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.
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, 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. He wrote a weekly gaming column in The Scotsman which has earned him a Games Media Award in 2008, 2010 and one in 2011 for best regional newspaper writer.
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.
On Boxing Day 2013, Cook and author Matthew Drury released collaboratively-written sci-fi novel Drifting.
- VG247 Staff Page. "VG247 :". vg247.com. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
- Card Shark Comics official site
- The Skinny. "The Skinny :". theskinny.co.uk. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
- Send In the Lawyers. "The Escapist :". Escapistmagazine.com. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
- Wainwright, Lauren (19 June 2009). "Ink Media officially open for business, seeks new talent | games industry | MCV". Mcvuk.com. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
- Ingham, Tim. "Trade hails its media darlings | Games industry news | MCV". Mcvuk.com. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
- Parfitt, Ben. "PC Zone heads roll call of winners at Games Media Awards | Games industry news | MCV". Mcvuk.com. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
- French, Michael. "GMA 2011: Donlan, MacDonald, Gaston and Cook take talent prizes | Games industry news | MCV". Mcvuk.com. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
- Drifting. "Drifting :". driftingnovel.com. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-22.
- Dave Cook's author page at NowGamer
- Collection of Dave Cook's articles for SquareGo
- Collection of Dave Cook's articles for The Scotsman
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