Dave Cook

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Dave Cook
Born (1983-08-02) August 2, 1983 (age 34)
Occupation Comic writer

Dave Cook is a comic writer, video game journalist, author and former PR consultant living in Edinburgh, Scotland.[1] In 2014, he founded independent comic production house Card Shark Comics [2]

Under Card Shark Comics, Cook wrote and published post-apocalyptic comic series Bust, dark fantasy series Vessels and six-part serial Feather for UK anthology Comichaus.

He has written game reviews and features for online and print publications, and currently contributes to Vice and BuzzFeed. His previous work includes writing for GamesTM, The Escapist,[3] as well as SquareGo, Ready Up, The List and The Skinny.

From January 2009 to April 2010, Cook was managing director of video game public relations firm Ink Media.[4] He writes a weekly gaming column in The Scotsman which has earned him a Games Media Awards in 2008,[5] 2010[6] and one in 2011 for best regional newspaper writer.[7]

Between April 2010 and July 2012, Cook served as games editor at UK-based multiformat gaming site NowGamer.[8] He writes for video game website VG247 as Deputy Editor.[1]

In October 2012, Dave Cook received criticism by video games writer Rab Florence and video game journalist John Walker for participating in a competition to win a PS3 by tweeting about a specific company's game.[9]

On Boxing Day 2013, Cook and author Matthew Drury released collaboratively-written sci-fi novel Drifting.[10]


  1. ^ a b VG247 Staff Page. "VG247 :". vg247.com. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  2. ^ Card Shark Comics official site
  3. ^ Send In the Lawyers. "The Escapist :". Escapistmagazine.com. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  4. ^ Wainwright, Lauren (2009-06-19). "Ink Media officially open for business, seeks new talent | games industry | MCV". Mcvuk.com. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  5. ^ Ingham, Tim. "Trade hails its media darlings | Games industry news | MCV". Mcvuk.com. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  6. ^ Parfitt, Ben. "PC Zone heads roll call of winners at Games Media Awards | Games industry news | MCV". Mcvuk.com. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  7. ^ French, Michael. "GMA 2011: Donlan, MacDonald, Gaston and Cook take talent prizes | Games industry news | MCV". Mcvuk.com. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  8. ^ Linkedin
  9. ^ Eurogamer
  10. ^ Drifting. "Drifting :". driftingnovel.com. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 

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