Sunday, October 16, 2022

Hero Initiative auction at Baltimore Comic-con features a Darwyn piece plus lots of other great stuff

There's a sweet cover recreation done by Darwyn that will be one of the art pieces featured at the Baltimore Comic Con on Saturday, October 29 at a live auction. 

Those who cannot attend the auction live can place proxy bids in advance by emailing Joe Davidson at

All proxy bids must be submitted via email only, with a strict deadline of 3 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, October 25. For more information and to view the art, click here.

Other pieces in the auction include work by Art Adams, Nick Bradshaw, Mike Mignola, Walt Simonson, John Byrne, Frank Quitely and many more!

The Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. Since inception, the Hero Initiative has been fortunate enough to benefit creators with more than $1 million worth of much-needed aid, fueled by your contributions! It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

The original cover of Brave & the Bold #25 was by Ross Andru and Mike Esposito and was published in 1959 by DC.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Last Call hits May 3rd

Last Call! The second Martini Edition collecting the Darwyn Cooke Parker adaptations goes on sale May 3rd at your local comic store or book shop!

Slayground and The Score are presented in a large format and it also includes copious amounts of extras including a new story by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips!
get yours wherever damn fine books are sold!
a snippet from Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips' new story

icons for the Parker books

from The Score

The slipcase for Last Call

doodles and designs for various characters

Memories & anecdotes of Darwyn with Brubaker, Bruce Timm and Scott Dunbier

print made for TCAF - the Toronto Comic Arts Festival

from The Score

the damn book

from Slayground

Monday, April 25, 2022

Martini Edition - Last Call comes to your local comic shop or book store this May!

 A couple of photos of the new Martini Edition - Last Call from IDW!

Collecting The Score and Slayground plus copious extras in an oversized slipcased hardcover!
(pictured with the original edition of The Score for scale - thanks to Marsha for the pics)

Friday, November 26, 2021

Last Call - The Martini Edition to debut in May 2022

 Cal here -

coming to your local book store or comic shop on the first week of May 2022 (finally!)
Last Call - the second Martini Edition collecting the Parker adaptations by Darwyn Cooke
from the publisher's description:
The long-awaited companion to the award-winning Martini Edition is finally here, collecting The Score and Slayground in a beautiful oversized slipcase edition.
Features more than 100 pieces of never-before-seen Parker art by Darwyn Cooke; a roundtable talk with Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, Bruce Timm, and Scott Dunbier on Parker and Cooke; and a brand-new 17-page story by multiple Eisner Award-winning creators Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips.
Darwyn Cooke crafted four universally acclaimed Parker graphic novels, adapted from the works of Richard Stark (A pseudonym for Donald Westlake), before his untimely death.
This edition is a loving tribute to the legacy of Darwyn Cooke and Parker.

Friday, November 27, 2020

some snippets from Darwyn's comicbooks

Cal here -  Working on sorting through about 200 of Darwyn's old comicbooks. They'll be going up for sale at some point to benefit The Hero Initiative. No date set. Just getting started.

A lot of fun and inspiration sprang from these pages!