1. mdz1971:

Darwyn Cooke.

    mdz1971:

    Darwyn Cooke.

  2. 
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score

    Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score

    (Source: doctorfylthe)

  3. seattlemysterybooks:

1963 Perma paperback original
4th Parker novel by Donald E. Westlake
Seattle Mystery Bookshop

    seattlemysterybooks:

    1963 Perma paperback original

    4th Parker novel by Donald E. Westlake

    Seattle Mystery Bookshop

  4. anthonymeloro:

    Let’s take a moment and appreciate the beautiful compositions and limited palettes of Darwyn Cooke’s The Score based on the novel by Donald E. Westlake.

  5. idwcomics:

Original Painting by Darwyn Cooke included in the the new release of Richard Stark's Parker: The Hunter Prose Collection

    idwcomics:

    Original Painting by Darwyn Cooke included in the the new release of Richard Stark's Parker: The Hunter Prose Collection

  6. rodrigoobon:

Richard Stark - The Man With the Getaway Face.

    rodrigoobon:

    Richard Stark - The Man With the Getaway Face.

  7. rodrigoobon:

Richard Stark - The Man With the Getaway Face.

    rodrigoobon:

    Richard Stark - The Man With the Getaway Face.

  8. LITTERATURE/COMICS: “The Hunter” by Darwyn Cooke/”The Hunter” de Darwyn Cooke

    bullesdeculture:

    A while back, I saw “Payback” by Brian Helgeland, the crime flick with Mel Gibson in theaters. I liked the movie. I thought it was dark and cool. It had a cool anti-hero, lots of gunfights and a very unusual storyline.
    I thought the writers of the film were geniuses. How wrong I was!

    Il y a quelque temps, j´ai vu au cinéma “Payback” de Brian Helgeland, un polar avec Mel Gibson. J´ai aimé le film. J´ai pensé qu´il était sombre et cool. Il était noir, il avait un anti-héros cool, des fusillades et un scénario très inhabituel.
    J´ai pensé que les scénaristes du film étaient des génies. Comme je m´étais trompé!

    In actuality, “The Hunter”, Donald Westlake´s novel, was the basis for the film (which was the second film adapted from the novel, the first one being “Point Blank” de John Boorman in 1967 with Lee Marvin). Donald Westlake wrote the novel under the pseudonym Richard Stark. I won´t comment on the novel, which I have not read, but I will talk about its Darwyn Cooke´s graphic adaptation.
    En fait, “Comme une fleur” (“The Hunter”), le roman de Donald Westlake, a été le point de départ du film (qui était le deuxième film adapté du roman, le premier étant “Point Blank” de John Boorman en 1967 avec Lee Marvin). Donald Westlake a écrit ce roman sous le pseudonyme de Richard Stark. Je ne ferai aucun commentaire sur le roman, que je n´ai pas lu, mais je parlerai de son adaptation graphique par Darwyn Cooke.

    The story is simple. It is the story of a man, Parker, who returns after being left for dead, betrayed by the woman he loved and double-crossed by his partner in crime. He returns to exact a cold revenge.
    L´histoire est simple. C´est l´histoire d´un homme, Parker, qui revient après avoir été laissé pour mort, trahi par la femme qu´il aimait et doublé par son partenaire. Il revient pour réclamer une froide vengeance.

    Despite the simple pitch described above, the story is full of innovative ideas. The first time we meet Parker, master thief anti-hero, he insults a driver on the George Washington Bridge and sets the tone of the story. The next 10-15 pages are masterfully conceived, they are without dialogue and characterize Parker uniquely by his actions. We follow him through a series of strange activities that we will understand only later on. And we are blown away at the way he acts and behaves, and at how other characters react to him. The revenge-seeking thief seems to always have a plan in mind…
    Mais malgré cette apparente simplicité, l´histoire est pleine d´idées novatrices. La première fois que nous rencontrons Parker, voleur anti-héros, il insulte un chauffeur sur le Pont George Washington et donne le ton de l´histoire. Les 10-15 premières pages, qui suivent, sont habilement conçues, elles sont sans dialogue et caractérisent Parker uniquement par ses actions. Nous le suivons à travers une série d´activités étranges que nous comprendrons que plus tard. Et nous sommes époustouflés par la manière dont il agit et se comporte, et la façon dont les autres personnages réagissent avec lui. Le voleur revanchard semble avoir toujours un plan en tête…

    This is a crime story that is very dark-toned and that does not shy away from the main character´s brutal motive. The story goes all the way and ends in a remarkable direction, setting the stage for future adventures of Parker. This is without doubt one of the best crime graphic novels I´ve read in a while. If you like this type of fiction, you should buy the graphic novel “The Hunter” by Darwyn Cooke (published by IDW Publishing).
    C´est un polar très sombre qui ne craint pas le mobile brutal du personnage principal. L´histoire s´enchaîne et se termine d´une façon remarquable, ouvrant la voie aux futures aventures de Parker. C´est sans doute l´un des meilleurs romans policiers graphiques que j´ai lus depuis un moment. Si vous aimez ce type de fiction, vous devriez acheter le roman graphique “The Hunter” par Darwyn Cooke (publiée par IDW Publishing).

