There will be a panel at this year's San Diego Comic-con to celebrate the life and art of award-winning cartoonist Darwyn Cooke with moderator Jimmy Palmiotti and some of the biggest names in comics and animation, including Mike Allred, Scott Dunbier, Cully Hamner, Frank Tieri, and Bruce Timm.
The panel will be held on Saturday July 23rd from 8:00pm to 9:00pm in Room 25ABC of the convention centre.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
We regret to inform you that Darwyn lost his battle with cancer early this morning at 1:30 AM ET. We read all of your messages of support to him throughout the day yesterday. He was filled with your love and surrounded by friends and family at his home in Florida.Please continue to respect our privacy as we go through this very difficult time.A longer statement will come later today.
“Then we shall not be weary. Then we shall prevail.” -- John F. Kennedy’s New Frontier speech
Posted by Calum Johnston at 11:43 AM
Friday, May 13, 2016
It is with tremendous sadness that we announce Darwyn is now receiving palliative care following a bout with aggressive cancer. His brother Dennis and I, along with our families appreciate the outpouring of support we have received. We ask for privacy as we go through this very difficult time. Urgent inquiries please contact David Hyde firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Calum Johnston at 10:34 AM
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Comixology is having a sale on Darwyn's DC and IDW works.
You can get New Frontier and the one-shot special as well as Jonah Hex and more from this link
and the four Parker graphic novels, adapting the Richard Stark books, are on sale here.
They make great Father's Day gifts, too!
Posted by Calum Johnston at 12:59 PM
Friday, April 22, 2016
Good day, folks!
We recently uncovered a copy of The Hunter from our original cache of signed copies!
It has a bookplate done exclusively for Strange Adventures Bookshops in eastern Canada.
This will be given away by a random draw on June 30th, 2016. To get your name in the draw, send
a postcard, a real goddamn postcard, showing your town, village, city, neighbourhood, province, county, state, or country, to:
c/o Strange Adventures
5110 Prince Street
B3J 1L3 Canada
Note your name and return address on the postcard and we'll put all postcards received into the draw.
Winner will be announced on the blog and on the facebook page on the evening of June 30th, 2016
The draw will be done after mail is received on June 30th so you've got plenty of time to find a picture postcard get some stamps! Open to anyone in the world though the book is intended for a mature audience so let's say 16 years and up.
we've received a number of postcards from all over. Thanks for the kind words and thoughts. There's still time to send in yours.
Posted by Calum Johnston at 2:52 PM
Monday, April 18, 2016
here's some sketches and the final illustration for the cover of
Batman: Golden Age Omnibus vol. 1
784 pages of vintage Batman by Bill Finger, Gardner Fox, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson.
From the publisher's sales blurb:
The stories that catapulted Batman to legendary status are collected here in a single, massive volume. These original stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #27-56 and BATMAN #1-7 include the origin of the Dark Knight, as well as the debuts of Robin, Commissioner Gordon, Professor Hugo Strange, The Joker, Catwoman and more!
Posted by Calum Johnston at 11:15 PM
Monday, November 16, 2015
The Arcade Brewery has the Adventures of Dutch Courage coming out now in Chicago area beer stores. It is the second volume of their 6-Pack Stories: a special release beer inspired by the 6-panel comic on the bottles!
Arcade describes this year's beer as "enjoyable and unique as Dutch Courage. With subtle hints of juniper berries and lemon peel, this refreshing beer pairs perfectly with a comic full of twists and turns!"
Comic created by Jimmy Palmiotti & Darwyn Cooke.
for more info, check with Arcade Brewery or their facebook page where they recently announced:
"6-Pack Stories Packaging day! What an absolutely awesome beer with a nice bitter bite and hints of juniper and lemon peel. The complexity and depth of this session ale (4.6% ABV) is outstanding. Hitting shelves 11.18.15 - 6PM at The Beer Temple, Capones Liquor, Prestige Liquors and Binny's (Lincoln Park)."
Posted by Calum Johnston at 3:39 PM