We pause our regularly scheduled Superdames posts to remember Darwyn Cooke today.
I didn’t know Darwyn personally, but I loved much of his work. He was a great and elegant artist, by all accounts a kind and generous person, and definitely a man with many strong opinions about comics that he was not shy about sharing (not all of which I agreed with, but many that I did).
This interview had a HUGE impact on my thinking about comics when I first found it on YouTube several years ago. He’s asked about what’s right and wrong with the comics industry about 1 minute into the video, and he delivers a graceful and forceful defense of the need for comics to appeal to all ages, and to embrace digital.
Darwyn’s voice is definitely one of the many that I hear in the back of my head whenever I try to create my own comics.
Thank you, Darwyn Cooke, for your art, your influence, and your wisdom.