This morning, the world learned that Darwyn Cooke is undergoing palliative care after a “bout with aggressive cancer.” His wife, Marsha Cooke, took to his blog this morning to break the news with a short post entitled “F**k Cancer.”
In the 1990s, Darwyn Cooke worked on much-lauded DC animated series including Batman: the Animated Series and Superman: the Animated Series. He is the writer and artist of DC: The New Frontier, which was adapted as an animated movie by Warner Bros. Animation in 2006. Cooke served as co-writer and art director for the adaptation.
More recently, Cooke wrote Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre and drew Before Watchmen: Minutemen. He recently wrapped art for the Vertigo series Twilight Children and announced his first Image Comics series, Revengeance, in 2015.
The family has asked for privacy as they go through this challenging period. We wish them and Darwyn the best.
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