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The comic book world mourns the loss of artist Darwyn Cooke

"Graphic Ink: The DC Comics Art of Darwyn Cooke"
“Graphic Ink: The DC Comics Art of Darwyn Cooke”
(Darwyn Cooke/ DC Comics)

On Saturday morning, Twitter erupted with messages of sorrow and sadness over the death of comic book illustrator Darwyn Cooke.

Everyone from director Guillermo del Toro to comic book writer Ed Brubaker, a former collaborator of Cooke's, took to Twitter to offer condolences and tributes to the late illustrator.

DC Comics released an official statement on the death of Cooke, including this statement from DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio: "He was both compassionate and combative, approaching everything he did with a tenaciousness and temerity that is now unheard of in a world afraid to offend. The simplistic brilliance of his art and the natural flow of his storytelling not only elevated but enhanced all projects he touched and his passion and love of comics was reflected in every panel of every page." The full statement at the DC Comics website is here, along with a large collection of Cooke's covers. 

Here are some of the addition online reactions and remembrances: 

https://twitter.com/MarkWaid/status/731353124493910016
https://twitter.com/GailSimone/status/731141528354070528
https://twitter.com/RealGDT/status/731539055104675840
https://twitter.com/MondoNews/status/731543792310837250
https://twitter.com/BRIANMBENDIS/status/731360676120133636
https://twitter.com/HamillHimself/status/731584740977938439
https://twitter.com/Marvel/status/731557640480886784
https://twitter.com/willfriedle/status/731591918820327424
https://twitter.com/gabrielhardman/status/731536708764733440
https://twitter.com/JillPantozzi/status/731528107107209220

More on Darwyn Cooke: 

‘Minutemen’: Darwyn Cooke goes past the darkness of ‘Watchmen’

‘The Hunter’: Darwyn Cooke and Donald Westlake pull off the perfect crime

Darwyn Cooke reloads with ‘The Outfit’


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