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    Darwyn Cooke
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Bio:
In 1985, Cooke published his first comic book work as a professional artist in a short story in New Talent Showcase #19, but economic pressure made him leave the career and he worked in Canada as a magazine art director, graphic and product designer for the next 15 years.

In the early 1990s Cooke decided to return to comics, but found little interest for his work at the major publishers. Eventually he was hired by Warner Bros. Animation after replying to an ad placed by animator Bruce Timm.

He went on to work as a storyboard artist for Batman: The Animated Series and Superman: The Animated Series, and in 1999 he animated the main title design for Batman Beyond. He then worked as a director for Sony Animation's Men in Black: The Series for a year.

DC Comics then approached Cooke about a project which he had submitted to the publisher years earlier which eventually became Batman: Ego, a graphic novel published in 2000.

The critical success of that project led to Cooke taking on more freelance work, such as X-Force, Wolverine/Doop and Spider-Man's Tangled Web for Marvel Comics and Just Imagine... Stan Lee for DC.

In 2001, Cooke and writer Ed Brubaker teamed up to revamp the Catwoman character. They started with a 4 issue serial "Trail of the Catwoman" in Detective Comics #759-762 in which private detective Slam Bradley attempts to investigate the death of Selina Kyle (AKA Catwoman).

The story led into a new Catwoman title in late 2001 by Brubaker and Cooke, in which the character's costume, supporting cast and modus operandi were all redesigned and redeveloped. Cooke would stay on the series, which was met with critical and fan acclaim, up until issue #4. In 2002 he would write and draw a prequel, the Selina's Big Score graphic novel which detailed what had happened to the character directly before her new series.

Cooke's next project was the ambitious DC: The New Frontier (2004), a six issue miniseries which sought to tell an epic storyline bridging the gap between the end of the golden and the start of the silver age of comic books in the DC Universe. The story, which was set in the 1950s, featured dozens of super-hero characters and drew inspiration from the comic books and movies of the period as well as from Tom Wolfe's novel The Right Stuff. The major DC characters are introduced in "The New Frontier" in the same order that DC originally published them, even down to the correct month and year in the story's timeline. In 2005, Cooke won an Eisner Award for "Best Limited Series" for his work on the series.

Most recently, Cooke contributed to DC's artist-centric anthology project Solo. His issue (#5, June, 2005) featured several different stories in different styles with a framing sequence featuring the Slam Bradley character. In 2006, Solo #5 won an Eisner Award for "Best Single Issue."

In July 2005, it was announced that in 2006 Cooke and writer Jeph Loeb would produce a Batman/Spirit crossover, to be followed shortly afterwards by an ongoing Spirit series written and drawn by Cooke. Batman/The Spirit was ultimately published in November 2006, followed in December by the first issue of Cooke's The Spirit.

In July 2006, it was announced that Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics would release a series of direct-to-DVD animated movies based on important DC comic books. One of the first comics being adapted will be Cooke's "DC: The New Frontier". Cooke will co-write the film with Stan Berkowitz and also provide art direction. The movie will be produced by Bruce Timm.

Darwyn Cooke is also currently writing the first six-issue story arc of the new Superman monthly series, Superman Confidential, which debuted on November 1, 2006. Superman Confidential is a series that will feature stories set in the early years of Superman’s career.

Source: wikipedia.org

Date of Birth: 1962
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada



Favorite Creators:
Darwyn Cooke is a favorite creator of 127 users


Awards:
  • 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Writer/Artist: (Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter (IDW))
  • 2011 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Letterer: (Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit (IDW))
  • 2011 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Best Writer/Artist: (Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit (IDW))
  • 2014 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Best Letterer: (Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground (IDW))




