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Join two of comics' greatest crime noir authors and Featured Guests of The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Ed Brubaker (Criminal, Fatale) and Darwyn Cooke (Parker, Selina’s Big Score), in a special evening of comics and noir! The two will discuss their work and influences with special guest interviewer Cameron Ashley (Crime Factor), and they'll cover their love of all things down, dirty, and mean. Cooke and Brubaker will then introduce a special screening of one of their favourite crime films, Stanley Kubrick's The Killing.
His first feature film, Kubrick's The Killing chronicles a racetrack heist that goes terribly wrong. Widely regarded as one of Hollywood's greatest noir achievements, The Killing has influenced generations of crime writers, including Brubaker and Cooke.
Admission to this event is $7 in advance, $10 at the door. The doors for the event will open at 5pm, with the talk beginning at 5:30pm. If you're buying through Eventbrite, you will be able to have your ticket verified and exchanged for a general-admission ticket at the theatre beginning at 4:00pm. Please arrive early and bring a printed ticket to speed entry.
A signing session with both authors will follow the screening. It will be held at The Beguiling Books & Art, 601 Markham Street, a short distance from the event space.
About Ed Brubaker
Ed Brubaker has won multiple Harveys and Eisners for Best Writer since 2006. His work on Captain America and The Winter Soldier for Marvel Comics has directly the blockbuster film Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier. His large body of work includes landmark runs on superhero titles including the aforementioned Captain America, as well as Gotham Central (soon to be a Television show). But his personal work has helped spur a modern renaissance of crime and noir comics, and his titles include Scene of the Crime, The Fall, and Lowlife. His work with Sean Phillips on Sleeper, Criminal, Incognito, and Fatale, have been published and translated around the world and to great acclaim. He currently lives in Los Angeles, where he works in comics, film, and television.
About Darwyn Cooke
Darwyn Cooke is a graphic designer and animator who turned his attention toward cartooning in the late nineties. Known primarily for his work on the DC line of superheroes, Cooke has always had an affinity for crime fiction and has often cited the Parker books as a great source of creative inspiration. Cooke has won multiple Eisner, Harvey and Shuster awards, as well as the National Cartoonist Society’s Best Series award. In 2008 Cooke was Emmy-nominated for the animated adaptation of his magnum opus, The New Frontier. Most recently Cooke has been adapting a series of Richard Westlake’s Parker novels for IDW (The Hunter, The Outfit, The Score, and Slayground).
When & Where
Toronto Comic Arts Festival
TCAF is a celebration of comics and graphic novels—and their creators—that takes place annually in Toronto, Canada.
For more information please visit http://www.torontocomics.com.