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PULPHOPE 2 Announcement

Comics Icon PAUL POPE Publishes His Second Artbook With BOOM! Studios  

The long anticipated PULPHOPE 2 hits shelves Fall 2024

Iconic auteur and New York Times bestselling cartoonist Paul Pope (Battling Boy, Batman: Year 100) brings the highly anticipated and long asked for follow up to PulpHope: The Art of Paul Pope with PULPHOPE 2: THE ART OF PAUL POPE. Paul and BOOM! Studios are proud to answer the call of art fans and collectors everywhere in putting this essential and much asked-for book in their hands, full of new insights and expanded visuals from the cartooning legend himself.

PULPHOPE 2: THE ART OF PAUL POPE is the definitive collection of art spanning the entirety of the Eisner Award-Winner’s extraordinary career to date. Some of these pieces haven’t been seen since 2006’s PulpHope, and much of it has never been seen anywhere, ever. The beautifully designed and carefully crafted tome has been hand curated by Pope to invite the reader into his studio to see his ever-growing development as an artist–from a child’s energetic scribbles to a mature artist’s holistic compositions.

Fans of Paul’s library of work will relish the invitation to get a peek at his process, and newcomers to his work couldn’t ask for a better introduction. PULPHOPE 2: THE ART OF PAUL POPE is a sampling of the best of the Comics Destroyer’s rock and roll, manga-infused work so far, and a taste of what is still to come.

“In my work as a cartoonist/comic book artist or just plain artist, I’ve always sought to expand the definitions of what we can do both with the medium and as visual thinkers. I’ve always sought to push the assumed barriers of what it means to be a modern pop artist. PULPHOPE2 incorporates a wide range of the work I’ve done both inside and out the comics industry, much of which either hasn’t been widely seen or seen presented in the way. In this 338pg catalogue, we’ve tried to pull from the best of my works up to 2024, including comics, fashion design, album art, silkscreens, and personal work –revealed here for the first time. We hope you enjoy!” said Paul Pope in a statement about PULPHOPE 2.

PULPHOPE 2: THE ART OF PAUL POPE will be available in comic shops October 9, 2024, and everywhere books are sold October 15, 2024. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local bookstore and comic shop. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including Kindle, iBooks, and Google Play.

PULPHOPE 2: THE ART OF PAUL POPE will be available in softcover, hardcover, and signed hardcover editions.

About Paul Pope:

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-Naste, 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 5 Eisners to date.

PULPHOPE 2: THE ART OF PAUL POPE is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A.L. Kaplan; Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard; Once Upon a Time at the End of the World by Jason Aaron, Alexandre Tefenkgi, Leila del Duca, and Nick Dragotta; Know Your Station by Sarah Gailey and Liana Kangas; A Vicious Circle by Mattson Tomlin and Lee Bermejo; The Neighbors by Jude Ellison S. Doyle and Letizia Cadonici; Ghostlore by Cullen Bunn and Leomacs; Sirens of the City by Joanne Starer and Khary Randolph; Coda by Simon Spurrier and Matías Bergara; Rare Flavours by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; Underheist by David and Maria Lapham; and Animal Pound by Tom King and Peter Gross. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Corrino from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Simone Ragazzon; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers by Melissa Flores and Simona Di Gianfelice; and The Expanse: Dragon Tooth by Andy Diggle and Rubine.