View a chronological listing of this creator's work

Writer:
100 Bullets (1999)
9-11 (2002)
Batman Black and White (1996)
Batman: Ego (2000)
Batman: Ego and Other Tails (2007)
Batman: Gotham Knights (2000)
Before Watchmen - Gratis Comic Tag (2013)
Before Watchmen: Minutemen (2012)
Before Watchmen: Minutemen/Silk Spectre (2013)
Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre (2012)
The Best of Spider-Man (2002)
Catwoman (2002)
Catwoman: Selina's Big Score (2002)
The CBLDF Presents: Liberty Comics (2008)
Comic Book Artist (2003)
Comics Festival! (2005)
Comics Festival! (2007)
Creator-Owned Heroes (2012)
CRIMINAL The Sinners (2009)
DC Premium (2001)
DC: The New Frontier (2004)
Detective Comics (1937)
The Hunter (2009)
The Jack Kirby Collector (1994)
JSA: All Stars (2003)
Justice League: The New Frontier Special (2008)
Madman 20th Anniversary Monster! (2011)
Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics (2013)
Our Army at War (2011)
The Outfit (2010)
Parker: The Martini Edition (2011)
Peter Parker: Spider-Man [GER] (2001)
Richard Stark's Parker: Slayground (2013)
Richard Stark's Parker: The Man With the Getaway Face- A Prelude to the Outfit (2010)
Richard Stark's Parker: The Score (2012)
Rocketeer Adventures (2011)
Solo (2004)
Spider-Man's Tangled Web (2001)
The Spirit [ESP] (2007)
The Spirit [GER] (2008)
The Spirit (2007)
Superman Confidential (2007)
Superman Legends (2007)
Talent Showcase (1985)
Tales of the Batman - Tim Sale (2007)
Weird War Tales (War One-Shot) (2010)

Penciller:
9-11 (2002)
All Star Western (2011)
American Splendor Vol. 2 (2008)
The Art of Matt Wagner's Grendel (2007)
Astro City A Visitor's Guide (2004)
Back Issue (2003)
Batman Beyond [I] (1999)
Batman Black and White (1996)
Batman: Cover to Cover (2005)
Batman: Ego (2000)
Batman: Ego and Other Tails (2007)
Batman: Gotham Knights (2000)
Batman/The Spirit (2007)
Before Watchmen - Gratis Comic Tag (2013)
Before Watchmen: Minutemen (2012)
Before Watchmen: Minutemen/Silk Spectre (2013)
The Best of Spider-Man (2002)
Catwoman (2002)
Catwoman: Das Dunkle Ende der Straße (2003)
Catwoman: Selina's Big Score (2002)
The CBLDF Presents: Liberty Comics (2008)
Colección Extra SuperHéroes (2011)
Comic Book Artist (2003)
Comics Festival! (2005)
Comics Festival! (2007)
Creator-Owned Heroes (2012)
DC Comics Covergirls (2007)
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
DC Comics Presents: Superman (2004)
DC Premium (2001)
DC-spesiaali (1994)
DC: The New Frontier (2004)
Detective Comics (1937)
Drink and Draw Social Club (2010)
The Essential Batman Encyclopedia (2008)
Fables (2002)
Green Lantern (2005)
Green Lantern Secret Files and Origins 2005 (2005)
Green Lantern Super Spectacular (2011)
Harley Quinn (2014)
Helden Special (2004)
Hero Comics (2009)
House of Mystery (2008)
The Hunter (2009)
Jonah Hex (2006)
JSA: All Stars (2003)
Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating the DC Universe (2002)
Just Imagine Stan Lee With Chris Bachalo Creating Catwoman (2002)
Justice League: The New Frontier Special (2008)
Legion Worlds (2001)
Looney Tunes (1994)
Madman 20th Anniversary Monster! (2011)
Madman Atomic Comics (2007)
Madman Atomica! (2011)
Madman Picture Exhibition (2002)
Madman: All-New Giant-Size Super Ginchy Special! (2011)
Marvel Double Shot (2003)
A Moment of Silence (2002)
The Murder of King Tut (2010)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Our Army at War (2011)
The Outfit (2010)
Parker: A Portfolio of Words and Pictures (2009)
Parker: The Martini Edition (2011)
Peter Parker: Spider-Man [GER] (2001)
Richard Stark's Parker: Slayground (2013)
Richard Stark's Parker: The Man With the Getaway Face- A Prelude to the Outfit (2010)
Richard Stark's Parker: The Score (2012)
Rocketeer Adventures (2011)
The Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of Usagi Yojimbo (2014)
The Shade (2011)
Solo (2004)
Spider-Man 2 Comic Book Artists Portfolio (2004)
Spider-Man's Tangled Web (2001)
The Spirit [ESP] (2007)
The Spirit [GER] (2008)
The Spirit (2007)
Stephen Colbert's Tek Jansen (2007)
Superman Adventures (1996)
Talent Showcase (1985)
The Uncanny Dave Cockrum... A Tribute (2004)
Weird War Tales (War One-Shot) (2010)
Witchblade (1995)
Witchblade Animated (2003)
The Wolverine: Weapon X 100 Project (2009)
Wolverine/Doop (2003)
X-Force (1991)
X-Statix (2002)
X-Statix Omnibus (2011)

