Posts Tagged ‘Paul Pope’

Podcast Episode 21 – Music

ConSequential Podcast 21 - Music With The Wicked and the Divine out, we look at some other comics that touch on music, or have music at their core, as well as ranting about publishing and hearing about the time Dave nearly had a breakdown in a supermarket when Avril Lavigne came on the radio.

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Podcast Episode 8 – The Suburbs

Podcast Episode 8 - The Suburbs

“Dum de dum dum dah, dum de duhm dum, The Suburbs” sang Arcade Fire on their hit song, The Suburbs. Probably. Don’t pretend you know the lyrics, because you don’t.

Just as those fun-loving Canadians found plenty to say (albeit in the form of tuneful grunts) about the strangeness and banality of suburban life, so too have a great many of the finest cartoonists. Chris Ware, Dan Clowes, Charles Burns – all have made their careers poking about at the saddest and strangest parts of suburban life. Let’s talk about that! Read On…

Battling Boy – Paul Pope

To say that with Battling Boy Paul Pope owes a debt to Jack Kirby would be to understate things drastically. By Pope’s own account the seed of the idea that eventually became this book was when an attempt to pitch DC Comics a revival of Kirby’s 1970s teen-in-a-post-apocalyptic-world, Kamandi, was met with the response that DC didn’t make comics for kids any more, but “45-year-olds”. Read On…

Paul Pope and the One-Trick Rip-Off

The One-Trick Rip-Off

Paul Pope has always been something of an artist’s artist, which is why a collection of his work selling for three times the cover price yet you can still rarely find any of the comics he’s created on the shelves. He first appeared in the mid-nineties, with his weird sci-fi tale THB, about boarding schools and giant genie-like creatures that spring into action with the addition of a drop of water. At the same time, he was starting to work on Supertrouble for manga publisher Kodansha. Supertrouble never really appeared, and THB trickled out spordacially, making it hard to collect for even the most dedicated.
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