"When the bandages came off, Parker looked in the mirror at a stranger."
"When the woman screamed, Parker awoke and rolled off the bed."
"When the guy with asthma finally came in from the fire escape, Parker rabbit-punched him and took his gun away."
Parker by Darwyn Cooke
"Robert McGinnis is a celebrated artist and illustrator, best known for his book cover and movie poster work. He began his career illustrating covers for the likes of Donald Westlaker, going on to produce art for TIME and Good Housekeeping, and most recently the limited edition cover of Stephen King’s Joyland. This is the definitive collection of the best and rarest of his work…"
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter (2009), Part 3
Just a pretty picture of Linda from better days.
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter (2009)
That’s a great dramatic sequence, but it’s easy to get pulled across the second panel by the movement of the empty bottle. Check out the curtains at the top and in the middle. Very delicate, prefect lines. Also, I had forgotten how beautifully the that color works throughout the entire book. You start to not see it and instead to almost be convinced that you’re in another time and place.
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter (2009), Part 2
Just a beautiful shot of the city. Check out the contrast between the creamy page and the white background. Again, the color recedes into an almost invisible effect.
(Slightly) Drunk Screenings: Point Blank
They’ve never gotten Parker right on film, let’s just get that out of the way. They always fuck up by giving him a love interest or making him “likable”, which of course is bullshit. Parker’s the mean sonofabitch who is unapologetically awful and a horrible human being; it’s his cold, calculating, criminally-sociopathic mind that makes him interesting, as well as his professionalism.
That being said, Lee Marvin is by far the best “movie Parker” by a mile-and-a-half.
""If you leave me here," the guy on the floor said, "he’ll kill me tomorrow morning."
Parker looked at him. “So you’ve still got tonight,” he said."