Media Release — Paul Pope’s new graphic novel BATTLING BOY debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestselling list, and the original art is now the focus of a series of traveling art exhibits in the United States and Europe. Now Paul Pope enthusiasts can enjoy MONSTERS & TITANS: BATTLING BOY ON TOUR, a trade paperback that fans and collectors alike will want to own.
Praise for BATTLING BOY:
“The story is well balanced with tongue-in-cheek humor and epic battles, but heartfelt sincerity and humility when the dust settles. Pope perfectly matches the over-the-top and fantastical tone of the piece with gritty 1980s-style artwork, toxic coloring, and jagged inking.” —School Library Journal
“This is a sophisticated tale for younger readers, but Pope manages to both grant full-scale wish fulfillment and acknowledge the limitations of young boys with equal aplomb. His art, meanwhile, looks like nothing else in comics, with ropy, sinewy figures, dynamic action, and gritty urban design all captured in panels that have the rough, subversive tone of classic punk album covers.” —Booklist
“In Battling Boy, Pope has spun a smashingly beautiful adventure about a not-so-powerful boy-god sent down from the higher dimensions to save a crumbling city from the monsters that afflict it… Friends, this book is a number one stunner.”
—Junot Díaz, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
“Paul Pope’s delightful and original Battling Boy is the adventure of the year!”
—Jeff Smith, Eisner Award-winning author of Bone
“Full of energy, precision, and pure kick—not to be missed.”
—Scott Westerfeld, author of Uglies
“Pope is set to soar to glory.”
“A new generation hero.”
Collecting Pope’s large, lush original drawings photographed in detail from the actual art boards and with minimal editing, MONSTERS & TITANS features the art in its original format, with text in English, French, and Italian.
Also included in the volume is a critical essay from Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Executive Director Charles Brownstein and an essay from Pope himself on his process, technique, and personal influences.
A must for any Paul Pope fan, student, fellow-artist, or fan of the medium, MONSTERS & TITANS is a breathtaking compilation and celebration of the original art of one of the most critically-acclaimed American cartoonists of all time.
MONSTERS & TITANS: BATTLING BOY ON TOUR (ISBN: 978-1-60706-944-7) will be available for $24.99 with Diamond Code JAN140554 and will hit shelves March 5.