimmy are all caught in a stasis brought about by external forces they couldn't foresee or control. It seems their only substantive way forward is to endure and abide. The road out of the woods is laid stone by quiet stone.

Lemire's approach is so devoid of melodrama that when he does go all in we're taken aback, and shopworn cliches take on a heartbreaking freshness. The life of Vince in Ghost Stories is so spartanly laid before us that when he passes we expect yet another moment of quiet despair. When off panel tapping spurs us to turn the page we see Lemire has dove in with both feet. Vince's team stands before us, offering that most Canadian sign of masculine respect; the quiet clicking of sticks on the ice. This moment of melodrama is timed so perfectly it sneaks past our cynicism and floods our hearts with something we forgot we had inside us.

What this all adds up to is a work of unexpected maturity that speaks on a universal level, but holds special rewards for those familiar with life in rural Canada. Essex County is a tremendous achievement made all the more incredible when we consider the relative youth of the author. This heartfelt piece of graphic literature surpasses it's form to stand as what I'm sure will be an enduring example of the finest in Canadian literature proper.

Pierre Burton, Farley Mowat, Jeff Lemire. Sounds as natural as the quiet clean of a sharpened blade on fresh ice.

Darwyn Cooke 2009
East of Essex County

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Feel the Loves

Hi everyone.

Just dropping in to thank all of you for the kind words and kudos over the last few months. We've been hard at work on The Outfit and we hope everyone gets a charge out of this installment of the Parker series.

The book is out today and this week we're in New York to launch Parker in style.
If you're in Manhattan Thursday night, drop by the Borders at Penn Plaza between 7 and 9 pm. We'll be launching the book with a special signing. Drop in and say hi. Should be a great evening of talking Westlake and Parker.

Friday kicks off the NYCC and IDW and yours truly will be there throughout the show. We've con exclusives and a complete show schedule can be found by scrolling down to Cal's NYC post. Come by and feel the loves.

As I'm writing this, Marsha informs me that The Outfit is climbing fast on the Amazon Graphic Novels list. Go Parker!

See you in NYC

Ken Morris wins Le Chasseur!

Congratulations to Ken Morris of Fitchburg, Mass. - Ken gets a signed copy of the french version of the Hunter - Le Chasseur!

Ken's postcard was drawn from the piles of entries we received over the past few weeks by our lovely Kate who last seen holding Le Chasseur!

Ken, you should receive your prize in a few weeks. And to everyone who enetered, thank you for taking the time to write - and keep an eye on your mailboxes, too!

See you in New York at Borders on Thursday and at the New York Comic-con this weekend!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Outfit is (almost) here!

Folks in the UK have already been treated to the new Parker adaptation by Darwyn, but on this side of the pond, The Outfit arrives this week at your local book or comic store!

a brief break now for a power girl drawing here

...and we're back,

I know I already mentioned this signing at Borders on October 7th, but it bears repeating!

IDW has more than The Outfit debuting at the New York Comic-con, check out their line-up here and note the exclusive dustjacket available at the show. Limited to 500 copies!

A review with a few peaks at some of The Outfit's interiors can be read at Existential Ennui.

Tune in on Monday afternoon for the winner of the french edition of The Hunter in our free postcard contest. Read more here and watch for another contest soon.

And finally, for those of you going to the New York Comic-con, here's the whole IDW booth schedule and some of the panels that will be taking place at the Javits Centre next weekend!


BOOTH #2115

Friday Oct. 8th

12:00 – 1:00 Richard Stark’s Parker - Darwyn Cooke (Special Retailer Event!)

2:00 – 3:00 True Blood - David Messina, David Tischman, Mariah Huehner

3:00 – 4:30 Richard Stark’s Parker - Darwyn Cooke

4:00 – 5:00 Motel Hell - Matt Nixon, Chris Moreno

4:30 – 5:30 Locke & Key - Gabriel Rodriguez

5:00 – 6:00 Kill Shakespeare - Anthony Del Col, Connor McCreery, Andy Belanger

6:00 – 7:00 James Patterson’s Witch & Wizard - Dara Naraghi

Saturday Oct. 9th

11:00 – 12:00 James Patterson’s Witch & Wizard - Dara Naraghi

11:00 – 12:00 Kill Shakespeare - Anthony Del Col, Connor McCreery, Andy

12:00 – 1:00 Infestation Debut Event - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, David Messina, Gabriel Rodriguez

