iFanboy Video Podcast

iFanboy – Episode #63: “Darwyn Cooke”

Show Notes

Very late on a Saturday night, we say to Darwyn, “Hey, when do you
want to do that interview?” Darwyn asks if we are man enough to meet
him at 9 AM the next morning, only a few short hours away. But this
Darwyn Cooke, the man behind so many great comics and truly a master of
the comics form. So, of course we’re man enough. We’re groggy, but
we’re men.

The recent release of the
Justice League: New Frontier DVD
, and continued focus on Cooke’s New Frontier comics, especially the gorgeous Absolute
Edition
,
have shown comic readers that there is another way to make comics. It’s
clean, elegant, intelligent, and not gimmicky. Cooke followed up on
that success with a brilliant 12 issue run on The Spirit.
Cooke talks to us about where he came from, how he thinks about comics,
what they should be, and even gives us a taste of what we’ll see in the
future.

It’s candid, it’s a little salty, and it’s mostly coherent. It’s Darwyn Cooke on iFanboy!

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Comments

  1. DaveCarr DaveCarr says:

    Chhers! Excellent Job. I’d be interested if Darwn did something creator owned someday, but it seems as though his heart is in this stuff. Still, that’s not to disperage the man’s genius.

  2. adrian adrian says:

    That was a fun interview to watch.  I thought it was great when Darwyn talked about the monthly process and lateness.  Talk about being direct.

    Even though I don’t read Jonah Hex, I’ll definitely be waiting to check out the issue he does this summer.  Just to see what his interpretation is of what they give him should be fun to see. 

  3. s1lentslayer s1lentslayer says:

    He seems like a very honest person and I liked the interview a lot with his candid responses. Perhaps the timeliness of the interview had something to do with it;)  Having said that, I didn’t like the movie. I’ve never read the comics either. I didn’t like the animation style and the voice acting was terrible I thought. To each his own:)

  4. cromulent cromulent says:

    Great interview guys. When he said "Jonah Hex" my heart started beatly rapidly, overcome with joy. Can’t wait for that issue! Sidenote: Will you be getting a third mic anytime soon? (j/k) :P

  5. Threshold Threshold says:

    Did you guys ever imagine you’d be sitting down with someone like Darwyn Cooke for a half hour for an interview like that?  Great to watch.  Thanks.

  6. Superyan Superyan says:

    I can’t wait to watch this!  I think I’m going to purchase that Absolute Edition from the Ifanboy/amazon store tonight too! 

    I loved the movie, but have yet to read the book.  Since you guys have gushed so much about the absolute, and since I loved the movie and recent special JLANF #1 issue, I think I’ll skip the regular trades and go straight to the Absolute!

  7. jmstump jmstump says:

    This made my day.  I love Darwyn Cooke’s work along with the rest of his team J. Bone and Dave Stewart.  I can’t wait to see what he does with Jonah Hex. 

    Mr. Cooke your time off I think is well deserved, I paitently await any thing else that you along with the rest of your team does. 

  8. John John says:

    Fantastic show guys.  I love the interview shows.

  9. PymSlap PymSlap says:

    I got my New Frontier pint glass today! Thanks for mailing it up to Alaska. Gordon (I presume) did a good packing it up in newspaper.

  10. Great interview, fellas.  Nice to hear Cooke be so candid about the way the industry works.  Looking forward to that Jonah Hex issue he was talking about.

  11. Evangelion11 Evangelion11 says:

    you guys have made me wanna read everything darwyn does just because he seems damn awsome

     

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