American, b. 1955
Geof Darrow studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and at the age of 24, began drawing animations for Hanna-Barbera studios working on television series such as ‘Superman’, ‘Batman’, ‘The Smurfs’, and ‘Scooby Doo’.
In the early eighties, Darrow met the renowned artist Jean Giraud, aka Mœbius, while he was in Los Angeles working on the film Tron. After becoming friends, Giraud watched Darrow’s work continue to develop and refine as an artist. When Darrow moved to Paris, they collaborated on an art portfolio entitled La Cité Feu (City of Fire), which was released in 1984. Darrow created the line drawings while Giraud did the inking and coloring.
In 1995, Geof Darrow collaborated with Frank Miller to create the comic book The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot, for which he was awarded the Will Eisner Award (1996) for Best Writer/Artist. In 2006, he was also awarded an Eisner for his comic book Shaolin Cowboy (2004-2006). From 1999-2004 Darrow served as the storyboard artist for the widely popular The Matrix film series.