Evan Dorkin (born April 20, 1965) is an  American comics artist and cartoonist. His best known works are the comic books and Milk and Cheese Dork. His comics often poke fun at fandom, even while making it clear that Dorkin is a fan himself.
Life and career
Dorkin was born in
Brooklyn, New York, and moved with his family to Staten Island when he was 13 years old. He grew up reading superhero comics (being loyal to Marvel over DC), magazine, and humor titles by Mad Archie Comics and Harvey Comics. He became even more obsessed with comics when comic book retailer Jim Hanley opened a store location near his high school; Dorkin later ended up working there. 
Dorkin aspired to attend the
School of Visual Arts in the animation department, but was not accepted. (He had taken some animation classes at SVA while he was in high school.) Dorkin ended up attending  New York University Tisch School of the Arts, but eventually switched his passion from animation to comics. 
Dorkin's earliest published solo comics were
Pirate Corp$ (later renamed Hectic Planet), published first by Eternity Comics and then Slave Labor Graphics from 1987 to 1989; and then a variety of titles, published by Slave Labor Graphics from 1991 to 1997.
Milk & Cheese
As well as his comics work, Dorkin and his wife,
Sarah Dyer, have written for . Dorkin drew the Space Ghost Coast to Coast cover art for several ska compilation albums in the 1990s. He wrote and produced an animated  television pilot for Adult Swim titled , based on his own characters. He and Dyer wrote some episodes of the Welcome to Eltingville including the episode "Live Wire", which introduced a new Superman: The Animated Series character of the same name. Dorkin wrote the one-shot in 2000 which was drawn by various artists. Superman and Batman: World's Funnest Dorkin and Dyer worked as freelance writers on the 2006 English-language version of the anime  , where they wrote material for the show's first six episodes. Dorkin co-created Crayon Shin-chan with Beasts of Burden Jill Thompson. Dyer has frequently colored Dorkin's art. 
Awards 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 (for
Beasts of Burden, with Jill Thompson)  2005 Eisner Awards: Won Best Short Story (for "Unfamiliar", with Jill Thompson)
Eisner Award for Best Short Story (for " The Eltingville Club in 'The Intervention'" in Dork #9, Slave Labor Graphics)  2002 Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist: Humor (for
Dork)  2001 Harvey Award for Best Single Issue or Story (for Superman and Batman: World's Funnest, shared with various artists, DC Comics) 
Dorkin is married to fellow comics writer/artist
Sarah Dyer with whom he has a daughter named Emily. 
-- (first published art in the Rom: Spaceknight 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
- The Real Ghostbusters NOW Comics, 1988
Wild Knights - Eternity Comics, 1989
- Slave Labor Graphics, 1991-1997 Milk and Cheese
- Predator: Big Game Dark Horse Comics, 1991
(comic book adaptation) - Marvel Comics, 1991 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
- Marvel Comics, 1992-1993 Bill & Ted's Excellent Comic Book
Predator: Bad Blood - Dark Horse Comics 1993
Fight-Man One Shot - Marvel Comics, 1993
Dork! - Slave Labor Graphics, 1993-present
- Dark Horse Comics, 1994 Instant Piano
Generation ECCH! The Backlash Starts Here - Jason Cohen & Michael Krugman, Fireside Books, 1994
#8 - Justice League America Annual DC Comics, 1994
- Dark Horse Comics, 1995 The Mask: The Hunt for Green October
#21 - DC Comics, 1998 Superman Adventures
Superman Adventures #39 - DC Comics, 2000
- DC Comics, 2000 Superman and Batman: World's Funnest
- DC Comics, 2001 Bizarro Comics
vol. 3 #50 - Marvel Comics, 2002 Captain America
Superman Adventures #65-66 - DC Comics, 2002
Captain America: Red, White & Blue HC (two pages) - Marvel Comics, 2002
, four-issue miniseries with artist The Thing: Night Falls on Yancy Street Dean Haspiel - Marvel Comics, 2003
Bizarro World - DC Comics, 2005
Dose - Bankshot Comics, 2007
(story "Stray") by Evan Dorkin and The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings 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.
(four-issue mini-series) by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson. Beasts of Burden
(one-shot) by Evan Dorkin, Hellboy/Beasts of Burden: Sacrifice Mike Mignola, and Jill Thompson.
vol. 2 #4 (story "Food Run") by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson. Dark Horse Presents
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 (three stories from Dark Horse Presents) by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson. - Dark Horse Comics, 2014 The Eltingville Club
"Evan Dorkin". Lambiek Comiclopedia. December 29, 2015. Archived from the original on June 4, 2016.
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"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
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.
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.
Arrant, Chris (July 11, 2015). "2015 Eisner Awards Winners (Full List)". Newsarama. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.
Spurgeon, Tom (July 24, 2010). "Your 2010 Eisner Award Winners". Comics Reporter. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.
"2005 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards". Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on September 22, 2013.
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"2001 Harvey Awards". Harvey Awards. n.d. Archived from the original on March 15, 2016.
". Beasts of Burden nominated for 2011 Anthony Award" Dark Horse Comics. May 19, 2011. Archived from the original on September 23, 2012.
Lane, Russ (June 21, 2008). "Heroes Con: The Creative Household Panel". Newsarama. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016.
Evan Dorkin at the Grand Comics Database
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.