I have a bunch of Darwyn stories, but they all add up to what I said above…he was a funny, generous, charming guy. I wish the last time I saw him (in Montreal outside our hotel at a comic convention) he hadn’t been smoking a cigarette, but I’m stuck with that last visual memory no matter what I do. Fuck cancer.
(The family has set up a page with the Canadian Cancer Society to accept donations in Darwyn’s honour. Link HERE.)
Ty the Guy OUT.
A couple of images of Slam Bradley by Darwyn.
Darywn showed up in the Bun Toon every now and then. He was too important to our industry, doing too much interesting work for me not to comment on him now and then. Here’s one from a few years ago, when he did a magnificent job on his issues of Before Watchmen.
Amazingly enough, the Alan Moore Hover-Guilt quieted down when I read Darwyn’s series. It helped that I knew Darwyn, and don’t know Alan. It also helped that Darwyn did a fantastic job on the book, as he did every time he did anything.
I still haven’t read his last book, The Twilight Children, and wonder when I’ll be able to enjoy it properly. I flipped through it today, and it’s beautiful. Of course.
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Ask George Lucas and Ridley Scott…when do prequels ever go wrong?
This actually happened. I meant to consider the book under its own merits (it’s beautifully drawn and has clever ideas all over it) but try as I did, the man on my shoulder kept demanding my attention.
I didn’t expect that. I’m frankly surprised. Do I have a conscience or something?
Ty the Guy OUT!
I know everyone on Earth bought MINUTEMEN #1 this week, so there’s no reason to run the cover. Here’s your BONUS MOMENT poster that was released to promote the first issue going on sale by the lovely and talented Darwyn Cooke.
Ain’t no denying it’s pretty.
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If you’ve been on the internet in the last few days, you know that fandom collected has their matching Underoos in a bunch over DC’s announcement that they are, in fact, FINALLY doing the WATCHMEN prequels they’ve been threatening for over a decade. I could say that responses have been mixed, but they seem to be mixed between complete revulsion and utter disgust.
I know what’s frightening people. The WATCHMEN was a brilliant satire that deconstructed the comic book forever, and people are worried these prequels are going to be just comic books. They won’t be epoch-making once-in-a-lifetime experiences that will mark everything before and after. They’ll simply be the work of folks doing their best and falling short of shocking genius.
Ty the Guy OUT!
Here now, your BONUS Watchmen-in-the-hands-of-others MOMENT.
See? And this turned out just fine.
And who could argue against this steaming pile of quality?
Okay….here’s the ACTUAL “Before Watchmen”
I mean, FUCK Ditko. What did he ever do for comics?
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