2/1/06 ~ The Dark Prince of Comix

From Wired, a great article about Paul Pope. (read it here)

Pope, a 35-year-old graphic novelist, keeps odd hours, working until after midnight and then typically heading out to a local bar. (He suggested I phone him at 2 am to follow up on an interview.) On this brisk December night at Puck Fair, an Irish pub in lower Manhattan, Pope is attracting not-so-fleeting glances from strangers. They don't know him - the comic-book superstar is rarely recognized outside certain circles. But he has a distinct presence. Maybe it's his fashion-forward style and gritty good looks. People see him and scratch their heads. Isn't he the lead singer of that Brit-pop band? Isn't he the guy in that buzzy new indie flick?