Turning Firestorm Into The Statue Of Liberty: Geof Darrow's Story (Behind The Panel) | SYFY WIRE

Behind the Panel: Geof Darrow on turning Firestorm into the Statue of Liberty

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Jul 16, 2018

Writer/artist Geof Darrow has amassed a considerable portfolio of inspired work over the decades, as not only the creator of The Shaolin Cowboy and a main concept artist of The Matrix Trilogy, but also as a collaborator with such comic luminaries as Frank Miller, Warren Ellis, and Moebius... and he even spent time as a character designer on Super Friends.

The multiple Eisner Award winner has been instrumental in the success of many storied comic titles like Transmetropolitan, Big Guy and Rusty The Robot, Hard Boiled, Concrete, Deadpool, and The Wachowskis' Doc Frankenstein. His ultra-detailed, violence-laced pencilwork has earned him a respected place in comics history and he's still going strong into the 21st-century.

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SYFY WIRE sat down with Darrow to discuss his impressive career spanning over four decades, the new Dark Horse reprint of The Shaolin Cowboy, his years working on the world-building of The Matrix, the time he almost worked with Alan Moore on The Spirit, how drawing Scooby-Doo in a sombrero once saved his job, and turning Firestorm's head into the Statue of Liberty's torch.

Additional material by Jeff Spry.