Escapo by Paul Pope

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Readers can see how the raw energy in the early sketches of these devices, provided in the back matter, transfer to the final illustrations. Pope’s notes on the process of writing Escapo, which are also included, make this new edition well worth picking up.
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“Well worth picking up!” - Publishers Weekly

A quick must-read title from a talented graphic novelist.” - Library Journal

a brilliantly tinted hardcover edition” - The Washington Post

This lavish new edition presents Pope's audacious strokes in their best light.” - The Miami Herald

From the mind of three-time Eisner Award-Winner Paul Pope comes Escapo! Like a feverish mash-up of Fellini films, Heavy Metal magazine, and classic Jack Kirby comics, Escapo tells the tale of a circus escape artist extraordinaire, who can escape from any situation — even from Death himself! However, there is one force even more powerful than the Reaper which Escapo must face. A meditation on life, love, and mortality, Escapo is not to be missed!

Originally published in 1999 and long out of print, the new Z2 edition of Escapo is fully colored and redesigned in the French BD format, featuring 50+ pages of bonus content. Included here is the rare two-page alternate ending, only seen in the French edition, as well as a new ten-page story and added pin-ups and sketchbook content by Paul.
 

About Paul Pope

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Paul Pope is an acclaimed, Eisner award-winning writer and artist whose works include THB, The One-Trick Ripoff, and, for DC Comics, Heavy Liquid and Batman: Year 100. His work is translated into a number of languages on three continents. He's been featured in publications including Spin, Entertainment Weekly, V Magazine and The Village Voice. And he's the only American cartoonist to have worked for Japan's largest manga publisher for five-plus years.
 
Published May 1, 1999 by Horse Press. 96 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Apr 07 2014

Readers can see how the raw energy in the early sketches of these devices, provided in the back matter, transfer to the final illustrations. Pope’s notes on the process of writing Escapo, which are also included, make this new edition well worth picking up.

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