Recommended Reading: Paul Pope Edition

Every so often our distinguished guests will have both the time and interest to check out the Schulz Library collection, and we are happy to oblige! Last week visiting artists Paul Pope and Sam Hiti were keen to peruse the books up here in our temporary location, and here are a few of the titles that Pope singled out:

Add 'em to your listRunning the gamut from mainstream to manga to instructional

Perhaps most notable among these four is Mr. Arashi’s Amazing Freak Show, by horror master Suehiro Maruo, as the book also ranks among CCS faculty member Steve Bissette‘s favorite manga.

Though to be fair, Steve has a lot of horror manga favorites

It might be difficult to track down a copy of The Complete Book of Cartooning by SIU Professor Emeritus John Adkins Richardson outside of AbeBooks, but Robin: Year One will prove less of a challenge. The latter was illustrated by Javier Pulido and Marcos Martin, and Pope digs their art style– which he described as a mashup of Mazzucchelli and Rude, two of his own favorites. (Finally, I’ll cop to adding Octobriana as more of a curiosity familiar to the man than a true recommendation, as our noble institution has an affinity for invented histories.)

Happy reading, and let us know what you think!

Katie Moody

CCS Librarian

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One Response to Recommended Reading: Paul Pope Edition

  1. Jessica Carmichael says:

    Suehiro Maruo’s artwork is breathtaking! I was first introduced to it back in 2000 when I purchased Naked City’s self titled album.

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