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Escapo

Pope, Paul

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ISBN 10: 1882402146 / ISBN 13: 9781882402144
Published by Horse Press, U.S.A., 1999
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Light wear on wraps, light bumping and curling on corners. Binding is tight. Pages are clean. Bookseller Inventory # 034635

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Bibliographic Details

Title: Escapo

Publisher: Horse Press, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Synopsis:

“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.

Review:

Artist Paul Pope continues to amaze readers with his bold, confident, fluid style. In this, his most concise and singular narrative since 1997's One-Trick Rip Off, he presents the life of the world's greatest escape artist, Escapo. Pope plays the mythic quality of the character to full effect, showing two distinct moments in the character's life: his struggle with death and his struggle with unrequited love. As written stories, these fables may seem simple. But the artwork holds such subtle expression that Escapo's small victories and minor losses will stay with you for some time. Not so subtle is his pop-star rhetoric that fills the first several pages of essays and articles. You'll find that this attitude--part Warhol, part Dali--infuses the whole work with a flavor of great confidence. It's no wonder The Village Voice said, "Pope's idiosyncratic style and methodology make him a unique figure, even among his most talented peers." --Jim Pascoe

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