The Casual Optimist

Books, Design and Culture

July 25, 2012
by Dan
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Midweek Miscellany

A long interview with Darwyn Cooke about his latest Donald Westlake/Richard Stark adaptation, The Score (out this week if you’re interested). Shadows and Fog — Jimmy Stamp on Batman and architecture, for ArchDaily: Since its inception, Gotham City has been presented as the embodiment … Continue reading

October 31, 2011
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Stark’s Grofield Novels Designed by David Drummond

David Drummond designed the covers for the University of Chicago Press recent reissues of Richard Stark’s ‘Parker’ novels. Now David has designed great new covers for the reissues of Stark’s ‘Alan Grofield’ novels as well – The Dame, The Damsel, Blackbird … Continue reading

October 6, 2010
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Midweek Miscellany

The Man With the Getaway Face — Cartoonist Darwyn Cooke talks The LA Times’ Hero Complex blog about his latest Richard Stark (AKA Donald Westlake) adaptation, The Outfit, released this month: With the first book, I was really trying to … Continue reading

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