TO – Noir & Beyond Retrospective

Darwyn Cooke teaches a workshop on Oct. 17th
Darwyn Cooke opens an exhibit on Oct. 16th

Noir and Beyond: The Darwyn Cooke Retrospective

Friday, October 16, 2009 at the Gladstone Hotel

Noir and Beyond: The Darwyn Cooke Exhibition, 7 – 11 pm:

Featuring selected works from the last decade, the Darwyn Cooke retrospective will include an entire chapter from Parker: The Hunter, new and unpublished material as well as a number of surprises!

Free admission – this event is open to the general public.

Saturday, October 17, 2009 at the Gladstone Hotel

Workshop with Darwyn Cooke, 10 – 3 pm:

Workshop Itinerary

10am-11am: Lecture
A wonderful opportunity to gain insight into one of the top artists in the business today as he discusses his artistic process and secrets of the trade. Join Darwyn Cooke as he discusses his theories on writing, drawing and storytelling in comics to be held Saturday, October 17th at the Gladstone Hotel at 1214 Queen West in Toronto.

11am-12pm: Question period
Your chance to ask Darwyn about specific projects he has worked on and the artistic decisions he made to bring them to fruition. Pick the brain of one of the most successful contemporary creators in the comics medium.

12pm-1pm: Lunch break
Note: lunch is not included in the workshop fee.

1pm-3pm: Portfolio Review
A rare two hour opportunity in which you will be able to take part in a master critique given by Darwyn. You’ll receive one on one session with Darwyn where he will comment on a page or two from your portfolio. A personal lesson from Darwyn in what it will take to bring your skills to that next level.

Each workshop attendee will be provided with approximately 10 minutes to have their work critiqued by Darwyn.

In addition, you will be present to hear Darwyn give constructive criticism to a group of your peers about their work. Spaces for this workshop are limited to 15 spots. Each space is $105 and fees are non-refundable.

There is sure to be a waiting list for this event, so don’t delay. Sign up today!

For further information and to arrange payment, send an email to This workshop is presented in association with the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop. For a list of their ongoing courses offered in the downtown Toronto area please visit:

An Evening with Darwyn Cooke, 7 – 10 pm:

Hosted by Mark Askwith of SPACE, this intimate and interactive session will include a reading by Cooke from the original text of Stark’s The Hunter with corresponding images from the graphic novel projected as backdrop. Cooke will be available immediately afterwards to sign copies of his work.

$10/person. Limited seating (75 persons).

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