Inker:
9-11 (2002)
Alison Dare & the Heart of the Maiden (2002)
All Star Western (2011)
American Splendor Vol. 2 (2008)
The Art of Matt Wagner's Grendel (2007)
Astro City A Visitor's Guide (2004)
Batman Beyond [I] (1999)
Batman Black and White (1996)
Batman: Ego (2000)
Batman: Ego and Other Tails (2007)
Batman: Gotham Knights (2000)
Before Watchmen - Gratis Comic Tag (2013)
Before Watchmen: Minutemen (2012)
Catwoman (2002)
Catwoman: Das Dunkle Ende der Straße (2003)
Catwoman: Selina's Big Score (2002)
The CBLDF Presents: Liberty Comics (2008)
Comic Book Artist (2003)
Comics Festival! (2005)
Comics Festival! (2007)
Creator-Owned Heroes (2012)
DC Premium (2001)
DC-spesiaali (1994)
DC: The New Frontier (2004)
Detective Comics (1937)
Fables (2002)
Green Lantern (2005)
Green Lantern Secret Files and Origins 2005 (2005)
Green Lantern Super Spectacular (2011)
Harley Quinn (2014)
Hero Comics (2009)
House of Mystery (2008)
The Hunter (2009)
Jonah Hex (2006)
JSA: All Stars (2003)
Justice League: The New Frontier Special (2008)
Legion Worlds (2001)
Looney Tunes (1994)
Madman 20th Anniversary Monster! (2011)
Madman Picture Exhibition (2002)
A Moment of Silence (2002)
The Murder of King Tut (2010)
Our Army at War (2011)
The Outfit (2010)
Parker: A Portfolio of Words and Pictures (2009)
Parker: The Martini Edition (2011)
Richard Stark's Parker: Slayground (2013)
Richard Stark's Parker: The Man With the Getaway Face- A Prelude to the Outfit (2010)
Richard Stark's Parker: The Score (2012)
Rocketeer Adventures (2011)
Solo (2004)
The Spirit (2007)
Weird War Tales (War One-Shot) (2010)
Witchblade Animated (2003)
X-Force (1991)
X-Statix (2002)
X-Statix Omnibus (2011)

Colorist:
9-11 (2002)
American Splendor Vol. 2 (2008)
The Art of Matt Wagner's Grendel (2007)
Astro City A Visitor's Guide (2004)
Batman: Ego (2000)
Batman: Ego and Other Tails (2007)
Catwoman (2002)
Comic Book Artist (2003)
Comics Festival! (2007)
Creator-Owned Heroes (2012)
DC: The New Frontier (2004)
Fables (2002)
Hero Comics (2009)
The Hunter (2009)
Madman Picture Exhibition (2002)
The Outfit (2010)
Parker: A Portfolio of Words and Pictures (2009)
Richard Stark's Parker: Slayground (2013)
Richard Stark's Parker: The Man With the Getaway Face- A Prelude to the Outfit (2010)
Richard Stark's Parker: The Score (2012)
Solo (2004)

