Friday, February 27, 2009

stuff from all over

The big guy should be busy sketching and signing at Megacon this weekend. No word yet on his other convention appearances so far. I know he was hoping to get to the Emerald City Comicon in Seattle among others and I'll try to get some updates as soon as I can.

The folks at Twomorrows have a Modern Masters volume in the pipeline on Darwyn.

and get to your local comic book shop next week! The new issues of Jersey Gods and Madman are due out. Darwyn did the cover for the Jersey Gods and collaborated with J. Bone on a story in the Madman issue. Face front, true believer, and merry marvel march your way to the sales counter with those comics clenched in your fists.

and the folks at Read Yourself Raw have a pretty good bio of the Cooke-ee Monster here.

That's it for now - remember to send in a post card for some sweet swag! Posters, comics, and more!

Friday, February 20, 2009

s'more free comic day sketches

here's a couple more sketches Darwyn did at
one of our Free Comic Day events in Halifax.

and be sure to check out the auctions!

and send us a postcard! Get some free stuff!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

batman on the auction block

a very spiffy Batman illustration up for grabs on ebay - click here for the auction and be sure to
check out the other auctions by the same seller! A nice Cameron Stewart Catwoman piece is available as are some other gems.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Resistance is not looks pretty cool!

Check out Newsarama for a peek at the cover (by Darwyn) of the Resistance!

Monday, February 16, 2009

auctions for a cause

Hiya, folks!

Some artists are selling off some cool wares on ebay to raise money for a friend's medical bills. They need to raise about seven thousand dollars and will be selling sketches and other cool stuff to do so. Anything raised above what's needed will be donated to the HERO Initiative.

So far, just one auction has been posted but more are coming soon. The first one is a copy of Darwyn's Retroactive book with a sketch by Darwyn of the character of your choice!

more to come, including an ADAM HUGHES SPOT ON HIS SKETCH LIST @ MEGACON, more art from Darwyn, Cliff Chiang, Cameron Stewart and so on.

Friday, February 13, 2009

a postcard contest - win fabulous....stuff!

good evening folks,

I was cleaning up my office in the dank hole called the Strange Adventures comic shop and uncovered some neat things. I have a copy of Red Menace #1, the variant cover by Darwyn and he signed it for me as I meant to use it for a giveaway, put it away for safekeeping and promptly forgot about it....

and I also have some New Frontier posters, some of the promotional ones and the one based on the cover for one of the collected editions....

so for all the folks who can't make it to Megacon (Florida from Feb. 27th to March 1st) to see Darwyn in person, here's a chance to get some swag. Just send a postcard through the old-fashioned mail system with your name and address and I'll draw a winner for some Darwyn Cooke stuff! Who knows what else may be added to the pile by the time I'm done cleaning up! The draw will take place on Friday morning, March 27th and I'll post the winner's name on the blog that day and I'll ship the box of goodies right to your door wherever in the world you live. All for the price of a stamp and a postcard! What a deal!

Mail your postcard to
Cooke Contest
c/o Strange Adventures
5262 Sackville Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 1K8 Canada

So, as mentioned above, Darwyn will be attending the Megacon Comic Convention in Orlando. He hasn't confirmed any other appearances so far, but I'll do my best to keep you apprised.

...and to Joseph - I sent an e-mail to James Sime, proprietor of the very fine Isotope Comic Book Lounge, but have yet to hear back regarding the New Frontier prints they had made up for the screening of the movie. I would imagine they are long gone, but feel free to check with Isotope yourself.

...and one more thing...I don't know if anyone has been to Santa's Village in their youth; it's a charming tourist trap in New Hampshire and I went there with my brother and sister way back when we were little kids. My wife, whom I met in 1994, had also been there as a child and we found we had similar photos showing our respective siblings in the same photo spot, the smiling whale. I thought it was kind of cute to imagine that maybe we were there on the same day and wrote a little strip about it that Darwyn was kind enough to illustrate. (I know this is corny, but, hey - tomorrow's Valentine's Day and you should all be thinking of your sweethearts!)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Eisner tribute

hiya, folks, sorry this is so late (late as usual, I know, I know). I was in New York for the comic-con. A good time was had by all - they put on a great show in the big city! I also got to check out Island Burgers and the Brooklyn Supehero Supply Company, thanks to awesome cartoonist and man of action - Steve Manale!

The Hero Initiative, a charity that helps comic creators, was at the NYCC and they held an auction with many great pieces including one by the Cooke-ee monster himself. This was a two-page spread in Comic Book Artist magazine's Will Eisner tribute issue and is simply gorgeous. I was hoping to get it myself!

and since you kids have been good, here's a couple of teasers from the Madman story by Darwyn and J. Bone:

I'll try to be back on Friday with some more stuff. Anyone have any questions for Darwyn? I know he likes long walks on short piers, beaches in winter and small dogs lightly baked.....or at least that's what I read on the interweb!