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Behind Door Number One: Get a kung-fu grip on yourself as Geof Darrow’s blood-spattered killing machine the Shaolin Cowboy returns this April in a new four-issue mini-series. The Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign? is written and illustrated by Darrow, who has won the Inkpot Award and won (and lost) multiple Eisner Awards, and colored by the Eisner Award-winning Dave Stewart. In The Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign?, the titular hero of the series finds that his road to hell is paved not with good intentions but old nemeses hell bent on bloody revenge. Issue 1 is on sale from Dark Horse Comics on April 19, 2017.
Behind Door Number Two: Geof Darrow’s slick, precise inks and stunning detail have amazed comics fans for decades, from his early work with Moebius to Hard Boiled, his first collaboration with Frank Miller, to the overwhelming success of his current series, The Shaolin Cowboy. Now, legendary writers and artists including Joss Whedon, Chuck Palahniuk, Mike Mignola, Stan Sakai, Richard Corben, Sergio Aragonés, David Mack, John Arcudi, Brian Bendis, and Dark Horse Publisher Mike Richardson provide commentary on the pencil drawings behind Darrow’s meticulous inks in Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow, a huge hardcover collection. Dark Horse Comics will release the oversized 128 page book, 9×12” HC and priced at $34.99, in July ahead of Darrow’s appearance at San Diego Comic Con.
Featuring well-known covers and never-before-seen drawings alike, Lead Poisoning is a behind-the-scenes look that reveals perfectionism at its best, showing how clean and perfect the initial drawings can be as well as the bizarre alterations that appear to happen on the fly. Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrowbrings you right to Darrow’s drawing board.
Darrow is renowned for his early work with Moebius, his designs for television (including Super Friends, Richie Rich, and Pac-Man) and films (including The Matrix and Speed Racer), his collaborations with Frank Miller and Andrew Vachss, and his iconic and detailed comic book covers. Before he was a three-time Eisner Award winner, Geof Darrow was born in Cedar Rapids, IA. He is an ex-altar boy, garden mechanic, and boom operator on a soft-core adult film. He resides in Chicago, IL and his artwork inspires and disillusions fans and artists alike.