Here’s a nifty new cover I just added, from a 1988 large-print edition of The Outfit. It’s now in the cover gallery. I’ve also somewhat revised my remarks on the book and I hope to revisit the film this week as well.
I’ve still got a ton of cool covers on my hard [...]
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo sets publishers looking for more Scandi noir: http://nyti.ms/dr2abc # WSJ–Time for Jim Thompson to Be Famous Again: http://on.wsj.com/cg8Xig #
The 2010 Joe Shuster awards have been announced. Darwyn Cooke's The Hunter won best cover. http://bit.ly/czEDdE #
I discovered the great magazine Cashiers du Cinemart at Tower Records in Ann Arbor, and rediscovered it at a newstand/porn store in Austin about a year later. It quickly became my favorite magazine, because it obsessively covered many of my…um…obsessions while introducing me to new ones. Each issue was a wild ride through [...]
When these come out in September, all of the rare Parker novels save Butcher’s Moon will be in print, with that one to follow next year. Rejoice!
The forewords for this batch are by Charles Ardai, editor of Hard Case Crime and an accomplished crime fiction writer in his own right.
I’ll have the cover art for Slayground and Plunder Squad in the coming days.
All three are scheduled for release September 1 (which likely means late August).
The Darwyn Cooke Experience: http://www.mustbeawesome.com/2010/06/the-darwyn-cooke-experience/ # Andy at Grovel has a review of The Hot Rock comic book http://www.grovel.org.uk/the-hot-rock/ #
The two protagonists in Gone ’til November are survivors.
In small-town Florida, Deputy Sara Cross, despite making just about every wrong decision imaginable when it comes to her love life, is an absolute fighter when it comes to her cancer-stricken six-year-old son, Danny.
Meanwhile, in New Jersey, over-the-hill original gangsta Morgan is feeling [...]
Donald Westlake, writing as Richard Stark, was responsible for one of the best books of 2009 in Darwyn Cooke’s adaptation of Parker: The Hunter. The Hot Rock, first published by Casterman in France in 2008, is the darkly comic flipside to Parker; a story of a bungling con and an increasingly [...]