Visions of an Icon: Wolverine by J. Bone & Darwyn Cooke

J. Bone is a Toronto based illustrator and comic book artist. Past credits include Allison Dare: Little Miss Adventures, Jingle Belle, Mutant Texas, Mr. Gum, Gotham Girls, Solar Stella, Madman Adentures, Bad Girls and many others. With Darwyn Cooke he has worked on: Justice League: The New Frontier Special, The Spirit, Batman/Spirit, Witchblade Animated, Spider-Man’s Tangled Web and Wolverine/Doop. Bone is the cover artist for Johnny DC comic book The Super Friends.

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 Joe 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.


The piece shown above is one of over 40 pieces of original artwork featuring Wolverine donated to the Joe Shuster Awards for the Visions of an Icon Art Show and Sale by Canadian artists. The pieces were exhibited twice in 2009 – at the Joe Shuster Awards Ceremony in September and at the Speakeasy Comic Art Show in November. The original art pieces will be auctioned off on eBay in March 2010. Watch for announcements on this site!

Every day we will try to post an original piece and some information on the artist(s) that donated the work.