The Last Word…

“If we’re talking about mainstream comics, I think there have been a lot of real tactical errors made in this century. I can’t really read superhero comics anymore because they’re not about superheroes. They’ve become so dark and violent and sexualized. I think it’s a real wrong turn. I don’t know how a company like Warner Bros. or Disney is able to rationalize characters raping and murdering and taking drugs and swearing and carrying on the way they do, and those same characters are on sheet sets for 5-year-olds, and…

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Darwyn Cooke 1962-2016

Celebrated comics artist/writer Darwyn Cooke passed away early this morning, after battling what was called an “aggressive” form of cancer. It was only two days ago that it was announced that he would be receiving palliative care. Cooke, who was well-known for his retro-modern drawing style, highly reminiscent of old school comics artists such as Milton Caniff, Jack Kirby and Will Eisner, first began working in the comics industry in 1985, but to no discernible acclaim. He moved to Canada and worked as a graphic designer and art director for…

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Darwyn Cooke Begins Receiving Palliative Care.

Comics giant Darwyn Cooke has begun receiving palliative care in response to the “aggressive” cancer from which he has been suffering.  Aside from being a prolific artist with an immediately recognizable style, he also wrote some wonderful tales.  He is best known for his work on the now classic DC: The New Frontier.   He also did extensive work for various entries in DC’s animated universe.  His wife Marsha had this to say: “It is with tremendous sadness that we announce Darwyn is now receiving palliative care following a bout with aggressive…

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