Saturday, July 11, 2009

Parker entries, a "billboard", and more

Three new Parker drawings this time. First up is Brandon L. Dawley. Brandon is an illustrator and designer and you can see more of his work here and here.

next is Diana Tamblyn who writes, "I read "The Hunter" by Richard Stark recently in anticipation of Darwyn Cooke's graphic novel and really enjoyed it. To me the character didn't come across as young and handsome though. He seemed like an older, rugged kind of guy, yet with a very magnetic personality. Also wanted to get across his style of dress being rumpled, and a little worn.

This is from a scene in the book where he is staking out a character... "

and you can check out more of Diana's work at her website and her flickr page.

and J. Bone, who worked with Darwyn on the wonderful Spirit and Spider-man: Tangled Web comics, passed along this illustration of Parker...

J. has piles more artwork on his blog here and is drawing the Doom Patrol in Batman: The Brave & the Bold #7 which comes out on July 29th. It should be sweet.

Here in Halifax, Chris Lockerbie put the finishing touches on the Parker "billboard" :

see more of the "Parker Billboard" here.

and Chris Ryall of IDW posted Darwyn's cover to The Last Resort #2. The first issue of The Last Resort is released on July 15th also with a variant cover by Darwyn.

For those of you going to the San Diego comic-con, Darwyn will be part of a panel called A Darker Shade of Ink: Crime and Noir in Comics. The description from the comic-con's programming page states "Crime comics are back with a bang! Darwyn Cooke (Parker: The Hunter), Greg Rucka (Gotham Central), and Steve Lieber (Whiteout) join moderator/noted mystery and comics writer Max Allan Collins (The Road to Perdition) to talk about the new incarnations of crime and noir in comics." The panel takes place in Room 5AB at 2pm on Thursday, July 23rd.

The folks at CHUD are talking about Parker; and Rich Johnston reviews The Hunter over at Bleeding Cool.

Lastly, here are some shots of the actual Parker book that should be out on July 22nd at finer book and comic stores everywhere...

Nice, eh? The pages are a sort of cream colour and the blue seen in the advance copies is more of a gun-metal blue in the finished version. Also pictured is the 16 page artbook about the Parker project. Retailers who order 5 copies of The Hunter can order 1 copy of the artbook, so expect them to be pretty scarce.

That's it for today - My wife and I are building our backyard deck today, so if there's a hammer mishap, I may not be typing for a couple of days! (keep those Parker drawings coming!)


Will Kane said...

Will the 'art of Parker' booklets be free, or is there a cover price?

Calum Johnston said...

I don't remember seeing a price on it. Bookstores get 1 copy of the booklet for every 5 copies of The Hunter they buy.