Tuesday, September 29, 2009

5 Quick Questions with Darwyn Cooke

Darwyn Cooke was born in Toronto. He published his first comics in New Talent Showcase in 1985, but he eventually became a magazine art director, graphic and product designer for 15 years. He went into animation in the 1990s, working on the 'Animated Series' of Superman and Batman, as well as 'Batman Beyond' and Sony's 'Men in Black: The Series'. He finally returned to comics in 2000, when he did the graphic novel 'Batman: Ego' for DC Comics. He subsequently freelanced on titles such as 'X-Force', 'Wolverine/Doop' and 'Spider-Man's Tangled Web' for DC.

In 2001, he revamped 'Catwoman' with writer Ed Brubaker. In 2004, he wrote and drew the Eisner-Award winning 'DC: The New Frontier', a miniseries covering the gap between the golden and silver age of comic books in the DC Universe. He additionally contributed to the 'Solo' anthology and in 2006, he teamed up with writer Jeph Loeb to work on a 'Batman/Spirit' crossover. Cooke also took on script and artwork on the new monthly 'Spirit' title. As a scriptwriter, he wrote 'Superman Confidential'

He agreed to answer 5 Quick Questions:

1) What would you say is your greatest achievement in comics?

Breaking in.

2) Who was your favorite writer or artist that you worked with & why?

Mike Alfred, my pal.

3) What character you have never worked .., would you like to do & why?

Captain America or the old school Spectre

4) Who are your influences?

Alex Toth, Jack Kirby, Frank Robbins

5) What hero or villain would you like to change if you could and why?

Batman - He should shave & keep it in his pants

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