Evan Dorkin

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Evan Dorkin
Evan Dorkin 2007 NY Comic Con.jpg
Dorkin at the New York Comic Con, February 25, 2007.
Born (1965-04-20) April 20, 1965 (age 51)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer; Artist
Notable works
Milk and Cheese
Superman and Batman: World's Funnest
Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Welcome to Eltingville
Beasts of Burden
Awards 2001 Harvey Award
Six Eisner Awards
Spouse(s) Sarah Dyer

Evan Dorkin (born April 20, 1965)[1] is an American cartoonist. His best known works are the comic books Milk and Cheese and Dork. His comics often poke fun at fandom, even while making it clear that Dorkin is a fan himself.

Career[edit]

As well as his comics work, Dorkin and his wife, Sarah Dyer, have written for Space Ghost Coast to Coast. Dorkin drew the cover art for several ska compilation albums in the 1990s.[2] He wrote and produced an animated television pilot for Adult Swim titled Welcome to Eltingville, based on his own characters. He and Dyer wrote some episodes of the Superman animated series including the episode "Live Wire", which introduced a new character of the same name. Dorkin wrote the Superman and Batman: World's Funnest one-shot in 2000 which was drawn by various artists.[3] Dorkin and Dyer worked as freelance writers on the 2006 English-language version of the anime Crayon Shin-chan, where they wrote material for the show's first six episodes. Dorkin co-created Beasts of Burden with Jill Thompson. Dyer has frequently colored Dorkin's art.[4]

Awards[edit]

  • 2015 Eisner Awards: Won Best Single Issue (or One-Shot) (for Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers, with Jill Thompson)[5]
  • 2010 Eisner Awards: Won Best Publication for Teens (for Beasts of Burden, with Jill Thompson)[6]
  • 2005 Eisner Awards: Won Best Short Story (for "Unfamiliar", with Jill Thompson)[7]
  • 2002 Eisner Award for Best Short Story (for "The Eltingville Club in 'The Intervention'" in Dork #9, Slave Labor Graphics)[8]
  • 2002 Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist: Humor (for Dork)[8]
  • 2001 Harvey Award for Best Single Issue or Story (for Superman and Batman: World's Funnest, shared with various artists, DC Comics)[9]

Nominations[edit]

  • 2011 Anthony Awards: Nominated for Best Graphic Novel[10]
  • 2002 Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication (for Dork #9)[8]
  • 2001 Harvey Award: Special Award for Humor (for Dork, Superman and Batman: World's Funnest, etc.)[9]

Personal life[edit]

Dorkin is married to fellow comics writer/artist Sarah Dyer, with whom he has a daughter named Emily.[11]

Bibliography[edit]

Comics[edit]

Role-playing games[edit]

Television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Evan Dorkin". Lambiek Comiclopedia. December 29, 2015. Archived from the original on June 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Toyzilla Interviews Evan Dorkin & Sarah Dyer". Toyzilla. 2000. Archived from the original on June 30, 2016. I got to know a few bands and band members...and eventually was asked to do the art for an anthology album by the guys from Bim Skala Bim. Eventually I did a few more, and when I met Sarah we both worked on them. We've done over a dozen 
  3. ^ Yarbrough, Beau (March 18, 1999). "Evan Dorkin Debuts World's Funnest". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. It's the team-up the DC Universe has long dreaded. Bat-Mite and Mr Mxyzptlk. And written by Evan Dorkin, the man behind the manic Milk and Cheese, it's unlikely the two fifth dimensional imps will spend their time together peacefully. 
  4. ^ Devlin, Desmond (August 14, 2013). "Idiot Spotlight: Desmond Devlin and Evan Dorkin's 'Chilling Thoughts 2013'". The Idiotical. Archived from the original on December 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ Arrant, Chris (July 11, 2015). "2015 Eisner Awards Winners (Full List)". Newsarama. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ Spurgeon, Tom (July 24, 2010). "Your 2010 Eisner Award Winners". Comics Reporter. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. 
  7. ^ "2005 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards". Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on September 22, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c "2002 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards". Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on March 14, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "2001 Harvey Awards". Harvey Awards. n.d. Archived from the original on March 17, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Beasts of Burden nominated for 2011 Anthony Award". Dark Horse Comics. May 19, 2011. Archived from the original on September 23, 2012. 
  11. ^ Lane, Russ (June 21, 2008). "Heroes Con: The Creative Household Panel". Newsarama. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. 
  12. ^ Evan Dorkin at the Grand Comics Database
  13. ^ Goellner, Caleb (March 23, 2010). "Evan Dorkin On Mask-Tards, Beasts of Burden and Yo Gabba Gabba". ComicsAlliance. Archived from the original on September 15, 2015. As far as our involvement goes, we were initially asked to design the costume and comic book artwork for a live-action Super Martian Robot Girl segment. Nickelodeon didn’t like the live-action footage and the decision was made to rework the shorts as Flash cartoons, using the recorded dialogue tracks. Sarah and I were brought back in to design and art-direct the cartoons. When season two started up, Christian Jacobs asked us if we wanted to write for the show, we ended up co-writing two episodes and two Story Time cartoons, one of which we art-directed. For season three, we co-wrote two more episodes and we got to write and design another SMRG cartoon. 

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