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 April 20, 1965
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
Five Eisner Awards

Evan Dorkin (born April 20, 1965) is an American comics artist and writer. 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.


As well as his comics work, Dorkin and his wife, Sarah Dyer, have written for Space Ghost Coast to Coast. He also wrote and produced an animated television pilot for Adult Swim called Welcome to Eltingville, based on his own characters. Dorkin and Dyer also wrote some episodes of the Superman animated series, such as the episode "Live Wire", which introduced a new character of the same name. The pair worked as freelance writers on the 2006 English-language version of the anime Crayon Shin-chan, where they helped write material for the show's first six episodes. Dorkin went on to co-create Beasts of Burden with Jill Thompson. Dyer has also colored Dorkin's art.[1]


  • 2015 Eisner Awards: Won Best Single Issue (or One-Shot) (for "Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers", with Jill Thompson)
  • 2010 Eisner Awards: Won Best Publication for Teens
  • 2005 Eisner Awards: Won Best Short Story
  • 2002 Eisner Award for Best Short Story (for "The Eltingville Club in 'The Intervention" in Dork #9, Slave Labor Graphics)[2]
  • 2002 Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist: Humor (for Dork)[2]
  • 2001 Harvey Award for Best Single Issue or Story (for Superman & Batman: World’s Funnest, shared with various artists, DC Comics)[3]


  • 2011 Anthony Awards: Nominated for Best Graphic Novel [4]
  • 2002 Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication (for Dork #9)[2]
  • 2001 Harvey Award: Special Award for Humor (for Dork, World’s Funnest, etc.)[3]

Personal life[edit]

Dorkin is married to fellow comics writer/artist Sarah Dyer, with whom he has a daughter named Emily.[5]



  • Rom: Spaceknight — (first published art in the letters page of #37) Marvel Comics, 1982
  • Jim Higgins Fantastic Fanzine — Jim Higgins, 1984
  • Phigments — Brian Marshall Comics Group, 1987
  • Pirate Corp$ / Hectic Planet - Eternity Comics / Slave Labor Graphics, 1987–1989
  • Wild Knights - Eternity Comics, 1989
  • Milk and Cheese - Slave Labor Graphics, 1991–1997
  • Predator: Big Game - Dark Horse Comics, 1991
  • Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (comic book adaptation) - Marvel Comics, 1991
  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Comic Book - Marvel, 1992–93
  • Predator: Bad Blood - Dark Horse Comics 1993
  • Fight-Man One Shot - Marvel, 1993
  • Dork! - Slave Labor Graphics, 1993–present
  • Instant Piano - Dark Horse Comics, 1994
  • Generation ECCH! The Backlash Starts Here - Jason Cohen & Michael Krugman, Fireside Books, 1994
  • Mask: The Hunt for Green October - Dark Horse Comics, 1995
  • Superman and Batman: World's Funnest - DC Comics, 2001
  • Bizarro Comics - DC Comics, 2001
  • The Thing: Night Falls on Yancy Street, 4-issue miniseries with artist Dean Haspiel - Marvel Comics, 2003
  • Bizarro World - DC Comics, 2005
  • Dose - Bankshot Comics, 2007
  • The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings (story Stray) by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson.
  • The Dark Horse Book of Witchcraft (story The Unfamiliar) by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson.
  • The Dark Horse Book of The Dead (story Let Sleeping Dogs Lie) by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson.
  • The Dark Horse Book of Monsters (story A Dog and His Boy) by Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer, and Jill Thompson.
  • Beasts of Burden (4-issue mini-series) by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson.
  • Hellboy/Beasts of Burden: Sacrifice (one-shot) by Evan Dorkin, Mike Mignola, and Jill Thompson.
  • Dark Horse Presents (vol.2) #4 (story Food Run) by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson.
  • Dark Horse Presents (vol.2) #6 (story Story Time) by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson.
  • Dark Horse Presents (vol.2) #8 (story The View From The Hill) by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson.
  • Beasts of Burden: Neighborhood Watch (3 stories from Dark Horse Presents) by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson.
  • The Eltingville Club - Dark Horse Comics, 2014

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ Devlin, Desmond (August 14, 2013). " Idiot Spotlight: Desmond Devlin and Evan Dorkin's "Chilling Thoughts 2013". The Idiotical.
  2. ^ a b c "2002 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards". Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved November 9, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "2001 Harvey Awards". The Harvey Awards. Retrieved November 9, 2012.
  4. ^ "Beasts of Burden nominated for 2011 Anthony Award", Dark Horse Comics, May 19, 2011
  5. ^ Lane, Russ (June 21, 2008). "Heroes Con: The Creative Household Panel". Newsarama.
  6. ^ Evan Dorkin's Official Blog http://evandorkin.livejournal.com/130835.html. Retrieved 7 April 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)


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