Richard Stark's Parker: Slayground

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Product Details

Price
$14.99
Publisher
IDW Publishing
Publish Date
Pages
96
Dimensions
5.9 X 0.5 X 8.9 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781684051267
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About the Author

Richard Stark is the most famous pseudonym of world-renowned author Donald Westlake (1933-2008). In 1962 he created the master thief Parker and began a series of novels that have been recognized as seminal works of crime fiction. Several of Westlake's books have been adapted by Hollywood and Westlake's adaptation of The Grifters earned him an Academy Award nomination for best motion picture screenplay. Westlake has won numerous awards for his fiction and in 1993 the Mystery Writers of America named him a Grand Master, the highest honor bestowed by that prestigious society.

Darwyn Cooke (1962-2015) was a graphic designer and animator who turned his attention toward cartooning in the late nineties. Known primarily for his work on the DC line of superheroes, Cooke always had an affinity for crime fiction and has often cited the Parker books as a great source of creative inspiration. Cooke has won multiple Eisner, Harvey, and Shuster awards, as well as the National Cartoonist Society's Best Series award. In 2008 Cooke was Emmy-nominated for the animated adaptation of his magnum opus, DC: The New Frontier.

Reviews

"Cooke's feel for the character and action matches the best seen in the world of graphic novels." -Mark Squirek, New York Journal of Books

"Parker is probably one of the most undervalued characters in crime literature and comic book artist/writer Darwyn Cooke is just the guy to bring this amazing character into the spotlight for a new audience." -Pop Mythology