12:00 – 1:00 Wire Hangers - Alan Robert, Sam Shearon, Nelson

1:00 – 2:00 Doctor Who - Tony Lee, Kelly Yates, Matthew Dow Smith, Blair Shedd

1:00 – 2:00 We Will Bury You - Brea Grant, Zane Grant, Kyle Strahm

2:00 – 3:00 Richard Stark’s Parker - Darwyn Cooke

2:00 – 3:00 5 Days to Die - Andy Schmidt

3:00 – 4:00 True Blood - David Messina, David Tischman, Mariah Huehner

3:00 – 4:00 Tribes: The Dog Years – Michael Geszel

4:00 – 5:00 Angel – Scott Tipton, David Messina, Mariah Huehner, Stephen
Mooney, Nick Runge, Elena Casagrande, David Tischman and

4:00 – 5:00 Eternal Descent – Llexi Leon

5:00 – 6:00 IDW and HBO Present – Bored to Death: Show Creator Jonathan Ames
with artist Dean Haspiel

5:30 – 6:30 Sparrow – Pushead

6:00 – 7:00 Richard Stark’s Parker - Darwyn Cooke

Sunday Oct. 10th

10:00 – 11:00 G.I. Joe – Eduardo Alpente

11:00 – 12:00 True Blood - David Messina, David Tischman, Mariah Huehner

11:00 – 12:00 Kill Shakespeare - Anthony Del Col, Connor McCreery, Andy

12:00 – 1:00 Richard Stark’s Parker - Darwyn Cooke

12:00 – 1:00 Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper – Kevin Colden

1:00 – 2:00 Doctor Who - Tony Lee, Kelly Yates, Matthew Dow Smith

1:00 – 2:00 Tank Girl – Rufus Dayglo

2:00 – 3:00 Star Trek – Scott Tipton, David Messina, Federica Manfredi, Elena
Casagrande and friends!

2:00 – 3:00 Felix the Cat – Don Oriolo, Comics Empresario Craig Yoe!

3:00 – 4:00 Richard Stark’s Parker - Darwyn Cooke

4:00 – 5:00 Act-I-Vate Primer – Dean Haspiel and friends!

Also! Check out the Library of American Comics Kiosk in the IDW booth! Meet Creative Director Dean Mullaney, Associate Editor Bruce Canwell, and Museum of Cartoon Art founder Brian Walker!

And! Swing by the YOE! Studios Display to meet comics curating legend Craig Yoe, Don Oriolo of Felix the Cat fame, and a host of their friends!

Furthermore! Don’t miss these IDW Panels!

Friday Oct. 8th – 5:45 – 6:45 Panel Room 3

IDW - Sneak Peek at 2011
Please join IDW Publishing's Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall and Special Projects Editor Scott Dunbier, as they talk Locke & Key with artist Gabriel Rodriguez, release some details about the giant event Infestation with some top secret guests, and even work in a big announcements or three, including a new project with Peter David & JK Woodward.

Saturday Oct. 9th – 5:00 – 6:00 Panel Room 1

Darwyn Cooke Spotlight
Darwyn Cooke is the acclaimed writer and artist of DC: The New Frontier, Selina's Big Score, The Spirit for this special spotlight panel. Most recently, Cooke has been concentrating his creative efforts on Parker, a series of graphic novels based on the acclaimed crime writer Richard Stark. The first graphic novel, THE HUNTER, was released last year by IDW Publishing and received glowing reviews from all corners and earned Cooke an Eisner Award. The second graphic novel, THE OUTFIT, is being released at New York Comic Con by Cooke and IDW. Join Cooke and IDW Editor Scott Dunbier as they discuss the world of Parker.

Saturday Oct. 9th – 6:15 – 7:15 Panel Room 7

Join IDW Publishing's Editor Andy Schmidt with a stable of talented creators from the Hasbro universe, Mike Costa, Robert Atkins, John Barber, and... Fan favorites Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning?! What are they doing here? You'll have to attend to find out. Plus, learn what's in the works for 2011 with TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, Dungeons & Dragons and the big buzz surrounding the upcoming Infestation event!

Sunday Oct. 10th – 3:45 – 4:45 Panel Room 9

IDW and Yoe! Studios Present: Felix VS Frankenstein!
Join renowned comics guru Craig Yoe and a host of his friends, including Don Oriolo of Felix the Cat fame, for a lively multi-media vivisection of all his current and upcoming projects, Barney Google, Felix the Cat, and Dick Briefer's Frankenstein, to name just a few!

Talk at you Monday!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

stuff and such

Good day!

The New York Daily News posted a quick blurb about the forthcoming Outfit hardcover on their entertainment site.

Darwyn did the cover for a new book from Kickstart comics called "Mirror Mirror" as shown on this very blog a couple of weeks back. If you'd like to know more about the book itself, check out this interview with Joshua Williamson who notes "it can't hurt to have a cover by Darwyn Cooke!"

