Dave Cook

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Dave Cook
Born (1983-08-02) August 2, 1983 (age 35)
OccupationComic 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, six-part serial Feather for UK anthology Comichaus and cyberpunk series Killtopia, which in 2018 won a Creative Edinburgh Award for Creativity[3].

He has written game reviews and features for online and print publications, including Vice and BuzzFeed. His previous work includes writing for GamesTM, The Escapist,[4] 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.[5] He wrote a weekly gaming column in The Scotsman which has earned him a Games Media Award in 2008,[6] 2010[7] and one in 2011 for best regional newspaper writer.[8]

Between April 2010 and July 2012, Cook served as games editor at UK-based multiformat gaming site NowGamer.[9] He wrote 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.[10]

On Boxing Day 2013, Cook and author Matthew Drury released collaboratively-written sci-fi novel Drifting.[11]


  1. ^ a b VG247 Staff Page. "VG247 :". vg247.com. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  2. ^ Card Shark Comics official site
  3. ^ The Skinny. "The Skinny :". theskinny.co.uk. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  4. ^ Send In the Lawyers. "The Escapist :". Escapistmagazine.com. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  5. ^ Wainwright, Lauren (19 June 2009). "Ink Media officially open for business, seeks new talent | games industry | MCV". Mcvuk.com. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  6. ^ Ingham, Tim. "Trade hails its media darlings | Games industry news | MCV". Mcvuk.com. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  7. ^ Parfitt, Ben. "PC Zone heads roll call of winners at Games Media Awards | Games industry news | MCV". Mcvuk.com. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  8. ^ French, Michael. "GMA 2011: Donlan, MacDonald, Gaston and Cook take talent prizes | Games industry news | MCV". Mcvuk.com. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  9. ^ Linkedin
  10. ^ Eurogamer
  11. ^ Drifting. "Drifting :". driftingnovel.com. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-22.

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