Friday, July 25, 2008

Richard Stark graphic novels

Darwyn (JLA: The New Frontier) Cooke will adapt the first four "Parker" novels by Richard Stark (Donald Westlake) as a series of graphic novels for publisher IDW. The titles, which have a "mild continuity" as Cooke explained, will be: The Hunter (aka Point Blank), The Man with the Getaway Face, The Outfit, and The Mourner. The first title, according to Cooke, is targeted for a late 2009 release, with the successive
three titles coming out in two year-intervals after that. (...)

The graphic novels will be fully endorsed and approved by Westlake, as Cooke has been in contact with the author, and referred to the process between himself and the original author as a collaboration that will reflect the tone of the original novels.

In regards to his art style, Cooke said that Parker graphic novels will be similar to his usual style, but will be "choppier and grittier - a far rawer look" than his mainstream superhero work. The art will be in black and white with one color.

From Newsarama.

1 comment:

Alyna said...

speaking of graphic novels, i just finished a great one called Mateki;The Magic Flute. It has some really beautiful illustrations.