Curious about the brown. Why a different color? Battling Boy original art (detail, behind glass), Society of Illustrators NYC. Paul Pope. 2013.
Here’s the RU by the legendary Paul Pope, creator of Heavy Liquid, Batman: Year 100, Battling Boy & 100%. I met Paul recently at a Foyles talk where I got this unicorn.
Paul’s art is really nice and he uses a brush which gives his art a really cool effect. I recently finished his newest book Battling Boy and I really enjoyed it. This RU is great and is a wise, old Frankencorn. Thanks Paul!
Paul Pope is coming to TCAF!
Paul Pope is an American cartoonist living and working in New York City. Pope has made a name for himself internationally as an artist and designer. He has been working primarily in comics 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 media clients include LucasArts, Paramount Pictures, Cartoon Network, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Conde-Naste, Kodansha (Japan), Sapporo (Japan), Marc Ecko, Dargaud Editions (France), EMI Canada, Warner Brothers, and The British Film Institute.
His iconic Batman: Year 100, a science fiction take on the classic Batman origin tale, has won numerous awards, seen print in many languages, and 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, and is currently sitting on the ACA advisory board. His 2010, 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.
In 2013 he published the all-ages Best Seller Battling Boy, a book length epic featuring a young superhero, for First Second/MacMillian.
He is attending TCAF in support of the new edition of Escapo from Z2 Comics.
Paul is going to TCAF. You’re going to TCAF.
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Z2 Comics and I have teamed up to organize a Fanart Contest with Giveaways for Paul Pope’s new colored edition of ESCAPO!For the contest, we’ll be giving away four copies of ESACPO and one Grand Prize!The Grand Prize:One Deluxe Edition of the book featuring a signed copy of Escapo, two prints, and a thumb drive full of bonus sketchbook content.
You can preorder the book here.
Simply reblog and/or like this post. If someone reblogs you, that also helps. You aren’t required to follow this blog, but it can affect your chances. Three people will be selected at random to win a copy of the book.
Poster Contest Guidelines:
- Design an event poster for Escapo’s act. You can locate this event where you live if you’d like.
- The theme of death is featured heavily in both the book and Escapo’s act. Make your design about Escapo v. Death.
- You can work in whichever media you’d like. If you want to use illustration, photography, etc., that’s okay.
- Escapo reference can be found here and here if you don’t own the earlier editions of the book.
- Tag your post #EscapoPoster; if you are not a tumblr user, you can still use the submit feature.
- The first deadline is March 20th. As before, extensions can be given.
There will be four winners and one Grand Prize winner. Judging will take place in early April. I will be judging the submissions along with Z2 Comics’ Josh Frankel and Paul Pope, himself.
(None of the colored pieces in this post are representative of the colors that will appear in the new edition).
There’s about two weeks left until the deadline, extensions are still open if you need one.
Here’s a picture of the book from Z2 Comics with Dean Haspiel’s Fear, My Dear which Z2 is putting out around the same time and you should check out regardless.
Greetings. Where exactly (and how) do I submit my piece for the Escapo Poster Contest? I don’t have a Tumbler or a Twitter account. Do I need to open one or is there an email I can send it to? Thanks in advance. -N-
You can submit them, I believe. But if you’re having problems and would prefer to email your submission: davezissou at hotmail dot com
Everything is looking great so far!
Escapo from black and white to color. From Horse Press to Z2 Comics. Coloring an originally black and white work is divisive, but a lot of what’s happening with the atmosphere with mood and color is working here. I’m excited to see Escapo back in print, but I’m more excited to see how color works in the more dynamic and personal sequences of Escapo’s act.