SIGNED DARWYN COOKE Hand Pulled SILKSCREEN Print ~ PARKER Martini Edition ~ Framed 2011 Hero Initiative Limited Edition 69/200 ~ RARE
Stark black and white print of Parker reading a newspaper. Behind him are police and cityscape, including the Martini Lounge. Framed under conservation UV protective glass, black metal frame.
This print was created to benefit The Hero's Initiative, a charity for comic artists, and according to the artist's website, released at the Long Beach Comic Con in 2011.
- Mark: Ink signed lower right - Darwyn || Numbered lower right - 69/200 || The Hero Initiative - Helping comic creators in need! || Parker by Darwyn Cooke || Parker is © 2011 the Estate of Donald E. Westlake || Artwork © 2011 Darwyn Cooke
- Measurements (WxH):
- Framed - 9.5 x 13 x 1 inches
- Print area - 6.625 x 10.25 inches
- Condition: See photos and use zoom to fully evaluate condition. A little damage to black frame: a couple indentations near upper corners, a couple light scratches/scuffs.
About the Artist
Darwyn Cooke (November 16, 1962 – May 14, 2016) was a Canadian comics artist, writer, cartoonist, and animator who worked on the comic books Catwoman, DC: The New Frontier, The Spirit and Richard Stark's Parker: The Hunter. His work has been honoured with numerous Eisner, Harvey, and Joe Shuster Awards.
In July 2009, IDW Publishing published Cooke's Richard Stark's Parker: The Hunter, an adaptation of the Donald Westlake novel, The Hunter, the first of four Parker novels Cooke adapted for IDW. The second, The Outfit, was released in October 2010, The Score was released in July 2012, and Slayground was published in December 2013, with Cooke handling the entire art direction and physical design.