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Paul Pope - Comic Book Writer

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.

PaulPope – Writer and Illustrator - Paul Pope - Comic Book Writer. The comic book world is so rich in aesthetic styles, and stories of heroes fighting against the odds, that it has become a challenge to find new ways to create heroes with something a little different.

PaulPope – Writer and Illustrator - Paul Pope - Comic Book Writer

Originality, as some artists would declare, is in its truest form impossible. Artists borrow, steal, get inspired from and re-create styles and ideas from their predecessors. Many would argue this creates originality in itself, and has helped keep stories and the arts interesting and unpredictable. A good example of this is Paul Pope's first graphic novel, Sin Titulo, which successfullly blended a variety of styles, and in so doing managed to achieve a style as distinctive as any other ground-breaking work of cultural importance.

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PaulPope – Provoking Interest In The Young Towards Comic Books – Paul Pope – Comic Book Writer

Praised or derided in the critical press, the genre divides opinion as to whether or not it should be regarded as literature and taken as seriously as, say, a new novel by Philip Roth. Indeed, its hybrid form – relying as much upon visual stimulation to drive the plot as it does upon words – seems to have confused more conservative critics, who regard the form as being one primarily to provoke interest in the young for more traditionally orientated works, such as novels or poetry. This is unfortunate. Paul Pope - Comic Book Writer: Paul Pope – The Comic Book Industry. As Paul Pope would be the first to acknowledge, the comic book genre is a hybrid form - relying as much upon visual stimulation to drive the plot as it does upon words - and this appears to have confused more conservative critics, who regard the form as being one primarily to provoke interest in the young for more traditionally orientated works, such as novels or poetry.

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This is unfortunate. True, the strong visual element essentially replaces the written word as the motivating principle, but the language that is employed is itself a vital part of the aesthetic of the comic book. Often as sparse, lean, and demotic as detective novels of the Raymond Chandler/Dashiel Hammet school, the lexical range is, admittedly, fairly narrow. But what matters is the combination of word and image functioning inseparably from each other rather in the fashion of a collage. Snappy dialogue, tangy prose, and garlicky wordplay, hurry the narrative along to its conclusion. Paul Pope Explains The Comic Book Genre. As the Paul Pope Fan Page on Facebook testifies, it is good to report that ‘Battling Boy’ has fully met critical expectations.There is a consistent inventiveness to the story and illustrations in ‘Battling Boy,’ that almost literally jumps off the page, transforming older ideas of Paul Pope’s such as Haggard West and Humbaba into something fresh and original.

Paul Pope Explains The Comic Book Genre

And the story, as the first chapter in an expanding series, pulls you through at a lightning pace, introducing dozens of characters and several worlds that would be great to spend more time with. There are several great surprises throughout for fans of Paul Pope’s earlier works, and as one fan put it,” I really appreciate the story’s fun & hopeful tone, as well as the diversity that feels organic in this book”.

Another fan in a review stated that ”this is more or less an origin story, this volume provides a whimsical tale with fast-paced action energy crackling to life with Paul Pope’s every ink-brush stroke. Paul Pope – Coming Up With New Ideas. Critically acclaimed writer and illustrator, Paul Pope, is an acknowledged original in the world of comic books.

Paul Pope – Coming Up With New Ideas

And this is not so easy to achieve as some might think. Once an artist has struggled to distill a distinctive style “within the alembic of his art,” it is natural to employ those same motifs and visual signatures in succeeding works. Certainly, fans and devotees of any writer or painter frequently decry any deviation in that artist’s aesthetic oevre. Paul Pope – A Culmination Of Skills And Experience. ‘Battling Boy,’ the latest publication by Paul Pope, has met with extraordinary and universal critical acclaim.

Paul Pope – A Culmination Of Skills And Experience

And this is extremely unusual outside of his legions of fans in the world of comic books. Indeed, he admits to regarding the book as being the culmination of all the skills and experience he has acquired during his time working in the comic book industry. With his typically complex yet beautifully described illustrations, the visual style of Paul Pope’s works tell a story of their own, and are accompanied by a simple yet compelling narrative to drive their hero’s adventures. Indeed, as one critic punningly observed, there is a lot of comic relief with Battling Boy creator, Paul Pope. The city of Acropolis has become defenseless against vicious gangs of monsters and demons. Paul Pope - Between Marvel And DC. As the Official Facbook Page for Paul Pope details, Paul Pope is one of the best known comic book illustrators and writers practicing in the world today.