    Comic book readers will know what to expect out of Darwyn Cooke´s style. It is generally a mix between a colourful cartoony feel and a edgy, film-noir deco settings and ambiance. For this project, Cooke disregards his usual colours and cartoony style to concentrate on the “noir” feel and opts for a monochromatic blue colour palette. The style is stunning and majestic but, most of all, encourages the reader to follow Parker in his dark quest.
    Les lecteurs de comics sauront à quoi s´attendre du style de Darwyn Cooke. Il s´agit généralement d´un mélange entre cartoon coloré dans des décors de film noir et une ambiance années 40-50. Pour ce projet, Cooke change ses couleurs habituelles et le style “cartoon” se concentre sur le “noir” et opte pour une palette de couleurs monochrome bleue. Ce style est magnifique et majestueux, mais, surtout, encourage le lecteur à suivre Parker dans sa quête sombre.

    People, who would like this comic book, are people:
    • who have enjoyed “Torso” and “Goldfish” by Brian Michael Bendis ;
    • who like fast-paced crime stories ;
    • who are looking for a good story, with at the heart of it, a true, unflinching anti-hero.
    Les gens qui vont aimer ce comics, sont des gens :
    • qui ont aimé “Torso” et “Goldfish” de Briand Michael Bendis ;
    • qui aiment les polars bien rythmés ;
    • qui sont à la recherche d´une bonne histoire, avec au cœur du récit un vrai anti-héros.
    Out of 20, this is a 17.
    Sur 20, c´est un 17.

    VJ

    To read a preview of “The Hunter”/Pour lire un extrait de “The Hunter” (en anglais) : http://www.idwpublishing.com/previews/parker. More on “Goldfish”/En savoir plus sur “Goldfish” (en anglais) : http://www.amazon.fr/Goldfish-Brian-Michael-Bendis/dp/1582401950/ref=pd_sim_b_2. More on “Torso”/En savoir plus sur “Torso” (en anglais) : http://www.amazon.fr/Torso-Brian-Michael-Bendis/dp/1582401748.

  9. idwcomics:

Parker The Illustrated Novels Limited Edition TCAF Print by Darwyn Cooke

Get all the details abouy the show on Darwyn Cooke's BLOG

    idwcomics:

    Parker The Illustrated Novels Limited Edition TCAF Print by Darwyn Cooke

    Get all the details abouy the show on Darwyn Cooke's BLOG

  10. kentgowran:

THE SCORE by Richard Stark
For whatever reason, this cover has always made me chuckle. It was recently pointed out to me that it has a sort of Scooby-Doo gang in the van quality, so maybe that’s it.

    kentgowran:

    THE SCORE by Richard Stark

    For whatever reason, this cover has always made me chuckle. It was recently pointed out to me that it has a sort of Scooby-Doo gang in the van quality, so maybe that’s it.

  11. voiceofe:

The Hunter Gets a New Look
Details here http://bit.ly/1s21Ai3

    voiceofe:

    The Hunter Gets a New Look

    Details here http://bit.ly/1s21Ai3

  12. comicsalliance:

IDW TO PUBLISH HARDCOVER ‘PARKER’ NOVELS ILLUSTRATED BY DARWYN COOKE

    comicsalliance:

    IDW TO PUBLISH HARDCOVER ‘PARKER’ NOVELS ILLUSTRATED BY DARWYN COOKE

  13. bigdealcomics:

Drawing I did back in 2009 for an contest that tied in with Darwyn Cooke’s first Parker adaptation, The Hunter. Everyone else in this “draw Parker” contest had depicted scenes from the first book, so having just finished Slayground, I choose a scene from the beginning of the book where Parker is running away from a car wreck after an early morning heist. By now everyone’s probably seen Darwyn Cooke’s version of the same scene in his recent adaptation of Slayground which has a spectacular car crash over the course of a couple if pages. If you haven’t read any of Donald Westlake’s Parker books, they’re certainly worth picking up.

    bigdealcomics:

    Drawing I did back in 2009 for an contest that tied in with Darwyn Cooke’s first Parker adaptation, The Hunter. Everyone else in this “draw Parker” contest had depicted scenes from the first book, so having just finished Slayground, I choose a scene from the beginning of the book where Parker is running away from a car wreck after an early morning heist. By now everyone’s probably seen Darwyn Cooke’s version of the same scene in his recent adaptation of Slayground which has a spectacular car crash over the course of a couple if pages. If you haven’t read any of Donald Westlake’s Parker books, they’re certainly worth picking up.

  14. rivercityconfidential:

Caught this courtesy of Watch TCM - a real gem.  George Pelecanos guest hosted the other night & this was one of his picks.  Worth seeking out - great performances, great 70’s vibe throughout.

    rivercityconfidential:

    Caught this courtesy of Watch TCM - a real gem.  George Pelecanos guest hosted the other night & this was one of his picks.  Worth seeking out - great performances, great 70’s vibe throughout.

  15. alternativecandidate:

    Point Blank (1967)

    "Influenced by the French New Wave’s radical formal innovations, the European ennui of Michelangelo Antonioni’s films, and the genre revisionism of Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns, Boorman set out to make a thriller that looked and felt like nothing else before it, using widescreen Panavision cinematography, explosive colors, and a multi-layered soundtrack to re-envision the noir picture as highbrow Euro-art film. Whereas noirs generally boast a shadowy, expressionistic interplay between light and dark, Boorman casts most of his film in brilliant daylight and summery colors. Where noir creates a visual and thematic atmosphere of constriction and imprisonment, Boorman shoots everything in expansive widescreen that posits characters in oppressively open spaces and, when more than one person is on screen, at opposite ends of the frame. And instead of noir’s typically convoluted narratives involving plenty of unnecessary exposition, Boorman’s film is a model of silent visual storytelling that broke new ground in non-linear cinematic narrative construction."

    Nick Schager, Slant Magazine