Friday, November 9, 2012
PARKER by Adam Gorham
I chose Parker because I like hard-boiled crime thrillers, and in the world of comics few do that better than Darwyn Cooke in his adaptations of Donald Westlake's novels. When you get right down to it, however, choosing Parker for this weeks entry was made difficult for the fact that he lacks a iconic look. He's a character largely defined by his actions and grim, pragmatic personality. To look at him though, he's just a tough looking guy in a suit, usually scowling behind coiling tendrils of cigarette smoke.
So to make this tough guy in a suit quintessentially Parker, I tried emulating Darwyn Cooke's aesthetic in his graphic novels, as well as adding some intrigue with a femme fatale.
That's the thing about Parker: he doesn't always carry a gun, but you're pretty sure he's got the upper hand. As always, you can buy the original here.