Paul Pope - Between Marvel And DC

Perhaps above all, he has become known for his distinctive visual signature, which successfully blends the influence of Japanese manga comics and the more traditional Western styles created by Marvel and DC. His style meets somewhere in the middle ground between these two great comic traditions, creating an entirely new aesthetic which has excited and inspired millions of comic book fans across the world.

And as often occurs when an original and exciting art form makes its appearance on the global stage, Paul Pope’s talents have not escaped the attentions of larger institutions and companies. Furthermore, Paul Pope also signed up to work with Nike on their new global marketing campaign, which will see his artistic talents projected on a whole new level. Paul Pope - Release Of Battling Boy. There has been nothing quite so exhilarating to shakeup the comic book world in recent weeks as the release of Paul Pope’s, ‘Battling Boy.’

Paul Pope - Release Of Battling Boy

Already feted as being one of the most accomplished writer/illustrators of modern times, Paul Pope’s latest work has been lavishly praised around the world. Indeed, the book perfectly captures Paul Pope’s extremely distinctive style – a style once memorably described as fusing Jack Kirby with 1970s Glam Rock. The artwork is certainly robust enough to hurtle the plot to its conclusion, and the words give depth and ironic distance to the visual narrative. (For more on the visual impact of Paul Popes’s work, please see ACRONYM x NikeLab AF1) Comic books have been around for a long time. In ‘Battling Boy,’ critics and fans have been quick to point out the harmony that Paul Pope has created between the visual style and the simple yet compelling story being told. PULPHOPE: A TRUE STORY. PULPHOPE: ALEX TOTH. I've been thinking a lot about Alex Toth recently.

PULPHOPE: ALEX TOTH

Needing to get faster and better, there's no more suitable teacher than Alex Toth. By now, probably anybody who cares at all about this kind of thing has seen Toth's handwritten letter to Steve Rude, with the harsh and perceptive critique of Rude's work on JOHNNY QUEST (1987). To be perfectly honest, there is very little in the critique I find myself in disagreement with. I had coincidentally just re-read that story a few days before reading Toth's letter to Rude, so it was very fresh in my mind. What is invaluable about Toth's letter is that it is a rare opportunity to see an indisputable master of the field deliver a startlingly rough and very unvarnished critique to a younger cartoonist who is himself arguably one of the greatest cartoonists working today. Paul Pope - Comic Book Writer: Paul Pope, Battling Boy, Breaks With Convention.

As Paul Pope would be the first to acknowledge, the comic book genre is a hybrid form - relying as much upon visual stimulation to drive the plot as it does upon words - and this appears to have confused more conservative critics, who regard the form as being one primarily to provoke interest in the young for more traditionally orientated works, such as novels or poetry.

Paul Pope - Comic Book Writer: Paul Pope, Battling Boy, Breaks With Convention

This is unfortunate. Paul Pope, Battling Boy, A Comic Book Original. Critically acclaimed writer and illustrator, Paul Pope, is an acknowledged original in the world of comic books. And this is not so easy to achieve as some might think. Once an artist has struggled to distill a distinctive style “within the alembic of his art,” it is natural to employ those same motifs and visual signatures in succeeding works. Certainly, fans and devotees of any writer or painter frequently decry any deviation in that artist’s aesthetic oevre. Think of the uproar when Bob Dylan strapped on an electric guitar, or the furore that greeted Matisse’s cutouts. Indeed, the comic book world is so rich in aesthetic styles, and stories of heroes fighting against the odds, it has become a challenge to find new ways to create heroes with something a little different. Paul Pope, Battling Boy, When East Meets West. ‘Battling Boy,’ the latest publication by Paul Pope, has met with extraordinary and universal critical acclaim.

And this is extremely unusual outside of his legions of fans in the world of comic books. Indeed, he admits to regarding the book as being the culmination of all the skills and experience he has acquired during his time working in the comic book industry. With his typically complex yet beautifully described illustrations, the visual style of Paul Pope’s works tell a story of their own, and are accompanied by a simple yet compelling narrative to drive their hero’s adventures.

