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Paul Pope’s ‘Escapo’

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Years before NYC-based artist and writer Paul Pope was garnering Eisner Awards for an intricate, boundary-challenging Batman series, he was making a name for himself working at a Japanese comics publisher. At night, however, Pope was crafting the story of how a circus’s sinewy escape artist earns his keep. I wrote for Hyperallergic about Paul Pope’s Escapo — take a look, and thanks for reading.