PAUL POPE (b.1970) is an American artist/designer living and working in New York City. He has been working primarily in comics and screenprinting since the early ’90s, but has also done a number of projects with Italian fashion label Diesel Industries and, in the US, with DKNY. HIs recent collaboration with Errolson Hugh/Acronym for Nike’s AF1 debuted spring 2017.
His media clients include LucasArts, NBC, Disney, Cartoon Network, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Conde-Nast, Kodansha (Japan), Sapporo (Japan), Dargaud Editions (France), EMI Canada, The Grateful Dead Estate, and The British Film Institute.
His iconic Batman: Year 100, a science fiction take on the classic Batman origin tale, appears frequently on many Top 10 Batman story lists. In 2010 Pope was recognized as a Master Artist by the American Council Of The Arts. His short science fiction comic strip Strange Adventures (DC Comics)–an homage to the Flash Gordon serials of the ’30s– won the coveted National Cartoonist Society’s Reuben Award for Best Comic Book of the year. He has won 4 Eisners and 1 Harvey Award to date.
His latest book, Battling Boy, debuted at #1 on the New York Times best-seller list, his third book to hit the NYT Top 10.
He is currently working on Battling Boy 2, the second book in the epic science fiction/fantasy series for First Second/MacMillan, featuring a young superhero, and also finishing Psychenaut, a book of visual essays about Jungian dream analysis, for Dargaud Editions.
Paul Pope is a guest shared with ECC Ediciones.
(Photo credit: Andrew Foster).