Geof Darrow Unveils New ‘Shaolin Cowboy’ Cover And Upcoming Art Book ‘Lead Poisoning’
If you've been suffering from a lack of Geof Darrow in your life, then folks, I have some very good news. In addition to the current Shaolin Cowboy mini series Who'll Stop The Reign, for which we have an exclusive look at the cover for issue #2 below, Dark Horse is publishing an oversized 128-page art book in July reprinting some of Darrow's best wort. But unlike most art books, there's a bit of a twist.
Rather than presenting readers with finished pieces, Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art Of Geof Darrow is stripping away inks and colors to show Darrow's intricate, incredibly detailed pencils, lifted from the work he's done at Dark Horse for over 20 years.
January 30, 2017) 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 Darrow provides incredible insight into his process by sharing the pencil drawings behind his meticulous inks in a huge hardcover collection, Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow. Dark Horse Comics will release the oversized 128 page book, 9x12” 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. Featuring commentary by Darrow and his notable peers, Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow is a hardcover that brings you right to Darrow’s drawing board.
“Geof Darrow is one of the most talented creators to ever work in comics,” said Dark Horse Comics Publisher Mike Richardson “In 2017 Dark Horse is proud to be celebrating over two decades of his amazing art with the release of Lead Poisoning, along with a brand new edition of Hard Boiled, the iconic graphic novel he created with comics legend Frank Miller. Not one to rest on his laurels, Geof is also busy creating mayhem with new, adventures of his epic character, the Shaolin Cowboy. ” In April, Dark Horse will publish the first issue of a new four-part mini-series by Darrow and award winning colorist Dave Stewart, The Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign? In September, Dark Horse will release a new edition of Hard Boiled, featuring a new introduction by Frank Miller and recolored by Stewart.
Before he was a Three-time Eisner Award winner (and loser), 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.
The new volume of Darrow's Shaolin Cowboy launches in April. Check out the solicitation and the cover for issue #2 below:
The Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign? #2 (of 4)
Geof Darrow (W/A/Cover), Frank Cho (Variant cover), and Dave Stewart (C)
On sale May 24
FC, 32 pages
The Shaolin Cowboy hits town, and it hits back. With King Crab in hot pursuit, he runs straight into the not-so-kosher menace of HOG KONG and his twisted tale of ham-fisted revenge. High-cholesterol-fueled action served up hot with plenty of chasers!