The city of Acropolis has become defenseless against vicious gangs of monsters and demons. In the comic, Battling Boy is sent from another world to complete a rite of passage and become a hero. Paul Pope, Battling Boy, And A Unique Visual Signature. Paul Pope is one of the best known comic book illustrators and writers practicing in the world today. Perhaps above all, he has become known for his distinctive visual signature, which successfully blends the influence of Japanese manga comics and the more traditional Western styles created by Marvel and DC.

His style meets somewhere in the middle ground between these two great comic traditions, creating an entirely new aesthetic which has excited and inspired millions of comic book fans across the world. And as often occurs when an original and exciting art form makes its appearance on the global stage, Paul Pope’s talents have not escaped the attentions of larger institutions and companies. Paul Pope, Battling Boy, Looks At Comic Books. Comic books have been around for a long time. Praised or derided in the critical press, the genre divides opinion as to whether or not it should be regarded as literature and taken as seriously as, say, a new novel by Philip Roth. Indeed, its hybrid form – relying as much upon visual stimulation to drive the plot as it does upon words – seems to have confused more conservative critics, who regard the form as being one primarily to provoke interest in the young for more traditionally orientated works, such as novels or poetry.

This is unfortunate. Errolson Hugh Says ACRONYM x Nikelab AF1 Was Completed in 2013. The ACRONYM x NikeLab Air Force 1 Downtown Hi is the latest collaborative model to take the sneaker spotlight. After the shoe’s official release at the NikeLab 21 Mercer location in NYC yesterday, ACRONYM’s Errolson Hugh sat down with Nike Design Director Nate Jobe and comic book artist Paul Pope for an open panel on the new collaborative shoe hosted by No Vacancy Inn. The discussion revealed interesting details on the design process and development of the shoe. “We actually completed the design of this shoe in March 2013,” commented Errolson Hugh, “that’s three years and 11 months from completed design to — I’m just really excited to see they’re finally out.”

When asked why the process took so long, Hugh responded, “that’s a huge question. Basically, this shoe is a study in perseverance. Paul Pope, an Original Author - Paul Pope - Comic Book Writer. Originality is not an easy thing to achieve. Ironically, and entirely opposite to so many other pursuits, the harder one tries to achieve originality, the harder it is. However, when a person can relax and allow his or her inner light to shine through, a breakthrough comes.

Paul Pope is a champion of originality. This comic book artist is doubly gifted; not only is he a sublime illustrator, he can also write the stories in a way that makes them eminently readable. Paul Pope - Comic Book Writer — Paul Pope’s Artistry. Paul Pope: Blending Styles - Paul Pope - Comic Book Writer - Quora. Every artist is influenced by the work of other artists. This invariably leads to a fledgling artist trying hard – too hard – to copy the work of his or her influence, rather than finding his or her own style and own voice. Often, an artist’s early work is not only highly imitative, but horribly pretentious, taking on far too much, far too soon. It takes time and patience, and no small amount of soul searching, to find one’s own style. Artists who stick with it will do so; some will give up entirely. Paul Pope and his Visual Style – Paul Pope – Comic Book Writer. A few of us know what sort of career we want when we are children. Some of us come into it as teenagers.

And some of us never do find out exactly what career would suit (or would have suited) us best. Paul Pope - Comic Book Writer: Paul Pope’s Eclecticism. In the movie Impromptu, the character of Chopin (played by Hugh Grant) states that “simplicity is the hardest thing to achieve”. This is a memorable line, all the more memorable because it is so very true. Making something simple – making it look as if creating it was almost or completely effortless – takes enormous skill, determination, and drive. Paul Pope - Comic Book Writer: The Unique Paul Pope. The common view of an artist is usually distorted. Paul Pope and Battling Boy. Author Paul Pope. Paul Pope, A Genius of Comics. Every artist must go through a certain period of imitation before finding his or her own unique style. It happens to the best artists, and any artist, regardless of culture or country of origin, is going to have certain influences that show up in his or her work. Paul Pope and the Comics.

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