Darwyn Cooke Remembered

Many articles about Darwyn Cooke have appeared since his untimely passing ten days ago. Below are excerpts and links to some of the best, with a slight bias for mentions of his work on the Parker graphic novels. If you doubt the impact Darwyn had on fans, colleagues, friends and the comics industry as a whole, read on. George Gene Gustines Read More …

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Mourning a Good Friend

Darwyn Cooke, the highly regarded award-winning graphic artist who brought Parker to a whole new generation of fans, passed away on Saturday in the early morning. He had been battling an aggressive form of lung cancer. On Friday, his wife, Marsha, posted the following message on Darwyn’s blog: It is with tremendous sadness that we announce Darwyn is now receiving Read More …

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Darwyn Does it Again

Don had long maintained that he would not allow the name “Parker” to be used in a film unless the filmmakers agreed to produce a series instead of another one-off. The producers of the recent Jason Statham film, Parker, did just that and thus were allowed to use the name. But they weren’t the first production team working in a Read More …

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SFF Audio Podcast: The Comedy Is Finished

Back on March 11, when this website was still in the throes of technical difficulties, I had the pleasure of joining in on a podcast discussion of The Comedy is Finished with Jesse Willis from SFF Audio and Trent Reynolds from The Violent World of Parker. Both gentlemen are well-read, insightful and great fun to chat with and listen to. Read More …

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While We Were Out

Been a long time getting this site back to normal. Lots of updates while it was in safe mode. There will definitely be separate blog posts coming in the near future but, for now, here’s an annotated list of the doings in the past few months…   Violent World of Parker Happy Birthday to Donald Westlake [Editor’s note: Special thanks Read More …

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Maxim Jakubowski on Donald Westlake

After a long delay, I hope to reset the site with a new host very soon. Meanwhile, here’s an interview I did with Maxim Jakubowski while on a recent trip through London. Until 2009, Maxim was the owner of the Murder One Bookshop on Charring Cross Road in London. The store had to close due to the pressures of big Read More …

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Meanwhile, on Twitter…

@ExtAngel Glenn Kenny Goddamnit. I should never go to the gym while I’m in the MIDDLE of a Richard Stark novel. 14 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®   @WDGagliani W.D. Gagliani Openings: John Dortmunder was a man on whom the sun shone only when he needed darkness. / Donald Westlake, Bad News, 2001 ((I can relate!)) 16 Nov via Read More …

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