Darrin Bell (born January 27, 1975) is an editorial cartoonist and comic strip creator American cartoonist who writes and illustrates the syndicated comic strip Candorville (collected in Katrina’s Ghost, Another Stereotype Bites the Dust, and Thank God for Culture Clash), in addition to illustrating the comic strip Rudy Park. Candorville currently has four collections and Rudy Park has two.
Bell, who is Black and Jewish, was born in Los Angeles, California. He started drawing when he was 3. He’s been published in the Daily Californian since 1993, during his freshman year in college, and in major papers across the country. He was an editorial cartoonist during the 1990s for the Los Angeles Times and other California newspapers. He currently is a syndicated editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the first African American to have two comic strips syndicated nationally. He is also a storyboard artist.
- The Starbucks at the End of the World (Candorville). 2011. ISBN 978-1-4583-2833-5.
- Katrina’s Ghost (Candorville). 2010. ISBN 978-0-557-17833-9.
- Another Stereotype Bites The Dust (Candorville). 2006. ISBN 978-0-7407-6041-9.
- Thank God For Culture Clash (Candorville). 2005. ISBN 978-0-7407-5442-5.
- Peace, Love, and Lattes (Rudy Park). 2004. ISBN 978-0-7407-4662-8.
- The People Must Be Wired (Rudy Park). 2003. ISBN 978-0-7407-3807-4.