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Pulphope: The Art of Paul Pope

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The first retrospective monograph from the Comic Destroyer, Paul Pope. Containing many unseen pieces of art and comics from the creator who has brought us THB, Heavy Liquid and 100%.
Paperback, 227 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Ad House
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Aug 20, 2007 Jason rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: art lovers
Shelves: graphic-novels
I can stare at this book for hours. The essays are insightful although often a bit over my head. Not in a good way, in a "I'm-not-connecting-with-the-writer" sort of way. But that shouldn't take away from this monumental work - Paul Pope is one of the world's exceptional illustrators and it's so easy to get lost in this incredible art book. Every time I opened it I'd read an essay and then admire every page of art. It's impossible not to.
Dec 05, 2012 Parka rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art-books, comics
Art of Paul Pope
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Pulphope is the title of the book, which is actually printed inside page 1.

Pulphope is actually a collection of freelance comics, illustrations and essays from Paul Pope. His comic strokes and inking are very unique, and sometimes chaotic. Do note that there are some explicit nudity in the book.

You can check out more of his art on his blog, which is also named Pulphope.

The gem of the book is probably the essays. Written in first person, Paul Pope talks about his
Jul 11, 2007 Joe rated it it was amazing
amazing compilation of published, unpublished, sketchbook work etc. accompanied by a series of essays written by pope on his work process, the influence of European and Japanese comics, his experience in the field and more. as pretentious and full of shit as he can be on the surface, the man knows what he's talking about and that's made apparent in this book. well worth the money you'd spend on it.
Over the years of a person's life they might, if they're lucky, meet one of those odd individuals who are just... different. This is that person in the playground who comes up with new rules for how to play games everyone else thought they knew how to play. This is that person who allows takes a different route home everyday. This is that person who never says hello, but is always cheerful. This is that person who you just can't seem to connect with you. This is that person who just sits at the ...more
Feb 20, 2008 Trevor rated it really liked it
Shelves: art
Oh-my-golly! This book is awesome! Not only does Pulp Hope contain original art, but it also includes crisp essays from Mr. Pope: the first time he saw manga, his creative-process, and the intersection between erotica, porn, and aesthetics. And throughout, to my delight, Pope's voice is immediate, inclusive, and smart. But really, I didn't buy this for the words. Pulp Hope is crammed with full-color, full-panel, and full-imagination panels, one-shots, posters, on of which is a pull-out. Pope inc ...more
Sep 29, 2008 Kendrawesome rated it it was amazing
This book is equal parts artbook and essays; Pope covers topics relating to art from his influences, methods, and opinions on porn. I really enjoyed reading what he had to say, and if you love his art then you're in for a wild ride. Unfortunately, some of the art hasn't been reproduced well and ended up quite pixellated, which I'm taking to deducing that these drawings were small to begin with. Still, a nice artbook and a surprisingly thought-provoking read if you are an artist or interested in ...more
Apr 20, 2015 Diz rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art, comic-art
This is a great overview of Paul Pope's work up to 2007. The large pages do a good job of showing off Pope's brilliantly coloured works. Another great thing about this book is that you discover that Pope is not only a great artist, but also a great writer. He writes on a wide variety of topics outside of the typical discussions of Jack Kirby that many other comics artists fall into. His ideas gave me a lot of inspiration and made me think of art on a different level than the purely technical. I ...more
Mar 08, 2008 Juju rated it it was amazing
Paul Pope is my favorite graphic artist. The images he splashes onto pages are a fashionable package of musical immersion in imagination, world art history and the excitement of being alive. His work is an energetic fusion of fun and sexy philosophical adventure. This Graphic Album of his freelance material is an exciting peek at his creative process and the wide range of his creative interests. This is the kind of rock n' roll book that gets better the more you dip into it.
Nov 29, 2009 Wess rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, art, memoir, favorites
It goes without saying that Pope's art is amazing. His essay's were intriguing and contained a lot more personal subject matter than I anticipated, which proved to make the book more engrossing. My only complaint is that Pope name drops a lot, but not enough to really make me dislike his writing.
Dec 15, 2008 Juliana rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Really nice printing. It could have had more to it. It could have looked less like a reason to make more money and more like a passionate artist wanting to show you more. It's good to refer to if you work with ink.
Nov 28, 2007 Matt rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone, really
Simply gorgeous work from a graphic destroyer. I recommend this along with his books 100% and Batman: Year 100. This is a window into the process that created them and his other work and I thankful to have it.
Sep 05, 2007 kkurtz rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art-design
Paul Pope is one of the most amazing & uniquely talented graphic artists working today. Anyone who has seen his graphic novels THB, 100% or Batman: Year One Hundred can attest to that. This book collects both published & unpublished work & is
a veritable feast for the eyes.
Aug 22, 2008 Alex rated it it was amazing
One of my most favorite art books! Tons of unpublished and rare Paul Pope artwork and essays by the man himself, very inspiring stuff.
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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, Marv ...more
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