Letterer:
9-11 (2002)
American Splendor Vol. 2 (2008)
Batman Black and White (1996)
Batman: Ego and Other Tails (2007)
Batman: Gotham Knights (2000)
Catwoman (2002)
Catwoman: Selina's Big Score (2002)
The CBLDF Presents: Liberty Comics (2008)
Comics Festival! (2005)
Comics Festival! (2007)
Creator-Owned Heroes (2012)
DC: The New Frontier (2004)
Hero Comics (2009)
The Hunter (2009)
JSA: All Stars (2003)
Legion Worlds (2001)
The Outfit (2010)
Parker: The Martini Edition (2011)
Richard Stark's Parker: Slayground (2013)
Richard Stark's Parker: The Man With the Getaway Face- A Prelude to the Outfit (2010)
Richard Stark's Parker: The Score (2012)
Rocketeer Adventures (2011)
Solo (2004)
Spider-Man's Tangled Web (2001)
Weird War Tales (War One-Shot) (2010)

Cover Artist:
All Star Western (2011)
Ambush Bug: Year None (2008)
American Splendor Vol. 2 (2008)
Back Issue (2003)
Bad Girls (2003)
Batman Beyond (2011)
Batman Beyond [I] (1999)
Batman Beyond [II] (1999)
Batman: Ego (2000)
Batman: Ego and Other Tails (2007)
Batman: Gotham Adventures (1998)
Batman: Gotham Knights (2000)
Batman/The Spirit (2007)
Batwing (2011)
Before Watchmen: Dollar Bill (2013)
Before Watchmen: Minutemen (2012)
Before Watchmen: Minutemen/Silk Spectre (2013)
Catwoman (2002)
Catwoman: Das Dunkle Ende der Straße (2003)
Catwoman: Selina's Big Score (2002)
Comic Book Artist (2003)
Comic Shop News (1987)
Comic-Con International Update (1996)
Comics Festival! (2005)
Comics Festival! (2007)
The Comics Journal (1977)
Creator-Owned Heroes (2012)
DC Premium (2001)
DC: The New Frontier (2004)
Elk's Run (2005)
Fatale (2012)
The Flash (2010)
Forager (2013)
The Fox (2013)
The Grimoire (2005)
Hugh Howey's Wool (2014)
The Hunter (2009)
IDW Coming Attractions (2009)
Invincible Returns (2010)
It Girl! and the Atomics (2012)
iZombie (2010)
The Jack Kirby Collector (1994)
Jersey Gods (2009)
Jonah Hex (2006)
Justice League (2011)
Justice League Adventures (2002)
Justice League: The New Frontier Special (2008)
Justice Society of America (2007)
Kirby Five-Oh! (2008)
The Last Resort (2009)
Lorna: Relic Wrangler (2011)
Madman Atomic Comics (2007)
Mirror Mirror (2010)
The Murder of King Tut (2010)
The Outfit (2010)
Painkiller Jane (2007)
Parker: A Portfolio of Words and Pictures (2009)
Parker: The Martini Edition (2011)
Rawhide Kid (2003)
Red Menace (2007)
Richard Stark's Parker: Slayground (2013)
Richard Stark's Parker: The Man With the Getaway Face- A Prelude to the Outfit (2010)
Richard Stark's Parker: The Score (2012)
Rocketeer Adventures (2012)
The Rocketeer/The Spirit: Pulp Friction (2013)
Season of the Witch (2005)
The Shade (2011)
The Shadow (2012)
Solo (2004)
Spellgame (2005)
Spider-Man's Tangled Web (2001)
The Spirit [ESP] (2007)
The Spirit [GER] (2008)
The Spirit (2007)
Star Spangled War Stories (2014)
Stephen Colbert's Tek Jansen (2007)
Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus (2013)
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents (2011)
Torpedo (2010)
Weird War Tales (War One-Shot) (2010)
Weird Western Tales (2001)
Witchblade Animated (2003)
Wolverine/Doop (2003)
X-Force (1991)



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