This terrific Power Girl piece was posted on tumblr with one comment reading "Darwyn Cooke is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. If you catch him in a bar, buy the man a drink."

There's still time to get your entry in to win a signed "Le Chasseur" - the french edition of the Hunter. More info in the last blog post or click here.

Over on 4th letter, there's a fun article on favourite comic book panels from the last year. There's a bunch of fun choices, but this one is terrific:

See the rest here.

And a gorgeous Lois Lane illustration here.

Darwyn will be at the New York Comic-Con taking place in Manhattan from October 8th through 10th. Look for Darwyn at the IDW booth, they should have a signing schedule posted at their booth and if I get any info, I'll post it here.

If you're in New York on the 7th, get yourself over to the Borders at Penn Plaza for an early signing event for The Outfit! It's happening at 7pm on Thursday, Oct. 7th.

that's it for now - see you in the funny papers!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

postcard contest & a taste of The Outfit

As mentioned in last week's update - I have a copy of the french-language edition of Parker - The Hunter, published by Dargaud and titled "Le Chasseur", that will be given out in a random draw. It's pictured here with Kate (sorry, she's not part of the deal, we need her at the store).

To enter the draw just mail us a postcard!

Strange Adventures (Cooke Contest)
5262 Sackville Street,
Halifax, NS
B3J 1K8 Canada

To be valid for entry, the postcard has to be a real, honest-to-goodness postcard, preferably picturing your hometown or some icon of interest from your area. I'll be accepting entries for the next four weeks and we'll pull a winner from the postcards on October 1st and announce it here. Be sure to have your name and mailing address on the postcard so we can send you the book if you're the winner!

Check out some of the cards already received. Love the one of Reno!

and here's a few shots from The Outfit to sate your hunger - available in a few weeks!

Reserve your copy now at your favourite local bookstore or comic shop! If you'll be in New York for the comic convention, Darwyn and the folks at IDW have a few cool surprises in store for the book's debut.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Appearances, awards, and all things otherwise

Good day, folks,

Darwyn was at FanExpo in Toronto last weekend and will be at Dragon Con in Atlanta this coming weekend. He'll also be a guest at the New York Comic-Con where The Outfit will make its debut!

Darwyn's also the recipient of an Eisner Award for best adaptation of another work for The Hunter. Check out the other Eisner winners here, though they do irk me when they refer to a cartoonist as a "graphic novelist" - gah! What's wrong with cartoonist? It was good enough for Milton Caniff and Hal Foster!

The Harvey Awards were announced at the Baltimore Comic-con and Darwyn was named "best cartoonist" (thanks, Harvey Awards!).

He's also among those nominated for a Scream Award, the pop culture award show put on by Spike TV. You can vote for your favourite artist here.

The folks at ifanboy have the info on an upcoming graphic novel that sports a nifty cover by Darwyn. Go read about it here and gander at the cover below:

and a new contest! I have a copy of Parker: Le Chasseur to give away. This is the french-language edition of The Hunter published by Dargaud.

I'll get the book signed when Darwyn's back home after his convention run. To enter, just send a postcard to:

Strange Adventures (Cooke Contest)
5262 Sackville Street,
Halifax, NS
B3J 1K8 Canada

The postcard has to be a real, honest-to-goodness postcard, preferably picturing your hometown or some icon of interest from your area. I'll be accepting entries for the next four weeks and we'll pull a winner from the postcards on October 1st and announce it here. Be sure to have your name and mailing address on the postcard so we can send you the book if you're the winner!

Thanks for your kind attention - that's all I have for now!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

catch that getaway man!

It's out and about in comic book stores far wand wide - The man with the getaway face - and for only two bucks! Get your butt out to your nearest comic store and plunk down some hard currency for your copy. It will hopefully sate your Parker needs until the Outfit is released this October!

and a few more Darwyn illos:

a couple from Jim Clancy's comic art fans gallery

and this great Ghost Rider from Comic Art Community:

and have you mentioned to your local comic book dealer that you want a copy of Weird War Tales #1? Hmmm? have you?
Well, you should. Stories by Darwyn, Ivan (Vikings) Brandon, and Jan (Jeremy Brood, Star Wars) and illustrated by Darwyn, Nic (Vikings) Klein and Gabriel (Black Coat) Hardman. More info here.

It's out in September!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

getaway coming soon

Darwyn's adaptation of The Hunter was one of the best-received and most popular graphic novels of 2009; a New York Times best-seller, it has appeared on over 50 "best of the year" lists....but you probably already knew that.

The second book, The Outfit, will debut in the fall, but IDW and Darwyn present the first chapter as a stand-alone preview comic, telling the tale of "The man with the getaway face" which was the second novel in the Parker series. It was made available at WonderCon and will be on sale at your local comic store on July 14th for two bucks! Slam down your hard-earned two dollars and get yourself a king-size comic book that will whet your appetite for The Outfit coming in October!

