Got it!

Got my copy today. I found it on the porch as I was leaving the house in a hurry, so I haven’t even opened the shipping envelope yet. I hope to read it and have a review posted before the weekend is over.

Thanks to IDW Publishing for hookin’ [...]

“Draw Parker” contest entries

I meant to note this some time ago and just plain forgot. Over at Almost Darwyn Cooke’s Blog, they held a “Draw Parker” contest to celebrate the release of Cooke’s adaptation of The Hunter. You can view all of the entries (and a slideshow) here. As you can tell [...]

Parker comic review: Richard Stark vs. Darwyn Cooke

This review (from Comixology) of Darwyn Cooke’s The Hunter, is well worth your time. The whole thing is good, but the most interesting parts for me are where the critic quotes directly from Stark’s book and then shows the equivalent panels from Darwyn Cooke’s adaptation so you can compare and [...]

The Man With the Getaway Facebook?

OK, here’s the deal.

I read a lot of articles on Richard Stark, Parker, and Donald Westlake. I’ve got all kinds of e-mail alerts set in all sorts of places.

Some of these I share with you and some I don’t. I (try to) sacrifice [...]

Hard Case Crime in trouble?

Is Hard Case Crime in trouble? I doubt it, and I hope not. However, Nathan Cain at Independent Crime is concerned:

And I can’t help but feel that the latest Hard Case newsletter has sort of buried the lede. Down toward the bottom…[publisher Charles] Ardai announces that [...]

Am I back?

Whatever readers I have left after my hiatus have probably noticed some new posts and may be wondering, “Are you back?”

The answer is, “I’m not sure.” I haven’t found work yet, so nothing is certain at the moment. However, you come here for the latest on [...]

This week: Darwyn Cooke’s The Hunter and Godard’s Made in U.S.A.

It’s a big week for Stark/Westlake fans. Most of you already know that the first volume in Darwyn Cooke’s Parker comic adaptations, The Hunter, is out. I don’t have time for a full review roundup at the moment, but the critics are ecstatic. Entertainment Weekly, for example, calls it [...]

Lost Westlake novel coming January 2010

Exciting news from Hard Case Crime. I’ll let them tell you about it:

Friends,

Why haven’t you heard from me in so long?  Because I’ve had a piece of news to share that I couldn’t share until now.

As you probably know, the great Donald E. Westlake, one of [...]

Darwyn Cooke’s Parker: exclusive dustjacket available at Comic Con

There’s a special treat awaiting those of you lucky enough to attend the San Diego Comic Con International (SDCCI) this week. Via The Joe Shuster Awards:

Eisner-award winning writer and artist Darwyn Cooke brings to life one of the true classics of crime fiction with this adaptation [...]

Parker reprint and site update

I just received word from the University of Chicago Press that they have secured the rights to all of the Parker novels through Butcher’s Moon. This is great news, as Butcher’s Moon, Plunder Squad and some of the other late original-run Parker novels cost a fortune used. Before too [...]