One of the most charming bits of Pope.
Thinking about it for an essay on Shia LaBeouf’s bullshit + influence + post-modernist art, and I love artists whose stuff is pretty singularly theirs but who are also really open about their influences and where their style comes from.
1. Paul Pope
2. Hugo Pratt
4. Jack Kirby
5. Tatsuya Egawa
6. Vittorio Giardino
7. Guido Crepax
8. Tony Salmons
9. Katsuhiro Otomo
10. Bruno Premiani
Obviously these aren’t all of Pope’s influences (I didn’t include Frank Miller, Milo Manara, or Goseki Kojima) but I like that you can see them in Pope’s work without it taking away from the quality or singular style of his linework.
The unlettered pages to Paul Pope and David Lapham’ collaboration with colorist Lovern Kindzierski on the sci-fi short story Treasure Lost featured in Vertigo’s anthology “Ghosts” from late 2012. Paul Pope said that this was inspired by Chris Foss’s concept art for Jodorowsky’s Dune.
Lovern’s colors are bit deeper here where print is lighter.
Buy Ghosts here. Or check if your comic shop still has a few left.
These were originally posted to Lovern Kindzierski’s facebook.
Here are some comparisons of the new, colored version of Paul Pope’s Escapo and the ‘99 rerelease. I think Shay Plummer did a fantastic job inking This volume, and this only amps my enthusiasm for a colored THB collection, which is supposedly coming after Battling Boy.
Mirror, mirror on the wall - who has the fairest ORGANS of them all? Smart surface reveals ‘your’ insides
Mirrors have existed for thousands of years but the looking glass has just been given a 21st century makeover.
A new digital mirror gives people X-ray vision to let them see their insides – complete with bones, organs and muscle on show.
The 3D art installation, called the ‘Primary Intimacy of Being,’ recreates what a body looks like inside and eerily tracks a person’s movements as if they are seeing themselves.
Not gonna lie, first thing I thought of was Paul Pope’s 100%
Paul Pope draws cats with girls well enough to make you wish he’d draw a short comic using that dynamic. Here’s to hoping for a cat in Battling Boy.
Colors by Lovern Kindzierski
There was a cat in Battling Boy. I think that this is the most important wishful thinking I’ve posted about Paul Pope. To the future of cats and girls drawn hanging out by Paul Pope!