Interview with Darwyn Cooke of Parker: The Hunter
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter is out. It’s been lauded as one of the best, most original graphic novels to come out in ages. If you’ve enjoyed any of Darwyn Cooke’s work before, perhaps in the updates of Will Eisner’s The Spirit, you know what a fantastic treat it is. He really is unparalleled as a visual storyteller.
Buy this book. No matter who you are or what you like, you should just buy it. Adding the brilliant nuance of word and art of Darwyn Cooke to the already incredible, gritty, noir fun of the original by Richard Stark is like…well, it’s like whomever realized food could be improved by wrapping it in bacon. Sheer genius! Like heist stories? Buy it. Capers? Yup. Mystery, intrigue, anti-heroes? Buy it. Razor-sharp writing and rich, stunning art coming together to form the story? Oooh, yeah.
Want to know more about the mind behind the adaptation? Ron over at iFanboy.com (where good nerds go when they die) was lucky enough to catch up with him for a Darwyn Cooke interview at this year’s San Diego comicon.
He talks about the inspiration he found in books like Stephen King’s The Dark Half, and more. Nice job, Fanboys!