Preview Paul Pope’s ESCAPO this Saturday, Portion of Proceeds to Benefit CBLDF!

ESCAPO_KA_02-frontIndie artist/writer PAUL POPE is getting ready to celebrate his next project, the new edition of ESCAPO (Z2 Comics , Summer 2014).  His book preview event will be a full on mash-up of comics and music fans rockin’ out. Exclusive memorabilia by Paul Pope is being created for this event and will be for sale along with a limited amount of advance copies of ESCAPO and other Pope specialty items. A portion (10%) of the proceeds from the merchandise sale is being donated to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. The CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals. Pope is a member of CBDLF and has supported their mission in a variety of ways.

The UK dirty rock n roll band, The Jim Jones Revue known for their no-holds-bar, high energy music and performances  is described as “sounding like a car crash between Little Richard and The MC5.” They are currently touring America in support of their hit single “Collision Boogie” and its US release this month.  This one night show at Webster Hall’s Marlin room is their only NYC performance – the band is here to celebrate Paul’s ESCAPO book launch.

And…everyone attending will be in for a special treat when POPE takes the stage and DJs a set himself.

A night of music, comics art and giving back in support of protecting your First Amendment rights!

Tickets are on sale for $20; click here to purchase yours now:

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WHAT: PAUL POPE’s ESCAPO Book Launch Event

ESCAPO, originally published in B&W in 1999, has been brought back into print. Now in full color with additional content, published by Z2 Comics, coming out this summer.

Exclusive NYC performance by The Jim Jones Revue (

Portion (10%) of merchandise proceeds going to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (

WHEN:  Saturday, April 19, 2014. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Webster Hall’s Marlin Room, 125 East 11th Street, NY, NY 10003. Tickets:

About Z2 Comics:

Z2 Comics (formerly Zip Comix) is a purveyor of fine graphic novels. Based in NYC, the company was founded by Josh Frankel in 2009. Z2’s focus is eclectic, publishing genre works that feature fine storytelling and great hardcover production. Z2 released Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland in 2012 which gained two Eisner Award nominations for artist Joseph Remnant. In addition to Pope’s ESCAPO, Z2 Comics’ spring 2014 releases include Dean Haspiel’s FEAR, MY DEAR: A Billy Dogma Experience, the first print collection of the BILLY DOGMA web comic. (

About Paul Pope:

Paul Pope is the acclaimed author and artist of Battling Boy, Batman: Year 100, Heavy Liquid, THB and 100%. The winner of three Eisner Awards, he is known for his high-energy artwork and action-packed, genre-bending storytelling. In addition, Pope has worked on art & design projects with fashion brands Diesel and DKNY. In 2010 Paul Pope was recognized as a Master Artist by the American Council of the Arts. Pope currently lives and works in New York City.