Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Mr. Cooke goes to Washington

The Smithsonian magazine has an interview with Darwyn on their website in preparation for his presentation at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Hopefully, no evil senator will cause Darwyn to filibuster!

His talk is also covered by the Washington City Paper, Comic Book Daily, Comixtreme, and elsewhere. If anyone following this blog is going, snap a photo or two and send it along!

Darwyn's Parker adaptation is also on the reading list for book clubs like this one.

For those looking for some Darwyn artwork that you may not have seen, here's the illustrations he did for the Hero Initiative's Wolverine project:

and there is this gorgeous illustration by Darwyn on ebay - about 4 days left to go.

The same seller also has some sweet Eduardo Risso, Mike Mignola, Adam Hughes and Chris Sprouse pages for sale.

That's all I've got for this week. Talk at you in a week or so.

***Edited to add:

Tom Spurgeon's Comics Reporter had a couple of photos from the event here and he added, "Here's a report from a blogger who happened to stumble into the show while spending a day at the institution, and came away delighted."

Friday, January 15, 2010

this, that and the other

good day, folks,

nothing major to report from here at the Darwyn Cooke News Bureau. Word seems to be spreading about the talk at the Smithsonian. (See previous post for more info) Lots of buzz on the interwebs and twitter.

There's still a couple of days left in this ebay auction for a nifty Batman and Robin illustration by Darwyn:

The same seller also has a Gulacy Batman cover, JG Jones page from Black Widow and some awesome Amanda Conner pages.

The Daily Beast gives our man a nod in their listing of "the best books you missed" and Parker was named one of the top 100 comics of 2009 here.

The JLA blog shows a nice illustration by Darwyn of DC's top guns here and on twitter there are many calls for a Darwyn Cooke Wonder Woman comic, for him to relaunch the Valiant universe, and one request to come help move a couch.

That's all I've got for now, talk at you later!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Parker's Night at the Museum

Darwyn will be discussing his Parker adaptation at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on Saturday January 30, 2010 starting at 4 PM.
The info from the Smithsonian website is as follows:

The Hunter with Darwyn Cooke
4:00 PM
McEvoy Auditorium, Lower Level
American Art Museum
Eisner Award–winning writer and artist Darwyn Cooke will discuss his evocative graphic novel, The Hunter, based on the 1962 crime classic by Donald E. Westlake (writing under the name Richard Stark). This best seller has been critically acclaimed in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post for breathing new life into one of the classic characters of crime fiction. With a visual style that both pays homage to and plays with ‘60s retro style, The Hunter vividly depicts the film noir genre.
Limited free tickets (two per person), G Street Lobby, one hour prior.
Book signing follows.
McEvoy Auditorium, Lower Level

Here's info on the museum's location.

Wish I could be there! If any of you folks make it there, send me a photo!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!

Best wishes to all of you out there in the spiffy new year 2010. I was putting up our new Futurama calendar and it flipped open to this centrespread which I thought was appropriate to share here:

In other news, RETROACTIVE is sold out. There may still be copies available at various comic book specialty shops, rare art book dealers, ebay, comic conventions, etc.