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Geof (Geoffrey) Darrow (October 21, 1955) is a comic artist and designer born in Iowa, USA. Download high resolution version (500x649, 68 KB)Cover to an edition of The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot, from Amazon. ... Download high resolution version (500x649, 68 KB)Cover to an edition of The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot, from Amazon. ... October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State nickname: The Hawkeye State Other U.S. States Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Governor Thomas Vilsack Official languages English Area 145,743 km² (26th)  - Land 144,701 km²  - Water 1,042 km² (0. ...

He was a student at Hanna-Barbera cartoon studios after studying at the American Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago. In 1982, he met renowned French comic book writer and artist Moebius at the making of the film Tron. Two years later, the two collaborated on a portfolio of prints named La Cité Feu, later reprinted for the English speaking market as City of Fire. Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jean Giraud (born May 8, 1938) is a French comics artist. ... Tron is a 1982 Walt Disney Productions science fiction movie starring Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn (and Clu), Bruce Boxleitner as Alan Bradley (and Tron) and Cindy Morgan as Lora (and Yori). ...

In 1993, he collaborated with writer and artist Frank Miller on the comic book Hard Boiled, a 3 part graphic novel. Loosely based on Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the book is a many-layered exploration of the mind and world of its protagonist Nixon. Nixon is a typical Philip K. Dick hero - a normal guy, with a normal job (tax collector) and normal family. As the work unfolds, Nixon becomes increasingly uncertain of his identity, as do we. The work is a showcase for Darrow's talent - a retro sci-fi designfest, awash with paranoia and ultra-violence. The first issue of The Dark Knight Returns, perhaps Millers best known work Frank Miller (born 27 January 1957 in Olney, Maryland) is an American writer and artist best known for his film noir-style comic book stories. ... Hard Boiled is Frank Millers loose graphic novel adaptation of Philip K. Dicks Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?; the same source material for Ridley Scotts sci-fi/neo-noir cult favourite Blade Runner. ... Philip K. Dick Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982), often known by his initials PKD, or by the pen name Richard Phillips, was an American science fiction writer and novelist who changed the genre profoundly. ... Cover of the 1977 Grenada edition of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is a 1968 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick. ...

Darrow and Miller also worked on Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot in 1996, a far more family-oriented work, in which the protagonists save Tokyo from destruction by a giant lizard. The story was later developed into an animated series by Sony entertainment, first aired in 1999. Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot is an animated television series and an eponymous comic book by Frank Miller and Geof Darrow. ... Sony Corporation (Japanese katakana: ソニー) (TYO: 6758), (NYSE: SNE) is a global consumer electronics corporation based in Tokyo, Japan. ...

Darrow was credited as 'Conceptual Designer' on all three Matrix movies. He has also contributed to both volumes of The Matrix comics, a series of short Matrix-inspired comic stories. The Matrix is a film first released in the USA on March 31, 1999, written and directed by the Wachowski brothers (Andy and Larry). ...

Darrow has also contributed covers to a number of other comics, including Concrete, Transmetropolitan and Andrew Vachss' Cross. This article is about the comic book. ... Transmetropolitan was a postcyberpunk comic book series written by Warren Ellis with art by Darick Robertson. ... Andrew Vachss (born October 19, 1942) is an American crime fiction author, child protection consultant, and attorney exclusively representing children and youths. ...

Currently (2005), Darrow is working on his self-penned series, Shaolin Cowboy, featuring Darrow's trademark ultra-violence, irony and meticulous level of detail.

His distinctive style is meticulously detailed, embodying many elements of Japanese culture (giant fire-breathing lizards feature heavily), blended with the chrome clad style of 1950's Americana.

Select Bibliography

  • La Cité Feu (1984) with Moebius. Reproduced as 'City of Fire'.
  • Bourbon Thret (1986)
  • Hard Boiled with Frank Miller (1990).
  • Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot (1996)
  • Shaolin Cowboy (2005)

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Comic creator: Geof Darrow (216 words)
Moebius was so impressed with Darrow's work that he asked him to illustrate 'Internal Transfer'.
Darrow returned to the States, but kept working for European publishers and magazines.
In the cinema field, Darrow has cooperated on the artistic conception of 'The Matrix' trilogy by Andy and Larry Wachowski (2001-2204).
Geof Darrow at AllExperts (583 words)
Geof (Geofrey) Darrow (October 21, 1955) is a comic artist and designer born in Iowa, USA.
Darrow is also the co-creator of the series Doc Frankenstein, written by the Wachowski Brothers, with art by Steve Skroce, also published by Burlyman Entertainment.
Darrow also serves on the national advisory board of PROTECT: The National Association to Protect Children.
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