Monday, June 29, 2009

new Parker entry and a deadline

Chris Ready says via e-mail, "John Boorman cast Lee Marvin, and I'm getting a Burt Lanchaster / Ralph Meeker vibe off what little of Darwyn Cooke's Parker I've seen. So for my take, I've cast Belmondo by way of Lee Van Cleef. Hope you dig. All the best to Mr Cooke. Can't wait to read his version of The Hunter."

Chris has a blog called Disaster Year: 20xx which can be found here.

and I know you're sick of me asking "where's yours?" so I won't do that this time. We'll be accepting contest entries until July 16th.

"I *HEART* Richard Stark’s THE HUNTER by Darwyn Cooke"

Colleen Coover, an amazingly talented cartoonist, gives her quick precis of Darwyn's new book here and did what she calls fan art. I call it cool.

You can see more of Ms. Coover's work at her website here.

new Parker review lives between Wednesdays

Dave Howlett reviewed the Hunter over at Living Between Wednesdays, my favourite comic review blog. Check it out here.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

new Parker entry and a closing date!

The artist known as Varkjovich is from Italy and is a graphic designer and illustrator. Vark says "I'm not a professional comic artist and currently i got no active blog, but I got plans (with a little help from a couple o' friends) for a “comic section” website to be open in september/october (something like the old newspaper comic pages, with two or three comic serials in it)." So keep an eye out for it! Vark added "this is my (italian) Parker...and send my best regards to mr. Darwyn." I will, Vark!

and as usual, i must ask where is your entry in the Draw Parker! contest? We'll be accepting entries until July 16th so Darwyn can go over all entries and we'll announce the results the following week.

Friday, June 26, 2009

new Parker entry

Bernie Gonzalez posted the pencils, inks and colours to this piece on his blog here for his Draw Parker entry.

do I need to ask where yours is?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

two new Parker entries

Mirco Chen sent in this version of Parker. Mirco mentions "I have to admit I don't know much about the series or Parker but I read Richard Stark said he thought Jack Palance was a good fit and I can't argue with that."

You can see more of Mirco's work on his blog here.
And Tim DeMoor, who says he is "a relatively new illustrator" (which makes me even more envious, since I can't draw to save my life), sent along this entry.

There's still plenty of time to get your entry in! Draw Parker!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

new Parker entry

Scott Brothers seems to have found a unique paperback version of The Hunter!

See more of Scott's stuff here.
now where's your entry in the Draw Parker contest?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

new Parker entry

E David Croft, whose other work can be seen here, sent along this entry in the Draw Parker contest

Let's see yours!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

new Parker entry

Matt Bennett says he "tried to stick with what will make him recognizable as the character that Darwyn has established visually in his adaptation while not mimicking his style (hopefully)." What do you folks think? You can see more of Matt's work here and here.

and to quote Foghorn Leghorn, "where, I say, where's yours?"

info on the Parker contest is here.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Gosh! comics bookplate edition

Gosh! Comics in London has just started taking pre-orders for their bookplate edition of The Hunter. This is a signed edition of 200 and once they're gone, they're gone - so get your order in soon!

Thanks to Will for the link!

Friday twofer

two more entries in the Parker contest -

Rich Dannys sent in what he described as "a 50's Jack Palance-type look to him" and you can see more of Rich's stuff here.

and Gino Collins sent in this entry and you can check out more of Gino's stuff here and here

where's yours??

Thursday, June 18, 2009

new Parker entry & review

Don MacPherson posted a review of The Hunter here.

Peter Wonsowski is looking forward to reading Darwyn's Modern Masters book due this summer as well as The Hunter and sent along these two entries for the Parker contest. You can see more work by Peter here and here.

Where's yours?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

new Parker entry

Good day, folks!

Hope your Wednesday is as sunny as mine wherever you may be.

Ethen Beavers sent along his version of Parker. Pretty cool, eh? You can see more of Ethen's work at his deviantart page here.

where's yours?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Another Parker entry and one more review

Good afternoon, folks,

the good people at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood have a review of The Hunter on their blog.

and Gavin de Lint sent along his submission for the Parker contest. Gavin mentions "I'm a huge fan of Cooke's (and I need to thank him for his Spirit comics - they really helped get the taste of the movie out of my mouth)." Take some time to check out his other work here. Sorry if I am repeating myself, but where's yours? Send in your take on Parker and you could win a signed advance copy of The Hunter by Darwyn. Email your entry to

Saturday, June 13, 2009

two for Saturday - more Parker!

First up is John Thomason, Artist/Creator of the online comic strip "Cartworks" See his stuff at johntdraws and cartworks

and next is this entry from Evan Shaner!

Keep'em coming! Send in your take on Parker and you could win a signed advance copy of The Hunter adaptation by Darwyn! More info here.

Friday, June 12, 2009

boom! - another one!

wow - as soon as I finished the last post, I received another Parker entry. This one is by George and looks great! Again, I ask, where's yours?

first one!

Brandon sent in his take on Parker. Where's yours? Send in your version of Richard Stark's Parker and you could win a signed copy of The Hunter adaptation by Darwyn! Contest details here

Monday, June 8, 2009

get your own advance copy - let's see how you do Parker contest!

Hiya, folks,

You've probably seen some of the reviews popping up all over the interwebs
with people showing off their advance copy of the Hunter hardcover.
(Including me!)

Darwyn has five copies of the advance version of The Hunter hardcover that
are going to be given away to his five favourite Parker illustrations. Send in
your take of Richard Stark's Parker and you could win a signed copy of
The Hunter! Post it on the blog, or send a copy to me
( and I'll post it for you.

We'll be accepting entries right up to the release of The Hunter and the
winners will be announced on the blog.

Sharpen those crayons and let's see how you do Parker!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

first review

Comic Book Resources' Pipeline column, by Augie de Blieck Jr., devotes the whole column to Darwyn's first Parker adaptation.

and this is me in my happy place....

and it is terrific!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Parker love at Book Expo

Several journalists and book afficionados who attended the Book Expo in New York this past weekend got to sample many sweet books that will be coming to the rest of us over the course of the summer. IDW showed off some advance copies of Darwyn's Parker adaptation and I am sorely jealous of those folks who got a copy.

Join me in my envy at these links:

Splashpage at MTV

Slog at the Stranger
(That's Slog's photo above as well.)


and Robot 6 gives it a mention in their "what are you reading?" round-up.

and DC will be collecting the Bad Girls mini-series, a fun series with artwork by J. Bone, Daniel Krall and others, under a spiffy cover by Darwyn pictured here:

that's it for now - keep reading good comics!