Darwyn has also decided to change the lineup of Parker novels to be adapted. As mentioned on The Violent World of Parker: "the original plan was to adapt the first four books, but he found himself hungry to adapt two later books in the series, volumes that would “lend themselves to graphic adaptation in unique and exciting ways.” He decided to cut “The Mourner,” which he describes as a good but visually “unspectacular” type of heist. The second book he cut was “The Man With the Getaway Face,” which he reduced to the first chapter of “The Outfit.”

In exchange for those two, he added “The Score,” which tells the tale of one of Parker’s most impressive heists, and “Slayground,” which is the story of the time that Parker got trapped in an amusement park while being hunted by goons. Think “Home Alone,” but with a Parker-style edge."

I think that's a great analogy. Slayground is a terrific, fast-paced story that should be spectacular in comics form.

As noted in the LA Times, if you have one of those spiffy iPads, get the IDW app for a wide selection of comics that you can download for a fee including Darwyn's adaptation of The Hunter.

Speaking of The Hunter, it won darwyn a Joe Shuster award for outstanding cover at the 2010 event!

Darwyn provides the cover and a story in Weird War Tales #1, part of a series of one-shots with a military flavour. Weird War Tales will be released on September 8th of this year and will have three stories; one by Darwyn, another by Ivan Brandon & Nic Klein and the third by Jan Strnad & Gabriel Hardman. The DC Comics website says: "Three sensational short stories from three exceptional creative teams! Whether it's soldiers risen from the grave, horror beneath the sea or battles among dinosaurs, war has never been weirder than this!"

...and now for some Darwyn drawings you may not have seen.... (thanks, tumblr, google & friends!)

Red Sonja from samuraifrog's tumblr

Supergirl from fuckyeahsuperman's tumblr

Princess Leia from thedailyrevolution's tumblr

Death from treiz's tumblr

Dr. Girlfriend from gilmoure's tumblr

Hopefully that will satisfy your daily dose of Cooke illos. Bye for now!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Free comic day wrap-up

Free comic day was an awesome time! Thanks to Darwyn and all the other artists who showed up to do some sketches for folks. Here's a couple of the ones Darwyn did on Saturday for some very happy comic readers:

I hope everyone out there in interwebs world got to their local comic book store and scored some free comics! You can see more of our FCBD event photos at our facebook page here and on our website here.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Free Comic Book Day

Hi Everyone,

Off the top, a big Colbert shout out to Jimmy and Amanda for putting up with us all winter. We had tons of fun invading their lives and hopefully did little damage. Everyone pick up Power Girl, Jonah Hex and Jimmy & Justin's Random Acts of Violence.

Darwyn will be at Free Comic Book Day at Strange Adventures this Saturday in Halifax. Cal throws a huge open house in a church hall just around the corner from the shop and has THOUSANDS of comics to give away. I'm not sure what time we'll get there, most likely in the afternoon. Drop by and say Hi!

The next conventions we plan on attending are FanExpo in Toronto, August 27-29, DragonCon Atlanta, Sept 3-6 and New York Comic Con October 8-10.

Thanks to everyone who came to see us in San Francisco, the party at the Isotope was a great success. Darwyn is hard at work on The Outfit, but you can pick up The Man with the Getaway Face for just $2.00 soon in local comics shops. The Hunter is now available in the iTunes store, we'd love to hear what you think of it in that format.

See you Saturday,

Monday, April 19, 2010

digital Parker, party pix and Eisners

Parker the Hunter is available on-line for the iPad here and at iVerse comics in this link.

Darwyn and Parker the Hunter were also nominated in several categories of the 2010 Eisner Awards. Best writer/artist, adaptation of another work, and best graphic album (new). The full list of nominees and categories can be seen on the Eisner Award website.

James Sime and the folks at the wonderful Isotope Comics on the west coast held a party during Wondercon called the 100 proof Hex Party. Darwyn, Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner were in attendance as well as many, many others! Looks like a great time - check out the photos here.

Also from Wondercon, here's a rundown of Darwyn's panel at the show.

This is from the back cover of "The Man with the Getaway Face", available at select comic-cons this summer and at your local comic book store in July (and for only two bucks!). (image from the folks at The Violent World of Parker)

Nice Storm drawing for someone named Storm here, gorgeous Catwoman here.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Just Teasing

Hi folks,

Just wanted to post a teaser for some really exciting news coming later this week for all the Parker fans out there. Check the IDW website for all the details this Wednesday.
I'll be back this time next week to talk about this surprise in detail. 'Til then, I hope you enjoy the image