Saturday, September 26, 2009

if you're on the east coast of Canada....

drop by the Word on the Street tomorrow. It's a cross-canada literacy fair that takes place on the last Sunday in September.
For info, check their website. Darwyn will be doing a reading from the Richard Stark novel, The Hunter, while images from his adaptation are shown. This will take place on the main stage around 3PM or so.

(yes, I know; very short notice...forgive me, I've been pretty busy.)

Darwyn was kind enough to drop by my bookshop on Friday for an hour-long signing.

as they say in small-town newspapers, "a good time was had by all." The new printing of Parker: The Hunter should be shipping to retail outlets this or next week so for those of you in need of a great fall solstice/All Hallows Eve/Xmas gift idea, give Parker this year!

(wrapping paper image found here thanks to Baron von Googleschmidt

and my pal, Mike Holmes

was helping out that day. (He's inside the blue plaid shirt seen on the right in the first photo.) His new book, This American Drive is debuting at the Word on the Street tomorrow. Check it out there or ask your friendly neighbourhood bookstore to get you a copy!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

this and that and Darwyn the Pooh

Hiya, folks,

it was "Darwyn Cooke Week" at and there's a plethora of reviews here with a nice selection of Darwyn's pages, here's their look at Batman: Ego and other tails, the Spirit, and the Hunter.

The November solicitations feature an oversized Green Lantern hardcover collecting the Rebirth mini-series as well as the Secret Files issue that contained a terrific story by Geoff Johns and Darwyn. More info here.

Darwyn's in Montreal this weekend for the comic convention taking place today and tomorrow. Their website is here. Mike Allred will also be there!

"Comics should be good" looks back at the fun Wolverine / Doop mini-series here.

I've been mailing and packing the Parker prizes for the past couple of weeks. Almost all have been mailed out and I've already starting to hear from folks who have received their prize for drawing Parker.

and finally in news....
yes, that was Darwyn at Dragon Con a couple of weeks ago walking around in his Winnie the Pooh costume.
He's pictured here with artist Mark Brooks, I believe.

a couple more photos are here.

And if you're in the Halifax area, Darwyn will be signing books at Strange Adventures on Friday, September 25th from 5-6pm.

That's all I have for now! Blog at you soon.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


For those of you with a love for all things Bat, you should check out the Bat-Blog. Loads of info on Bat-stuff from all over the place. There's also a nifty drawing by Darwyn .....

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Secret Origin and stuff

The column, aptly named "Comics should be good!, represents Darwyn's "secret origin" story from his issue of "solo" here.

Jason Arnold sent along this piece to help promote the Parker books....

Thanks, Jason! He adds, "My goal is to get a few 'mainstream' comic fans that normally wouldn't check out something like Parker, to at least pick it up and have a flip through it." Jason is also involved in the Where Monster Dwell radio show that can be heard via the interwebs here.

Speaking of radio, well, audio at least....if you didn't get to FanExpo in Toronto last weekend you can listen in on the Darwyn Cooke spotlight thanks to the internet archive. Check it out here or listen right now (if this embedding works)...

well, hopefully that works....

I have a great big box full of signed Parker books and art books for the those who entered the Draw Parker contest and will be mailing them out over the next couple of weeks. They will be trackable and I will send the respective folks the info as soon as they hit the post. Thanks again for all the great illustrations that were submitted. If you haven't seen them all, take a few minutes and go through the June and July archives.....I'll wait......pretty sweet, eh?

and finally in news...Eclipse magazine gave a thumbs up to Darwyn's interpretation of The Hunter here.

see you all later!